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The Perham Fire Department responded to a record number of calls in 2013, continuing a pattern of increasing calls over the past few years.


The department responded to 163 reported fires or other emergencies last year, according to Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt.

That’s the most calls the department has ever responded to in one year, easily beating out the previous year’s record of 130. The year before that, in 2011, there were 128 calls, and the year before that, 126.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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