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Larry, the youngest of the four Braufman siblings, loved watching the trains go by as a kid. On a recent trip back to Perham, he proved that some things never change. His brother Arthur laughed as he explained, “You can take the boy out of Perham, but you can’t take the Perham out of the boy.” Submitted photos

Hello again, Perham!

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It was a trip worth waiting 65 years for.

Siblings Chernie, Arthur, Betty and Larry, the children of one of Perham’s last pioneering Jewish families, the Braufmans, returned to town recently to revisit their birthplace, a place they still consider home in their hearts.


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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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