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Michael Brown, a native of the Perham and Richville areas, has been struggling with heart problems for years. The 35-year-old husband and father of four is currently stuck in a state of limbo with his medical treatments, without the funds needed to be tested and treated at Mayo Clinic. Desperate to help, his niece has started a benefit account in his name and is putting out a plea to the community. Submitted photo

Perham area native, father of four struggling with heart problems; community called on for help

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The niece of a Perham area native is making a plea to the community to help her uncle get some immediate medical attention for what she says is a mysterious heart condition.


Michael Brown and his wife, Carla, and a four-year-old daughter were stuck in Rochester, Minn. as of Friday, without the funds to pay for needed tests and treatment at the Mayo Clinic, according to an email to the Focus sent by Brown’s niece, Rita Alaniz.

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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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