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Submitted photo Steve Richter, on left, in a photograph from a 1992 newspaper, helped set up fireworks in Detroit Lakes that year. This year may be Richter's last year of shooting. Submitted photo

Perham pyrotechnic lights up the skies for the 4th of July

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For the last 22 years, Perham business owner Steve Richter has had an explosive pastime. As a certified pyrotechnic shooter, he's been the guy behind the scenes at city fireworks displays.


The first fireworks show Richter helped with was in 1990 at the all school reunion in New York Mills. Since then, he's helped with at least five shows a year, all around the area.

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