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30 years ago (1980):

Lightning struck an antenna at the home of Lee and Karen Arnswald at about 10 p.m. Sunday, starting a fire that gutted the second floor and resulted in smoke and water damage to the rest of the house. The two-story three-bedroom home, located southwest of New York Mills, on County Road 14, was a total loss.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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