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Men working on the Perham homes include, from left to right: Cole Fredrickson, Ryan Plafcan, Michael Nguyen, William Tjaden, Jesus Leal and David Wagner. Joe Bowen/FOCUS

A ‘win-win’: County inmates learn valuable skills while constructing affordable houses in Perham

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West Central Minnesota Community Action, in a partnership with the Department of Corrections, has been building a group of three energy-efficient houses in southwest Perham with the help of inmates from the Douglas County Jail in Alexandria.

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Joe Bowen, a 2009 graduate of St. John's University, is the newest member of the Perham Focus team. He enjoys writing, rugby, and hamburgers.
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