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The Perham area got hit with its first snow storm of the year this week. During a lull in the storm Tuesday, residents were out shoveling and snowblowing their driveways and sidewalks, and the plows were out clearing the streets, before the next wave was expected to hit. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Winter’s here: Who ya gonna call?

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Snow happens. And when it does, somebody’s got to take care of it.

So when the flakes fall, who ya gonna call?

The guys with the plows, of course.

In Perham, those guys are the winter staffers at the Public Works department.

On weeks like this, when the white stuff comes down in sheets for days in a row, this small, understated group of guys becomes one of the most important groups in town.

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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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