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Marie Nitke/FOCUS Brian Schmidt and Michael Hanan, who are key overseers of the expansion project, touched base while inspecting the construction site last week.

Construction underway at Perham Resource Recovery Facility

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Brian Schmidt, plant manager at the Perham Resource Recovery Facility, says it’s his pet peeve when people call the place an “incinerator.”


Incinerators, he says, burn garbage, plain and simple. But the building in Perham is what he calls a “waste energy facility,” and it does a whole lot more than that.

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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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