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Kevin Lempola, at left, Keith Gulbranson, center, and Chuck Rognstad recently retired from the Park Rapids Fire Department after a combined nine decades of service. They'll miss the hard work. (Sarah Smith / Enterprise)

Firefighters have earned a good night's rest

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All told, Keith Gulbranson, Kevin Lempola and Chuck Rognstad have had 91 years of sleepless nights.

The trio of volunteers recently retired from the Park Rapids Fire Department. Their collective years of service add up to a whopping 91 years: Keith at 45, Chuck at 25 and Kevin at 21.


It's a young man's game, they all say reluctantly. The department has no female members.

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