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Brad Steffen of Chappell Central instals a new furnace Saturday at the home of Dianne Parker in Willmar. The Parker home was one of two in the area Saturday that received new furnaces. Mike Newberg of Chappell Central Inc., left, is pictured making an electrical connection at the Sorgatz home in Sacred Heart. Tribune photos by Ron Adams

Stepping up in times of need


Installation crews from Chappell Central had new furnaces installed in the homes of two families around midday Saturday.

The two installations were part of a statewide effort by furnace manufacturer Lennox and their dealers to install 100 furnaces in the homes of families in need as part of the Heat Up Minnesota program. Lennox provided the furnaces and the dealers provided the labor and materials needed to complete the installations across the state.

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Gretchen Schlosser

Gretchen Schlosser is the public safety reporter, and writes about agriculture occasionally, for the West Central Tribune. She's been with the Tribune since 2006 and has 17 years of experience working in news, media and communications. 

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