Incoming fire chief ready for challenge
It's been almost 20 years since Dave Baer moved to Detroit Lakes in 1991.
For most of that time, he's been a volunteer with the Detroit Lakes Fire Department.
"I joined in November 1992," he said. "I'm starting on my 18th year."
And soon, Baer will be starting on a new position within the department's ranks as well -- on Jan. 1, he will take over the duties of Fire Chief Jeff Swanson, who is stepping down after 25 years as chief.
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