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Yellowjackets cruise in playoff opener
Perham runners gearing up for Sections
Perham earns No. 1 seed
Strong third quarter lifts East Grand Forks over Perham
Perham kicks off post-season with East Grand Forks
VIOLET ESTER LOERZEL
LETTY MAE (MCGOWAN) SHASKY
HILARY LLOYD SATTGAST
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Fall Home Magazine
All in All in Frazee set to open in style
Baking up a new business: Prospective owner seeks community support to bring a bakery back to downtown Perham
'Everywhere is beautiful’: Ukrainian man is enjoying his time in the Perham area as part of Global Workforce program
Expansion nearly complete at resource recovery facility
VIDEO: Gourd almighty! Ottertail's Pumpkin Festival
The PACC celebrates 25 years
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
A festival to fall for: Perham’s Harvest Fest will offer fun for families, this Saturday
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May 26, 2014
Arvig-Viacom dispute: Behind the decision to drop 19 channels
Many area TV junkies who used to get daily doses of screen delight watching classic characters like Andy Griffith and his sidekick Barney Fife, popular music videos and shows, comedians ranging from Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy to Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart or certain...
May 26, 2014 - 1:01pm
May 25, 2014
Changing times: Arvig may be ‘forced out’ of cable television
PERHAM — Talk about changing times: David Pratt has been Arvig’s director of video since Arvig Enterprises first ventured into cable television under the name TekStar33 years ago. Video meant the visual end of communications then and now; not to be confused with video tapes....
May 25, 2014 - 8:07am
May 23, 2014
New owners take over Sorella’s Salon and Spa
Sorella’s Salon and Spa is under new ownership. Matt and Monique Hendrickx officially took over the Perham salon on April 1. The move was a “dream come true” for Monique, who has worked at the salon for the past three years, first as a part-time salon coordinator and soon...
May 23, 2014 - 2:06pm
May 22, 2014
Hamann honored by MN dental association
Dr. Michael Hamann, of Perham, was selected as the recipient of the Minnesota Dental Association’s 2014 Outstanding Service Award. Hamann was honored by more than 9,000 dental professionals in attendance at the association’s annual convention, the Star of the North Meeting...
May 22, 2014 - 2:02pm
Arvig announces intent to purchase St. Olaf Telecom
Arvig Enterprises, Inc. announced its intention to purchase the operations of St. Olaf Telecom in Northfield, Minn., from St. Olaf College last week. The sale will be finalized once government and regulatory approvals are received. St. Olaf Telecom provides telecommunications...
May 22, 2014 - 4:54am
May 16, 2014
After a major redo, Station House reopens
After a 7-month hiatus, The Station House has reopened in downtown Perham with a new menu, head chef and atmosphere. Co-owner Robbie Paridon said the restaurant closed in October to allow time “to do our homework” and give the business a high-end dining atmosphere. “I...
May 16, 2014 - 1:00pm
Lakes Country Chiropractic adds massage services
Massage therapy is now available through Lakes Country Chiropractic in Perham. Jessica Wittich began offering massage appointments on May 12. Her services were previously offered at the Perham Area Community Center. “We both wanted to provide more options for natural, holistic...
May 16, 2014 - 12:42pm
Local leader recognized by MN Hospital Association
Eugene Jahnke, a Perham Health Board of Trustee member, has received certification from the Minnesota Hospital Association. Jahnke was one of 13 hospital trustees in the state to be recognized for the certification by American Hospital Association President and Chief Executive...
May 16, 2014 - 12:40pm
Leiran wins insurance distinction
Keith Leiran, an American Family Insurance agent in Perham and Wadena, has been recognized for providing outstanding customer experience under the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification. Leiran joins other American Family agents who have demonstrated...
May 16, 2014 - 12:38pm
May 9, 2014
New drawing shows possible layout for city garage
A rough drawing released last week reveals what Perham’s future public works facility and its surrounding grounds might look like. Created by BHH Partners, Planners and Architects of Perham, the drawing shows the likely layout of the property, including the location of the new...
May 9, 2014 - 10:21am
May 5, 2014
KLN to bring workers from abroad
KLN Family Brands is partnering with a national education program to bring more than 60 interns from abroad to work and learn at Barrel O’Fun. This will be the first time a KLN property has been involved in a program with Global Workforce, LLC. Interns will be coming to Perham...
May 5, 2014 - 10:26am
May 1, 2014
Lakes Café reopens with a fresh new look
Lakes Café reopened last Wednesday after being closed for a little over a week for remodeling. Owners Randy Mattfeld and Rich Doll said the big remodel wasn’t planned to happen for the restaurant’s 20th year – it just worked out that way. New items are expected for the...
May 1, 2014 - 12:23pm
WCI named a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business
On Earth Day, April 22, the League of American Bicyclists recognized West Central Initiative with a Silver Bicycle Friendly Business award. With the announcement of 80 new and renewing bicycle friendly businesses in 29 states and Washington, D.C., West Central Initiative (WCI)...
May 1, 2014 - 11:28am
Perham Crossings gets top honors from GrandStay
The Crossings by GrandStay in Perham has received two top awards from GrandStay Hospitality, LLC, including the 2013 Property of the Year award and an award for excellent customer service. The awards were announced during GrandStay’s 2014 Brand Conference, held in Oakdale, Minn.,...
May 1, 2014 - 11:19am
April 25, 2014
Drug and alcohol testing service opens
Schmidt and Associates, Inc., an alcohol and drug testing service, has opened in Perham. President Vickie Schmidt founded the company in Fargo in 1997. Since then, she and her husband, Gene, have added offices in Detroit Lakes and now Perham. For Schmidt, it was an easy...
April 25, 2014 - 12:07pm