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October 21, 2014
Baking up a new business: Prospective owner seeks community support to bring a bakery back to downtown Perham
A Perham graduate is cooking up a plan to bring a bakery back to Main Street. Candice Saltzman, who recently moved back to town with her husband and their two kids, is hoping to open for business within the next few months, and she’s asking for the community’s support. She...
October 21, 2014 - 3:38pm
October 10, 2014
'Everywhere is beautiful’: Ukrainian man is enjoying his time in the Perham area as part of Global Workforce program
Editor’s note: This is the second in a weekly series of feature stories about the temporary seasonal foreign workers at Barrel O’ Fun. For Volodymyr Dredun, the first two weeks were the hardest. Five thousand miles from his home in Ukraine, he arrived in Perham in July...
October 10, 2014 - 11:25am
October 3, 2014
Expansion nearly complete at resource recovery facility
People were able to get their first look inside the Perham Resource Recovery Facility last week. An open house was held in light of expansion work starting to wrap up. The recent expansion will increase annual processing from 35,000 tons of waste to more than 50,000 tons, according...
October 3, 2014 - 11:28am
September 5, 2014
Perham Oasis gets refreshed
Construction is underway on a new building for the Perham Oasis Convenience Store. Work began on Aug. 11, when Oasis employees began the task of emptying the building, which had been built in the late 1970s. Even the counters were removed before demolition, said Lakes Area Cooperative’s...
September 5, 2014 - 10:33am
August 4, 2014
Foreign workers ease KLN labor shortage
PERHAM, Minn. -- Despite intense recruiting efforts through advertisements and at job fairs, KLN Family Brands just can’t find enough workers for its Perham factories. It’s an expensive problem. Over a six-week period this spring, idle production lines cost...
August 4, 2014 - 10:23am
July 25, 2014
Guck opens Precision Plumbing
A familiar face in the local plumbing game is striking out on his own with Precision Plumbing, a new business in the Perham area. Loren Guck has done all sorts of plumbing work in his 25-year history with Esser Plumbing and Heating, and now, he is excited to continue doing what...
July 25, 2014 - 10:17am
July 11, 2014
Décor Hus opens on Main Street
Some ideas stew for years and then, when the time is right, everything seems to fall perfectly into place. Such was the case with the Décor Hus, a new store that opened on West Main Street in Perham in June. From the moment Steve Greene decided to open the shop, to opening...
July 11, 2014 - 8:00am
July 3, 2014
Pine Mill Farm Furniture celebrates 25 years
Pine Mill Farm Furniture Company is not your typical furniture store. The differences start before you even go inside. The store is situated on acres of sprawling green lawn, with quaint patches of trees, shrubs, flowers and even a duck pond in sight. Just across the...
July 3, 2014 - 3:12pm
June 20, 2014
Otter Tail County launches website
Otter Tail County has launched its new website, www.co.otter-tail.mn.us. The site was developed by CivicPlus, a web design company that specializes in city and county websites. “We have been looking at revamping our website to make it more interactive and user-friendly with...
June 20, 2014 - 2:55pm
Great River Energy comes in under budget for 2013
Great River Energy had one of its best years ever in 2013. During the electric cooperative’s annual meeting June 4, company leaders celebrated the past year’s success, and looked ahead to a bright future. “Financially and operationally, 2013 was a great year,” said GRE’s...
June 20, 2014 - 2:53pm
June 16, 2014
CMCU awarded grant for leadership training
Central Minnesota Credit Union has received a training grant through the Minnesota Job Skills Partnership program, a division of the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. A grant signing ceremony was held May 29 at the credit union’s administration center,...
June 16, 2014 - 11:46am
East Silent Lake resort opens new vacation home
East Silent Lake Resort in Dent held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 6 for its newly constructed vacation home. “We’re happy to introduce the public and our many loyal guests to the newest lake home at East Silent Lake Resort,” said Nick Leonard, owner and vice-president...
June 16, 2014 - 11:38am
June 13, 2014
Perham, KLN reach surcharge agreement
Company will pay $70K penalty; wastewater surcharges waived in lieu of pretreatment upgrades The city of Perham and KLN Family Brands have reached an agreement on wastewater surcharges, with the city waiving the charges in lieu of improvements KLN has made to its pretreatment process. As...
June 13, 2014 - 2:45pm
May 30, 2014
Wanderi earns Voices in Philanthropy Award
Dale Wanderi, of Thrivent Financial in Perham, has received the 2013 Voices in Philanthropy Award from InFaith Community Foundation in Minneapolis for his exemplary service to clients, helping them put their values and charitable goals into action. Wanderi was one of 35 representatives...
May 30, 2014 - 9:59am