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‘We get silly sometimes’: Local mentorship pair love to laugh
KLN preps for next wave of workers
Ranchers are howling over wolf ruling
Jaycees donate to library, childcare Association
Referendum talks continue, repairs approved at PHS
Slow starting Jackets fall to Trojans
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
BBB: Perham snaps skid with win over Fergus Falls
DAVID ALEXANDER NELSON
JOHN A. MERKINS
MELVINA "MEL" ALMIDIA TRIEGLAFF
GORDON "GORDY" ALLEN JOHNSON
Cheese louise! Bongards’ churns out the cheddar, 24/7
Grandma G’s snacks are a family affair
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
Papacito’s gets a new owner
Turning phone books into a booming business: Ralph Logan retires from Arvig after 36-year career
Getting out a message across crossed wires
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Optimism is a useful quality
Bobcats common in the area, though rarely seen
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
New York Mills is set for the second annual Winter Light Festival on Feb. 2
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
May 16, 2014
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
Investment expert to speak at ITOW
Paul Dietrich, a frequent commentator on CNBC, Fox Business News, CNN and Bloomberg TV, will be speaking in Perham on Thursday, May 1. Dietrich, who is an international corporate attorney and the CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of Fairfax Global Markets, LLC, will touch...
April 25, 2014 - 11:46am
Wild Stallion Lounge opening in Richville
A new lounge will be opening soon in the back room of the Rockin’ Horse Café in Richville. The Wild Stallion Lounge will be opening May 1, with an official grand opening planned for a later date in June. The Wild Stallion will feature an exclusive house beer, pull tabs, meat...
April 25, 2014 - 9:47am
Reiki holistic healing now offered in Perham
The Japanese holistic healing technique of reiki is now being offered at the Perham Area Community Center. Tiffany Van Watermulen describes reiki (pronounced RAY-key) as a method of “harnessing the universal energy and using that to heal.” As a level one reiki practitioner,...
April 25, 2014 - 9:45am
April 24, 2014
MN gains 2,600 jobs in March, state high
Minnesota employers added 2,600 jobs in March, according to figures released today by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. The gains, offset partially by revised figures showing the state lost 1,100 more jobs than originally reported in February, brought...
April 24, 2014 - 12:21pm
Thumper Pond planning RV park
Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail is hoping to establish an RV park. A representative with Widseth Smith Nolting discussed the idea with Ottertail City Council members at an April 17 meeting. He brought some plans with him to share, and said his firm has been working with Thumper...
April 24, 2014 - 11:58am
Perham vacates street for IFS expansion
Industrial Finishing Services is making rapid progress on its expansion project in Perham. In the latest along a series of steps in the construction process, the company has been granted a road closure to make more room for a building expansion and loading area. The vacation...
April 24, 2014 - 11:22am
April 18, 2014
Perham grants Tuffy’s a temporary road closure
In order to give Tuffy’s Pet Foods more room for equipment storage, contractor parking and other staging needs while the factory undergoes a major expansion, Perham city councilors have agreed to temporarily close a portion of Third Street NW. Approximately one block along the...
April 18, 2014 - 3:27pm