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DENNIS L. BOEDIGHEIMER
CHARLES H. SHURE JR.
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Same name, new game
Recognizing those who serve
Remember Law Enforcement Week
Response to Franson
Making progress in senior funding
Thoughts on referendum results
Memorial Day Events
Chamber awards banquet well-attended
Same name, new game
It’s a new year and a new season for the Wild Oaks Grille at Perham Lakeside Golf Course. While the name has stayed the same, much has changed inside the restaurant at the golf course, said Wild Oaks general manager, Justin LaRocque. One of those changes was the formation...
April 24, 2015 - 3:45pm
April 20, 2015
Massage therapist joins the PACC
A new massage therapist has set up shop at the Perham Area Community Center. Rhonda Franklin is bringing her massage skills to Perham residents. With experience working for chiropractors and spas, Franklin is glad to be her own boss in the city of Perham. “I’m so excited...
April 20, 2015 - 11:17am
April 10, 2015
Second Chance Boutique offers up-scale used clothing in current fashions
With an eye for fashion and a knack for retail, the mother-daughter duo of Trisha Kawlewski and Barb Torgerson set out to bring quality, trendy...
April 10, 2015 - 11:16am
March 11, 2015
Focus completes sales team
With the addition of sales assistant Stephanie Heidesch on March 1, the Perham Focus’s sales staff is now at full-strength. For eight years, following her graduation from AIB College of Business in Des Moines, Iowa, Heidesch has put her business management degree to work. She...
March 11, 2015 - 4:20pm
March 9, 2015
Grow Perham through Grow Minnesota: The Backyard
Emily Rutten, Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer chamber member Tamara Langen recently visited The Backyard and spoke with store manager, Tyler Doll. The Backyard is the retail side of the agriculture-based J&L Nutritional Consulting....
March 9, 2015 - 10:36am
Cutting the cord: Pawlowski retires from Arvig IT after 47 years
After spending 47 years with Arvig Communications, and its preceding corporations, Bill Pawlowski retired from his post as Director of Information Systems in December. When asked what kept him there for so many years, he had a simple answer, it was the daily challenges. "There...
March 9, 2015 - 10:30am
March 2, 2015
Picturing herself holding the reins
Although the foundation of Thru Him Photography will remain unchanged, a shuffling at the top means Kim Jordahl now has sole ownership of the once dually-owned portrait division of the studio. Jordahl will still be teaming up with her business partner, Kristen McMartin, for the...
March 2, 2015 - 11:40am
February 24, 2015
Personal trainer puts ‘Fitness First’
Now that January has faded into the past, motivation for following through with New Year’s resolutions to get active and work out may be getting low. Perham’s newest small business owner would like to change that. Marie Hanson has lived in the Perham area for almost 10...
February 24, 2015 - 5:31pm
February 11, 2015
‘No regrets’ for Arvig’s Pratt
Though he officially retired from his position as Arvig’s director of video operations on Dec. 31, David Pratt did not immediately take off for warmer climes. “When I worked I never took time off to just stay at home, so it was a real treat to do that,” he says. But...
February 11, 2015 - 1:33pm
February 6, 2015
New owner at Perham Physical Therapy
There’s a new face at Perham Physical Therapy. In a homecoming of sorts, Park Rapids, Minn., native Mathew Kaufenberg has re-established himself in Lakes Country by taking over the Perham private practice. “Being from Park Rapids, it’s really nice to be back in the home...
February 6, 2015 - 1:13pm
February 5, 2015
Cheers to Landmark Liquors: Perham store has record year; revenues save taxpayers money
Everyone, raise your glasses in a toast to Landmark Liquors. Perham’s burgeoning municipal liquor store had another record-setting year in 2014, and that means more money saved for local taxpayers. For the first time in history, the store surpassed the $3 million mark in annual...
February 5, 2015 - 2:23pm
A popular local watering hole gets revived: Playtime Bar and Grill reopens
Drivers travelling along Highway 78 between Perham and Ottertail may have recently noticed some hustle and bustle around the building that was formerly Whiskey River Bar and Grill. A revival of sorts has taken place over the past couple of months, as the building has been prepped...
February 5, 2015 - 11:11am
January 29, 2015
Cheese louise! Bongards’ churns out the cheddar, 24/7
There’s a place in Perham where the people keep working all day and night, even after the cows have come home. In 1908, Bongards’ Creameries was founded in Bongards, Minn. In 2003, the company bought the former Land O’ Lakes plant in Perham and began producing cheese...
January 29, 2015 - 4:48pm
Grandma G’s snacks are a family affair
About four years ago, siblings Joni Birch and Bill Greenwaldt each had a son who would be graduating from high school that spring. To help, their...
January 29, 2015 - 1:41pm
January 22, 2015
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
Family Dollar in Ottertail officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, marking the occasion with a grand opening celebration. The first customers through the doors were rewarded with prizes, including $5 gift cards for the first 50 customers, along with numerous other...
January 22, 2015 - 11:23am