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Local ‘stars’ rehearsing for dance competition

Couples have been paired up and are finalized for the upcoming East Otter Tail County “Dancing With the Stars” competition.

They include:

-Perham Mayor Tim Meehl and partner Kelli Meehl;

-Dent Mayor Perry Coleman and partner Dani Nelson;

-Richville Mayor Terry Lee and partner Karlie Hoekstra;

-Miss Perham Leah Wuebben and a partner;

-Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm and partner Samantha Byer, and;

-Perham High School Spanish teacher Bob Tangen and partner Mollee Byer.

The dance partners have been working hard to perfect their routines. They are getting instruction from Paul Mathieu, owner and instructor at the Promenade Ballroom in Perham.

At the event, those attending will be able to vote for their favorite couple, as often as they wish. There will be a jar representing each couple, and $1 will count as one vote. The couple with the most money in their jar at the end of the show will be the “People’s Choice” winners. There will also be a “Judge’s Choice” pair, who will be chosen through judges’ scores.

Additional performances will include musical selections by Perham High School students Patrick Murphy, Mark Murphy and Emily Peterson, as well as others.

The show will be held at the Perham High School Auditorium on Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission to the event will be $5. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance at the Perham Chamber office and select businesses in Perham, Ottertail and New York Mills.