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This draft design by Ryan Stigman of Perham shows what the water tower will look like once complete. FOCUS file photo

City accepts bid for water tower repainting project

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The bids are in for the south side water tower repainting project, and they came in much lower than expected.

If all goes as planned, Perham will have a black-and-yellow Yellowjackets-themed tower by next fall.


Original estimates had put the recoating, which includes the interior of the bowl as well as the entire exterior of the water tower, at $250,000. The low bid came in at $133,000.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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