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Claim to fame proven correct; with community's population of 2,800, and more than 2,900 jobs

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By Louis Hoglund

Anybody who's been around Perham for more than a few hours has probably heard it:


"Perham is so prosperous that it is one of the few towns that actually has more jobs than population."

Most of us have heard, and probably recited, that often-repeated bit of local trivia. But is it really true?

"The statement does hold water," confirmed Economic Development Director Chuck Johnson.

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