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Good news, Perham: Pond smell seems to be subsiding

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A more aggressive chemical treatment regimen at Perham's wastewater ponds seems to be doing the trick - the strong stench that has marred the south side of town all spring has noticeably lessened in the last couple of weeks.

The city called a special meeting earlier this month to address the smell, which has been a source of complaints to the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. City leaders decided then to ramp up their efforts to put a permanent end to the persistent odor.

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