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The barn along Third Avenue S.E. in Perham got a makeover recently, with bright red steel siding and white trim. Its new owner, Lakes Area Cooperative, is currently using it as a storage area. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

New look for old fair barn

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A new flash of bright red among endless mounds of white snow has been piquing the interest of drivers along Third Avenue S.E. in Perham.


The now-red, formerly white and stone building was used for years as the dairy barn during the East Otter Tail County Fair. But the strip of land it sits on was sold to Lakes Area Cooperative in May, after the fair board announced plans to construct a new barn elsewhere.

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