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Louis Hoglund/FOCUS Pictured at the Thrivent for Lutherans office, on 7th Ave. SW in Perham, are agency owners Dale and Karen Wanderi, left, and agent Rick Hanson. The modern office building is built on an open lot that was formerly the St. Paul's Lutheran Church lawn. The original St. Paul's Church, which is on the market for sale, was built in 1894. The new St. Paul's church, a few blocks to the south, was completed in 1970, and the new school was built as an addition in 2007. The old school has bee...

A new look for an old Lutheran neighborhood

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The old neighborhood is taking on a new appearance in southwest Perham, where a modern office building now stands on the old St. Paul's Lutheran churchyard.


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