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A temporary "lake" appeared south of the history museum and the public library last week. The pool formed when an old water line broke. The line is believed to have run to the water tower that once stood at the center of town.

Nothing like the mighty Red River, Perham experiences flooding of its own

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Perham experienced flooding of a different sort, when a lake formed between the public library and the history museum last week.

An old water line near the History Museum of East Otter Tail broke March 18, according to Merle Meece, Perham public works supervisor.

"It was an old line to the old water tower, from long, long ago," said Meece.

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