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Part of the parking lot and roadway just off Main Street is closed to the public while crews tear up the pavement and reconstruct the whole area. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Workers dig in to downtown project

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Construction work has started on Perham’s downtown area parking lot.

The area has been closed to the public since Tuesday. Crews have already begun tearing up the pavement, and will continue with reconstruction over the next few weeks.


The $209,000 infrastructure improvement project is intended to fix drainage issues and fill in the cracks and potholes that were so prevalent in the area. Also, stop signs, concrete gutters and traffic islands will be added.

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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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