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Building activity includes $5.3 million commercial

Nearly $7.4 million in construction activity was recorded at Perham City Hall in May on the monthly building permits.

Permits slowed in June, however, with only one commercial construction.

May commercial construction permits representing a value of nearly $5.3 million in warehouse expansions were issued for Kenny's Candy, a nearly $3.2 million project; and a warehouse at Barrel O' Fun valued at $1.3 million.

May commercial permits were also approved for:

---Overland Insurance, for a $324,500 office building on 3rd Ave. SE.

---A $110,000 office building in northwest Perham, for Thrivent representative Dale Wanderi.

---A $190,000 assembly plant planned by FourWay Plus, which will be building pallets for several local industries.

---Remodeling at the former Chamber of Commerce building, which was purchased by Cal Dockter for his new firm, space "Real Estate Results," a $5,300 project.

---Arvig Communication Systems, for a $153,986 building addition.

Activity slowed in June

For June, the only commercial permit written was for Calvary Lutheran Church, for an estimated $15,800 shingling job.

There were 11 residential construction permits in June, but all of them were for less than $15,000 each. Remodeling, re-roofing, and solar heat panel installation were among the residential permits issued in June.

Two $900,000 apartment complexes, three new homes top list of residential building permits

Residential construction broke the $2 million mark, based on permits issued in May.

Two 14-unit apartment complexes, estimated at $900,000 each, dominated the residential permit activity. Developers are Grow Perham LLC.

Also, three new homes have been started, with a combined estimated value of $285,000.

Shingling, siding, deck and shed projects rounded out the list of residential permits written in May.