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New county website in the works
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
Rural Dent man arrested following road accident
Weekly police report - Jan. 18 edition
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Michael John Grismer
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Ice fishermen, we need your help
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
government and politics
December 14, 2017
City budget, tax levy increase of 6.58 percent approved
The Perham city council discussed and approved the 2018 final tax levy and budget Monday night with no public comment heard. The tax levy showed an increase of 6.58 percent over this year going from $1,288,086 to $1,372,802. City manager Jonathan Smith noted increases could be contributed...
December 14, 2017 - 8:51am
Dayton picks Lt. Gov. Smith for U.S. Senate
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight...
December 14, 2017 - 8:10am
December 13, 2017
'No one I trust more' than Lt. Gov. Smith in U.S.Senate, Dayton says
ST. PAUL — Mrs. Smith is going to Washington. Minnesota Lt. Gov. Tina Smith will replace U.S. Sen. Al Franken once he resigns after eight sexual...
December 13, 2017 - 4:53pm
Taxes going down? Otter Tail County board likely to reduce 2018 tax levy
There was good news for county taxpayers during the annual levy and budget hearing held Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, at the Otter Tail County Government Services Center in Fergus Falls. County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein and county commissioners told members of the general public that...
December 13, 2017 - 3:56pm
Perham takes step towards local option sales tax
Perham city council members approved moving forward with a plan that could potentially bring a local option sales tax to the city of Perham at their Dec. 11 meeting. The potential .5 percent sales tax increase, which must first be approved by voters in Perham and authorized by the...
December 13, 2017 - 2:08pm
December 7, 2017
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
WASHINGTON — Al Franken was one of the most recognized U.S. senators from the day he took office in 2009, thanks to fame he gained on the "Saturday...
December 7, 2017 - 3:45pm
December 6, 2017
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Al Franken's political friends want and expect him to resign. The Minnesota Democrat plans a Thursday, Dec. 7, announcement...
December 6, 2017 - 5:39pm
November 23, 2017
Otter Tail County Board Briefs
County renews contract with Moorhead juvenile center Otter Tail County Commissioners recently approved a 2018 annual purchase agreement between the county and the juvenile center in Moorhead for 4.5 beds, at a cost of $83,500 per bed. County Probation Director Desta Lutzwick invited...
November 23, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 22, 2017
City Council looks to get funding for improvements on truck loop, decrease downtown commercial traffic
The Perham City Council approved a resolution to apply for funds that would allow the city to make repairs on the last segment of the city's 8-mile truck loop. City Manager Jonathan Smith said this is the first step in the process to obtain the Local Road Improvement Program funds...
November 22, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 13, 2017
County approves $1 million superheater replacement in Perham
Assistant Solid Waste Director Zach Fjestad reported to county board members that a superheater at the Perham Resource Recovery Facility (PRRF)...
November 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 12, 2017
Dayton acts to end propane delivery issues
ST. PAUL—Gov. Mark Dayton's action to ease problems that farmers report of getting propane brings back memories of the 2013-14 winter in...
November 12, 2017 - 10:18am
November 11, 2017
Important property tax homestead notice
Below is important property tax homestead information. This will affect your 2018 property taxes and eligibility for Property Tax Refund. Have you purchased or moved into a property in the past year? Contact your county assessor to file a homestead application if you or a qualifying...
November 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
November 10, 2017
Farmers hope tours will 'open eyes' to Minn. governor candidates
RAYMOND, Minn. — After explaining how technology-driven, prescription fertilizer methods make economic and environmental sense because...
November 10, 2017 - 8:25am
November 7, 2017
Lawmakers propose 'I'm victim, not thief' cards for ID theft
ST. PAUL — Minnesota state Sen. Dave Senjem held up his well-used black wallet containing his identification and credit cards, and explained...
November 7, 2017 - 5:47pm
November 4, 2017
Otter Tail County sets legislative recommendations
County commissioners and division (department) directors met on Oct. 24 to develop recommendations for Minnesota state legislators. The upcoming...
November 4, 2017 - 10:18am