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June 7, 2017
Grace Haverty's watercolor paintings focus on people, landscapes and florals. Submitted image
Art of the Lakes Gallery to feature paintings by local artist
June 7, 2017 - 7:31am
May 25, 2017
Perham High School graduation is one of many events coming up over the next few weeks. File photo
Perham area calendar of events
May 25, 2017 - 8:53am
April 28, 2017
This drawing by Perham's Elsa Brandvold earned her a third place finish in this year's Minnesota Aviation Art Contest, sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Transportation's Office of Aeronautics and Aviation.  Submitted photo
Perham girl places 3rd in state art contest
April 28, 2017 - 3:30pm
June 12, 2015
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The year's first Perham International Turtle Races were held June 3.
Totally Turtle Fest
June 12, 2015 - 3:15pm
June 13, 2014
Becky Vorderbruggen’s photo, “Rooster in Snow,” has been included in the book, “Capture Minnesota III.” The rooster is now known around the family farm as Famous Amos. 
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Photo by Perham woman featured in book
June 13, 2014 - 2:14pm
'Love or fear: Which motivates us more?'; Finalists to battle it out in 22nd annual Great American Think-Off
June 13, 2014 - 1:48pm
November 21, 2013
Bonnie Tweeton, pictured here in full makeup and costume before Sunday’s performance of “HONK!,” has been the art director for Perham’s community musicals since 1994. The Perham artist is also known for her stained glass work, found at Perham Health (such as the piece pictured below left), St. Paul’s Church and other locations around town.
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Creative by Design
November 21, 2013 - 4:51pm
June 13, 2013
Sneak peek previews of “Annie” will be the first performances held inside the new Perham Center for the Arts. The previews will be be held during the arts festival, coinciding with Turtle Fest. Performances will start every half-hour between 10 a.m. and noon on Friday and Saturday, June 21-22. The Pied Piper Players Children’s Theatre of Perham will preview a song from the show, “It’s a Hard Knock Life.” “Annie” will be the Players’ 2014 musical.
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Arts center has reasons to celebrate
June 13, 2013 - 3:48pm
June 10, 2013
Paul Terry, CEO of a Minnesota health management company, took home the title of “America’s Greatest Thinker” after winning the 2013 Great American Think-Off this past weekend in New York Mills.
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Compromise takes the cake at Think-Off
June 10, 2013 - 3:42pm
February 24, 2013
Charles Beck talks about the way he sees and experiences nature while talking about his craft at his home in Fergus Falls, Minn. 
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Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
February 24, 2013 - 5:32pm
February 15, 2013
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Lily Aakre sketched a lion last week in Tracy Hein's second grade classroom. Marlene Johnson is an artist in resident at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School, providing students with art education on a monthly basis.
HOTL's artist in residency program inspires young minds
February 15, 2013 - 2:32pm
February 7, 2013
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Gary Harbo last week showed students at New York Mills Elementary School how to sketch cartoon animals. It was Harbo's second trip to NY Mills, the first being in 2007.
Illustrator gives NYM students a lesson in sketching
February 7, 2013 - 4:00pm
January 31, 2013
The 59 year-old Lill died last week. His funeral will be held tomorrow in Fergus Falls.play button
Otter Tail County cow photographer passes away
January 31, 2013 - 11:13am
October 7, 2012
Meridee Gabbard publishes book
October 7, 2012 - 11:36pm
September 19, 2012
Jo Anne Flom works on a rug using the twining technique. Other weaving techniques, such as the Amish Braid she learned from her grandmother in the 1940s. Now she teaches rug weaving for Community Education programs around the area.
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Weaving the past into the present: Traditional rug braiding
September 19, 2012 - 3:16pm