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Coping with cancer, with community support
Health officials investigate listeria outbreak in caramel apples
Otter Tail County man who killed nephew being sentenced today
4 teens arrested in in Halloween night home invasion in Alexandria
HOTL students hold book drive
Second half run propels Battle Lake over Perham
Yellowjacket girls basketball races past Crosby-Ironton
Perham gymnasts top Becker at home
Perham holds off second half surge
Yellowjacket girls fall at Breckenridge
BRADIE E. BAUCK
HELEN NURMI BERNU
JOHN GARTON NIKKARI
Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
Fate of Perham bakery uncertain
New Oasis convenience store opens
Small Business Saturday makes small impact
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Gettin' Lizzie With It: Guide to gift wrap, Christmas edition
Letter to the Editor: This year's musical failed to promote morality
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
Perham's new public art mural unveiling is set for this Sunday
GALLERY: Parade lights up Perham
A holiday bright spot: Perham’s Parade of Lights
May 26, 2014
Arvig-Viacom dispute: Behind the decision to drop 19 channels
Many area TV junkies who used to get daily doses of screen delight watching classic characters like Andy Griffith and his sidekick Barney Fife, popular music videos and shows, comedians ranging from Larry the Cable Guy and Jeff Foxworthy to Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart or certain...
May 26, 2014 - 1:01pm
May 25, 2014
Changing times: Arvig may be ‘forced out’ of cable television
PERHAM — Talk about changing times: David Pratt has been Arvig’s director of video since Arvig Enterprises first ventured into cable television under the name TekStar33 years ago. Video meant the visual end of communications then and now; not to be confused with video tapes....
May 25, 2014 - 8:07am
May 22, 2014
Arvig announces intent to purchase St. Olaf Telecom
Arvig Enterprises, Inc. announced its intention to purchase the operations of St. Olaf Telecom in Northfield, Minn., from St. Olaf College last week. The sale will be finalized once government and regulatory approvals are received. St. Olaf Telecom provides telecommunications...
May 22, 2014 - 4:54am
March 20, 2014
Cable providers launch website to address fees, channel choices
Ever wonder why cable users have to pay for television channels they never watch, or why their bills go up every year? Perham-based cable provider, Arvig, along with hundreds of other local, independent cable providers throughout the country, are hoping to answer these and many...
March 20, 2014 - 1:13pm
January 24, 2014
Arvig acquires Aevenia’s data communications division
Arvig has announced the acquisition of the data communications division of Aevenia, an Otter Tail Corporation company. The data communications division is based in Moorhead, Minn., and provides fiber optic splicing, data cabling, surveillance and door access control, intrusion...
January 24, 2014 - 11:37am
July 11, 2013
Arvig says rural phone companies not to blame for dropped calls
Arvig is working with federal regulators to address the issue of long-distance telephone calls not completing to customers in the communities it serves. According to a press release from Arvig, which is based in Perham, these “dropped calls” are happening all over the nation,...
July 11, 2013 - 4:47pm
July 8, 2013
Rural telephone companies not to blame for dropped calls, says Arvig
Arvig is working with federal regulators to address the issue of long-distance telephone calls not completing to customers in the communities it serves. According to a press release from the Perham-based Arvig, these “dropped calls” are happening all over the nation, and...
July 8, 2013 - 12:06pm
April 20, 2009
New local firm wins Perham city contract
A new Perham firm, specializing in locating gas and telecommunications lines at construction sites, was awarded the city's locating contract. Precision Locating, which started two months ago, has also secured a long term contract with Arvig Communication Systems. The firm will handle...
April 20, 2009 - 7:00am
February 27, 2009
Planning underway for Perham - Dent elementary school carnival March 27
The annual Heart of the Lakes - Dent Carnival is coming on Friday, March 27, from 4 - 7 p.m. This event is the primary fund raising effort that the elementary schools do each year. Proceeds will benefit all elementary students. Due to the current financial hardships that District...
February 27, 2009 - 2:32pm
December 30, 2008
Copper cable thief convicted
A man who stole copper cable from an Arvig Communications facility in Ottertail has been convicted of theft. Thomas Allen Heck, 22, Staples admitted to the theft, which occurred Jan. 31. The copper was stolen and sold to a salvage operator for $3,000. Heck and an accomplice also...
December 30, 2008 - 3:00am