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Telling a somber truth: ‘Always Lost’ opens at ITOW
Rural Perham man in jail after shooting at son with rifle
Another Cold Forecast
Students celebrate ‘I Love to Read Month’ at the library
PHS National Honor Society recognizes members
Perham advances to Consolation Championship
Yellowjackets fall to Totino-Grace
Perham gymnasts wrap up season at state
Yellowjacket wrestlers send seven to state
Yellowjackets send seven to finals
PAUL RANDALL HOAR ROSE
KENNETH "KENNY" EUGENE FEMLING
JULIE MARIE DAVIDSON
MIKE A. HEMMELGARN
FRANCES ROSELLA PIERSON
Zion Mary Aho
Orion Mitchell Guck
Derek Clyde Omvig
Kaylee Ann Marie Godding
Bryan Alexander Alcaraz
Personal trainer puts ‘Fitness First’
‘No regrets’ for Arvig’s Pratt
New owner at Perham Physical Therapy
Cheers to Landmark Liquors: Perham store has record year; revenues save taxpayers money
A popular local watering hole gets revived: Playtime Bar and Grill reopens
Halting pine-to-farmland conversion was the right thing to do
Energy tips from an ol’ HVAC pro
Expecting the unexpected
Frozen creeks and stiff cheeks: memories of youth
VIDEO: Brrr-inging in $16K for kinship
Good reason for freezin’: Kinship fundraiser to be held Saturday
Table setting fair raises $12K for library
New York Mills is set for the second annual Winter Light Festival on Feb. 2
February 19, 2015
Tools of the trade: How technology has changed the way we work
Editor’s note: This is the third in a weekly series on how technology affects the lives of Perham residents. Does anyone remember what it used to be like to go to work before the Digital Age? When files were stored in metal cabinets, fax machines were state-of-the-art, and there...
news / local
February 19, 2015 - 4:35pm
February 11, 2015
‘No regrets’ for Arvig’s Pratt
Though he officially retired from his position as Arvig’s director of video operations on Dec. 31, David Pratt did not immediately take off for warmer climes. “When I worked I never took time off to just stay at home, so it was a real treat to do that,” he says. But...
February 11, 2015 - 1:33pm
January 9, 2015
Turning phone books into a booming business: Ralph Logan retires from Arvig after 36-year career
After 36 years in the phone directory business, Ralph Logan, directory operations and sales manager with Arvig, has retired. Again. Logan hadn’t always planned to be the man behind stacks of phone books. He started college in 1972, majoring in mass communications, and then...
January 9, 2015 - 9:00am
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