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2 dead after three-vehicle crash on Interstate 94 in central Minn.
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
Perham's Deconcini, Beachy, crowned Homecoming king and queen
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Perham volleyball extends streak with home win over Bemidji
Josie Beachy has worked hard to help her team, and herself, grow
Herbert H. Limmer
Mac J. Tobkin
James S. "Jim" Lindholm
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
November 15, 2013
Septic system concerns to be addressed at public meeting
There has been some confusion about Otter Tail County’s sanitation code since revisions took effect in August, and an informational meeting has been set up to address any concerns or questions. “The bottom line is whether a septic system is up to code before the sale of property,”...
November 15, 2013 - 10:02am
Take part in the Parade of Lights
The Perham Lions Festival Committee is still seeking entries for this year’s Holiday Parade of Lights. The parade will be held after sundown in downtown Perham on Friday, Nov. 29. Any interested businesses, community groups or individuals are encouraged to enter a lighted...
November 15, 2013 - 9:56am
November 14, 2013
Fashionable fundraiser: Catholic Daughters to host 35th annual style show
If freezing in a stand for deer hunting doesn’t sound like an ideal way to spend the weekend, the Catholic Daughters of Perham are offering another option. On Saturday, Nov. 16, the Catholic Daughters group will host its 35th annual style show, held this year at St. Henry’s...
November 14, 2013 - 4:17pm
November 1, 2013
Minimum wage of $9.50 would be raise for 357,000 MN workers
MOORHEAD – With new research in hand they say disproves some myths about the harm a minimum wage increase may have, advocacy groups are renewing their push for a floor pay bump in Minnesota next year. Increasing the state’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour would give 357,000 Minnesotans...
November 1, 2013 - 11:06am
October 16, 2013
Gas main hit at Tuffy’s site
A four-inch gas main was struck by construction workers at the Tuffy’s Pet Food expansion site at about 2:30 p.m. last Thursday afternoon. Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm said no one was injured and that the event was being investigated as an accident. Public Works Director...
October 16, 2013 - 3:29pm
October 10, 2013
Hello again, Perham!
It was a trip worth waiting 65 years for. Siblings Chernie, Arthur, Betty and Larry, the children of one of Perham’s last pioneering Jewish...
October 10, 2013 - 3:34pm
September 26, 2013
Turtle Fest remains on the edge
Little progress has been made on the Turtle Fest front. Since announcing two months ago that they were ready to hand over the reins and let someone else head up the festival, the previous coordinators have been searching for a replacement, but so far no one has stepped up and made...
September 26, 2013 - 4:13pm
Workers dig in to downtown project
Construction work has started on Perham’s downtown area parking lot. The area has been closed to the public since Tuesday. Crews have already...
September 26, 2013 - 4:01pm
Most tourists have ‘very positive’ perceptions of county, survey shows
The results of Otter Tail Country Tourism Association’s branding study are in, and they reveal an interesting conundrum for those trying to market the area to bring in more visitors. The study revealed that most people who have visited Otter Tail County have positive perceptions...
September 26, 2013 - 3:50pm
PACC projects complete; open house planned for next Friday
The new ceiling and floor are in at the Perham Area Community Center’s field house, and an open house will soon be held to celebrate. Construction started on the two improvement projects in June, and wrapped up in mid-August. In a telephone interview Monday, PACC Director...
September 26, 2013 - 12:58pm
September 13, 2013
Perham property tax levy to decrease
Perham's property tax levy will be going down in 2014. The city council on Monday approved a preliminary levy of -1.06 percent, following several weeks of budget meetings with the city’s department heads. It's the first time in at least a decade that Perham’s levy has dropped...
September 13, 2013 - 12:59pm
September 5, 2013
Help for older folk looking for work
The Minnesota Board on Aging and the Senior LinkAge Line One Stop Shop for Minnesota Seniors has rolled out START MN. The new initiative assists older Minnesotans struggling to find work by providing helpful information and access to local employment resources. “Keeping Minnesotans...
September 5, 2013 - 10:47am
September 4, 2013
Company breathes new life into Fergus Falls' Kirkbride building
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - The newly formed Historic Kirkbride LLC is expected to bring new life to the former Regional Treatment Center here, along...
September 4, 2013 - 9:52am
August 28, 2013
Survey expected to help grow tourism in county
The Otter Tail Country Tourism Association has teamed up with the University of Minnesota to survey tourists about what makes the Otter Tail County area so attractive, in hopes of finding out what creates and retains tourism. The project, led by a team from the Center for Small...
August 28, 2013 - 2:54pm
August 9, 2013
Clean audit for Perham
An audit of Perham’s 2012 financial statements showed “no major concerns or deficiencies,” according to a representative from auditor Brady Martz. Brian Opsahl, a certified public accountant and senior manager at Brady Martz, briefed Perham city councilors on the audit at...
August 9, 2013 - 1:04pm