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New healthcare plan could have dire effects for county residents: Local healthcare leaders share concerns with Franken, Piper
Men had blood alcohol levels double legal limit in MN crash that killed friend, charges say
To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
White supremacist says fire at his new home in small ND town was arson
Body found frozen in Red River in Grand Forks
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
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Beckett Anthony Heminsley
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Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
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September 16, 2016
City sets public hearing for proposed project
When the Minnesota legislature failed to pass a bonding bill during the last session, a Perham road project was affected, and now city leaders must decide how to proceed. The city applied for funding for road improvements on Third Street NE last spring, but it was put on hold because...
September 16, 2016 - 2:20pm
July 7, 2016
Peddlers and solicitors will be charged to operate
Following a recommendation and approval by the city council, Perham will begin charging a fee on peddlers and solicitors within the city limits. Anyone selling cleaning supplies, vacuums or other goods will be required to pay a registration fee of $50 a day, or $200 for a year. The...
July 7, 2016 - 12:20pm
May 12, 2016
June 6 start date for city manager
Perham's new city manager plans to continue with the work that former manager Kelcey Klemm started and maintain the vibrant community spirit...
May 12, 2016 - 11:27am
May 5, 2016
Meet and greet with the finalists for city manager
The Perham City Council has invited the four candidates for city manager to town this weekend for tours, a public reception and final interviews. City leaders will give the candidates a tour of Perham on Friday, May 6, and residents may meet the finalists from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. during...
May 5, 2016 - 12:00pm
April 28, 2016
19 applied for open Perham city manager position
The Perham City Council selected five finalists to interview for the position of Perham city manager, which was pared down from 19 received applications. They are: Tobin Lay, St. Paul, Minn., Jason Peters, Anoka, Minn., Jonathan Smith, Frazee, Minn., and Gail Leverson, Park Rapids,...
April 28, 2016 - 12:24pm
April 14, 2016
Goodbyes and well wishes shared with Kelcey Klemm
Many Perham residents joined in wishing Kelcey Klemm well during an open house in the city manager's honor on April 7. Lots of goodbyes and...
April 14, 2016 - 11:33am
September 17, 2015
City Council approves purchase of a new SUV for Perham Police Department
A new squad car was up for discussion at the Sept. 14 City Council meeting. With the lease about to run out on their current vehicle, it made sense to look at purchasing a different one at this time noted Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby, “We had always planned...
September 17, 2015 - 4:31pm
June 2, 2015
Hawley residents rally for police chief candidate denied by city
HAWLEY, Minn. – A town is speaking out and standing up against a city hall decision. Many in Hawley are petitioning and asking...
June 2, 2015 - 9:58am
May 7, 2015
Perham continues work protecting water quality
In a special city council meeting on Wednesday, April 29, the Perham City Council heard from Aaron Meyer from the Minnesota Rural Water Association. Meyer gave a brief presentation on the Wellhead Protection Plan for the city of Perham. By law, the community has to come...
May 7, 2015 - 1:23pm
April 23, 2015
City improvement project bid accepted
As part of the Perham City Council’s regular meeting on April 13, the public assessment hearing for the city’s 2015 improvement project was held. The project will affect a number of property owners in the southeastern and southwestern portions of town. During the hearing,...
April 23, 2015 - 10:43am
December 11, 2014
Perham sets final tax levy
Perham City Councilors have approved a final property tax levy increase of 2 percent. The final levy amount, payable in 2015, is unchanged from the preliminary levy approved in September. The increase will mean the city will collect about $23,000 more in taxes next year than...
December 11, 2014 - 3:49pm
November 27, 2013
NYM considers alternate capital improvement plan
Representatives from Ulteig Engineering presented their version of a capital improvement plan for New York Mills at a City Council meeting on Nov. 12. Ulteig’s plan would call for two larger projects, redoing several streets at once over the next five years, depending on the...
November 27, 2013 - 9:47am
July 25, 2013
Family Dollar considers location in Ottertail
Tensions were high at a recent Ottertail City Council meeting as residents spoke out against a rezoning request made by Family Dollar. Rezoning, conditional use, and variance consideration requests were all on the agenda at the July 18 meeting. A representative from Family Dollar...
July 25, 2013 - 2:13pm
July 12, 2013
Peeved at the police: Some NYM residents say ‘nitpicky’ enforcement is hurting businesses
Several New York Mills residents voiced their concerns, sometimes angrily, about the city’s police force during a public forum at Monday’s city council meeting. Their chief concern was the enforcement of traffic laws in the city and surrounding area, and the perceived detrimental...
July 12, 2013 - 11:56am
February 21, 2013
Josh Hoaby appointed to NYM city council
New York Mills City Council members have unanimously approved the appointment of Josh Hoaby to fill the late Bill Warner's seat. By law, the city council could appoint any qualified citizen to fulfill the duties of councilor for the rest of Warner's term, since less than two years...
February 21, 2013 - 4:00pm