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City budget, tax levy increase of 6.58 percent approved
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Area students receive degrees from NDSU
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Arvig Promotes Ben Wiechman to Director of IP Engineering and Strategy
Perham Health promotes Anderson to VP of Finance
Perham TOPS hits 40th Anniversary
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
Mader joins Perham Health as certified diabetes educator
Feeding Backpack program helps close to 200 children a week in Perham schools
Angel of Hope Memorial Park Annual Vigil December 6
In the holiday swing of things
Otterdazzle to dazzle with fireworks, lights parade, crafts and more
A whole ‘slew’ of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
To sexual harassers: We bet you're sweating now, huh?
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
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Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights set for Nov. 24
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
'One in a million’: Highly regarded female snocross mechanic is a pioneer in the sport
A leader on and off the field
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
November 22, 2017
City Council looks to get funding for improvements on truck loop, decrease downtown commercial traffic
The Perham City Council approved a resolution to apply for funds that would allow the city to make repairs on the last segment of the city's 8-mile truck loop. City Manager Jonathan Smith said this is the first step in the process to obtain the Local Road Improvement Program funds...
November 22, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 13, 2017
City Council Approves RFQ for Airport Master Plan
The Perham City Council is looking at creating a master plan for the Perham Municipal Airport and approved a Request for Qualifications to start the process at Monday's meeting. Also at the meeting, the Heart Safe Community Award was presented to the City of Perham, and the city engineer...
October 13, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 10, 2017
Perham City Council approves Steve's Sanitation expansion
At a special Perham City Council Meeting on September 27, the council approved a request from Steve's Sanitation for Tax Increment Financing for an expansion to their existing facility in the industrial Park, to include approximately 1,600 square feet of office space and 9,375 square...
October 10, 2017 - 2:17pm
August 5, 2017
Left-over recycling concerns
The City Council met Wednesday (July 26) for the monthly Committee of the Whole meeting, starting off a discussion on the issue with the compost site. Council members are still talking options at the site, the latest of which is them looking into obtaining security cameras from Arvig...
August 5, 2017 - 10:18am
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.
September 17, 2015 - 4:31pm
June 2, 2015
Hawley residents rally for police chief candidate denied by city
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