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Perham Speech Team brings home state medals
House bill earmarks funds for library
Resident request may prompt speed study on County Road 51
OK health ranking for Otter Tail County
Kid’s Adventure adds full-day programming, adjusts tuition
Jazz topple Wolves in Adelman's possible finale
Football: Minnesota district scheduling puts rivalries on shaky ground
East Grand Forks head football coach steps down
Scheidecker named team MVP at girls basketball awards ceremony
Summer LAPS registration Monday, April 21
HOWARD MARVIN KARKELA
EDWIN ALBERT LENIUS
DOUGLAS C. RUDOLPH
BEVERLEY ANN (PARCHEM) VADNAIS
Rotarian Bob Sim named A Paul Harris Fellow
Weslee Allen Beyer
Makenna Kay Kort
Cassidee May Sazama
Koli Lane Torgerson
Lakes Café to reopen soon sporting a fresh new look
Perham grants Tuffy’s a temporary road closure
City garage site rezoned to Light Industrial
Tri-Board addresses PACC’s future
Otter Tail Power names new president
Letter to the Editor: Corrupt trading in crude oil is the biggest crime of the century
Column: I’m just sayin’: There’s a methane to this madness
Column: How not to talk to women
Editorial: Distracted driving deserves our full attention
Guest Editorial: The healthier our children, the better our society
Stellar performance by Perham High School Choir
Take a gamble on this year’s Spring Fling
Chamber awards banquet is coming up next Thursday
Miss Perham Scholarship program to host two fundraisers April 26
Ottertail eggs-travaganza Saturday
City of Perham
September 6, 2013
Lower property taxes not a guarantee
The Dayton administration predicts Minnesotans’ property tax bills will fall next year. Maybe so, maybe not. Local government officials are considering what to do with property taxes, including looking at whether they need to increase spending, and taxes, after a decade-long...
news / state
September 6, 2013 - 9:47am
August 9, 2013
Where our city tax dollars go
Ever wonder what your city tax dollars pay for, exactly? A report released by Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm at a meeting last week breaks it down. The report shows that a typical homeowner in Perham (the owner of a home with a taxable value of $120,000), paid $521.31 in city...
news / local
August 9, 2013 - 1:06pm
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...
news / local
August 9, 2013 - 1:04pm
July 26, 2013
Work underway at Perham water tower
Resurfacing work has started on the Perham south side water tower. City Engineer Jade Berube said crews started hauling in equipment last week, and were working on the tower by Friday. Workers are starting with the interior of the tower, which is being cleaned and recoated....
news / local
July 26, 2013 - 9:46am
July 12, 2013
City OKs townhouse project
People looking for quality rental housing in Perham could have some new options by this time next year. City leaders have given the ‘go-ahead’ to a developer to purchase nearly seven acres of land in southwest Perham, for the purpose of constructing eight 4-unit townhouses. While...
July 12, 2013 - 11:46am
July 2, 2013
Chamber hopes to ‘Clear the Air’ about odor issue
Some Perham business leaders have come together to fight back against the flap over the town’s odor issue. They say the smell coming from the wastewater treatment plant is a temporary – albeit unfortunate – byproduct of the city’s rapid growth in recent years, so it’s...
news / local
July 2, 2013 - 11:12am
June 21, 2013
Assessments less than expected: Street projects move forward
Assessments for the downtown and southwest neighborhood infrastructure improve- ments will be less than first thought, and residents revealed no major concerns about the projects at public hearings last week. Thus, construction will move forward as scheduled, beginning this summer...
June 21, 2013 - 11:32am
June 6, 2013
Council to address wastewater concerns at special meeting
As anyone who’s been in Perham over the last couple weeks has undoubtedly noticed, the foul odor from the wastewater treatment center has been strong – and doesn’t seem to be going away. The city is currently working on a major expansion at the treatment plant, which holds...
June 6, 2013 - 11:24am
May 22, 2013
Bids expected this week on trail project
Plans are still on track to have Perham’s Wildflower and Wellness trails complete by the end of June. At a meeting last week, city councilors agreed to accept the low bid on each trail, as long as the bids are within 10 percent of the engineer’s estimate. At press time,...
May 22, 2013 - 3:43pm
May 16, 2013
Street project costs down from estimate
Assessments for the proposed street and infrastructure improvement project along 3rd Ave. S.W. may be less than first thought. Construction bids for the project were received May 9, and the low bid came in at significantly less than the engineer’s estimate. According to a report...
news / local
May 16, 2013 - 3:13pm