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Long-lost family FOUND: Adopted Romanian brothers reunite, get ready to meet their birth parents
Perham FFA wraps up a busy fall season
Frazee man in court for fleeing officer
Student with BB gun arrested in Bemidji
Detroit Lakes woman accused of theft from employer
Local hunter gets rare deer
Beseman signs National Letter of Intent to Sioux Falls
Murphy finishes career with fourth straight State Meet
Morris named National Co-Coach of the Year
Big Buck Contest
A look at Detroit Mountain
Arctic Cat names Metz as new CEO
Jaycees raise $750 for the food shelf
Update: Owner of destroyed County 17 Bar & Grill talks about loss
WE Fest sold to East Coast media company
Sandra Dee and Danny Z: Perham Community Musical, ‘Grease,’ rolls on stage this weekend
FOCUS Christmas Bazaar fills up PACC
Veteran’s Day: Remember and honor our veterans
Facts about Halloween
Candy is dandy but give-backs save kids’ teeth
July 5, 2014
Rule tweaks keep projects moving
Perham city councilors recently took a few small but necessary steps to keep four new developments moving along. At a meeting last Wednesday, councilors approved two variance requests and made two zoning changes in an effort to help some local businesses and business owners meet...
news / local
July 5, 2014 - 11:33am
March 6, 2013
A ‘buzz’-worthy design idea for the water tower
The south side water tower could soon be sporting school colors. It’s just an idea at this point, but city leaders are considering a new design for the tower that would include a black and yellow paint job as well as the Perham Yellowjackets name and logo. One possible design calls...
news / local
March 6, 2013 - 4:06pm
February 8, 2013
Water tower may get new look
The Perham water tower by the middle and elementary schools might be getting a facelift this summer. The 500,000-gallon tower has been looking...
February 8, 2013 - 10:05am
February 7, 2013
The cost of quiet; Perham's Quiet Zone would start at $470K
What would it take to silence those loud trains that so often blow through town? Anywhere from $470,000 to $2.3 million, according to a preliminary engineer's report. The early results of a Quiet Zone Assessment are in, and they show that Perham could make its railroad crossings...
February 7, 2013 - 4:11pm
City nixes narrowest street option
Perham city leaders have pared down the number of options that people can choose from on a major street improvement project planned for the southwest side of town, taking the idea of a 36-foot-wide street off the table. Residents who attend a public hearing on the matter on Monday...
business / news
February 7, 2013 - 4:10pm
July 12, 2012
Decision on 'Quiet Zones' postponed
It will be at least another month before the Perham City Council takes any action on a proposal to make the town's railroad crossings Quiet Zones. At a meeting Monday, city councilors unanimously voted to postpone further discussions on the matter until their August meeting.
business / news
July 12, 2012 - 1:30pm
February 23, 2012
Keeping the lights on, saving on costs
The City of Perham is thinking of new ways to keep the lights on. During a time when many city governments are dealing with Local Government Aid (LGA) cuts from their budgets, Perham is taking a proactive approach to determine where cuts - and revenue generators - can be made. City...
news / local / business
February 23, 2012 - 7:02am
November 16, 2011
City tackles resident tax concerns
The growing price tag of city street assessments was a topic of concern for citizens Monday evening. The Perham City Council's assessment hearings for the Fifth Avenue SE and Third Street NW/Lake Avenue improvement projects generated dissent among residents whose property taxes...
news / local
November 16, 2011 - 2:43pm
April 3, 2009
Ottertail city offices at new home
By Friday afternoon, March 27, the phone lines were officially hooked up and the city of Ottertail received its first call at the new headquarters. The...
April 3, 2009 - 7:00am
March 13, 2009
$3.1 million in city improvements for new hospital area get city OK
Sewer and street improvements for the proposed Perham Memorial Hospital and Home and nearby Clearwater Estates residential plat will go to the drawing board. The improvements, estimated at as much as $3.18 million, will be prepared for bid by Ulteig Engineering. Bids could be...
March 13, 2009 - 7:00am
March 11, 2009
NYM City Council approves plans and specs for 2009 street projects
The city council Tuesday gave the go-ahead for Ulteig Engineers to prepare plans and specifications for the proposed 2009 utility and street rehabilitation project. The project includes the New York Mills streets of Gilman, Hayes, Walker, Van Aernam, Nowell and Frazee. Total estimated...
March 11, 2009 - 3:43pm
Regional clerks meeting focuses on economic development
New York Mills hosted the MCFOA Region 1 meeting on Friday Feb. 20. (MCFOA stands for Municipal Clerks & Finance Officers Association). The event begin with a visit to the Whistle Stop Bed & Breakfast from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for coffee, tea, scones, and a tour of the facility. The...
March 11, 2009 - 3:41pm
City cuts $132,000
The one-man, part-time natural gas sales department will be eliminated under the city of Perham's revised 2009 budget. A total of $132,000 in cuts were approved by the city council March 9. The only "people" cuts are the elimination of one summer, part-time employee for the parks,...
March 11, 2009 - 2:42pm
March 4, 2009
Deep city cuts could impact all departments
Every city department could suffer under a plan for nearly $300,000 in cuts the Perham City Council is considering for 2009-2010. Extreme cuts, which are listed as options in the city plan, include eliminating the police department and ending the annual $20,675 contribution to the...
March 4, 2009 - 3:07pm
February 12, 2009
New York Mills city council approves meter franchise fee
The city council on Tuesday passed an ordinance implementing an electric franchise fee on Otter Tail Power Company for providing electric service within the city of New York Mills. The franchise fee will be imposed on the utility company on a per meter basis.
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am