Skip to main content
Overall, EOTC fair deemed a success
VIDEO: Scenes from the East Otter Tail County Fair
DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Pirates jump on Esox for opening round win
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
February 6, 2015
Work at city garage site trucks along
Things are trucking along at Perham’s new city garage site. With prep work at the site complete, and a new cold storage building constructed,...
February 6, 2015 - 10:50am
February 5, 2015
Cheers to Landmark Liquors: Perham store has record year; revenues save taxpayers money
Everyone, raise your glasses in a toast to Landmark Liquors. Perham’s burgeoning municipal liquor store had another record-setting year in 2014, and that means more money saved for local taxpayers. For the first time in history, the store surpassed the $3 million mark in annual...
February 5, 2015 - 2:23pm
January 29, 2015
Referendum talks continue, repairs approved at PHS
The Perham-Dent School Board is continuing its preparations to hold a building referendum. Preliminary discussions have focused around potentially holding the vote on May 12 or 19; both dates are Tuesdays. The referendum would pay for several construction projects that were...
January 29, 2015 - 1:44pm
January 15, 2015
Jaycees pitch in to beautify Perham
The Perham Area Jaycees recently donated $500 to the Perham Beautification Committee. The funds will be used to further the group’s efforts...
January 15, 2015 - 11:11am
November 26, 2014
A holiday bright spot: Perham’s Parade of Lights
Light up your holidays with the Perham Lions Holiday Parade of Lights, returning to town this Friday, Nov. 28. As fans of the annual parade...
November 26, 2014 - 3:46pm
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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