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Perham sends one to international science fair, team to state science contest
Bemidji police investigating shooting at Enbridge building
Two found dead in house fire near Bemidji
Trout in the Classroom: Perham 7th-graders get hands-on lesson on fish life cycle
Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
Perham girls erase deficit, secure home win
Perham wrestlers ready for Section 8AA Individual Championships
Perham gymnastic trio ready for state
500-year-old elk antler found by Minnesota diver
Wilma (Jeanne) Wilder Lueders
Troy A. Ash
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Column: Roses are red, violets are blue ... let's go to sleep
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
February 23, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers want final say on water quality rules
Environmental groups are alarmed about an effort at the Minnesota Legislature to put the brakes on new rules designed to keep the state’s lakes and rivers clean. Unlike past attempts to give the Legislature more power over water protection, the latest effort involves...
February 23, 2015 - 10:42am
February 19, 2015
$58.3 million referendum looks likely: Funds would pay for new high school, other long-term projects
Perham-Dent School Board members are reaching important decisions about how and when to ask taxpayers to fund some major construction projects. During a special work session last Tuesday, the board made a preliminary agreement to bring a $58.3 million referendum to a vote on May...
February 19, 2015 - 4:38pm
State Patrol report: City Council member’s death a suicide
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol investigation has ruled suicide as the cause of death in the fatal Dec. 22 chase that ended with a Fergus Falls City Council member being killed in a head-on collision with a parked squad car. Councilor Timothy Rundquist...
February 19, 2015 - 10:58am
February 18, 2015
Change may come to invasive species decal law
ST. PAUL -- Many resort owners and boaters strongly object to a new law written to stop invasive species from spreading through Minnesota...
February 18, 2015 - 11:48am
January 27, 2015
2 New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
NEW HOPE, Minn. - Two police officers were injured by a gunman outside a New Hope City Council meeting on Monday night. The gunman was fatally shot by police, authorities said. The incident happened outside the council chambers after two new officers were sworn...
January 27, 2015 - 10:16am
January 23, 2015
Fight over Sunday liquor sales continues
ST. PAUL -- Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle where this was...
January 23, 2015 - 11:54am
January 21, 2015
State income tax filing season begins in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Tax season is underway in Minnesota, as residents have been able to file state income tax forms as of Tuesday. The Minnesota Department of Revenue said its online filing system will be available until the file date of April 15. The department’s website also has resources...
January 21, 2015 - 11:05am
December 29, 2014
Levy to jump 32 percent: Amount still below state average
The Perham-Dent School Board approved a 32.23 percent increase on the school’s portion of property taxes for 2015. A balanced budget for the 2015-2016 school year is expected as a result of the increase. The levy was approved as part of the board’s regular meeting on Dec....
December 29, 2014 - 2:31pm
December 26, 2014
Higher Minnesota taxes? State legislators undecided
ST. PAUL – Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their taxes. The answer is a resounding maybe. In most years, Republicans could be expected to reject any tax increase proposal....
December 26, 2014 - 11:49am
December 16, 2014
MNsure extends enrollment deadline to Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesotans will have an extra five days to shop for coverage effective Jan. 1 on the state’s health insurance exchange. MNsure announced Monday it has extended its enrollment deadline to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday as a response to market timing changes. Monday...
December 16, 2014 - 10:29am
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
December 4, 2014
$1 billion Minnesota state budget surplus predicted
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota legislators and governor will have a bit more to spend in the next two years. State officials announced this morning that better-than-expected revenues are expected to give the state budget $1 billion more than previous predictions. Revenues are expected...
December 4, 2014 - 11:23am
December 3, 2014
Fargo Mayor Dennis Walaker dies at age 73
FARGO – Mayor Dennis Walaker died unexpectedly at his home Tuesday night, Deputy Mayor Tim Mahoney said. Walaker died at about...
December 3, 2014 - 10:49am
November 21, 2014
A ‘victory’ for new development
The developers behind Victory Estates have gotten the final go-ahead from city leaders to move forward with their plans. Perham-based Stoderl Land, LLC aims to bring more affordable housing options to town with its Victory Estates project. Perham has struggled for years to keep...
November 21, 2014 - 2:24pm
Barrel O’ Fun fined $45,000 for wastewater odor issue
Perham’s Barrel O’ Fun Snack Foods (a KLN Family Brands company) has been fined $45,000 by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). The fine came after a follow-up investigation related to the odor at Perham’s municipal wastewater treatment ponds, according to a statement...
November 21, 2014 - 1:21pm