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Mac Tobkin: A founding farmer of Perham
Victory Estates not a done deal yet
Task force proposes new high school: Additions at middle, elementary schools also recommended
Working up to it: Haitian man hopes his temporary job in Perham will help him land a permanent job back home
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Yellowjackets cruise in playoff opener
Perham runners gearing up for Sections
Perham earns No. 1 seed
Strong third quarter lifts East Grand Forks over Perham
Perham kicks off post-season with East Grand Forks
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Fall Home Magazine
Perham Oasis to open ahead of schedule
All in All in Frazee set to open in style
Baking up a new business: Prospective owner seeks community support to bring a bakery back to downtown Perham
'Everywhere is beautiful’: Ukrainian man is enjoying his time in the Perham area as part of Global Workforce program
Expansion nearly complete at resource recovery facility
VIDEO: Gourd almighty! Ottertail's Pumpkin Festival
The PACC celebrates 25 years
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
A festival to fall for: Perham’s Harvest Fest will offer fun for families, this Saturday
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Speech Expo: Undefeated Yellowjackets host public event
Join the Perham High School Speech Team as they celebrate their undefeated year at the annual Speech Expo. The 2010 Speech Expo is planned for Thursday, March 25. Featuring entertainment, auction baskets, a spaghetti dinner, and team recognition, the evening kicks off at 5 p.m. in...
March 24, 2010 - 12:01pm
March 22, 2010
Booth space open for NY Mills Trade Show
Now is the time to sign up for a booth at the 2010 New York Mills Civic and Commerce Association Trade Show. The trade show is planned for Saturday, April 17, in the New York Mills School Sports Center and high school gym. Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The...
March 22, 2010 - 7:00am
March 18, 2010
Cancer-fighter, town-booster receive 'Citizenship' honors
A strong sense of civic duty and community involvement earned recognition for two Perham residents. Earning citizenship honors March 4 were Lisa Peterson, a cancer-fighting volunteer; and Dan Schroeder, the Perham-boosting Chamber of Commerce director. Citizenship honors are presented...
March 18, 2010 - 9:48am
March 17, 2010
Perham Facility wins $5 million
An 11th hour call from the governor's office resulted in a pot of gold for Perham - just in time for St. Patrick's Day. "I don't know if it is freshman luck...or the luck of the Irish," laughed State House Rep. Mark Murdock, the freshman Republican legislator from Perham-who happens...
March 17, 2010 - 1:12pm
March 15, 2010
Ring of Kerry performs March 20 at ITOW Veterans Museum
Join Ring of Kerry on Saturday, March 20 at 8 p.m. at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham for an evening of Irish and Celtic Music. This bursting-with-energy music group consists of five fantastic musicians, all of whom sing and play several instruments. With sounds that range from...
March 15, 2010 - 11:46am
March 12, 2010
Cost controls continue at NY Mills city hall
The belt continues to tighten in New York Mills, as the city officials keep on the lookout for ways to trim costs in the face of economic uncertainty. About $26,000 was "found" at the March 9 meeting, as the council voted to refinance $670,000 in debt. Two vacant staff positions...
March 12, 2010 - 7:00am
March 10, 2010
Wadena, Minn., man missing, needs diabetes medication
A 76-year-old man in need of diabetes medication went missing here Monday morning, authorities say. Wadena Police Sergeant/Investigator Tom Crawford said Wednesday that David Delano Paulson was last seen at 10:40 a.m. Monday 8 at his home. He is a white male, approximately 5 feet,...
March 10, 2010 - 6:23pm
Tim Meehl appointed new mayor of Perham; now replacement needed for city council
Louis Hoglund firstname.lastname@example.org The Perham mayor's seat is no longer vacant, but now-there's an open city council chair. With the resignation of Mayor Kevin Keil, earlier this year, Councilman Tim Meehl stepped forward to fill the mayor's slot. He was of-ficially appointed and...
March 10, 2010 - 8:47am
MeritCare-Sanford merger out-lined at Perham Power Hour
"One of the concerns is that 'it's too big,'" said Chuck Gulsvig, referring to the recently announced merger of Sanford Health and MeritCare. He continued, "...and it is big, but with that comes sta-bility." Stability and sustainability were some of the key points he touched on...
March 10, 2010 - 8:43am
March 8, 2010
Regional art show entries sought
New York Mills Regional Cultural Center announces its 14th Annual Regional Art Show May 4-June 5. The show is open to all artists working in any medium. A reception for artists will be held on Saturday, May 8, from 3-7 p.m. Artists are invited to submit up to two works in any medium...
March 8, 2010 - 7:00am
March 5, 2010
NY Mills students bring history to life
Did you know that rock 'n roll saved the radio from extinction? That half of the world's workers are involved with agriculture? That the flappers...
news / education
March 5, 2010 - 7:00am
March 4, 2010
Arvig selected for Perham Hall of Fame
Leaders of two of the largest community projects of 2010, and a longtime business owner have been selected for Perham honors this spring. In the spotlight for the annual Perham Leadership-Hall of Fame awards banquet, April 8, will be Alan Arvig, Dennis Happel and the Rev. Phil ...
March 4, 2010 - 9:11am
March 1, 2010
Perham hospital to be finananced with issue of $30 million in tax exempt bonds
Municipal bonds will be sold starting in March, to finance $30 million of the new Perham Memorial Hospital and Home project. Northland Securities announced last week a new, tax-exempt municipal bond issue for the Perham Hospital District. The proceeds of the bonds will be used...
March 1, 2010 - 8:07am
'Author Extravaganza' features four area writers March 6 at Perham library
Four talented local authors will be featured in the upcoming "Local Author Extravaganza" at the Perham Area Public Library on Saturday, March 6. Merrie Sue Holtan, Linda McClellan, Zoe Potts and Carloyn Teragawa will be at the library to speak on their writings, greet the public...
news / entertainment
March 1, 2010 - 8:05am
February 25, 2010
Add lacrosse, badminton to New York Mills school sports?
Lacrosse...badminton...as school sports in New York Mills? A student survey conducted earlier in February produced some odd responses. A total of 131 students were interviewed, reported Activities Director Travis Hensch at the New York Mills School Board meeting. Would you like...
news / education
February 25, 2010 - 12:27pm