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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
Capitol Chatter: Smith opens climate change office
Minnesota adds 7,300 jobs in June as jobless rates stays at 3.8 percent
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
Buzz continue run with 7-5 win over Detroit Lakes
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
Berthold (Bud) Schwarz
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
May 6, 2015
Bird flu prompts Jennie-O layoff
FARIBAULT, Minn. -- Jennie-O Turkey Store has temporarily laid off 223 employees at its plan in Faribault, the result of the impact of highly pathogenic avian influenza. According to a news release from Jennie-O, the avian flu outbreak has reduced the number of birds in the supply...
May 6, 2015 - 10:45am
April 17, 2015
Minnesota adds 7,800 jobs in March
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota employers added 7,800 jobs last month, according to figures released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. Education and health care led all sectors with 5,800 new jobs, while trade, transportation and utilities (1,800...
April 17, 2015 - 11:35am
March 12, 2015
Perham still has plenty of jobs to offer
The number of job openings in Perham has dropped since the community first identified a worker shortage in the fall of 2013, but there are still plenty of positions waiting to be filled. Perham’s Economic Development Director, Chuck Johnson, recently surveyed the town’s largest...
March 12, 2015 - 11:38am
February 24, 2015
'Absolute crisis' in rural workforce, housing
ST. PAUL -- KLN Family Brands in Perham has more than 100 job openings, but the western Minnesota community has no homes for people the company hires. Similar stories came from far-flung parts of Minnesota, such as Willmar, Roseau, Cook County and Red Wing, before...
February 24, 2015 - 1:09pm
September 30, 2014
Employers tell Franken they're worried about filling region's demand for skilled workers
MOORHEAD – Area employers told U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., during his visit here Monday that they need more workers to fill jobs in...
September 30, 2014 - 9:57am
January 23, 2014
Target lays off 475 corporate employees, cuts 700 open positions
MINNEAPOLIS – Target Corp. laid off 475 corporate employees Wednesday as it struggles with disappointing sales, Canadian woes and aftershocks from its massive data breach. It has also eliminated 700 open positions, which together with the layoffs represent about 8 percent of...
January 23, 2014 - 11:34am
November 11, 2013
Hiring woes not just a problem in Perham
Jobs have been a hot topic in Perham lately. With more than 200 manufacturing jobs currently open in town, plus additional openings in retail and other sectors, employers have been putting their heads together to figure out how to attract quality workers. In July, city and business...
November 11, 2013 - 5:02pm
March 25, 2009
NYM School board approves budget reductions
Through attrition, unrequested leave and contract non-renewal 6.5 full-time equivalent teacher positions are among the budget reduction and containment measures approved Monday by the New York Mills School Board. But depending on the state legislature and possible federal stimulus...
March 25, 2009 - 12:19pm
March 13, 2009
30 Jobs saved with new owners at Perham egg operation
About 30 jobs have been saved in Perham, following a local purchase of the former Primera egg processing plant. A new company, Perham Egg LLC, has been formed through a financing package that will keep a part of the plant operating into the future. The operation processes and...
March 13, 2009 - 7:00am
February 19, 2009
Life after Lund...
"Life after Lund." That's what many of the 144 workers who were laid off from Lund Boats last fall are searching for and working towards. For...
February 19, 2009 - 3:31pm
February 18, 2009
Lay-offs mount throughout area
Hundreds are jobless in Central Minnesota, and local Workforce Centers are at the front lines in dealing with the fallout. It's almost impossible to calculate the number of workers who have been laid off, but along and near the Highway 10 corridor, it has been substantial. "We're...
February 18, 2009 - 3:24pm
December 10, 2008
U.S. Senator counts jobs--not ballots--in Perham
In St. Paul, they were counting Norm Coleman and Al Franken election ballots. In Perham, U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman was counting jobs, square feet...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
February 5, 2008
Claim to fame proven correct; with community's population of 2,800, and more than 2,900 jobs
By Louis Hoglund firstname.lastname@example.org Anybody who's been around Perham for more than a few hours has probably heard it: "Perham is so prosperous that it is one of the few towns that actually has more jobs than population." Most of us have heard, and probably recited, that often-repeated...
February 5, 2008 - 12:00am