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Milking it for all its worth: Getting milk to Bongard’s in Perham is precise, multi-step process
Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Rose Marie Guck
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
County tax levy will likely increase 3.48 percent
Otter Tail County taxpayers will be seeing a smaller increase in their taxes in 2018 than they did in 2017. During the county board's annual levy and budget hearing, held Dec. 12, board members and County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein said the percent of levy increase from 2017 to...
December 24, 2017 - 11:24am
December 14, 2017
City budget, tax levy increase of 6.58 percent approved
The Perham city council discussed and approved the 2018 final tax levy and budget Monday night with no public comment heard. The tax levy showed an increase of 6.58 percent over this year going from $1,288,086 to $1,372,802. City manager Jonathan Smith noted increases could be contributed...
December 14, 2017 - 8:51am
December 13, 2017
Taxes going down? Otter Tail County board likely to reduce 2018 tax levy
There was good news for county taxpayers during the annual levy and budget hearing held Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, at the Otter Tail County Government Services Center in Fergus Falls. County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein and county commissioners told members of the general public that...
December 13, 2017 - 3:56pm
September 23, 2017
City Council approves preliminary tax levy, budget
At the Perham City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 11, the preliminary tax levy and budget was approved and Dec. 11 was set as the day for public comment on the budget. City Manager Jonathan Smith said the general fund has increased from past years, citing cost of living, wages and...
September 23, 2017 - 11:02am
December 24, 2013
Final school levy set at 7.23 percent increase
The Perham-Dent School Board last Wednesday approved a final tax levy increase of 7.23 percent, bringing the school district’s 2014 total payable levy amount to just over $3 million. This is less than the preliminary levy increase of 9.17 percent approved by the school board...
December 24, 2013 - 10:55am
December 19, 2013
No levy increase for New York Mills
The New York Mills City council voted to maintain a flat levy rate of $389,000 for 2014 at the December council meeting. The levy was last raised in 2012. “We thought we could maybe lower it, but we had some surprises in the insurance expenses that are coming in, both from...
December 19, 2013 - 2:06pm
September 20, 2013
County board proposes 3.65 percent tax increase
Otter Tail County residents will see their property taxes rise by 3.65 percent next year, if a preliminary levy set last week holds true. County commissioners approved the 2014 levy at a meeting last Tuesday. According to law, the preliminary amount may be reduced before being...
September 20, 2013 - 11:11am
September 6, 2013
Lower property taxes not a guarantee
The Dayton administration predicts Minnesotans’ property tax bills will fall next year. Maybe so, maybe not. Local government officials are considering what to do with property taxes, including looking at whether they need to increase spending, and taxes, after a decade-long...
September 6, 2013 - 9:47am
August 29, 2013
New levy appears likely
The Perham-Dent School Board has preliminarily approved a new General Education Levy of up to $300 per student. Board members voted in favor of the levy at a meeting last week, easily meeting a state deadline of Sept. 30. The board could still opt to under-collect and levy for...
August 29, 2013 - 12:56pm
June 27, 2013
Legislation gives NYM school board new levy power
At its monthly meeting on June 24, the New York Mills School Board was informed of the possibility of levying a new tax on school district residents at a rate of $300 per student. The potential levy, possible due to changes made in the 2013 state legislative session, is part of...
June 27, 2013 - 1:45pm
October 28, 2009
Perham voters to decide on levy
Support for the increased tax levy came from a somewhat unexpected direction, as the auditor testified before the Perham School Board Oct. 21. "I can't stress enough the importance of passing the levy," said Roy Lundee, Brady, Martz, & Associates, the school's auditing firm. "Cutting...
October 28, 2009 - 2:31pm
June 24, 2009
Another levy vote in November 2009
Facing a deficit that could climb past $1 million in the next three years, the Perham-Dent School Board voted to bring another levy increase request to the voters. The board voted June 17 to launch a levy referendum November 3, asking for an additional $695 per student--or an estimated...
June 24, 2009 - 8:18am
March 20, 2009
Mother of five; board member make plea for school levy vote
Despite the skepticism as to whether an increased school tax levy referendum could pass, the Perham-Dent School Board heard two pleas in support of a vote. "We paid only about $150 on our taxes for the school...it's shameful," said Annette Riestenberg, at the March 16 school board...
March 20, 2009 - 7:00am
March 4, 2009
OPINION: Reflecting on inevitable school budget cuts
Looking at the community survey results, I see that, for most of us, the school IS a big deal. We don't want our schools to close any more than we want taxes to rise, so we must make some compromise somewhere. This seems eminent. Based on this survey, many didn't vote "yes" for the...
March 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
February 27, 2009
Board differs on school levy vote for 2009
Some school board members are getting cold feet about bringing another tax levy referendum to Perham-Dent school district taxpayers. "We may have to wait and see how the federal economic stimulus bill plays out," said School Board Chairman Jim Rieber, at the Feb. 23 meeting.
February 27, 2009 - 11:46am