Skip to main content
‘Art’ of the matter: Retired teacher, Marlene Johnson, keeps art alive in HOTL classrooms
Cass Lake man receives 60 months in prison for shooting White Earth man
Fight over Sunday liquor sales continues
‘Project of passion’: Lil’ Evil tribute bike gains national notoriety
Building a friendship: Kinship pair connects through woodworking and other activities
Yellowjackets dominant at home
Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment'
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience
'DEFLATE GATE': Belichick: 'No explanation for what happened'
MELVINA "MEL" ALMIDIA TRIEGLAFF
GORDON "GORDY" ALLEN JOHNSON
ELENORE MARY (GRISMER) ADAMCZYK
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
Papacito’s gets a new owner
Turning phone books into a booming business: Ralph Logan retires from Arvig after 36-year career
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Optimism is a useful quality
Bobcats common in the area, though rarely seen
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
Applause, A Pause
October 16, 2012
School bus sideswipes car near Perham
The driver of a school bus has been cited for failure to yield after a minor accident near Perham last week. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver of the bus, 58-year old Larry Grieger of New York Mills, sideswiped a car at the junction of Highways 10...
news / accidents / local
October 16, 2012 - 10:05am
October 7, 2012
Meridee Gabbard publishes book
PERHAM, Minn. - Meridee Gabbard was never a writer. But when her son collapsed on a basketball court two years ago due to cardiac arrest, suffered 30 minutes without oxygen and spent months in recovery, Gabbard needed a way to cope. During her son Zach's recovery, Gabbard started...
news / local / features / entertainment
October 7, 2012 - 11:36pm
October 4, 2012
Alex man dies in crash -- had ties to Perham and Detroit Lakes area
A 42-year-old Alexandria man -- with ties to the Perham and Detroit Lakes area -- died following a one-vehicle crash on Highway 29 Friday night. Kyle Neitzert was driving his 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 north, just south of the intersection with County Road 13 at about 10:30 p.m....
local / accidents / news
October 4, 2012 - 10:55am
Grass fires throughout area Wednesday, snow to fall Thursday
According to a report from the New York Mills Fire Department, grass fires were battled north and south of New York Mills simultaneously Wednesday afternoon. The fire north of town took firefighters a few hours to knock down, with mutual aid from Perham, Wolf Lake and the Department...
local / news
October 4, 2012 - 7:05am
October 3, 2012
Wolverines alum collapses during volleyball game Tuesday evening
The Perham-Wadena Deer Creek volleyball game was temporarily suspended and the gymnasium cleared during the third set of play after a fan in the Wolverines' crowd collapsed. According to Perham Activities and Athletic Director Fred Sailer, the young man involved graduated from Wadena-Deer...
local / sports / news
October 3, 2012 - 2:04pm
September 27, 2012
Two injured in motorcycle crash
Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash near New York Mills Tuesday evening. Michael Wallgren, 36, of Burtrum was driving and Angela Fisette, 36, of Perham was the passenger. They were heading westbound on County Road 67 approaching a curve when the motorcycle went off the...
accidents / local / news
September 27, 2012 - 10:44am
September 19, 2012
Shopko grand opening draws crowds
Beginning around 8 a.m. last Thursday, eager shoppers lined up outside the Perham Shopko, waiting for the doors to open at about 9 a.m. The first 100 shoppers that brisk morning were each given $10 gift cards, and all shoppers throughout the weekend could sign up for prizes. Shopko...
business / local
September 19, 2012 - 3:25pm
Weaving the past into the present: Traditional rug braiding
Jo Anne Flom of Perham has been weaving and braiding rugs since she was six years old. Through the years she has come to realize one thing: "Rug making isn't about the rugs." "There is a therapy in this (process)," Flom explained in an interview last week. From the long-standing...
news / features / local
September 19, 2012 - 3:16pm
September 14, 2012
Perham area better off than others when it comes to high-speed internet acess
High-speed internet access isn't bad in the Perham and New York Mills area, local providers say. In response to a recent Federal Communications Commission report that revealed Otter Tail County as the worst in the state when it comes to high-speed internet access, providers have...
business / news / local
September 14, 2012 - 7:30am
September 13, 2012
Marion Lake LID gets the nod from county board
Establishment of a Lake Improvement District for Marion Lake is almost certain following verbal approval from the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners last week. The board will make the LID process official when, at a future date, it passes a resolution. An LID is a special-purpose...
news / local
September 13, 2012 - 1:15pm
New Faces: From the other side of the world, to Perham
Editor's note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting foreign exchange students in the Perham and New York Mills school districts. Sixteen-year-old...
education / local / features
September 13, 2012 - 10:49am
Boat stolen near Perham
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department said a Centurion Thunder ski boat with a 5.7-liter Mercury and single-axle trailer has been stolen from the Perham area. The report came in from Fort Thunder Road at 9:21 a.m. on Sept. 6. The theft is being investigated.
news / crime / local
September 13, 2012 - 10:07am
Teen escapes injury after landing pickup in pond
A 16-year-old juvenile from Dent, driving on Highway 122 east of German Lake Road near Underwood, lost control of his vehicle at 5:43 p.m. on Sept. 6. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reports that the driver swerved to avoid an animal crossing the road, then drove onto the...
news / accidents / local
September 13, 2012 - 10:04am
Perham's total tax levy to decrease
The total tax levy in Perham will be going down by 3.84 percent next year, if a preliminary levy approved this week becomes final. City councilors unanimously agreed at a meeting Monday to submit the 2013 preliminary levy to the county auditor. There was little discussion. The public...
business / news / local
September 13, 2012 - 9:53am
September 12, 2012
New York Mills mural paints a picture of local history
A new mural that depicts the history of New York Mills is nearing completion; the project's director, Pam Robinson, began detail work last week. With a touch of a brush, feathers formed on wings, veins appeared on leaves and a solid mass of green became individual strands of grass....
news / entertainment / local
September 12, 2012 - 3:11pm