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Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Two injured, one critically, in three-car crash
Perham Focus offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
Photo mockups of new Perham High School released
A sweet arrangement: Couple develops hardy bees, solar gardens and location-specific honey
Perham Buzz regroup in victory over Ottertail Central
Perham earns split with Hibbing
Familiar faces take home Turtle Fest Road Race
Perham wins annual wood bat tournament
HOL announces baseball awards
Roger H. Kawlewski
James Ray Peach
Dallas Martin Mursu
Lillyan Ann Schertler
Owen John Kimball
Area students graduate from MState
UND releases honor lists
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
Perham health to celebrate 115 years with community picnic
Schoenenberger grand opening slated for June 11
United Community Bank named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Lender for home improvement loans
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
What are the rules regarding transporting fuel cans?
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
'The Turtle Keeper': Where Perham's racing turtles go when they're not being raced
New York Mills author releases memoir
October 9, 2015
Otter Tail County communities seek state funding for projects
Representatives for projects in and near Pelican Rapids, Perham, Parkers Prairie and Henning addressed members of the Minnesota Senate Capital Bonding Committee on Sept. 29. The gathering was held on the campus of M State, Fergus Falls. One of the committee members is State Sen....
October 9, 2015 - 2:44pm
August 21, 2015
Referendum 2.0 is go: Vote on $45.27 million slated for Nov. 24
There will not be a general election this year; however, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, residents of the Perham-Dent School District will be asked to vote for the second time on a building bond levy. Discussion on the referendum was the primary focus at the school board’s regular August...
August 21, 2015 - 2:36pm
July 16, 2015
Scholarships for preschool, some day cares, now available
Families of children attending Kid’s Adventure Preschool in Perham have the potential to earn scholarships to attend, following the school’s renewal with a state rating program. Principal of Heart of the Lakes Elementary School, Jen Hendrickson, who also oversees the preschool...
July 16, 2015 - 2:08pm
June 19, 2015
Healthy surplus expected next year
The Perham-Dent School District is looking at the possibility of almost a $500,000 surplus for the next school year, pending decisions by the state legislature. At the school board’s regular June meeting, the preliminary 2015-2016 budget was approved. The preliminary surplus...
June 19, 2015 - 12:19pm
June 10, 2015
Dayton wants Friday special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature appears set to finish passing the state budget on Friday. Details of three vetoed budget bills have been worked out and legislators are ready with two other spending measures, leaving only the formality of four legislative leaders and Gov....
June 10, 2015 - 3:22pm
March 24, 2015
Marijuana smell leads to drug bust
DULUTH, Minn. -- A strong odor emanating from a home in led to the disruption of a $100,000 marijuana operation in northeast Minnesota on Thursday. Charges are pending against a father and son, ages 57 and 26, who were arrested after a search-and-seizure by police and other agencies...
March 24, 2015 - 10:04am
October 14, 2014
Deputy retrieves cash found blowing in the wind
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – With an officer’s sharp eye and a fortunate gust of wind, more than $3,000 in lost cash blowing around a central Minnesota road was returned to its owner. Stearns County Deputy Shirley Zwack was driving down County Road just after 4 p.m. Friday when she...
October 14, 2014 - 9:22am
Minnesota has rising share of people living in unaffordable housing
Housing is becoming harder for more Minnesotans to afford because of rising costs and falling incomes, increasing the share of people living in homes they cannot afford, according to a new study. “A slow economic recovery and rising rental costs have made housing increasingly...
August 14, 2013 - 11:01am
April 10, 2009
Million-penny deadline draws near
The deadline for pennies is May 1, and unless the pennies start falling from heaven, Perham fifth-graders are probably going to fall short of...
April 10, 2009 - 7:00am
March 13, 2009
Honesty, 'karma' inspired Bleichner to return lost cash
The first thing twenty-six-year-old Matt Bleichner looked for was a hidden camera crew. Someone had to be setting him up, he thought, as he...
March 13, 2009 - 7:00am
February 26, 2009
Federal money boosts state road program
Federal funds meant to spur the economy will help make this one of Minnesota's busiest road construction years. Federal economic stimulus money will provide $180 million for 60 Minnesota transportation projects outside the Twin Cities, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Wednesday. By the...
February 26, 2009 - 2:11pm
December 31, 2008
Forum editorial: Love dogs until they cost money
The good folks of the Red River Valley region say they love dogs, but they don't. Law enforcement officials say they are doing their best to deal with strays and abandoned dogs, but they aren't. "We're not a bunch of inhumane people," says a councilman from a small Minnesota town,...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am