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Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
PWMS Geography Bee winner and participants
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Part of the big picture
Feedlot expansion hearings held in Otter Tail
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Jackets defense shuts down Frazee Girls
Saints punter wants to meet fourth-grade class from Thielen's hometown
Michael John Grismer
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
Perham City Council
January 19, 2018
Perham City council reorganizes
Perham City Council members underwent their annual reorganization Jan. 8 at its regular meeting. Council members will serve on the following committees: Administration/Finance committee: James Johnson and Timothy Meehl; Public works/safety committee: Fred Lehmkuhl and Eric Spencer;...
January 19, 2018 - 9:57am
January 17, 2018
PACC adds to list of improvements for 2018
The 29-year-old Perham Area Community Center is a 66,000 square-foot recreational facility in the city thats focus is to provide wellness opportunities...
January 17, 2018 - 8:32am
December 13, 2017
Perham takes step towards local option sales tax
Perham city council members approved moving forward with a plan that could potentially bring a local option sales tax to the city of Perham at their Dec. 11 meeting. The potential .5 percent sales tax increase, which must first be approved by voters in Perham and authorized by the...
December 13, 2017 - 2:08pm
November 15, 2017
Perham City Council looks to get funding for improvements on truck loop, decrease downtown commercial traffic
The Perham City Council met Monday night and approved a resolution to apply for funds that would allow the city to make repairs on the last segment of the city’s 8-mile truck loop. City Manager Jonathan Smith said this is the first step in the process to obtain the Local Road Improvement...
November 15, 2017 - 9:46am
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
August 19, 2017
City Council Meeting
The Perham City Council held its regular monthly meeting, Monday, Aug. 14, where the two main items of discussion were approval of a public hearing to create a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District and accepting a donation for the cost of training a dual purpose K-9 for the police...
August 19, 2017 - 8:15am
June 9, 2017
Sunday liquor sales approved in Perham
The city of Perham is gearing up for a summer of Sunday liquor sales after a special city council meeting discussed the new liquor ordinance, allowing Sunday liquor sales from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. after July 2, as per the recent legislation passed in Minnesota. "I'm not real crazy about...
June 9, 2017 - 4:40pm
Perham council vacancy filled; Brad Schmidt to be sworn in May 31
The Perham City Council seat that has been vacant since the passing of Councilor Harriet Mattfeld has been filled. Perham native Brad Schmidt...
May 9, 2017 - 11:12am
April 13, 2017
Council votes to move forward with street project using traditional financing methods
With no state bonding bill in sight, and legislators on a one-week holiday break, Perham City Engineer Jade Berube recommended the council move forward with the Third Street NE street and utility project using traditional financing to take advantage of a favorable bidding climate....
April 13, 2017 - 10:56am
City to apply for grant to upgrade Arvig Park; Improvements would make the park accessible year-round
After a moment of silence in memory of councilwoman Harriet Mattfeld, who died Monday, Mayor Timothy Meehl, call the March 13 council meeting to order. On the agenda was a resolution to apply for a $250,000 outdoor recreation grant from the Department of Natural Resources to make...
March 13, 2017 - 8:59pm
Harriet Mattfeld hailed as a ‘community champion’: Perham councilwoman dies Monday, March 13
Known as a community champion, Harriet Mattfeld, 83, of Perham, died Monday, March 13, at Perham Living, where she had lived since last spring....
March 13, 2017 - 7:26pm
February 24, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Imagine if the state of Minnesota told a small business owner in Perham or elsewhere in Otter Tail County; "We don't think you can profit selling sandwiches or hardware or gasoline or doughnuts or pizza on Wednesdays, so you and all other businesses that sell those items have to...
February 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
February 16, 2017
City approves letter of opposition to Sunday liquor sales
In a letter shared with Perham council members last Monday, Landmark Liquor Store manager Bob Dreger explained why legislation introduced to allow Sunday liquor sales was a bad idea in the long run for communities with municipal stores, saying in the end, the citizens would suffer...
February 16, 2017 - 10:00am
January 14, 2017
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
After the official swearing in of Mayor Timothy Meehl and council members James Johnson and Eric Spencer, the council approved the liquor license for Los Jalapeno Taqueria with little discussion.
January 14, 2017 - 7:30am
December 16, 2016
Perham council approves 2017 budget, levy
The city of Perham offered an early Christmas present for residents and businesses: a tax break effective next year. The tax levy increased about 6.3 percent, according to city administrator Jonathan Smith, but the tax base also increased, which reduced the tax rate 4.38 percent....
December 16, 2016 - 11:30am