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Fire destroys garage north of Ottertail city
Real life '50 First Dates'
Weekly police report - Oct. 19 edition
Man reported missing in Otter Tail County
Perham seniors participate in Choral Festival
Perham opens 8AA play with a playoff rematch
Records fall as Yellowjackets roll in season finale
Yellowjackets secure the top seed for Section 8AAA
Perham rallies for share of HOL Conference crown
Perham/NYM swimmers prepping for conference, section meets
Catharine "Cathy" A. Donoho
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
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
Must drivers use turn signals in roundabouts?
NFL players' behavior disgust me
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
Get your 'eek!' on: Area Halloween happenings promise fun and light frights for the whole family
Right on target: Perham Sportsman’s Club keeps growing
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
Perham City Council
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
August 11, 2016
City opts out of allowing temporary health care homes
The city of Perham decided to opt out of implementing a state statute that would have allowed residents to provide temporary housing on private property. The statute is designed to give caregivers another option for caring for family members recuperating from medical or mental impairments....
August 11, 2016 - 12:08pm
June 20, 2016
Council learns more about Uber
The Perham City Council learned more about a popular taxi service app that could replace Joyride, a county-wide program offering safe rides home. Uber allows people with a smartphone to call a general phone number which is routed to a local driver hired by the company. The driver...
June 20, 2016 - 11:03am
April 14, 2016
New TIF created for business
A Tax Increment Financing District for possible future projects on the vacant lots in the Happel and Palubicki additions, and on East Main was approved at the Perham City Council meeting April 11. Todd Hagen, vice president of Ehlers and Associates, a public funding agency, focused...
April 14, 2016 - 11:28am
March 24, 2016
Coney Street improvement project to start early summer
An upcoming street improvement project along Coney Street is scheduled to start mid-June and take less time than last year’s major project around 3rd Avenue, according to Jade Berube, Perham’s city engineer. He shared details of the planned improvements at the March 14 city council...
March 24, 2016 - 2:44pm