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Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Perham students sign National Letter of Intent
Dalton James McFadzen
Denise Renee McFadzen
Gerard Michael Wasche
Denise Renee McFadzen
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Perham area leaders pick up Chamber awards
'Magic' a growing game in and around Perham
Looking Back - April 12 edition
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'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
Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son
Perham City Council
April 13, 2018
Perham City Council: Residential building fees amended
A change to the city of Perham's 2018 fee schedule means those building new residential homes will see an additional small fee. Perham city council members made an amendment to the 2018 fee schedule to include a fee for plan review of residential homes after holding a public hearing...
April 13, 2018 - 11:38am
March 14, 2018
Perham City Council: Council approves $71K liquor store sign
The municipally owned Landmark Liquor store in Perham will be harder to miss in coming months with a new and improved sign set to be installed....
March 14, 2018 - 11:54am
February 15, 2018
Perham City Council: Road projects to divert truck traffic out of town
City of Perham staff and council members are trying to protect streets through town by diverting more semi-trucks around the town instead of through it. In conjunction with a street project near Tuffy's involving the closure of County Road 8 this spring, new signage in and around...
February 15, 2018 - 9:53am
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