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Vehicle lands in ditch, man injured near Perham
Richville woman hurt in rollover accident
Twin Cities PBS seeks personal Vietnam War stories for a digital Story Wall
County government, museum help in planning for county anniversary
Advanced care planning informational meeting slated for May 25
Speicher to compete at National Championships
Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semifinals
Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
Maxine R. Boedigheimer Morical
Herbert R. Woods
Bruce D. Williamson
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Jaxson Michael Umland
Brooklyn Rae Collins
Chase Owen Hall
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Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
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
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band to perform in Perham May 11
Perham City Council
May 9, 2017
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
January 14, 2016
Disgruntled Brewery granted liquor licenses
In one of the final hurdles toward the opening of Perham’s newest local business, the City Council approved an on-sale taproom license, Sunday license and brewer off-sale license for Disgruntled Brewery, LLC at its Monday night meeting. There were no comments from the audience during...
January 14, 2016 - 1:20pm
December 17, 2015
Perham tax levy: Good news and bad news
Perham-The good news for Perham residents is that the final 2015, payable 2016 city property tax levy approved at Monday night’s city council meeting was about 1 percent lower than the preliminary levy approved back in September. The bad news is that the $1,231,784 total levy is...
December 17, 2015 - 1:02pm
November 11, 2015
Perham first in county to ban e-cigs in city parks
Perham-Perham’s city parks are going tobacco free, following action by the Perham City Council Monday to approve a new ordinance to that effect. The council also approved an ordinance that will prohibit the use of “electronic delivery devices” (i.e., e-cigarettes, e-cigars...
November 11, 2015 - 1:58pm