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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
Perham City Council
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
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