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VIDEO: Scenes from the East Otter Tail County Fair
DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Capitol Chatter: Smith opens climate change office
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
Buzz continue run with 7-5 win over Detroit Lakes
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
Perham City Council
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
November 4, 2015
City to draft letter to DNR opposing muskie stocking
Perham-The Perham City Council has joined forces with the local Chamber of Commerce and Otter Tail Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) to oppose the stocking of muskies in the Otter Tail lakes chain. By unanimous resolution, city council members approved drafting a letter to...
November 4, 2015 - 1:46pm
October 17, 2015
Pizza Ranch to relocate to former Dean’s site
Perham-The Perham City Council has entered into an agreement with Harrison and Kelderman, or HAK, with regards to development of the old Dean’s Grocery Store site. Situated in a current, former redevelopment district, Harrison Family Limited Partnership has been the owner of...
October 17, 2015 - 12:30pm
November 21, 2014
A ‘victory’ for new development
The developers behind Victory Estates have gotten the final go-ahead from city leaders to move forward with their plans. Perham-based Stoderl Land, LLC aims to bring more affordable housing options to town with its Victory Estates project. Perham has struggled for years to keep...
November 21, 2014 - 2:24pm
August 8, 2014
Study shows need for more housing in Perham
The results of a housing study are in, and they confirm what many already suspected – that there’s a need for more housing in Perham, especially rental housing, as the city continues to grow. The study, conducted by Community Partners Research, Inc., of Lake Elmo, Minn., analyzes...
August 8, 2014 - 10:39am
July 18, 2014
Council, mayor pay to increase next term
Perham city councilors have approved a small increase in the salaries of council members and the mayor, effective after the next general election on Nov. 4. The increase is intended to help Perham’s elected officials pay for an iPad, laptop or other computerized device...
July 18, 2014 - 9:46am
April 17, 2014
Tri-Board addresses PACC’s future
Members of the Perham City Council, Perham-Dent School Board and Perham Area Community Center Board of Directors met on April 14 to recognize the community center’s 25-year history, and to plan for its future. “The PACC is a three-legged stool,” said the PACC’s Board Chairperson,...
April 17, 2014 - 2:54pm
April 3, 2014
East Park may be best option for city garage
City leaders are continuing to narrow down their options for a new bus garage and public works facility site, and some differences in opinion have become apparent. While the Perham planning commission is favoring a possible location referred to as ‘East Park’ (near Third Street...
April 3, 2014 - 2:33pm
December 18, 2013
Pioneer Grounds may get new leadership
The nonprofit organization in charge of Perham’s two museums is looking to bring another local historical resource under its wing – Pioneer Grounds. The History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County (formerly the Friends of the Museum) has submitted a proposal...
December 18, 2013 - 3:35pm