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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
Yellowjackets cruise in home opener
Perham Lakeside set for the new season
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Dalton James McFadzen
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
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
DuBois wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program for excellence in book publishing
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
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
June 23, 2017
Another year older and still kickin': Perham Health celebrates 115th anniversary
Turtle Fest wasn't the only annual celebration this last week. Perham Health also celebrated their 115th anniversary on Thursday with a picnic,...
June 23, 2017 - 11:28am
Slow and steady wins the race: 33rd annual Turtle Fest dubbed a success
Perham's 33rd annual Turtle Fest kicked off Wednesday, June 14, with the famous turtle races in Turtle Park and showed no signs of slowing down...
June 23, 2017 - 11:26am
June 14, 2017
Turtle Fest Half-Marathon, 5K and 10K on Saturday
A staple to Perham’s Turtle Fest returns for its 22nd running on Saturday, June 17 which is the annual Turtle Fest Road Race. This year’s event features three different running events, which includes a half marathon, a 5K race and a 10K race. Last year was the first year of the...
June 14, 2017 - 3:19pm
June 9, 2016
Lots of activities planned during Perham's Turtle Fest
The 32nd annual Turtle Fest begins next week and is filled with familiar events sure to entertain people of all ages, along with some new offerings. "We have community groups who have really stepped up for this community event, because this is our summer community event," said Dan...
June 9, 2016 - 4:17pm
Perham trolley delayed
The anticipated arrival of the turtle trolley has been delayed as the city of Perham and Chamber of Commerce agree to specific terms of responsibility. "A draft is out there," said Chuck Johnson, Economic Development Authority director. "It's just getting everybody to agree with the...
June 9, 2016 - 4:07pm
'Turtle Lady' brings signature reptile to Perham celebration
Money is not the reason that Lynnette Henderson, AKA "the Turtle Lady," toils away at her sewing machine all year long making fabric turtles....
June 9, 2016 - 4:02pm
July 1, 2015
City-wide rummage sale winners announced
The prize-winners of Coldwell Banker Preferred Partners’ city-wide rummage sale during Turtle Fest have been announced. Jackie Langren won...
July 1, 2015 - 3:44pm
May 15, 2015
Turtle Fest wrangles new entertainment
This year’s Turtle Fest has upped the ante for entertainment during the celebration. Adding to the always-packed weekend, T and C Rodeo is scheduled to make its first appearance at Turtle Fest on Saturday, June 20 at 7 p.m.
May 15, 2015 - 11:15am
June 23, 2014
Perham gets a new 'Miss'
There’s a new Miss Perham in town. Hailey Jutz, of Frazee, earned the title at the 2014 Miss Perham Pageant, held in the Perham High School...
June 23, 2014 - 5:15pm
May 30, 2014
Sign up now to take part in Turtle Fest parade
Be a part of Perham’s biggest festival of the summer – sign up to march in the Turtle Fest parade. Consistently featuring 80-100 floats and big trucks, costumed characters, marching bands and plenty of other fun-loving participants from year to year, the parade is a fun and...
May 30, 2014 - 1:17pm
October 25, 2013
Chamber to take on Turtle Fest
The board of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce has agreed to bring Turtle Fest under its wing. In addition, the chamber will be taking over leadership of Perham’s annual Parade of Lights and Rib Cook-Off, starting next year. The Perham Lions announced in July that the club...
October 25, 2013 - 3:43pm
September 26, 2013
Turtle Fest remains on the edge
Little progress has been made on the Turtle Fest front. Since announcing two months ago that they were ready to hand over the reins and let someone else head up the festival, the previous coordinators have been searching for a replacement, but so far no one has stepped up and made...
September 26, 2013 - 4:13pm
Future of Turtle Fest uncertain
The fate of Turtle Fest is up in the air after leading organizers announced their desire to pass the torch. After just a few years at the...
July 26, 2013 - 10:11am
June 24, 2013
Turtle Fest a fun time for families
Turtle Fest came to a close on Sunday, after nine full days of family fun. Despite some rain here and there, most activities went as planned....
June 24, 2013 - 2:35pm
June 20, 2013
Turtle Fest off to a strong start
Turtle Fest 2013 is going on now through this Sunday, June 23.
June 20, 2013 - 3:22pm