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The power of positive thinking
PACC adds to list of improvements for 2018
Jennie-O Turkey barn lost in fire
Woman, 19, dies in Alexandria apartment fire
Looking Back - Jan. 11 edition
Yellowjackets second at Melrose/Sauk Centre
Perham gymnasts set new mark against Park Rapids Area
DeBoer's 24 sparks Yellowjackets in home win
Minnesota Miracle saves Vikings from disaster
'Physically and emotionally, I'm drained': Resigning MN coach points finger at problematic parents
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Amos Otto Marckel
Michael John Grismer
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Perham Health welcomes Dr. Steven Murrell
Tuffy's Pet Foods invests in Kansas State pet food science program
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Star Lake native, 103, has lived through 18 presidents
Linda Schultz retirement party set for Dec. 27
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
December 24, 2017
County tax levy will likely increase 3.48 percent
Otter Tail County taxpayers will be seeing a smaller increase in their taxes in 2018 than they did in 2017. During the county board's annual levy and budget hearing, held Dec. 12, board members and County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein said the percent of levy increase from 2017 to...
December 24, 2017 - 11:24am
December 14, 2017
City budget, tax levy increase of 6.58 percent approved
The Perham city council discussed and approved the 2018 final tax levy and budget Monday night with no public comment heard. The tax levy showed an increase of 6.58 percent over this year going from $1,288,086 to $1,372,802. City manager Jonathan Smith noted increases could be contributed...
December 14, 2017 - 8:51am
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
May 24, 2017
Minnesota lawmakers plan to wrap up special session Thursday as hundreds protest
ST. PAUL—An overtime Minnesota legislative session provided an opening to protest the state budget as legislative leaders worked out plans...
May 24, 2017 - 9:10pm
May 16, 2017
Minnesota budget still undone, but leaders report progress as deadline nears
ST. PAUL — A rookie Minnesota senator may have said it best in social media. "With less than a week left of legislative session, here's...
May 16, 2017 - 7:03pm
Military wins in first Trump budget; environment, foreign aid lose big
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending,...
March 16, 2017 - 8:25am
June 19, 2015
Healthy surplus expected next year
The Perham-Dent School District is looking at the possibility of almost a $500,000 surplus for the next school year, pending decisions by the state legislature. At the school board’s regular June meeting, the preliminary 2015-2016 budget was approved. The preliminary surplus...
June 19, 2015 - 12:19pm
June 10, 2015
Dayton wants Friday special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature appears set to finish passing the state budget on Friday. Details of three vetoed budget bills have been worked out and legislators are ready with two other spending measures, leaving only the formality of four legislative leaders and Gov....
June 10, 2015 - 3:22pm
June 3, 2015
Minnesota budget deal still in works
ST.PAUL – Details remain to be worked out before Minnesota leaders are ready for a special legislative session to finish the state budget. Leaders on Tuesday sounded much like they did late Monday, saying they are close, but technicalities remain and they hoped a special...
June 3, 2015 - 12:04pm
December 29, 2014
Levy to jump 32 percent: Amount still below state average
The Perham-Dent School Board approved a 32.23 percent increase on the school’s portion of property taxes for 2015. A balanced budget for the 2015-2016 school year is expected as a result of the increase. The levy was approved as part of the board’s regular meeting on De...
December 29, 2014 - 2:31pm
June 27, 2014
Perham-Dent approves preliminary budget
It looks like it’ll be another year in the red for the Perham-Dent School District, though the district is continuing to climb back into the black. At its regular meeting, the school board approved a preliminary budget for the 2015 fiscal year with about $16.5 million in expected...
June 27, 2014 - 12:54pm
June 20, 2014
Great River Energy comes in under budget for 2013
Great River Energy had one of its best years ever in 2013. During the electric cooperative’s annual meeting June 4, company leaders celebrated the past year’s success, and looked ahead to a bright future. “Financially and operationally, 2013 was a great year,” said GRE’s...
June 20, 2014 - 2:53pm
March 22, 2013
Revised budget better, but still not enough
Gov. Mark Dayton recently made it official that he is backing off from his proposals to expand sales taxes to services like auto work and haircuts. He also is cutting his plan to create a business-to-business sales tax.
March 22, 2013 - 9:41am
July 5, 2012
NY Mills School District preliminary budget shows signs of slight surplus
Last week, the New York Mills School Board approved a fiscal year 2013 preliminary budget with a surplus of around $33,000. Though the budget is not yet final, a slight bump in revenue is expected due to increased enrollment. Sixty-six kindergartners are already enrolled for fall,...
July 5, 2012 - 1:19pm
Perham city may need to cut $350,000 by 2011
Overtime pay freezes, shutting down the library a day a week, reduce summer rec funding and delay purchase of a new squad car-these are among the cuts facing the city of Perham. And that's only "part one" of potentially more than $300,000 cuts between now and 2011. Depending on...
April 5, 2010 - 7:00am