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It was just something to do while standing in line for the Ferris wheel. Madison Ruther’s mom, Tiffany, encouraged her to fill out a registration slip to be the Scheels Weather Kid on Valley News Live, out of Fargo, N.D. Did she want to be the weather kid? “Kind of,” said Madison, who is in Dan Christenson’s fifth grade class at Perham’s Prairie Wind Middle School. “We didn’t really know what it was all about,” added Tiffany. “I ask my dad, ‘What’s the weather?’” Madison said of her father, Aaron.
Barrel O’ Fun is planning to build some modular efficiency units in Perham to house temporary foreign workers while they’re here. Four 12-unit complexes will be built on the south side of KLN Family Brands’ parking lot bordering 5th Street NW, near the Perham Area Food Shelf, an area that is zoned as light industrial. Perham City Councilors approved an interim use permit for the project at a special meeting last Thursday, following a public hearing at a previous Planning Commission meeting. Barrel O’ Fun intends to continue working with Global Workforce while the factory is understaff
Editor’s note: This is the eighth and final in a twice-monthly series spotlighting Perham seniors. To hear her tell it, Joyce Koelln has always been busy. Born in 1920, the daughter of William and Daisy Peach grew up helping with everything on the family farm near Vergas. “You know what?
More than seven months of planning, designing and carving concluded on Sunday with the unveiling of Perham’s newest public art project. Panels of the 70-by-8-foot concrete mural, which weighs 4,000 pounds, had a 1,900-mile journey from artist Cindee Lundin’s workshop in Tucson, Ariz., to Perham last week.
He thought it was just a hernia. “I had a lump under my left rib,” explained Ben Holzer, a 58-year-old life-long resident of the Perham area who said he has been called “disgustingly healthy” by doctors in the past. “When I went in to the doctor, he thought it was my spleen that was enlarged.” Ben and his wife, Char, are long-time members at St.
I’ve always been a big believer in not judging a book by its cover. Of course, as a bookworm and history nerd, I’ll admit my reading preferences aren’t always in...
Two fourth grade students at Perham’s Heart of the Lakes Elementary School knew there would be some children in the area who might not get Christmas presents this year, so they decided to do something about it. Lily Aakre and Brynn Greisen came up with a plan to organize a book drive with all of the fourth grade classrooms. “We both thought, since we love to read, about the kids who might not have any (books),” Brynn explained. From late November to Dec.
Plans and sketches made earlier this year are about to come to fruition, as completed panels of a large, carved concrete mural will be installed on the side of Photo Magic in Perham on Saturday, Dec. 20, weather permitting. In May, artists Cindee Lundin and Chenoa Pickrain started planning for the mural.
The Perham-Dent School Board and administration met last week for their second work session to discuss the district’s future building projects. Discussion leading up to and at the Dec. 2 meeting has been based on an apparent consensus to move forward with planning for and building a new high school in Perham, along with other construction such as an expansion at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School. Projects were suggested in an October report by a community task force, following several meetings and much research.
A concert crossed with a youth rally and topped with inspirational speakers: We Day is a celebration for students who have given back to their communities and other communities around the globe. It also encourages them to continue their work. On Nov.