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How many people would consider going on a seven-day bike ride for 400 miles in the middle of summer? Well, about 17,000 – including former Perham resident Sara Rudolph. The Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa, or RAGBRAI, held its 42nd annual ride July 20-26 this year. Rudolph, daughter of Kelvin and Sandra Rudolph of Perham, is now a registered nurse living in Orlando, Fla.
Don’t mistake the droning buzz for monster-sized mosquitoes. With their engines purring and roaring, on Saturday, Aug.
As students, parents and coaches prepare for the start of the fall sports season, the school district has been considering adding a new requirement for all athletes in grades seven through 12. “I’m curious how this board would feel about making it a requirement to have the ImPACT baseline concussion test for all of our student athletes,” said Activities Director Erin Anderson at the July Perham-Dent School Board meeting.
Perham’s Rotary Club never left the back room of Lakes Café on July 24, but their speaker brought a perspective from the other side of the world. Eran Mor-Cicurel, who is a foreign editor and reporter for Israel Radio of the national broadcasting network, lives in Tel Aviv and spoke to the assembled Rotarians about the conflict between Israel and Palestine. “This is a picture my mom sent me yesterday,” said Mor-Cicurel as he showed the group a photo of several men carrying a large missile on their shoulders. “That was taken a block away from my parents’ place...
A familiar face in the local plumbing game is striking out on his own with Precision Plumbing, a new business in the Perham area. Loren Guck has done all sorts...
As November’s Election Day approaches, it is nearly time for candidates to file for area races. The filing period for local elections will run from Tuesday, July 29 to Tuesday, Aug. 12. Any filing fees must also be paid by the end of this time. State-wide requirements for a person to be eligible to run include: being able to vote, being at least 21 years old when taking office, and living within the city or district limits for a minimum of 30 days before the election.
The Blomberg brothers have been getting quizzed year after year, and they keep doing better every time. For the third year in a row, Caleb and David Blomberg, of Dent,...
Hot, humid weather fueled thunderstorms that rolled across Minnesota and the Dakotas on Monday night. On the east side of Big Pine Lake, near Perham, some boats took a beating and docks were twisted or flipped by the storm while, oddly, swings, lawn chairs and garden gnomes were untouched.
The ninth annual Dreams for Kids Bike Run might have a new location this year, but its mission is still the same: raise funds to grant wishes to sick children throughout the Perham area. In past years, Dreams for Kids, the local Make-A-Wish Minnesota affiliate, held its bike runs in Perham. This year, the event will shift to New York Mills. Rain or shine, motorcycles will gather at the New York Mills VFW Post 3289 on Saturday, July 26. The night before the ride, on Friday, Willy and the Poorboys will perform on the VFW’s outdoor stage from 8 p.m.
After getting rained out last year, the 19th annual East Otter Tail County Relay for Life went much better this year, according to organizers. “We are sitting at a little over $88,000 as of this morning!” said event chairperson Lisa Peterson on July 14. “Our goal is $93,000, and I’m pretty confident we’ll be able to reach that!” This year, 22 teams committed their entire Friday night to walking around the Perham High School track to raise funds for the American Cancer Society.