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It all started in 2012, when Perham resident Bob Riepe was visiting St. Joseph Cemetery in rural Perham. While there, Riepe realized there were many spots where a grave was visible, but there were no markers. Through “divining” the old part of the cemetery, Riepe found and identified 151 graves, including several that belonged to members of the Steichen family.
After years of operating on a deficit, the Perham-Dent School District’s budgets for seem to be mostly written in black ink. Kristi Werner, the district’s business manager, presented a revised...
Editor’s note: This is the first in a year-long series of weekly stories. Each story will spotlight a local business, recapping what Grow Minnesota! volunteers learned in their interviews with local business owners. Emily Rutten, Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer chamber member Jean Hallberg recently conducted the first Grow Minnesota! visit in Perham, at Perham Family Dentistry. Perham Family Dentistry was created by Perham High School alumna Dr.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth, and final, in a weekly series on how technology affects the lives of Perham residents. It’s a universal truth: everyone needs to eat. Ever since humans started to settle in one place, rather than roaming nomadically and gathering food as they traveled, agriculture has been a mainstay in communities and lives across the globe. Over
Now that January has faded into the past, motivation for following through with New Year’s resolutions to get active and work out may be getting low. Perham’s newest small business...
Saturday was a busy, cold day for members of the Perham Fire Department, as they responded to two fires in subzero temperatures. At 5:30 a.m., with a temperature of 3 degrees, the department was called to a turkey barn on Black Diamond Road in rural Perham, where a propane tank was thought to be on fire. According to Perham Fire Chief Mark Schmidt, it was an evaporator that malfunctioned and caught fire, not a tank. No injuries were reported.
A Perham man who was hurt in a head-on car-train collision in town last Tuesday is in recovery at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. Alec Scott Bjerke, 21, was seriously...
Students representing Perham High School’s Science Research Team won 15 awards at the 66th annual Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair in Crookston on Feb. 6. One individual and four team...
Perham-Dent School Board members are reaching important decisions about how and when to ask taxpayers to fund some major construction projects. During a special work session last Tuesday, the board made a preliminary agreement to bring a $58.3 million referendum to a vote on May 12. The referendum amount and voting date are not yet final, but are expected to be made official at the board’s next regular meeting, which will be on Monday, Feb.
Perham Living’s annual Valentine’s Day party was held on Feb. 12, hosted by members of the Catholic Daughters in the chapel at Perham Living. Also assisting with the festivities were kindergarten students from St. Henry’s Area School, front row, left to right: Isaac Adams, Elise Reuter, Molly Ruther, Stella Hunt, Dane Hoban and Ethan Kinn. The crowned kings and queens were, back row, left to right: Lupe Novak, Gene Ulschmid, Elaine Schermerhorn, David Carlson, Laverne Hendrickx and Mac Tobkin.