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A Deer Creek woman was injured yesterday after hitting a deer on Highway 210, which caused the driver’s side window of her car to break. Clara Mullet, age 28, was driving a Ford Taurus westbound in Henning Township at about 10:43 a.m. when she struck the deer, the Minnesota State Patrol reports.
A 32-year-old Grand Forks man was killed in a three-vehicle crash east of Detroit Lakes yesterday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the man was driving a Hyundai Elantra westbound on Highway 34 when he crossed over the centerline, sideswiping a Chevy Silverado and then crashing head-on into a Volvo that were both traveling eastbound.
Have you ever played bongos with sliced bananas? Or played the piano with cups of water? It sounds strange -- but it’s not impossible. A group of Perham kids did it earlier this month, using Makey Makey invention kits. On May 16, an after-school Engineering Class for grades 2-4 opened the eyes of some Heart of the Lakes Elementary School students to the vast, intriguing and sometimes downright silly possibilities of scientific invention.
Rodney Hanson’s many friends and family members are mourning the loss of one of the “good guys.” Hanson, a nearly-lifelong resident of Vergas and the man behind Hanson’s Plumbing and Heating, passed away Monday at Perham Health at the age of 91.
Monday, May 29 is Memorial Day, a day to remember and honor the more than 1 million men and women who have given their lives in service to this great nation over the course of many years, and many wars. It is a day to remember ancestors, family members and other loved ones who have given the ultimate sacrifice.
Friday, May 26 Chamber Golf Scramble, Perham: At Lakeside Golf Course. Annual Perham Area Chamber of Commerce event. For more information, contact the chamber office at 218-346-7710. Saturday, May 27 Bass Fishing Opener, Statewide
A Richville woman was injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident north of Vergas yesterday. Veronica Lynn Vennes, age 44, was driving southbound on Becker County Road 17 when she swerved to miss an animal in the road, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. Her vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant, entered the right ditch and rolled over.
Pull up a lawn chair, blanket or even your golf cart: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concert series at the park is back. For the third year in a row, the Ottertail Business and Community Association will host live outdoor performances at the city park on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
The Prairie Wind Middle School cafeteria was buzzing with the sound of 68 tiny propellers all whirling at once last Wednesday, as eighth grade Computer Applications students launched their new minidrones for the first time. Kids in the class controlled the drones’ lift-offs, landings, flights and tricks with their iPads. Some students were able to make the drones hover, rise and fall in a straight vertical line, swoop through the air, glide low along the ground and even do mid-air flips.
Two local contractors have been awarded contracts related to construction projects at Perham public schools. At a short meeting following the groundbreaking ceremony for the future Perham High School last Wednesday, Perham-Dent School Board members approved bids for irrigation work around the new school, as well as at the elementary school. Aqua Lawn, Inc. was the low bidder for a new irrigation system at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School, with a bid of $75,500. Lakes Country Landscaping was the low bidder for the system at the new high school, with a bid of $63,645.