Marie Johnson joined the Perham Focus more than five years ago, and has since worn many hats as writer, editor and page designer. She lives in rural Frazee with her husband, Dan, their one-year-old son, Simon, and their yellow lab, Louisa.
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Pine Mill Farm Furniture Company is not your typical furniture store. The differences start before you even go inside. The store is situated on acres of sprawling green lawn, with...
Does Perham have an unusually high number of uncontrolled intersections? That question was posed to members of the city council at their June meeting, by a man who recently relocated to town from the East Coast. Wayne Romer said he was surprised by the number of uncontrolled intersections he encountered after moving to Perham, having never seen so many of them anywhere else he’s lived or traveled.
Perham's Turtle Fest wrapped up on Sunday, after nine days of family-friendly events and activities, including a parade, Fun Fly, demolition derby, prize giveaways, turtle races, sports competitions and much more. Page through our photo gallery to see just a small sample of the smiling faces and cool activities that were found all over town for Turtle Fest. For more photos, see this week's issue of the Perham Focus.
Sometimes, having something to cuddle makes everything seem better for children who have seen or survived a scary incident, such as an accident or fire. That’s the reasoning behind ‘Buddy Bears,’ a program that raises money to provide teddy bears to kids in crisis. Through raffles and an organizational gambling account, the Detroit Lakes chapter of ABATE (American Bikers for Awareness Training and Education) raises funds for Buddy Bears. Recently, the club donated bears to both the Perham and Ottertail fire departments.
With just over a year of business under their belts and a second location in Detroit Lakes newly opened, the owners of Brew Ales and Eats in Perham have yet another venture, well, brewing. Though they’re only in the very beginning stages of what could easily be a 6- to 10-month-long process, Alex and Britt Belquist are planning to open a brew pub, with beers brewed by the barrel on site. It would be the first and only brew pub Perham has had in memorable history. “It’s going to be a cool project,” said Alex in a telephone interview.
“Honey, where are the forks?” “Seriously? Fork-get about it. They’re packed away somewhere, probably at the bottom of the biggest, heaviest box at the bottom of the tallest, heaviest pile of boxes.” “C’mon. Really? How am I supposed to eat my week-old leftovers off this paper plate?” “Yeah, good luck with that. Maybe you can whittle one out of a stick in the yard?” “I could... but then I’d have to find a knife.” Ah, the joys of moving. The heavy lifting. The never-ending stacks of boxes. The disorganization.
A Vergas man escaped injury after his vehicle went off the road and landed in a slough. Joshua David Moltzan, 31, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville too fast along Leek Lake Drive in Vergas when he lost control of the car around a curve, according to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. The car ran off the road on the east side and overturned into a slough, becoming partially submerged. Moltzan was uninjured, the release states, and there were no passengers in the car.
Marie Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org A rural Detroit Lakes man died in a one-car rollover on Friday. Ronald Gene Gillund, age 69, was ejected from his vehicle and pronounced dead en route to the emergency room, according to a press release from the Becker County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a call about the rollover at about 8 p.m. The release states that Gillund’s vehicle was southbound on St.
Company will pay $70K penalty; wastewater surcharges waived in lieu of pretreatment upgrades The city of Perham and KLN Family Brands have reached an agreement on wastewater surcharges, with the...
More than $5,000 worth of tools and other items have been stolen from a pole shed near Erhard. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the burglary and theft of the items, which were only recently discovered missing from the seasonal residence. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, there was no apparent forced entry into the building. Stolen were three portable generators, a wood splitter, chain saws, a table saw, a compound mitre saw and other items, the release states. The theft occurred on Tonseth Lane, south of Maplewood State Park. The inci