Marie Johnson joined the Detroit Lakes Tribune in November 2017 after several years of writing and editing at the Perham Focus. She lives in rural Frazee with her husband, Dan, their young son and daughter, and their yellow Lab.
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Lil' Evil Inkorpor8ted is enjoying quite a ride in Perham. The motorcycle service, repair and custom build shop opened in town five years ago, and quickly took off. Its mechanical and sales team has a reputation for quality work and good old-fashioned customer service, and their award-winning custom bikes have garnered national recognition.
Papacito’s Burritos is on a roll. The little build-your-own-burrito joint inside the Perham BP gas station has seen nothing but growth since opening in 2012. Despite its blink-and-you’ll-miss-it location, the popular fast food restaurant has routinely packed in hungry crowds tighter than its famously overstuffed burritos.
A New York Mills man was hurt in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 10 east of Perham this morning. Robert Kyle Wiggins, age 38, was driving a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer west down the highway when he lost control on the snowy, icy road, went into the center median and rolled, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A 19-year-old from Fergus Falls was hurt in a rollover accident on I-94 on Saturday. Lilliana Mary Clifford Nelson was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer westbound down the highway when she lost control of the vehicle and it rolled, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. She was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
Two Fergus Falls residents were injured after a deer jumped in front of their vehicle and led to a rollover accident on Wednesday.
Perham High School's Close Up delegation returned from Washington, D.C., on March 31 after a week of learning and experiencing American government from a "close up" view. Close Up is a program that allows students to learn about government from first-hand experience. Students from all over the United States come together at the nation's Capitol to interact with each other and learn different people's perspectives. Perham's Close Up group travels to Washington every other year. The next trip is scheduled for the spring of 2019.
Two people were hurt in an accident east of Deer Creek on Friday. Steven Ray Sibert, age 47, of Hewitt, Minn., was traveling north on Highway 29 when his Dodge Ram rear-ended a Ford Taurus, forcing both vehicles into the ditch and causing the Taurus to roll once, the Minnesota State Patrol reports.
Over the course of Perham High School's 100-year history, scores of graduates have gone on to achieve great things. Now, in an effort to preserve some of those past successes and inspire future generations, one teacher has hatched an ambitious plan to collect and publish graduates’ stories.
Four people from around the region, including a Dent woman, were injured in a rear-end crash in Ogema Monday. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that a Chevrolet truck waiting to turn west onto Becker County Road 18 from Highway 59 was rear-ended by a Buick van.
An 87-year-old Minnesota man was killed in an accident involving a Freightliner tractor-truck northwest of Dilworth last week. The Minnesota State Patrol reported that Duane Lamarr Johnson, of Twin Valley, was driving a 1993 Acura Integra eastbound on 90th Avenue North when he failed to yield at Highway 75 and made contact with the Freightliner.