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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Perham High School and Prairie Wind Middle School have received state recognition for two separate, innovative educational programs. The schools have been named 2016-2017 Star of Innovation Award recipients by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP). The high school was named a Silver Star winner for its English Language Learners Immersion-Interpreting Program, while the middle school was named a Bronze Star winner for its "Got Clean Water?" initiative.
A Battle Lake woman and 3-year-old girl were injured in an accident in Fergus Falls on Monday.
Perham City Councilors are working fast to fill the seat left vacant by the recent passing of former councilor Harriet Mattfeld. The council decided in April to seek applications for the open position, and now the deadline to submit those applications is very near. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. this Thursday, May 4. As of Monday, three applications had been submitted.
A Deer Creek man died in a rollover accident on Highway 10 in New York Mills Wednesday morning. The man, age 50, was driving west on Highway 10 when he lost control on the bridge over Broadway Avenue, or County Road 67, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. He went off the road into the right ditch, and then rolled down onto the Broadway Avenue on-ramp to Highway 10.
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.