The Perham Area Public Library is presenting Patrick Scully and his production, Leaves of Grass — Illuminated, a free program offered for adults on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. at the library.
Perham, MN — Perham Health will host its annual Just for Women event on Tuesday, October 16, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Perham High School, 800 Coney Street West. The event is free and features experts on a variety of topics specific to women of all ages.
The Perham Area Community Center is planning a renovation and addition to the current facility to keep up with the growth of the community and area. The PACC Fit-Up will address the responses from the community survey, including more workout space as well as additional programming and family activities. There are also a number of capital repairs and updates that will make the facility more efficient and cost-effective moving forward.
It is a celebration lasting for one year marking the 150th year the county of Otter Tail, Minnesota, has been in business. Christ Schuelke, a history buff and research sleuth has many a story to tell the locals. Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway of Vining is hosting the party at the Vining Community Center, 211 Soule Street on Monday evening, October 8, beginning at 6 pm; the program begins at 7 pm All community members are invited to participate. The event is free. Birthday refreshments will be served following the program.
The U of MN SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education program is offering a free program for women to lose weight safely and avoid Type 2 Diabetes. The group- 'I Can Prevent Diabetes, The Mom's Weigh', will work with women who are trying to lose postpartum weight, wish to learn about how a healthy lifestyle can help prevent future pregnancy complications, and those who wish to avoid Type 2 Diabetes, as these issues often connect. Women who have high blood pressure, have a family history of diabetes, and who have had gestational diabetes, are also good candidates for the group.
The Coats for Kids drive is now underway in Otter Tail County. This program helps to defray cold weather clothing costs for parents who may not be able to afford it. Last year, over 1,500 coats, hats, and mittens were distributed to families throughout the county and the same number is expected this year.
Francisco Luna Blanco, 43, of rural Frazee, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for misdemeanor domestic assault. A felony charge of domestic assault by strangulation and a second count of misdemeanor domestic assault were dismissed in a plea agreement.
The 27th annual District 5580 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Camp was held on the University of Minnesota Crookston campus July 8-14. Each student is awarded sponsorship by their local Rotary club. A total of 130 campers attended this year, and were sponsored by 55 Rotary International Clubs across District 5580 in Minnesota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ontario, Canada. Sierra Edvall, Maggie Ingebrand, Alexa Leiran, and Lacy Richter were sponsored by the Perham Rotary Club.
The Becker County Sheriff's Department is looking for a missing Frazee girl, according to a post on their social media site. Codie Holt, 16, was last seen in rural Frazee yesterday. No other information was immediatly released.
Just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Otter Tail County, it's the Perham Summer History Series. How did the townships of Otter Tail County get their names? Find out these hidden histories at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham. There is no charge and refreshments will be served.