Perham Focus Newsroom
Windows were shot out of a rental tractor last Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 78 and Minnesota Street, south of Perham. The incident was reported to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at 7:04 a.m. on Nov. 20. The incident is under investigation. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail Correspondent
Cody James Dahl, 31, of Underwood, was charged in Otter Tail County District Court on Nov. 20 with controlled substance in the fifth degree. Court records state Dahl was allegedly found in possession of methamphetamine when stopped by law enforcement along Highway 34 at 11:14 p.m. on Nov. 18, east of Perham. There had been reports of a vehicle driving all over the road. Dahl’s next court appearance will be Dec. 2. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
It’s “Lefse, Cookies, and Much More” this year at Calvary Lutheran Church’s 18th annual Christmas Bake Shoppe. Women of Calvary will be sponsoring this event on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9-11 a.m. in the Perham church’s Fellowship Hall. Returning will be the annual feature of an assortment of three dozen fancy cookies. Calvary’s Smakte Godt (tastes good) Lefse will again be available. Proceeds from the bake shoppe will be donated to many local and regional ministries and needs. A snack shop will offer warm beverages and sweet treats for shoppers.
Doug and Sue Eckes, Perham Office Supply: Sue: “All of the volunteers who decorate town.” Doug: “Two wonderful grandchildren.” Sharon Dahring, Perham Post Office: “Lots of things... health, family and my job.” Gina Cavanagh, Bay Window Quilt Shop: “Family and the generous hearts of the caring people of the Perham area.” Ray Guck, ACE Hardware: “My wife and family.” Tom and Kathy Gould, with dog Lily, at T.A.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said this week that the thin layers of ice currently forming on Minnesota waters are not safe. The DNR recommends that anyone heading out on the ice carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort about ice conditions, and measure the ice. DNR clear ice thickness recommendations are: - 4 inches for walking. - 5 inches for a snowmobile or ATV. - 8-12 inches for a car. - 12-15 inches for a medium-sized truck. For more information, visit www.dnr.state.mn.us/safety/ice/thickness.html .
A pair of Dent maple syrup makers celebrated a sweet victory at this year’s international maple syrup competition. Stu and Corinne Peterson, owners of Camp Aquila Pure Maple Syrup of Star Lake, took first place in the Grade A–Light Amber class at the recent North American Maple Syrup Council convention held in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, in late October, according to a press release. The Petersons’ Camp Aquila is a family-owned, licensed commercial operation tapping approximately 1,200 trees. The camp uses a gravity tubing collection system which is installed and removed from t
Northwoods Assembly in Perham invites the community to partake in a free Thanksgiving meal. This will mark the 14th year that the church family of Northwoods has opened its doors...
The collection date for gifts through Santa Anonymous has changed to Dec. 12. Donation boxes have been wrapped and placed in New York Mills businesses by the local Family, Career...
Don’t let the “bad weather blues” immobilize you this winter – at least not in areas where your postal letter carrier delivers your mail. Keeping your mailbox and walkways clear of snow and ice so that your letter carrier or other delivery person can safely approach your mailbox or door ensures that you receive the best service, even in the worst weather. The Postal Service, which delivers to more than 125 million addresses six days a week, has its hands full when winter storms hit. The challenge to provide uninterrupted delivery regardless of the conditions can be accomplished
Work is nearly complete on Highway 78 for the 2013 construction season, but additional work needs to be completed next spring. Over the summer and fall, crews resurfaced 26 miles of Highway 78 from Perham to Battle Lake and reconstructed Lake Avenue in downtown Battle Lake. “We appreciate everyone’s patience this summer and fall,” said Seth Yliniemi, Minnesota Department of Transportation project engineer.