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A vehicle pursuit and foot race related to hunting and firearm violations northeast of Perham, in Paddock Township, landed four men in the Otter Tail County Jail. The four men, all from Browerville, have appeared in Otter Tail County District Court to face a variety of charges, ranging from felony fleeing a law enforcement officer to shining with a firearm to transporting a loaded firearm in a motor vehicle, according to a press release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Acknowledging that the federal Affordable Care Act remains controversial, Otter Tail County’s Human Services Director, John Dismore, told county commissioners last week that there is no doubt the program benefits people in need, even though others may see increases in taxes and health care costs. Otter Tail and other counties in Minnesota, according to Dinsmore, are seeing benefits from MNsure, Minnesota’s marketplace for individuals and businesses seeking health insurance.
Early deadline for all advertising and copy for the Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving) issue of the Focus is Friday, Nov. 22 at noon. The Contact deadline for the Dec. 1 publication...
For those who have a unique family heirloom but don’t quite know what it is: “Junk in the Trunk” might help. This new series at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham, premiering Thursday, Nov.
An interactive, educational workshop for women, called “Real Money Talk for Women,” will be held next Tuesday, Nov. 19 at Ste-Velly’s in Perham from noon-1 p.m. The event will be free and open to the public. A complimentary lunch will accompany the presentation. Women face unique issues that can stand in their way of financial security.
Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, of Minnesota District 8, announced last week that he would not be running for governor. In a letter sent to media outlets, the Republican lawmaker said he had given the idea serious consideration, but, “Although I strongly feel that Minnesotans want a common sense conservative voice in the governor’s office, this is just not the right time for me to offer my service.” Ingebrigtsen said he would continue to serve the people of District 8, and would work to regain a Republican majority in the next election cycle. “I want to than
Buying a home is a major investment. A homebuyer education program coming to Perham offers the opportunity for potential homebuyers to get informed before they buy. “Home Stretch” is a class offered by a network of trained homebuyer educators throughout the state. This free class will be offered on Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 20-21, from 5-9:30 p.m.
There has been some confusion about Otter Tail County’s sanitation code since revisions took effect in August, and an informational meeting has been set up to address any concerns or questions. “The bottom line is whether a septic system is up to code before the sale of property,” said county board chairman Doug Huebsch at a recent board meeting. “Right now, things are somewhat controversial. With the informational meeting, our goal will be to simplify things.” Board members also want to calm property owners, real estate agents and others who are concerned about liability issues.
The Perham Lions Festival Committee is still seeking entries for this year’s Holiday Parade of Lights. The parade will be held after sundown in downtown Perham on Friday, Nov. 29. Any interested businesses, community groups or individuals are encouraged to enter a lighted float into the parade. All the lights downtown will be turned off during the parade, to make the floats stand out. For more information, contact the Perham Lions at firstname.lastname@example.org . Entry forms are available by following the parade links at perham.com.
VFW Post 4020 and Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the following people: Sandra Weiser-Matthews for organizing the Veterans Day program at Perham High School, the students who took part in the program and the students who showed their respect by quietly listening to the speakers. Also to the PHS band, which did a great job with the music, and the two young people who played Taps. We also want to thank Dr. Rose for his words of wisdom. It was a job well done by all who participated, and is appreciated by the veterans, friends and families.