Perham Focus Newsroom
est Central Minnesota Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides no cost, confidential consulting to assist people as they start, build or grow their businesses. The center partners with the city of Perham, its economic development authority and the local Business and Entrepreneurial Services Center to offer office hours in Perham. A consultant from the West Central Minnesota SBDC will be at the Perham incubator offices, located at 665 3rd St. SW, on the second Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with small business owners and entrepreneurs.
The Yellowjacket Speech Team took first at the Parkers Prairie/Osakis Speech Meet on Saturday. The team came back strong, after a week off from tournament action. This Saturday, the team travels to Henning. The following competitors placed at the meet: Discussion: Kris Hanson, 4th; Kiowa Wieser-Matthews, 2nd; Riley Tostenson, 1st Drama: Tyler Wieser-Matthews, Superior; Calista Wengel, 5th; Rachel Nelson, 4th; Lauren Anderson, 1st
St. Paul’s Lutheran School in Perham will be holding kindergarten round-up on Thursday, March 26 from 3:30-7 p.m. Families are invited to attend and visit the kids’ classroom. Registration materials will be available. Teacher Deb Riemer will answer any questions parents may have about the kindergarten program. All are welcome. Children born before Sept. 1, 2008, will be eligible for kindergarten this fall.
New York Mills Elementary School will be holding its 2013-2014 school year kindergarten information night on Thursday, March 21. This special event is a time for the school to share its policies, curriculum and health information with parents, while giving kids a chance to check out the school.
The city of Perham has annexed a little over two acres of commercial and industrial property owned by Professional Agronomy Services LLC. Professional Agronomy petitioned the city to annex the property, which they acquired from BNSF Railway. To compensate Perham Township for any tax revenues lost through the annexation, the city will reimburse the township its share of the taxes for five years. This will be paid out in two installments of about $634 each, on May 1, 2013 and Jan. 1, 2014.
The Prospect House in Battle Lake is being considered by the Minnesota Historical Society’s State Review Board for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, it was announced last week. It is one of seven total properties from around the state up for consideration. The National Register of Historic Places is the federal government’s official list of historic properties worthy of preservation.
As part of this year’s, “In A World of Service” theme, Lions International President Wayne Madden is challenging Lions club members to participate in the Reading Action Program, to focus...
The driver of the pickup truck that struck and killed a man in downtown Perham in December will not be facing criminal charges. Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby said Monday that no criminal negligence was found during an investigation of the accident, and the case will be closing. The driver was identified as 85-year-old Lloyd Ramsay, of Perham.
Glenn Scott Kassahn, 46, of Richville, was sentenced March 4 in Otter Tail County District Court following drug charges. He was sentenced to 60 days in the county jail and ordered to pay fines of $1,160. In October 2011, agents of the West Central Drug Task Force stopped Kassahn in Elizabeth, Minn. in connection with a previous drug crime in Becker County. During a pat down in Elizabeth, agents located a baggie of white crystal-type substances, along with a glass pipe, in Kassahn’s possession. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine.
Brandon James Hansen, 27, who last year was found with methamphetamine at Little Pine Lake near Perham, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court earlier this month. The Sebeka resident will serve 180 days in the county jail, with two days credited for time already served. In lieu of further incarceration in a state institution, Hansen will be on probation. According to court documents, five years of successful probation will result in a change from a felony to a misdemeanor conviction. He will pay a $1,000 fine in court costs.