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A look at other 2015 news by month

January Jan. 8 - Perham picked for state-funded rail safety upgrade - will get $150K to alleviate traffic backups at First Ave. crossing February Feb. 5 -- Death of firefighter one day after fighting Barrel of Fun Fire, heart attack Feb. 5 - City...

January

Jan. 8 – Perham picked for state-funded rail safety upgrade – will get $150K to alleviate traffic backups at First Ave. crossing

 

February

Feb. 5 -- Death of firefighter one day after fighting Barrel of Fun Fire, heart attack

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Feb. 5 – City Garage building built

Feb. 19 -- $58.3 Million referendum looks likely

 

March

March 8 -- EOT Relay wins national award

March 26 -- Parking solution at HOTL Fast-tracked

 

April

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April 9 – Referendum plan taking shape

April 16 – Preschool priorities-Referendum

April 23 – Space, at the Heart of the matter-Referendum

April 30 – Room to learn – Referendum

 

May

May 7 – Vision for the Future-Referendum

May 7 – Perham summer road construction starting soon

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May 14 – What now? Referendum fails by 502 votes

 

June

June 14 – Affordable townhomes proposed for Perham

June 25 – Library Renovation to start

 

July

July 9 – Major City projects get financed

July 23 – Planning ramps up for a second try at referendum

July 30 – Fire at Tuffy’s caused by truck mishap

 

August

Aug. 6 – Perham Express in need of repair and home

Aug. 6 – 3,000 attend Lake Country Fly-in and car show

Aug. 13 – Relay for Life surpasses goal

Aug. 27 – Tuffy’s opens $70 million facility

Aug. 27 – WCCO profiles Perham – City selected for Goin’ to the Lake series

 

September

Sept. 3 – Enrollment even higher than expected

Sept. 10 – Tenant-Landlord dispute in Perham leads to shooting

Sept. 17 – Victim recounts events on day of shooting

Sept. 24 – Judge denies Skolte’s request for reduced bail

 

October

Oct. 1 – Casino to be built near Dent

Oct. 8 – KLN sells Barrel O’ Fun

Oct. 15 – Teacher increases approved

Oct. 15 – Perham Living breaks ground on remodeling project

Oct. 29 – Perham residents fondly remember John Knight

Oct. 29 – Demo project complete at former Dean’s building

Oct. 29 – Crosswalk work signals final stages of street improvements

 

November

Nov. 5 – City to draft letter to DNR opposing muskie stocking

Nov. 5 – An overview of the referendum; both sides weigh in

Nov. 12 – Perham first in county to ban e-cigs in city parks

Nov. 12 – HOTL up for Celebration School designation

Nov. 19 – Community Ed makes a comeback

Nov. 26 – Kuhlemeyer named Teacher of the Year

 

December

Dec. 3 – A win for Perham Schools -- $45.3M referendum passes; design of new high school to start right away

Dec. 3 – Charlie Nelson named new president of KLN; Kenny Nelson to continue as CEO

Dec. 10 – Plans being reviewed for new pool at area Thumper Pond

Dec. 10 – Relief over deadline extension; By 2022, high school instructors of college-level courses will need master’s degrees

Dec. 17 – Businesses fail alcohol compliance checks; 22 in Otter Tail County were not complinant, 5 of those in Perham

Dec. 17 – Perham tax levy: Good news and bad news; Levy lower than first thought, but still up 4 percent over last year

Dec. 17 – Perham Boys and Girls Club members get state, national recognition for anti-tobacco activism.

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