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Keep an eye out for changing street detours in Perham

The detours are tentatively set to change on Monday, Sept. 19.

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City Engineer Jade Berube updated the Perham City Council on the 2022-23 street improvement plan at the council meeting on Monday, Sept. 12.
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PERHAM — Perham residents and visitors should keep an eye out for some changes to the roads next week due to a shift in the city's 2022-23 street improvement plan , as discussed at the Perham City Council meeting on the evening of Monday, Sept. 12.

The current detour is tentatively set to change on Monday, Sept. 19. First Avenue North (County 8) will be closed from Main Street to 17th Street North (Golf Course Road). The new detour will require drivers to use Golf Course Road and County Highway 51.

Construction on water and sewer services on County 8 is set to finish this week, and construction of the curb and gutter is tentatively set for Sept. 19.

City Engineer Jade Berube compiles weekly construction updates via email for community members. If you have any questions or want to be added to the email list, contact Berube at jade.berube@apexenggroup.com or Perham City Engineer Jonathan Smith at jsmith@cityofperham.com.

At the meeting, councilors also discussed:


  • A citizen expressed concerns about the mud puddle outside of Suds. The city plans to survey it for a future long-term solution.
  • The council approved a new three-year contract with the police department.
  • The next regular city council meeting is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 10 at 5:15 p.m., and the next committee of the whole meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28 at 5:15 p.m.
Elizabeth (she/her), 23, graduated with a degree in Journalism and Communications from the University of Wisconsin–Stout in 2020. Elizabeth has always had a passion for telling stories about people and specializes in community features, which she uses for her Perham-centered content.
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