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Perham students travel to Russia, a circus comes to town, and other top headlines from Perham's past.
The latest attempt to save part of the building came from the Fergus Falls School District, which wanted to turn part of the structure into an elementary school.
The Perham High School Class of 1972 graduates, $100,000 total is donated to the school and city, and other top headlines from Perham's past.
When you only have 3 or 4 stations, you tend to hear the same commercials over and over again, and boy do we remember them. "Back Then" columnist Tracy Briggs wants to know your favorites.

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Local historian Ray Nelson shares his research of Minnesota's oldest rifle artifact to date and its journey from Europe to fur trade-era Minnesota. He is a member of the Friends of Old Crow Wing and its former president, and a founder of the Crow Wing County Muzzleloaders Club.
Perham students flex their athletic capabilities, the East Otter Tail County Museum is planned, and other top headlines from Perham's past.
A new jewelry store opened in Kemper's, Perham students help flood victims, and other top headlines from Perham's past.
For Memorial Day, an American military cemetery in Cambridge wants to honor the Americans (including North Dakotans and Minnesotans) who are buried there with photos beside their grave markers. Maybe you know one of these men.
When a gunman killed a police officer in Hope, North Dakota, in 1933, the county sheriff wasn't about to take it lying down. He persisted to track the suspect for two years over seven states and thousands of miles -- one of the most highly publicized manhunts in U.S. history.
Chuck Johnson will share his award-winning one-act play about Abraham Lincoln, "The Night Before Gettysburg," at Gettysburg itself, during the 159th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. He'll also be performing the show locally, at the Perham High School auditorium, on April 28 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the Perham Center for the Arts.

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The 1950 U.S. Census has officially been released after 72 years of waiting. What you learn about America back then might surprise you, according to columnist Tracy Briggs.
A Perham woman's art heads to Switzerland, five students qualify to compete in the State Speech Tournament, and other top headlines from Perham's past.
Some of these candies have been around for more than 100 years and might bring back great memories of childhood, but columnist Tracy Briggs has a question: Would you eat them today?

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