February 5 1:32 a.m. - assisted Perham resident with disabled vehicle February 6 5:46 a.m. - Perham resident turned in found property 4:39 p.m. - caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; all ok 4:51 p.m. - Perham business reported suspicious person; all ok 5:03 p.m. - Perham business reported abandoned vehicle in public parking area 5:11 p.m. - Perham business reported theft of merchandise 7:01 p.m. - issued verbal warning for impeding traffic 10:11 p.m. - Perham business reported suspicious activity; all ok
January 28 5:34 a.m. - issued verbal warning for failure to yield and no current proof of insurance 3:41 p.m. - two vehicle crash at SW 3rd Ave/SW 4th St; no injuries 4:30 p.m. - two vehicle crash at SW 2nd Ave/SW; no injuries 5:16 p.m. - Perham resident reported receiving threats via social media January 29 6:28 a.m. - responded to Perham business for alarm; false alarm 8:19 a.m. - assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's office with medical response 10:49 a.m. - issued verbal warning for stop sign violation
There will be free tax preparation for low to moderate income individuals and seniors starting in February. For those living in the Perham area, it will be at the New Creations Lutheran church at 295 Coney Street West in Perham. The services will be every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring a copy of last year's taxes, photo ID and social security card. Additional locations and times are as follows: Otter Tail county Government Offices at 118 Main Avenue South in New York Mills every Tuesday from noon to 4 p.m.
January 21 2:52 p.m. - Caller reported suspicious activity; all ok 10:49 p.m. - Perham resident reported harassment via social media January 22 10:28 a.m. - Processed Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application 10:30 a.m. - Processed Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application 11:34 a.m. - Issued Parking Ticket for vehicle blocking residential driveway 3:14 p.m. - Citation issued for expired tabs and expired drivers license 4:20 p.m. - Perham resident reported theft of personal property
January 14 1:15 a.m. - Caller reported a dog barking all night 9:49 a.m. - Mediated neighbor noise dispute 3:48 p.m. - two vehicle crash at 2nd Ave SE/E Main St; no injuries 4:28 p.m. - Issued verbal warning for speed 5:11 p.m. - Caller requested assistance with transportation 5:40 p.m. - Issued verbal warning for no tail lights 5:59 p.m. - Responded to Perham address for disturbance; parties were separated 7:58 p.m. - Caller requested assistance with transportation January 15 4:04 a.m. - Issued verbal warning for out headlight
It was brought to our attention that Valley News Live did a story on a controversial facebook comment made by a part-time teacher in the Detroit Lakes School District, Jennifer Mitchell. The comment was directed at a Native American, and at first glance, it seemed pretty bad, as this was Mitchell's comment: "Stop acting like a bunch of savages. People like you label your people as lazy, drunken, welfare burdens".
January 7 9:54 a.m. - Two vehicle crash at SE 3rd Ave/Fox St;no injuries 12:50 p.m. - Party transported for evaluation 6:12 p.m. - Adult male arrested on Otter Tail County probation violation January 8 10:49 a.m. - Citation issued for speed 6:34 p.m. - Caller reported vandalism to private property located in Perham 7:51 p.m. - Responded to Perham business for alarm; cleared and secured building 9:11 p.m. - Caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; all ok January 9
Jason Miller, Publisher of the Perham Focus and Wadena Pioneer Journal for the past 2 1/2 years, will be leaving his post at the community newspapers. Miller has been named Director of Integrated Media Operations for Forum Communications Co., which he will begin Jan. 21. In his role, he will oversee multiple production departments for the company.
December 31 2:49 a.m. - Report of stalled vehicle; owner arranged for tow 9:45 a.m. - Verbal warning for stop sign violation 2:03 p.m. - two vehicle crash at NE 2nd Ave/NE 5th St; no injuries 2:11 p.m. - Assisted party with civil dispute 3:00 p.m. - Perham resident complained of snow being blown into his property January 1 5:42 a.m. - Responded to Perham address for verbal domestic; parties were separated 8:17 a.m. - Caller reported hit and run in private parking lot
Joseph William Fernholz, 32, of Frazee has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony domestic assault by strangulation, gross misdemeanor interrupting a 911 emergency call, and misdemeanor domestic assault. According to court records, on Nov. 24 he allegedly assaulted his wife in Frazee, smashing her cell phone when she tried to call for help, and pushing her onto a bed and choking her with his hands until she couldn't breathe and grew dizzy. He then let her go and allegedly punched her in the eye. A neighbor helped her contact police.