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.
One adult female and two female children were life-flighted out of Perham Health following a train versus car crash near Perham.
December 10 7:52 a.m. - Issued verbal warning for too many passenger and a flat tire 11:12 a.m. - Issued verbal warning for stop sign violation 11:13 a.m. - Processed Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application 11:14 a.m. - Processed Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application 12:49 p.m. - Report of a hit and run in a private parking lot 1:11 p.m. - Issued verbal warning for stop sign violation 6:30 p.m. - Issued verbal warning for no headlights 8:40 p.m. - Perham merchant reported a vehicle abandoned in a private parking lot December 11
December 3 • 5:43 a.m. - Issued verbal warning for not yielding and signaling • 8:59 a.m. - Issued verbal warning for broken tail light • 12:45 p.m. - Issued verbal warning for not maintaining lane position • 4:33 p.m. - Report of a possible HRO violation • 8:19 p.m. - Adult male arrested for OFP violation, 5th degree domestic assault and interference with a 911 call • 10:27 p.m. - Report of a possible drunk driver; vehicle was not located • 10:37 p.m. - Complainant reported neighbors pounding on the floor December 4
The Perham office of Spherion Staffing Services, a local recruiting, staffing and workforce solutions provider, is spreading the giving spirit of the holidays through $500 donations to the American Red Cross and Boys and Girls Club of Perham. The contributions are part of Spherion's annual Community Give Back program, a nationwide initiative that recognizes and advances the efforts of charitable organizations that make communities like Perham better places to live and work.
Medical experts at Perham Living are working to make sure that antibiotic use is taken seriously with their antibiotic stewardship policy and program. Antibiotic stewardship is the practice of improving antibiotic use. Although antibiotics save lives when used to treat bacterial infections, antibiotics won't work for viruses such as a cold or flu and many urinary tract conditions. When antibiotics aren't needed, they won't help you, and the side effects could hurt you. Common side effects are dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, yeast infections, and allergic reactions.
November 26 • 9:02 a.m. - Perham resident reported domestic assault • 4:26 p.m. - Two-vehicle crash on W. Coney St; no injuries • 5:44 p.m. - Adult female arrested for 2nd degree assault and 5th degree domestic assault • 9:19 p.m. - Adult male arrested on Otter Tail County warrant November 27 • 9:39 p.m. - Issued verbal warning for speed • 1:07 p.m. - Citation issued for speed • 1:13 p.m. - Citation issued for speed • 2:54 p.m. - Processed Minnesota uniform firearm application