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A long train of smoke filled the Perham skyline early in the morning on Christmas Eve, as firefighters battled an immense blaze. The call came in at 2:41 a.m., reporting that the "lodge" complex, located behind the Cactus in Perham, was on fire. The facility is behind the Cactus Restaurant on Highway 10, in Perham Township--just south of the city of Perham. The fire appeared to have started in a garage and spread to the rest of the complex, though the cause was not known this morning, said Brenda Minge, who owns the property with her husband, Chuck. Firefighters battled the structure fire
There's a Grinch--maybe more than one--suspected in the theft of lollipops and gingerbread people in Perham, Minnesota. A "Candyland" village has been created in downtown Perham for the holiday shopping season. Candy canes, a Candyland cabin and a couple dozen other handcrafted, handpainted decorations were created for the display. Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the suspect Scrooges nabbed two giant lollipops and kidnapped a gingerbread girl and a gingerbread guy, lamented downtown merchant Mark "Pa" Lenius. "We just wanted to get the word out...
By Louis Hoglund email@example.com Perham weightlifter Tom Haggenmiller overcame a Halloween injury to lift himself to a world title. Only a few weeks prior to his trip to the World Association of Bench Pressers and Dead Lifters meet, Haggenmiller ended up with four stitches in his hand. Why? He slashed himself in his lifting hand with knife. How? Carving a pumpkin. The Halloween slashing slowed his workout schedule a bit, said Haggenmiller, especially considering the obvious importance of hand use in weight lifting.
Friends of the late Jerome Boedigheimer had just started a rapid effort to organize a tribute/benefit when the longtime Perham city councilman died Oct. 29. Cancer took the life of Boedigheimer in barely two weeks from time of diagnosis. This raised the question whether or not the group should continue planning the event. After polling friends and family, the decision was made to honor Boedigheimer Nov.
Longtime city council member Jerome Boedigheimer is gone--but he won't be forgotten as long as the trees on Perham boulevards continue to thrive for future generations. "Mr. Green" was the nickname city colleagues affectionately gave Boedigheimer, who for 16 years was the "environmental conscience" of the Perham City Council. The Perham native's Arbor Day tree planting campaign resulted in hundreds upon hundreds of trees on the city's streets and avenues. Boedigheimer died Oct.
By John George firstname.lastname@example.org The sound of gunfire in the deer stands and corn fields will come a little early to Lakes Country this fall. The Minnesota DNR has opened an early antlerless deer season on Oct. 13-14. In the immediate area, the season will be open in Zones 241, 244 and 243. Zone 241 is basically a triangle from Wadena to Frazee on Hwy. 10. From Frazee to Menahga on Hwy. 87, then south from Menahga to Wadena on Hwy. 71 (see map Page 10B). The season was set by the Wildlife Division of the DNR. In an e-mailed response, a spokesman for the Wildlife Division in St.
PAYHA Golf Tournament The Perham Area Youth Hockey Association (PAYHA) will be hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Perham Lakeside Golf Course, . The event will have a 2 p.m. shotgun start. This will be a 4-person team scramble format.
It was one of the most dastardly deeds ever perpetrated on the century-old town of Vergas. Motorists driving past the scenic city park Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, were disturbed to see the "World's Largest Loon" desecrated with red and blue paint, and with graffiti--some of it profane. "We've never had anything like this happen to our loon," said city clerk Pat Ehlke. "I've lived here all my life....This is very sad." The city is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprits.
By Heidi Sunderman Staff Writer Looking for a good reason to hit the course and give that 1-wood a few more swings? A new event this year, the Perham Ladies Golf Charity Event will have teams of local women swinging their clubs to help raise money for Someplace Safe in East Otter Tail County. Organized by Connie Mort and Bridgit Pankonin, co-chairs of the women's afternoon golf league in Perham, the first annual event will take place on Saturday, September 8. Also involved in the event is Kris Warhol, Otter Tail Intervention Advocate with Someplace Safe.
By Sonja Kosler On a baseball fan's dream list you might find: visit all the major league ball parks, go to a world series game, and visit Cooperstown. Cooperstown, NY is the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. On the last weekend of each July this quiet little village of 2,000 plays host to tens of thousands of fans who make the journey to baseball Mecca to be a part of the ceremonies honoring the newest inductees into the Hall of Fame. This year my husband David, 16-year old grandson Lloyd, and I made the journey.