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Shearer's Foods, LLC, announced Wednesday its long-term growth plans to invest $8 million in its Perham manufacturing facility. This investment will allow the company to improve its operational effectiveness, enhance the overall associate experience, and expand production in Perham in order to better serve key customers.
First Children's Finance is undertaking a feasibility study to determine the extent of child care needs of Perham. According to an analysis by the Minneapolis-based non-profit, there are presently 1,100 children within 30 miles of Perham who do not have care. Now, the First Children's Finance survey will attempt to find out exactly what is happening. "These children could all be with their grandparents," said Emily Dreyer, the project coordinator of Perham's HUB project, who is also acting as a liason for the FCF survey.
The statistics are alarming. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, deaths from prescription opioids increased 631 percent across the state between the years 2000 and 2016. The death toll from opioids, heroin and psychostimulants, including meth, increased 1,155 percent. Despite the daunting challenge, Perham Health and Sanford Health are attempting to find ways to deal with the opioid problem. A Pharmacist's View
Four Otter Tail County residents were involved in a four-vehicle pile-up at 4:43 p.m. Wednesday at the Highway 10 overpass on the south side of Perham. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina, a 2017 Suburu Impreza, a 2007 GMC Yukon and a 1983 Chevrolet S-10 were traveling southbound on Highway 78 when the S-10 rear-ended the Lumina forcing it to the right shoulder. The S-10 continued southbound and collided with the Yukon which rear-ended the Impreza. Robert James Romaine, 71, of Ottertail was the driver of the S-10. Romaine was not injured.
Convening seven school days after the start of 2018-2019 school year, the Perham-Dent school board heard Superintendent Mitch Anderson report that 1,529 students were enrolled in K-12 classes on Sept. 4. That number was up from 1,433 on the first day of classes in the 2017-2018 school year. It was also 161 students above the 2018-2019 projection. “We were up over 1,500 which we haven’t been in a long time,” Anderson said.
Rev. Fredric Hinz will speak at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 regarding a turnaround in the freedom to exercise Christian faith. Hinz, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Public Policy Advocate in Minnesota, is expected to explain details of the turnaround and suggest ways of moving the trend in religious freedom forward.
The Perham City Council approved a five-year capital improvement plan for streets and utilities at their September meeting Monday evening. City Engineer Jade Berube outlined plans between the years 2019 and 2024 that came to $20,957,000 of which the city would pay $11,596,750. The remaining $9,360,250 would be assessable.
The Perham City Council approved a five-year capital improvement plan for streets and utilities at its September meeting Monday evening. City Engineer Jade Berube outlined plans between the years 2019 and 2024 that came to $20,957,000 of which the city would pay $11,596,750. The remaining $9,360,250 would be assessable.
A better-than-expected lunch crowd at Las Ranitas Monday told owners Luis and Heidi Ortiz all they needed to know. Perham people like Mexican food and better than that, they like the kind served at Las Ranitas (Spanish for "The Little Frog"). Perham's Ryan Rustad, a fan of Mexican food, was enthusiastic about his first trip to the new restaurant on Second Ave. SE. "We're just excited that Perham has another Mexican restaurant," Rustad said.