Listen up ice fisherman, we need your help! Our lakes belong to the residents of Minnesota, but many lake association volunteers work to keep them clean. Otter Tail County is blessed with beauty and the most lakes of any county in the United States. Yet, lake associations find debris left on the ice such as wooden planks, cylinders, plastic bottles, pop cans and yes, even human waste. Would you be so kind and assist us in keeping our lakes clean?
Jan. 10 • Building manager found party sleeping in laundry room. • Perham business reported financial card transaction fraud. • Adult male arrested on Otter Tail County warrant. • Responded to Perham residence for verbal dispute; parties were separated. Jan. 11 • Caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; all okay. • Responded to Perham address for alarm; false alarm. • Caller reported trailer came detached from semi at weigh station; all okay. Jan. 12
A two-vehicle crash led to injuries Sunday afternoon. The accident occured on Highway 10 at milepost 55 near Hobart Township at 12:30 p.m. The Kia Sportage was traveling east on highway 10 in the right lane alongside a semi traveling also traveling east in the left lane. The Chevy Tahoe was traveling east on 10 hwy in the right lane and had an obscured view due to snow wash from the semi in the left lane. The Chevy Tahoe rear ended the Kia Sportage at approximately 65 mph resulting in heavy damage to both vehicles.
Nominations for the Chamber Choice Awards will be taken before Jan. 31. The awards were created to let individuals know how much the Perham community appreciates them and the work they do. Individuals do not have to be Chamber members to be nominated. Awards are described as follows: The Leadership Award
25 years ago • Chemo available: Perham Hospital now offers it in conjunction with Roger Maris: Going through cancer treatment is always a gruelling ordeal, any way you look at it.
Jan. 1 • Assisted Perham Fire Department with CO alarm. • Caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; all okay. Jan. 2 • Issued parking citation for Blocking Fire Hydrant. • Phone equipment malfunction at Perham business. • Responded to Perham business for alarm; false alarm. Jan. 3 • Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with suspicious activity. • Single vehicle in median; facilitated private two for driver. • Complainant reported vandalism to private property.
25 years ago • Saved by the smoke alarm: Three escape, but house burns to the ground in bitterly cold temperatures and winds Thursday: The sound of a smoke alarm is always a jolting thing. But to Scott Zick, Janet Hogarth and Patty Overson, it was music to their ears last Thursday morning because the sound probably saved their lives. It was just 8 a.m. when the alarm went off in the home that Zick and Hogarth are renting from his parents. Overson, from Detroit Lakes, was an overnight visitor.
The Minnesota Lodging Association (MLA) named Doreen Nelson the 2017 General Manager of the year. Nelson is the general manager at the GrandStay Hotel and Suites in Perham. On behalf of the entire GrandStay family of hotels, we are proud to have Doreen Nelson recognized statewide for her management efforts at the GrandStay in Perham. Nelson will be honored Jan. 11 at the Saint Paul Hotel during the MLA Awards Gala.
Dr. Brooke Hamann, of Hamann Family Dentistry, recently completed her annual training with the Minnesota State Emergency Response Team in Minneapolis. Currently, Dr. Hamann is one of the only dentists from greater Minnesota on the team. She works with Dr. Ann L. Norrlander, an odontologist or forensic dentist.
An entrepreneur's new business fails. A seventh grader receives the "most valuable player" award for basketball. A recovering addict fails to abstain. A singer auditions for and wins a role on Broadway. Everyone experiences some successes and some failures, but which has the greater effect on a life? Some people bounce back from failure, some don't. Some people are so successful it seems like they've never experienced failure and vice versa. How humans respond to success and failure is the question put forth by the 2018 Great American Think-Off: