April 9 • Issued verbal warning for speed. • Perham resident reported IRS scam. • Perham resident reported suspicious person, requested extra patrol in the area. • Perham resident was arrested for a warrant. • Issued verbal warning for equipment violation. • Issued verbal warning for speed. April 10 • Perham Resident reported identity theft. • Issued verbal warning for speed. • Received report of child screaming in neighboring apartment, all okay. April 11
Last month proposed changes to the county tobacco ordinance were presented by Diane Thorson, Public Health Director and PartnerSHIP4Health's Jason McCoy, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator. The Board of Commissioners directed the Public Health staff to work with the County Attorney's Office to draft the requested changes.
25 years ago • Larger than real life? Officials caution it's easy to over-react to possibility of a cult operating in Perham: For quite a few weeks, rumors about a cult have been circulating in Perham. As is the case with a topic as inflammatory as a cult, it appears those rumors have become larger than real life, at least according to a number of individuals who have been involved in the issue locally.
Minnesota's new deer plan sets a new statewide harvest target, increases citizen participation in deer management, and outlines ways to keep the population and habitat healthy, according to a Minnesota DNR news release. The Department of Natural Resources is taking online public comments on the new plan now through Wednesday, May 9. Also, the DNR will hold 35 public meetings in April around the state so people can talk to wildlife managers, ask questions and provide input.
The 22nd annual Walk for Glendalough will be Saturday, April 21, at Glendalough State Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the historic Glendalough lodge, which will be open for tours. There is no fee to enter the park on this day, but because the walk is intended as a fundraiser, donations will be encouraged.
The Cultural Center rounds out an eclectic spring performance season with events at two locations in New York Mills on Saturday, April 21. Climb Theatre, with the support of the Cultural Center and Backwoods BBQ, offers an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Starting with Bingo at Backwoods from 2-4 p.m., the afternoon finishes with a play performance at the Cultural Center at 4:15 p.m.
Russ and Sandy Palubicki from New York Mills and Ron and Mary Palubicki from Perham were honored at the 80th Annual Red River Valley Development Association (RRVDA) Banquet at the University of Minnesota Crookston on March 24. The RRVDA is funded through annual allocations from the county boards of commissioners in northwest Minnesota. Roger Froemming from Parkers Prairie represents East Otter Tail County on the RRVDA Board of Directors.
A man reaching for a dropped cell phone crashed on Highway 29 Sunday afternoon. The man, identified as Jonathan Beau Haase, 34, Williston, N.D., was driving southbound on Highway 29 in the area of 260th St. when he reached for his cell phone on the floor of his vehicle. The vehicle crossed over the northbound lane down into the east ditch hitting an approach causing the vehicle to launch into the air. The vehicle struck a tree before coming to rest. Haase was transported to Tri County Medical with non life threatening injuries.
April 3 • Perham resident reported computer virus scam. • Public Works reported vandalism to city property. • Processed Minnesota Uniform Firearm Application. • Two vehicle crash on 2nd Street SW; no injuries. • Responded to Perham residence for domestic disturbance; parties were separated. April 4 • Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with a vehicle that had rolled with a trailer. • Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with patient in the ER.
The original work of sixteen Minnesota poets will be read at the Wadena County Museum's "Minnesota Voices" program on April 19 at noon as part of National Poetry Month. The poets selected include Marge Barrett, Eric Bervig, Ruth Boldan, Sue Bruns, Barry Carter, Samuel Cole, Neil Dyer, Kendra Gilsdorf, Audrae Gruber, Joyce C. Krueger, Melissa Kugler, Julie Martin, Susan McMillan, Lauren Nickisch, LaVonne Selleck and Jan Smith. If the poet is unable to attend, the poem will be read by a local writer. The public is invited to attend this free event.