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A 62-year-old Perham man was killed Saturday, January 12 after his truck was struck by a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train at a crossing one mile west of Lake Park. Becker County Sheriff Tim Gordon has identified the victim as longtime Perham and Frazee businessman Charles "Chuck" Minge. The incident occurred around 1:20 p.m., with Minge pronounced dead at the scene. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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 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.
Five wishes for kids will be fulfilled through the 2007 "Dreams for Kids" campaign. And one big kid's dream also became a reality, when he received a phone call that he was the owner of a brand new Harley Davidson. The raffle for the Harley has been a cornerstone of the area "Dreams for Kids" motorcycle run, which took place July 21. A total of 156 bikes and 230 riders participated, with the drawing for the Harley a highlight of the evening. Geoff Simons was napping at his home in Ogema when the call came Sunday, July 22.
Power Works 8th Annual Push, Pull & BBQ Power Works Gym in Perham will be hosting their 8th Annual Push, Pull & BBQ on Saturday, Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. The event will consist of bench press and dead lift competitions. This is a drug-free event. Cost to enter the competition is $50 if registered before July 28. An additional $5 registration fee will be added after that date. That includes entry fee for all lifters, t-shirts, all the pop, sports drinks or beer (if 21 or older) you can drink, plus a steak and sauteed shrimp for all lifters and volunteer helpers.