Perham

Finn Diggins Looking To Translate Basketball Skills To Football At NDSU

Perham High's Finn Diggins commits to NDSU for Football and believes his success in basketball can help

PERHAM, MN – North Dakota State Football can impress you in a bunch of ways. That’s been the case for prospective athletes. If there’s one thing they take pride in, it’s the strength of recruiting, especially locally. Not long ago, they added a 6th to their class of 2021 commits. Perham High’s Finn Diggins announced his commitment to NDSU on…

Perham Victim Stabbed In Both Eyes, Shot 16 Times

criminal complaint filed against 40-year-old Derek Sweere

Derek SweereOTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — Disturbing details about a murder in a house in Perham, Minnesota are spelled out in the criminal complaint filed against 40-year-old Derek Sweere. He is accused of stabbing his roommate, Brandon Snyder, in both eyes with a knife after an argument over a missing gun. Sweere then went to get a rifle and shot…

Man Held For Murder In Otter Tail County Jail

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating

Derek SweerePERHAM, Minn. — A murder investigation is underway in Perham, Minnesota. Derek Sweere is in custody in the Otter Tail County Jail for 2nd degree murder. A man’s body has been taken to the Midwest Medical examiner’s Office for an autopsy and formal identification. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: DEREK SWEERE,…

Horticultural Day Event in Perham Cancelled

Set for Saturday, March 14 at Prairie Wind Middle School

PERHAM, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners has cancelled the East Otter Tail County Horticultural Day set for Saturday, March 14th. It was set to take place at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson for the event says the cancellation is over coronavirus concerns. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News…

Man Killed After Pickup Hit By Train Near Perham Identified

The pickup was hit by an eastbound train at a crossing controlled by a stop sign

UPDATE: Police say 25-year-old Derick Brehm of Vergas was killed after a freight train struck his pickup west of Perham. Authorities say it’s unclear why Brehm didn’t see or hear the train.   OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — A 25-year-old man is dead after the pickup he was driving was hit by a freight train west of Perham. Otter Tail…

Moorhead, East Grand Forks Advance in Sub-State 14 Legion Tournament

The Blues defeated Perham 7-1, East Grand Forks took down Bemidji 2-1 in Extra Innings

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — The championship matchup is set in the Sub-State 14 American Legion Baseball Tournament. The Moorhead Blues will square up against East Grand Forks after both teams picked up wins on Thursday. Moorhead opened the day’s play against Perham. The Blues exploded in the first inning, scoring five runs to start things off and jump out to…

Fargo Post 2 Takes Doubleheader Over Perham

Post 2 Wins Both Games 5-2

FARGO, N.D– Fargo Post 2 hosted Perham for a doubleheader at Jack Williams Stadium Monday night. Post 2 came back from two runs down in game one to win 5-2 behind a three-run homer from by Colton Frey in the sixth inning. Post 2 kept the offense rolling in game two scoring five runs in the first three innings rolling…

Gov. Walz Proclaims June 25 as “Gabriele Grunewald Day”

Today would have been the late runner's 33rd birthday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Walz proclaims it is “Gabriele Grunewald Day” in the state of Minnesota. June 25th is the late runner’s birthday. She would have turned 33. Runners are coming together in Minneapolis to run 1.405 miles. Grunewald’s husband Justin and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey will speak at the event. In an Instagram post, Justin encouraged people all…

Services Set For Professional Runner And Perham Native Gabe Grunewald

The athlete died Tuesday at the age of 32 following a ten-year cancer battle

Courtesy: @gg_runs/TwitterMINNEAPOLIS, MN —┬áServices are set for professional runner Gabe Grunewald, the Perham, Minnesota native who passed away from cancer this week. A visitation will be held Sunday from 2-5 at Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel in Minneapolis. A second visitation will be held from 10-noon on Monday at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis with the funeral to follow at…

Professional Runner And Perham Native Gabe Grunewald Passes Away At 32

Her husband Justin writing on Instagram: "At 7:52 I said "I can't wait until I get to see you again"

Justin Grunewald’s Instagram PostPerham native and University of Minnesota Alum turned professional runner Gabe Grunewald has died. Her husband Justin writing on Instagram: “At 7:52 I said “I can’t wait until I get to see you again” to my hero, my best friend, my inspiration, my wife. @gigrunewald I always felt like the Robin to your Batman and I know…