Perham

LIVE: New Series Premieres This Week Examining Rural/Urban Divide In MN

"Rural By Choice" is hosted by Perham native and Twin Cities radio host Cory Hepola

  A new documentary series premiering this weekend examines the divide between rural and urban living. Cory Hepola is a host at WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities. He’s also a Perham, Minnesota native who went to college in Moorhead. His new video series, “Rural by Choice”, examines why people chose to live rural life in Otter Tail County. He…

Social Distancing: The Giant Statue Tour

A Giant Tour Of Giant Statues In Minnesota

Do you want to explore, do something epic, and run into practically no one while you’re doing it? Lakes County has a ridiculous number of crazy roadside statues towering over highways, lakes, and other random places. And it’s about the perfect social distancing activity because no one is around these works of art. So I went and saw as many…

Perham Couple Killed In Motorcycle Crash in Wyoming

HULETT, WY — Two people from Perham, Minnesota are killed in a motorcycle crash near Hulett, Wyoming on Tuesday. Wyoming Highway Patrol says 56-year-old James Neyens lost control on a curve, ran off the road and hit a traffic post. Neyens and his passenger, 56-year-old Mary Aitken, died at the scene. The patrol says neither Neyens or Aitken were wearing…

Two Perham, MN residents involved in fatal crash in Wyoming

Hulett, W.Y.–A man and woman from Perham were identified as the victims in a fatal motorcycle crash in Wyoming on Tuesday. The Wyoming Highway Patrol says the crash happened at approximately 5 p.m. on Wyoming 24 east of Hulett. The motorcylce driver, identified as 56-year-old James Neyens, reportedly failed to notice a curve in the road and collided with a…

Two killed in Becker County crash

SHELL LAKE TOWNSHIP, MN — Two people were killed after a Sunday evening crash involving a van and a motorcycle. According to the Becker County Sheriff’s office, at approximately 7:28 p.m. on August 2, 2020 a crash occurred at the intersection of County Highway 39 and Bass Lake Road north of Snellman in Shell Lake Township. A motorcycle driven by…

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…