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PHS students perform in Chicago March 18
JV speech takes first; Yellowjacket team takes second in Osakis
2017 Chamber Choice award recipients announced
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Peggy Lynette Korell
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
January 21, 2016
Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association will meet for luncheon on Feb. 2
Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association will hold their regular monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Otter Tail Power Community Rooms in Fergus Falls. For those who regularly attend note the time change. Featured speakers will be Brian Draxten and Mark Thoma on “Otter...
January 21, 2016 - 1:12pm
Arvig receives Community Leader Award from Commsoft
Arvig is the recipient of the 2015 Community Leader Award from Commsoft. The Perham-based broadband provider was recognized for its dedication to its communities, and specifically for its involvement via the Arvig School Since 2010, Arvig has donated nearly $500,000 to local schools,...
January 21, 2016 - 1:10pm
December 23, 2015
Perham grad joins Focus; Debbie Irmen named editor
The Perham Focus announces the recent addition of Tricia (Ohlrogge) Shaw to its team; and the promotion of Debbie Irmen to editor. Shaw joined the Focus in October as the receptionist and classified advertising sales person. She grew up in Ottertail and is a Perham graduate. She...
December 23, 2015 - 12:46pm
December 15, 2015
Winter's warm start has some businesses sweating
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. -- Temperatures are expected to dip this week during what's been an exceptionally warm December for the region, but the forecast is doing little to comfort Ryan Draeger, owner of Barky's Resort on Otter Tail Lake. Like many who work in lakeside businesses, Draeger...
December 15, 2015 - 12:12pm
December 11, 2015
Lakeshirts remodeling in final stages of $10 million project
The new twisty slide from an upper floor down to the new employee break room gives you a good idea what the renovation project at Lakeshirts...
December 11, 2015 - 12:59pm
December 4, 2015
East Silent Lake Resort celebrates groundbreaking
The Leonard family, owners of East Silent Lake Resort in Dent, has spent the past 11 months celebrating the resort’s centennial. To celebrate...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 28, 2015
Kathy Ouren returns as Otter Tail, Wadena County court administrator
Judges in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District have appointed Kathy Ouren to serve as the court administrator for Otter Tail and Wadena counties. As court administrator, Ouren will oversee district court staff and operations in Otter Tail and Wadena counties. The office provides...
November 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 25, 2015
Lakeland Home Care celebrates 30 years
Lakeland Home Care celebrated its 30th anniversary last Wednesday with an open house at its offices in Fergus Falls. Lakeland Home Care began...
November 25, 2015 - 11:02am
October 30, 2015
Brewing up a successful business
Editor’s note: See this story and others like it in Luminous, an annual women’s magazine, inserted in the Focus. It started out...
October 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
October 26, 2015
Students learn all about what Perham businesses and industry have to offer
Perham-Eric Henre, executive chef at Brew Ales and Eats, shared how to make one of his favorite recipes from his favorite breakfast menu last...
October 26, 2015 - 11:09am
After tragic loss, Perham native comes home to help others
Perham-With her emotions running high while on bed rest during her pregnancy, Summer Johnson had her first massage. Then, following the death...
October 26, 2015 - 11:05am
October 21, 2015
Perham Health, Sanford renew contract
Perham-Perham Health and Sanford Health have renewed their management agreement, marking the 30th anniversary between the two entities. The new agreement continues the affiliation for the next 10 years. At the time the first contract was signed in 1985, it was with St. Luke’s...
October 21, 2015 - 2:21pm
October 18, 2015
Greater Minnesota Partnership sets policy positions for 2016
Continuing to grow its membership, the Greater Minnesota Partnership has created an eight-point policy position to move forward with its 2016 projects. “Our goal is to speak for Greater Minnesota and bring more equity across the state, metro and Greater Minnesota,” said Dan...
October 18, 2015 - 1:00pm
October 15, 2015
Arvig's Lisa Greene promoted to Senior Manager of Marketing
Arvig’s Marketing Manager, Lisa Greene, has been appointed Senior Manager of Marketing, the company announced last week. In her new role, Greene will be responsible for Arvig’s marketing strategy and execution. She will continue to lead the company’s demand generation, online...
October 15, 2015 - 3:47pm
August 17, 2015
I figured it was about time that I talk about our website. Maybe you noticed the change, maybe not, but I’ll give you the scoop on Perham.com...
August 17, 2015 - 11:33am