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February 5, 2015
Photos by Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS Playtime Bar and Grill, located in the former Whiskey River building, has officially opened its doors to the public, featuring a completely redone interior. Wood and subdued colors are intended to give the bar a ‘Northwoods’ feel.
A popular local watering hole gets revived: Playtime Bar and Grill reopens
February 5, 2015 - 11:11am
January 29, 2015
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At Bongards’, raw milk comes in by the semi-tanker to begin the cheese making process.  After a truck arrives, a sample of the milk is taken and sent to Bongards’ lab to be tested. Tests are run to check for antibiotics or other contaminants. If the milk isn’t pure, it is never unloaded or used. After given the (literal) green light, a vacuum hose is attached to the truck’s spigot and the milk enters a series of stainless steel pipes to go into the plant.
Cheese louise! Bongards’ churns out the cheddar, 24/7
January 29, 2015 - 4:48pm
Submitted photo Grandma G’s is made up of Grandma and Grandpa G (center) and siblings Joni Birch, Marilyn Snyder, Caryl Stave and Bill Greenwaldt.
Grandma G’s snacks are a family affair
January 29, 2015 - 1:41pm
January 22, 2015
Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS Family Dollar has opened in Ottertail. The first 50 customers through the door during the store’s grand opening on Saturday received $5 gift cards. Located off Highway 78 on Otter Drive, the store is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
January 22, 2015 - 11:23am
January 15, 2015
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Lucas Johnson is the new owner of Papacito’s Burritos, located inside the Main Street BP convenience store.
Papacito’s gets a new owner
January 15, 2015 - 1:30pm
January 9, 2015
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Ralph Logan recently retired from his position as directory operations and sales manager at Arvig.
Turning phone books into a booming business: Ralph Logan retires from Arvig after 36-year career
January 9, 2015 - 9:00am
December 24, 2014
The center that never sleeps: PACC to go all-hours
December 24, 2014 - 1:38pm
December 11, 2014
Fate of Perham bakery uncertain
December 11, 2014 - 5:09pm
December 5, 2014
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A couple kids enjoy their ride on Santa’s Sleigh at Cupkie Christmas Village. Sleigh rides were available throughout the day.
Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
December 5, 2014 - 12:37pm
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The new Oasis convenience store
New Oasis convenience store opens
December 5, 2014 - 12:03pm
Small Business Saturday makes small impact
December 5, 2014 - 11:46am
December 4, 2014
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
December 4, 2014 - 12:25pm
December 1, 2014
Arvig to close Verizon Wireless stores
December 1, 2014 - 3:43pm
November 28, 2014
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This 40x48-square-foot building displays its new signage as the major addition to the backside of the building is finished up. Aqualawn will be moved to this new location by this Friday.
Aqualawn acquires new turf
November 28, 2014 - 11:16am
November 26, 2014
No business like snow business
November 26, 2014 - 3:55pm