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March 9, 2015
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Bill Pawlowski retired from his post as Director of Information Systems at Arvig in December.
Cutting the cord: Pawlowski retires from Arvig IT after 47 years
March 9, 2015 - 10:30am
March 2, 2015
Submitted photo Kim Jordahl is taking over as the sole owner of Thru Him Photography’s portrait division. The sports division will remain a joint venture with Kristen McMartin.
Picturing herself holding the reins
March 2, 2015 - 11:40am
February 24, 2015
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Marie Hanson offers one-on-one personal training, corporate wellness advising and lifeguard training through her new business, Fitness First, on Main Street in Perham.
Personal trainer puts ‘Fitness First’
February 24, 2015 - 5:31pm
February 11, 2015
SUBMITTED PHOTO Arvig’s director of video operations, David Pratt, stepped down Dec. 31 after 33 years in the cable television business, but will continue to serve on Arvig’s board of directors as well as the Minnesota Cable Association.
‘No regrets’ for Arvig’s Pratt
February 11, 2015 - 1:33pm
February 6, 2015
Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS Matthew Kaufenberg is the new owner of Perham Physical Therapy.
New owner at Perham Physical Therapy
February 6, 2015 - 1:13pm
February 5, 2015
Cheers to Landmark Liquors: Perham store has record year; revenues save taxpayers money
February 5, 2015 - 2:23pm
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