Skip to main content
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
Everybody 'love, love, loves' Perham's Grandma Odie
Henning native receives lifesaving award
Woman hurt in SUV rollover north of Fergus Falls
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
Yellowjacket boys hoops open season on the road
Perham grapplers open season at Wadena
Jackie Mann Invitational returns with stacked field
Carol C. Peterson
Carol A. White
Edward (Skip) W. Hoger Jr.
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
Gallery:All lit up for the holidays
More than 25 floats, trucks and cars were decorated in Christmas lights and other holiday trappings for the annual festive trek down Perham’s...
December 3, 2015 - 12:52pm
November 25, 2015
Candlelight vigil honors loved ones who have died
The 12th annual “Christmas Box Angel of Hope” candlelight vigil is planned Sunday Dec. 6,at 7 p.m., at the Angel of Hope Memorial Park, at the corner of 3rd Ave. and 6th Ave. NE in Perham. All are welcome to attend the annual vigil. Candles will be provided. However if you prefer...
November 25, 2015 - 10:57am
November 11, 2015
Poore has seen a lot of life in his 100 years
The family of Ernie Poore invites everyone to join them in celebrating his 100thw birthday during an open house at Calvary Lutheran Church in...
November 11, 2015 - 3:20pm
Parade of Lights entry deadline is Nov. 23
Entries for Perham’s Holiday Parade of Lights must be received by Monday, Nov. 23. The parade is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 27. There is no entry fee or theme assigned to the parade this year, though holiday-themed floats are encouraged, along with holiday...
November 11, 2015 - 3:16pm
Wayne and Jan Dertinger, along with Jim and Elaine Tuma, are proud to announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Jolene Renee Dertinger and Steven Louis Tuma, on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at St. Henry’s Catholic Church with a reception and dance at the New York Mills Ballroom....
November 11, 2015 - 3:12pm
August 17, 2015
Relay for Life surpasses goal
Fundraising results for the East Otter Tail County Relay for Life have been tallied. For the second year in a row, organizers’ goals were blown away by community involvement and donations. “We reviewed and celebrated our successes!” said EOT Relay chairperson, Lisa Peterson,...
August 17, 2015 - 11:30am
October 2, 2014
Readers' Pet Photos
Each week, the staff of the Focus will pick the submitted photo that’s most appealing to us. If your photo is chosen, it will be published...
October 2, 2014 - 3:38pm
September 19, 2014
World peace day held at St. Henry’s
On the anniversary of 9-11, local Court St. Rita #409 members of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, in conjunction with the 4th Degree Assembly...
September 19, 2014 - 10:48am
September 18, 2014
Mildred Johnson, first woman to serve on ND higher ed board, dies at age 96
PERHAM, Minn. – Mildred L. Johnson, a trailblazing North Dakota attorney who became the first woman appointed to the North Dakota Board of...
September 18, 2014 - 10:39am
July 31, 2014
2014 Fish Photo Contest
July 31, 2014 - 4:24pm
June 6, 2014
History Mystery: Who is this soldier?
History Mystery of the Week: Who is this soldier? (Hint: He’s pictured in Abilene, Texas, in 1942) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’...
June 6, 2014 - 12:57pm
May 30, 2014
History Mystery: What year was this Perham School picture taken?
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: What year was this Perham School picture taken? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging...
May 30, 2014 - 9:19am
May 23, 2014
History Mystery of the Week: What year is this?
History Mystery: What year is this? (Hint: the Vergas Fire Department is pictured) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging...
May 23, 2014 - 1:52pm
May 22, 2014
May 22, 2014 - 11:03am
May 9, 2014
History Mystery: Who are these men?
Who are these men? (Hint: They’re pictured in front of Perham’s first butcher shop) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week,...
May 9, 2014 - 10:07am