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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
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
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
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
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!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
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
December 6, 2016
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
The Angel of Hope candlelight vigil, planned for 7 p.m. tonight, Dec. 6, has been canceled. As of this posting, no reschedule date has been set, organizers said.
December 6, 2016 - 4:26pm
October 22, 2016
Teaching at St. Henry's 'like a homecoming' for this Perham grad
Editor's note: This is the final story in a weekly series of feature articles on new teachers in Perham this year. David Ogroske says teaching...
October 22, 2016 - 11:51am
October 10, 2016
'A lifelong experience': For the Hendrickx family, 4-H is a cherished tradition
4-H is a longstanding tradition in the Hendrickx family. Mom Kris serves as a 4-H club leader, dad Pat has been involved in one way or another...
October 10, 2016 - 11:51am
June 23, 2016
Finishing out a 40-year career in caring
After nearly 40 years in medicine and 11 years at Perham Health, Dr. Corey Nyhus is hanging up his white coat. The family medicine physician,...
June 23, 2016 - 12:34pm
Traipsing out on a limb, Tom and Brenda Lyle moved their family and about 70 of their business partners from Paynesville to rural Perham about...
June 23, 2016 - 12:28pm
Relay For Life co-chairpersons are Mike Parta and Gary Ebeling
For the first time, two men - Gary Ebeling and Mike Parta - were named honorary co-chairpersons for this year's East Otter Tail County Relay...
June 23, 2016 - 12:10pm
March 12, 2016
Perham Living volunteer honored with district award
Bob Williams, a volunteer greeter with Perham Health and Perham Living, was recently honored by LeadingAge Minnesota with the District C Volunteer...
March 12, 2016 - 12:00pm
March 9, 2016
Ottertail woman begins Peace Corps service in the Dominican Republic
Jessica Spanswick, 26, of Ottertail, was accepted into the Peace Corps and departed for the Dominican Republic March 1 to begin training as a...
March 9, 2016 - 1:14pm
February 18, 2016
Paul and Linette Grismer reflect on 63 years of marriage
Paul and Linette Grismer have quite a few photo albums around their place. Several rest inconspicuously on living room shelves, while an unknown...
February 18, 2016 - 3:38pm
February 12, 2016
Allergic to apathy: Perham 11-year-old with peanut allergy creates a company to support kids like her
Perham girl Haley Deibert has taken the metaphorical bull by its horns. The 11-year-old has been facing a life-altering challenge since she...
February 12, 2016 - 11:24am
February 4, 2016
A year of firsts and lasts for Perham native
It’s a year of firsts and lasts for Perham native Katrina (Moenkedick) Nordick. It’s her last semester at the University of Minnesota in...
February 4, 2016 - 2:15pm
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
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
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