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Weekly police report - March 22 edition
City of Detroit Lakes, Wadena involved in possible 'drive-by' ADA lawsuits
Council accepts letter of intent for RTC project: American Covenant Senior Housing Inc. eyes historic buildings
Building on the future: Perham school board gets construction update, discusses safety
County employees caught in middle with license tab, title fiasco
Breckenridge repeats with finals victory over Perham
Balanced attack leads Perham in to the 8AA finals
Perham streaks into the section semifinals
Perham moves into the quarterfinals
No. 3 Roseau tops Barnesville to head to girls basketball section championship
Catherine S. Doll
Henry "Bud" Johnson
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Houghtaling joins Perham Health
Simple and modern
Perham's 2018 Chamber Choice Award recipients announced
New head brewer in place at Disgruntled Brewing
Taking a crack at retirement: Well known Perham chiropractors hanging it up
Science Museum of Minnesota to bring hands-on learning to St. Henry's Area School
Looking Back - Feb. 1 edition
A Place to Belong receives grant to help start up Perham branch
A walk with grace Perham women lead the charge in helping those with MS
Perham subject of Coffee Klatch at historical society
Minnesota legislators introduce Tobacco 21 Bill
Ask A Trooper: How long can a train block a crossing?
Editorial: Your personal stories of hardship change lives
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
Guest column: Clocks talk to us
Frazee Spring Arts Festival March 15
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
May 1, 2014
Boy Scouts soar to next rank
Don’t call them Boy Scouts anymore. In a Court of Honor ceremony on March 23, Alex Wegscheid and Luke Potts were officially awarded the rank...
May 1, 2014 - 12:53pm
April 25, 2014
History Mystery of the Week: What year was this?
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: What year was this? ‘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 you, our readers, to answer...
April 25, 2014 - 9:39am
April 24, 2014
Longtime Master Gardeners recognized
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that advise and educate the public on gardening and horticulture, and participate in community gardens...
April 24, 2014 - 11:49am
April 10, 2014
Rotarian Bob Sim named A Paul Harris Fellow
Bob Sim was recently recognized as Perham Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow for contributing $1,000 or more annually to the Rotary Foundation. Paul...
April 10, 2014 - 10:55am
April 4, 2014
History Mystery of the Week: Who are these men?
History Mystery – Who are these men? (Hint: They worked at Perham Farm Supply in 1971) ‘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,...
April 4, 2014 - 10:59am
April 2, 2014
Day of Caring project applications due soon
Day of Caring is returning to Perham to help area seniors, veterans, and others with illnesses, injuries or special circumstances that make spring yard work difficult for them. On May 6, teams of Perham High School students will spend the morning doing outdoor projects for those...
April 2, 2014 - 2:52pm
March 28, 2014
"I'm glad it was there": How the food shelf helped one local man during a rough patch
Troy was apprehensive about going to the food shelf at first. He thought, “I don’t want to be labeled.” But he was out of work, low on cash, and needed food to eat. Some friends gave him information about where to find the Perham Community Food Shelf, and told him when...
March 28, 2014 - 9:51am
History Mystery of the Week: Who is this man?
History Mystery of the Week: Who is this man? (Hint: He’s an employee at the Perham municipal liquor store in 1955) ‘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...
March 28, 2014 - 9:43am
March 21, 2014
‘If you care, you connect’: Barb Lovaasen, 86, has long history of working with kids
Barb Lovaasen never expected to be working with students full-time. Years ago, while in her early 50s, she worked part-time at the grocery...
March 21, 2014 - 1:16pm
Eastern Star members raise money for local food shelves
The local branch of the Order of the Eastern Star recently presented $600 donations to four area food shelves, including the Perham Area Community Food Shelf. To raise the money, members of Olive Branch Chapter 114 volunteered to bus tables at Pizza Ranch in Perham one evening...
March 21, 2014 - 11:43am
March 13, 2014
Perham woman reflects on career as one of North Dakota’s first female lawyers
Mildred Johnson’s life began in the small prairie town of Tolna, N.D. “Well actually, it was Mayville,” the 95-year-old says. In...
March 13, 2014 - 12:17pm
March 7, 2014
Chamber announces 2014 award winners
Four Perham residents have been named as winners of the 2014 Perham Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Awards, it was announced this week. Cindy Olson has been named as Volunteer of the Year, Lisa Peterson has won the Hall of Fame Award, and Doug and Sue Huebsch have won the Leadership...
March 7, 2014 - 11:33am
March 5, 2014
Peyton Ann Weller
Tara Horton and Edward Weller of New York Mills are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Ann Weller, born Feb. 20, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Illene Reed at Perham Health. Peyton is also welcomed...
March 5, 2014 - 3:54pm
February 21, 2014
Master Gardeners recognized
Donna Gill, of Perham, was recently honored for serving 30 years as a Master Gardener in East Otter Tail County. Upon receiving her certificate...
February 21, 2014 - 12:48pm
January 22, 2014
John and Judy Dahl of Perham wish to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Melissa Bellanger, to Matt Lepper, son of Diane Lepper and Jim and Connie Lepper of Wadena. Their wedding will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at St. Henry’s Church and then also as a destination...
January 22, 2014 - 3:23pm