Weather Forecast


Perham changes prom breath test plan after criticism from ACLU

Email News Alerts

The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota on Thursday publicly criticized a plan by Perham High School to require all students attending prom to take a breath test before admittance.


As a result, the school has decided not to administer the tests to all students.

Instead, students will only be asked to take a breath test if they are behaving in a suspicious manner that suggests they might have been drinking.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet?

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at and we can help you.

Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
(218) 346-5900 x228