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Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Rose Marie Guck
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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 16, 2014
Get to know the artists of this year’s Arts Festival
Editor’s note: This is the first in a new series of weekly mini-features on artists who will be at the Perham Center for the Arts for this year’s Arts Festival, part of the 2014 Turtle Fest events.
May 16, 2014 - 12:18pm
May 9, 2014
Photo essay competition launches in Perham
A new photo and essay competition in Perham will explore the theme of heroes by asking people, “Who is Your Hero?” The competition, announced by the History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County last week, asks community members to capture the essence of their...
May 9, 2014 - 10:13am
May 7, 2014
Free mural painting class
The History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County has a few spaces left for a free hands-on mural painting class starting Monday, May 12. The class is open to adults of all painting abilities. Space is limited. Sessions will be held Mondays, May 12 and 19, plus...
May 7, 2014 - 4:33pm
April 17, 2014
Stellar performance by Perham High School Choir
Perham High School Choir students joined the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale for a performance at the Perham Center for the Arts on April 12. The...
April 17, 2014 - 11:59am
March 14, 2014
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Name this road
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Name this road (HINT: Pictured are men clearing snow from a main thoroughfare to Perham in the 1920s. The road still exists today.) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum...
March 14, 2014 - 9:07am
March 6, 2014
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Who are these men?
WHO are these men? Hint: Picture taken at Perham Depot in 1940. ‘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,...
March 6, 2014 - 4:11pm
February 28, 2014
Wool goes ‘Sheep to Shawl’ at Cultural Center
Local fiber artists Karen Aakre, Joan Ellison, Katy Olson, and Sharon Marquardt will open a show at the Cultural Center. It will be on display from Saturday, March 1 through Saturday, March 15 in the Center’s gallery. From Sheep to Shawl is an installation of fiber pieces which...
February 28, 2014 - 10:04am
History Mystery of the Week: Where in Perham was this hardware store located?
Where in Perham was this hardware store located? (Hint: owned and operated by Frank Hassler) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. This week, one of our readers asked for help tracking down some of her family’s history. Contact us at 346-5900 or...
February 28, 2014 - 9:38am
February 20, 2014
Think spring at Cultural Center
Garden lovers, pull on your gloves and start thinking green. The Cultural Center has free sustainable gardening classes and artist receptions coming soon. Kathy Connell from Redfern Gardens will give the first of four gardening classes at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Cultural...
February 20, 2014 - 11:44am
February 19, 2014
Occupational therapist has super chill hobby
Eric Rotter knows what his perfect winter day would look like: 20 degrees and cloudy. By day, Rotter is an occupational therapist at Perham...
February 19, 2014 - 3:18pm
February 13, 2014
Exhibit by Perham painter at library
A new art exhibit is now available for viewing at the Perham Area Public Library. The artwork of local resident Thomas Pettit will be on display in the library’s multipurpose room throughout the month of February. Pettit, who works in a variety of artistic mediums, has selected...
February 13, 2014 - 9:43am
January 31, 2014
Children’s author Nancy Carlson to visit Perham
Noted children’s book author Nancy Carlson will be speaking at the Perham Area Public Library on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. Carlson will also be speaking with several classes at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School earlier that day, as part of the school’s celebration of “I...
January 31, 2014 - 12:23pm
January 24, 2014
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Name this building
Name this building (Hint: It’s pictured on its grand opening, June 30, 1888, with the Perham and New York Mills Brass Bands) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus.
January 24, 2014 - 10:19am
January 17, 2014
History Mystery: Name at least three of these people
Name at least three of these people. HINT: Picture was taken in 1971, at Meyer’s Service Station. ‘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’...
January 17, 2014 - 12:21pm
‘War Brides’ prepares to take the stage
The Perham High School One Act Players are at it again. This year, the group is performing “War Brides,” written in 1915 by Marion Craig...
January 17, 2014 - 11:39am