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No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
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
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
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
January 21, 2016
Why adult coloring is all the rage again
From the time we were little, we were taught to color the world — to take a black and white picture and with our imagination, give it life through all the color palettes available to us. What it would look like was up to us. Little sections, big sections, we got to piece together...
January 21, 2016 - 1:28pm
November 13, 2015
‘Guys and Dolls’ a ‘high energy’ show
Perham-Rehearsals for this year’s Perham community musical, “Guys and Dolls,” are going “wonderfully,” according to Director Nicole Mattfeld. The cast has been running the show all the way through and is expected to practice with the pit orchestra by the end of the week. “Being...
November 13, 2015 - 9:46am
July 18, 2014
Photo gallery: Phelps Mill Festival
Droves of people turned out to shop, eat, and be entertained at the 2014 Phelps Mill Festival, held at the scenic Phelps Mill County Park, near...
July 18, 2014 - 3:07pm
June 16, 2014
'Paws to Read' summer reading program
Gallop, crawl, slither or fly to the Perham Area Public Library for the “Paws to Read” children’s summer program. A range of free activities for children and their families that encourage and support a love of reading will be held through June and July. Participants also...
June 16, 2014 - 12:10pm
May 23, 2014
Get to know the artists of this year’s Arts Festival
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of weekly mini-features on artists who will be at the Perham Center for the Arts for this year’s...
May 23, 2014 - 1:57pm
May 22, 2014
Art exhibit spotlights Scandinavian heritage
A Menahga-area artist’s work exploring her heritage is on display at the Cultural Center in New York Mills. The exhibit, “Expressions...
May 22, 2014 - 11:23am
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. We will be featuring one artist per week, every week leading up to the festival....
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 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