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Officers respond to shooting in Audubon
Otter Tail County first in state to raise tobacco purchasing age
Vergas man sentenced for injury crash
Perham man sentenced for assault
Sheriff's Report: Close to $3,000 in items taken from storage locker
Otters down Laker girls in hockey opener
Perham marches on with 48-17 victory over Two Harbors
Video preview: Perham ready to face Two Harbors in Class AAA Tournament
Otter Tail County to host 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener
Perham boys win second straight with a statement
Josephine Elizabeth Petru
Maxine June Mittag
Lakeshore real estate market up, down in town
New car and pet wash in Perham is a first for LAC
MNsure open enrollment begins with new software
Mall of America has splashy plans for water park upgrade; nonprofit financing proposed
AgweekTV: 70th Harvest
She grew up protesting outside abortion clinics. Now, she performs them at North Dakota’s only clinic.
Cool weather fails to drive off Harvest Fest crowd
Lions scholarship deadline Nov. 15
Family, friends pay tribute to Hawley grad who died unexpectedly
Traveling, broke and hungry: An inside look at what homelessness is like in Detroit Lakes
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 will make it more difficult for young adults to quit smoking
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 is a policy designed to fail
I got my first deer 50 years after military training
Ask a Trooper: Is my ride too low?
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness lights up the space around us
Perham Area calendar
Solo show about Walt Whitman explores male relationships: Cultural Center to host 'Leaves of Grass -- Illuminated" on Nov. 3
Perham Area calendar
Adam Thielen's cousin co-authors new book about his rise from small-town boy to NFL star
November is National Diabetes Month: Perham's Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds to gain freedom from type 2 diabetes
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
Officers respond to shooting in Audubon
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.
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
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 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
Perham Library hosts art exhibit
An exhibit of artwork by local artist Sharon Blazek will be available for viewing at the Perham Area Public Library through the end of January. After starting her art career as a youngster, Blazek set it aside for many years until encouraged by her family to take it up again. Her...
January 17, 2014 - 11:14am