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Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Two teenagers injured in crash on Highway 29
Looking Back - Jan. 18 edition
New county website in the works
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
Minnesota Misery: Vikings dominated by Eagles in NFC Championship game
Adam Thielen laments Vikings' inability to 'check the last box'
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Michael John Grismer
Lyle D. Severson
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Ice fishermen, we need your help
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
'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
September 13, 2017
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
The 5th annual Kirkbride Arts & History Weekend, Sept. 15 & 16 in Fergus Falls, will feature a variety of interactive activities exploring the past and future of the Fergus Falls State Hospital.
September 13, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 9, 2017
'Art in Your Park' in New Yorks Mills offered to area kids
Another summer is in full swing, parents are wishing for school and the Cultural Center in New York Mills offers a free summer program for children looking for something to do. Art In Your Park has been a successful community public art opportunity for the several summers and this...
July 9, 2017 - 10:18am
May 15, 2017
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Opening Wednesday, May 10 at the Cultural Center in New York Mills is the annual Regional "Best Of" Elementary School Art Show. A twist on the perennial exhibition, this year's show is juried by the art teachers, so impressive works by the youngest budding artists among us are shown....
May 15, 2017 - 3:32pm
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.
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