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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
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
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Marjorie Ann Fraki
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
August 25, 2016
The names of a few new Perham teachers were accidentally left out of an article on the topic in last week's Perham Focus. Two new teachers will start this fall at St. Henry's Area School for the upcoming school year. Missy Mickelson will teach second grade and David Ogroske will teach...
August 25, 2016 - 2:16pm
June 24, 2016
Former Perham teacher helps kids gain confidence through plays
“He really cares about helping us become better,” a very young actor, Ellie Blair, said. The Mary of Lourdes Middle School (MOLMS) student also said, “I think he’s a very good director.” Her appreciation and praise was for volunteer, play director Stan Wielinski, a 76-year-old...
June 24, 2016 - 12:22pm
Area students receive scholarships from Arvig
Arvig in Perham awarded 37 high school seniors with the Royale B. and Eleanor M. Arvig Memorial Scholarship in the amount of $3,000 each. Students were selected based upon achievements or interest in the field of mathematics, engineering, accounting, computer science, telecommunications...
June 24, 2016 - 12:03pm
May 27, 2016
Teachers and tutors
Perham attorney John Minge has a long history of helping people, especially those who have come to the United States from other countries that...
May 27, 2016 - 2:56pm
May 19, 2016
M State Gas Utility program launches first class of graduates
Each of the students had his own reasons for enrolling in the Gas Utility Construction and Service program at Minnesota State Community and Technical...
May 19, 2016 - 6:51pm
May 12, 2016
FFA Members attend state convention
Perham FFA chapter members attended the 87th Minnesota FFA Convention April 24-26 at the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities. The 29...
May 12, 2016 - 12:52pm
May 5, 2016
Schematic design of new high school approved
An initial design for the new high school in Perham was accepted by the Perham-Dent School District board last Wednesday, when it reviewed the...
May 5, 2016 - 11:21am
May 4, 2016
Perham teacher ends 43-year career in the classroom
Perham, MN (WDAY TV) - When the school bell rings at St. Henry's Catholic School next fall, there will be a new face in the hallway, but the...
May 4, 2016 - 11:39pm
April 28, 2016
Bike to School day set for May 4 in Perham
Perham-Dent School students are encouraged to participate in the Bike to School Day planned May 4 in Perham. National Bike to School Day provides an opportunity for schools across the country to join together to celebrate and to build off of the energy of National Bike Month. During...
April 28, 2016 - 1:39pm
April 21, 2016
Speech topics offer expanded experiences for State contenders
Two Perham High School Speech students who earned trips to State competition during Section competition, also enjoyed an expanded experience...
April 21, 2016 - 10:38am
Mental health topics added to curriculum
Concerned that mental health wasn't being taught in Perham health or psychology classes, Annika Werner chose the topic for her presentation in Speech this year. She was given time during last week's Perham-Dent School Board meeting to share her thoughts on the subject. She and Zepherian...
April 21, 2016 - 10:13am
March 17, 2016
Report outlines ways to fight teacher shortage
Minnesota school administrators and teachers union leaders agreed Monday that a mix of financial incentives and support for new educators is the best way to address the state’s growing shortage of teachers in key specialties. The strategy was outlined in a policy report presented...
March 17, 2016 - 1:45pm
March 9, 2016
Fourth-grade classroom addition preps students for middle school
One addition planned on the Heart of the Lakes Elementary School will help prepare fourth graders for transition to the Prairie Wind Middle School. It will be set up in “houses” or “pods,” like the fifth and sixth-grade classrooms are. The building project, approved by voters...
March 9, 2016 - 12:49pm
March 3, 2016
HOTL remodeling plans revealed
Teachers and other school staff, along with local architects, have visited a number of new schools over the past several weeks to look at classroom...
March 3, 2016 - 12:01pm
Mechatronics class connects PHS students to college, high-tech jobs in manufacturing
Perham High School students have a new and unique opportunity this year to learn about mechatronics — a field that’s in demand and can...
March 3, 2016 - 11:57am