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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Near the front lines
Street improvements underway in Ottertail
‘Because of others’ sacrifices’: Perham fourth graders are the first in the country to perform new WWII musical
Woman, 2 toddlers hurt in Otter Tail County crash
Speicher to compete at National Championships
Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semifinals
Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
Herbert R. Woods
Bruce D. Williamson
Tristan Adam Wike
Jaxson Michael Umland
Brooklyn Rae Collins
Chase Owen Hall
Leo James Nordick
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
Perham area calendar of events
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
September 7, 2016
Construction moves along at Perham schools
Construction projects at Perham's public schools are continuing to move along, with the district doing what it can to save money and hassle along the way. At a work session of the Perham-Dent School Board on Aug. 30, the board discussed progress on projects at the high school, middle...
September 7, 2016 - 3:22pm
Perham grad comes home to embark on new career
Editor's note: This is the first in a series of feature stories on the new teachers at Perham schools this year. We will run one story a week,...
September 7, 2016 - 12:22pm
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