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Former Minn. hockey coach faces 11 child pornography charges
Cultivating new ideas: Farmers, entrepreneurs pushing the bounds of what can be grown and raised in northern Minnesota
Perham Health hosts Just For Women event Oct. 17
Minn. women caught in California wildfires are home safe, looking to help
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
DGF outlasts Perham on the gridiron
Yellowjackets respond with road sweep of Frazee
Yellowjackets fall to defending champs
Mary Lu Thomas
Carl Franklin Bjelland
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Carl F. Bjelland
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
Jaxton Dean Lynnes
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
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
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
Americana-Folk Band playing at Disgruntled Brewery
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
Tonic Sol Fa concert at Perham High School Auditorium September 8
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
September 7, 2016
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
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