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Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store saved
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Otter Tail County authorities investigating death of man found unconscious on lake
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
Familiar foe awaits Perham at Class AA Championships
Pelican Rapids holds off Perham in conference clash
Yellowjackets post best score of the season at championships
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Yellowjackets capture fourth straight Section 8AA Championship
Dennis William Stanford
Donald J. Sweere
Mary Joanne Lischke
Reverend Robert Charles Landsberger
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Carignan makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
Elsa Jean Halonen
Cold weather: The job must go on
Good timing helps couple land chiropractic clinic in Perham
All Creatures Vet Clinic offering boarding and grooming in Otter Tail
Halvorson of Perham Health certified in MHA trustee certification program
Forrest Briard farm Minnesota earns water quality certification
On a wing and a prayer: Help sought in caring for Angel of Hope park in Perham
Owen Rastedt benefit planned Feb. 24
Area students make dean's list at Concordia College
Molly West will replace Alexandra Koes as Miss Heart of the Lakes 2018
Maplewood State Park offers candlelight ski event Feb. 24
One in four students using tobacco products
Column: Do things differently when growing old
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Ask A Trooper: Why are the uniforms maroon?
Miller column: Newspaper's open forum important
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
'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
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Let's talk about your colon. Or not. I mean who really wants to, unless you are an adolescent boy, but then the conversation is really more about...
57 min 23 sec ago
February 14, 2018
Junior High Speech team earns awards at Battle Lake tournament
Members of the junior high Yellow Jacket Speech Team competed at a meet in Battle Lake on Monday, February 12. The team had several members...
February 14, 2018 - 9:13am
February 10, 2018
If knowledge is power, these students are mighty
One light flashes every 12 seconds, another at 18 seconds, and another every minute. At 8:30, the three flashed simultaneously. When, in the...
February 10, 2018 - 11:50am
February 7, 2018
Outside the box: STEM program at elementary school preps students for future
Letting kids explore their creativity and seeing them excel is what motivates Heart of the Lakes Elementary School teacher Jena Rosemore, and...
February 7, 2018 - 10:40am
How do you spell 'sagacious'?: Perham’s Jackson Brown advances to Fergus Falls in spelling bee
The Prairie Wind Middle School spelling bee took place on January 22nd. All students grades five through eight were given a preliminary spelling...
February 7, 2018 - 7:48am
February 4, 2018
Perham FFA finishes the Region Competition season
The Perham FFA Chapter has wrapped up their second set of CDE events and has their sights set on State FFA Convention. The Dairy Foods Team brought...
February 4, 2018 - 11:28am
January 31, 2018
The tie that binds: Beginners, experts gather for fly-tying class in Perham
In a crowded backroom of the Front 20 Outfitters Fly Shop in downtown Perham, the art of fly tying continues on cold nights throughout the winter....
January 31, 2018 - 9:43am
High School Robotics teams get ready to rumble
Build a robot from scratch. No instructions provided. End product must be able to carry out complicated tasks. You have six weeks. Go. Aaron...
January 31, 2018 - 9:17am
January 25, 2018
Perham high school students participate in choir festival
Six Perham High School seniors participated in the 68th Annual Dorian Choral Festival at Luther College in Decorah, IA last week. Ian Christenson,...
January 25, 2018 - 10:27am
January 20, 2018
Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
The Minnesota FFA Foundation is pleased to announce the presentation of the official FFA jacket to members of the Perham FFA Chapter. Cooper Brasel, Timothy Fritz, and Shelby Schlosser have been selected to receive their own jacket.
January 20, 2018 - 1:53pm
PWMS Geography Bee winner and participants
Justin Spencer won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee held Monday, January 8, at Prairie Wind Middle School. The school Bee...
January 20, 2018 - 9:06am
January 9, 2018
Outside the box: Perham eighth graders learn teamwork and survival skills in the great outdoors
Plopped down in the Superior National Forest, map (the foldable kind) and compass (old-fashioned type) in hand and told to get from where you’re...
January 9, 2018 - 10:39am
January 6, 2018
St. Paul's Lutheran School shares gratitude of gift
In a previous article published in the Perham Focus titled, "Perham area schools receive generous mysterious gift" the comments of one local school were inadvertently not included. Along with Perham Public School and St. Henry's School, St. Paul's Lutheran School was also a recipient...
January 6, 2018 - 9:57am
December 21, 2017
Perham area schools receive generous mysterious gift
Perham area schools have a clear reason to celebrate this Christmas season as they were the recipient of a large gift from the Deloris Barnack...
December 21, 2017 - 11:08am
November 23, 2017
Bid on painted ceiling tiles to help elementary art program
If you've been in the Perham high school and noticed the painted ceiling tiles, then you know they truly are works of art. Those pieces of art...
November 23, 2017 - 3:00pm