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Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
Everybody 'love, love, loves' Perham's Grandma Odie
Henning native receives lifesaving award
Woman hurt in SUV rollover north of Fergus Falls
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
Yellowjacket boys hoops open season on the road
Perham grapplers open season at Wadena
Jackie Mann Invitational returns with stacked field
Carol C. Peterson
Carol A. White
Edward (Skip) W. Hoger Jr.
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
October 13, 2016
Share stories of Perham High school days for keepsake magazine
What do you recall from your school days in Perham? This year marks the 100th anniversary of the building you know as the high school and the Focus is planning a keepsake magazine to collect some of those memories. The magazine will include features on local graduates, a lot of history...
October 13, 2016 - 5:22pm
October 6, 2016
Mice are coming out of the woodwork in lakes country
An influx of outdoor mice has area homeowners on the verge of mouse madness. Mouse traps and mouse bait have been selling at record levels, exterminators...
October 6, 2016 - 9:26am
October 2, 2016
'Mystery' Lottery winner from Dent claims $114.577 prize
“I expected to win someday,” said Gerrit Wierbos as he happily claimed a Northstar Cash® jackpot worth $114,577. “Why not? Somebody will...
October 2, 2016 - 11:13am
September 29, 2016
Crew cleans hazardous material at Otter Tail County Recycling Center
Authorities are wondering what was spilled yesterday at a recycling center in Fergus Falls. Workers say a chemical leaked out of a recycling container, and what happened next forced them to evacuate. Officials told Forum News Service that when the material spilled on the ground, it...
September 29, 2016 - 8:40am
September 27, 2016
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Congratulations to the 2016 Perham High School Homecoming Queen, Josie Beachy, and King Jack DeConcini, who were crowned during a coronation...
September 27, 2016 - 3:00pm
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
The Perham Focus is planning a new series of feature stories, tentatively titled, "Characters, kind folks and curmudgeons: Portraits of some...
September 27, 2016 - 12:50pm
September 21, 2016
Neighbors come together to erect Perham's latest Little Free Library
The Perham area just got another Little Free Library. Aerovilla Road residents (on Devil's Lake northwest of Perham) are invited to a ribbon-cutting...
September 21, 2016 - 11:53am
September 17, 2016
Volunteer program in Perham teaches kids how to build skills, confidence and kayaks
A new volunteer program that teaches kids how to handcraft kayaks is about so much more than just building boats. It's about building skills....
September 17, 2016 - 8:06am
Otter Tail County deputies investigating body found in parking lot at Hoot N Holler in Ottertail
OTTERTAIL, Minn. -- Sheriff's deputies are investigating a man's death outside a bar and restaurant in Ottertail, Minn.Otter Tail County Sheriff Lt. Keith Van Dyke said the man, in his mid 60s, was found unresponsive on an access road east of the Hoot-N-Holler bar and restaurant....
September 17, 2016 - 7:58am
September 2, 2016
'I Had A Comrade': Sailer pens second nonfiction book
Paul Sailer knew he wanted to write a second book before he was even finished with his first. The Frazee and Perham area native was waist-deep in historical research for "The Oranges Are Sweet," a biography of Minnesota-born World War II fighter pilot Don Beerbower, when he realized...
September 2, 2016 - 10:26am
August 31, 2016
Man charged with selling leased livestock
A 56-year-old former farm owner from Detroit Lakes faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly wrongly selling 295 dairy cows leased to him by another farm. In March, Sunshine Heifers reported to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office that cattle leased from...
August 31, 2016 - 11:51am
August 15, 2016
Teen airlifted to hospital after crashing ATV in Otter Tail County
OTTER TAIL COUNTY - A teenage boy is seriously hurt after crashing an ATV here on Sunday, August 14. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department said around 2 p.m., Felvian Renier, 15, of Savage, Minn., went off the road and hit a tree near East Battle Lake. He was not wearing...
August 15, 2016 - 5:49pm
August 11, 2016
'This is where my heart is'
"God opened a door, and I jumped through." That's how Jolene Wagner reflects on her decision to become the new principal at St. Paul's Lutheran...
August 11, 2016 - 12:19pm
August 10, 2016
Zebra mussels confirmed in five Minnesota lakes
The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed five new reports of zebra mussels in central Minnesota lakes. Infested waters signs have been posted at DNR accesses on West Battle Lake and Otter Tail Lake in Otter Tail County, Lake Florida in Kandiyohi County, Pocket Lake in Douglas...
August 10, 2016 - 12:52pm
August 5, 2016
Two Republicans battle for chance to face Collin Peterson
EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. -- Two Republican candidates are vying for the chance to end longtime Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson’s tenure representing Minnesota’s Seventh Congressional District. Dave Hughes, a retired Air Force officer from Karlstad and the GOP-endorsed candidate,...
August 5, 2016 - 9:55am