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County artist Charles Beck remembered
State officials sick about feds slashing MinnesotaCare
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
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
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Mary Lu Thomas
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
NFL players' behavior disgust me
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
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
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
'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?
Community welcome at Calvary Lutheran Church Block Party
A free community block party hosted by Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham will be held Monday, August 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church, and all are welcome to come out and enjoy a free supper, cotton candy, photo booth, and street games. Jon Dahl Music will provide musical...
August 18, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 16, 2017
Perham Pioneer Days
Ladys breakout our your bonnets, gentleman find your corn cob pipes and straw hats, it's time for Pioneer Days at the Perham Pioneer Village, August 19 and August 20.
August 16, 2017 - 2:04pm
August 14, 2017
Lake Region Arts Council selects board members
Jon Solinger of Pelican Rapids and Stacy Lundquist of Battle Lake have been selected to join the Lake Region Arts Council Board.
August 14, 2017 - 3:00pm
East Ottertail Breakfast on the Farm kicks off inaugural event
Food, family, fun and community all came together Saturday at the first ever East Ottertail Breakfast on the Farm held on August and Betty Ziegler’s farm in Perham, where approximately 970 people came out on a bright, cool, clear morning to enjoy fresh off the griddle pancakes and...
August 14, 2017 - 2:37pm
August 11, 2017
Stolen mess hall bell returned to Camp Cherith after 35 years
In the fall of 1982 Camp Cherith, a local kids’ summer camp north of Vergas, was winding down for the year, closing for the winter, as usual. But this time, something was different. When maintenance came to check on the buildings they noticed an important piece was missing: the...
August 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 9, 2017
Milestones launches in Perham Focus
For many years, the Perham Focus has published wedding and engagement announcements and births in the newspaper every Thursday. Now, the Focus is expanding the page to include other types of family milestones as well. Starting with our Aug. 10 issue, the Focus will begin sharing this...
August 9, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 6, 2017
Rockin' the Lot community party at Perham Living
Celebrate summer at the Rockin' the Lot community party on Tuesday, Aug. 8, from 5-7 p.m. on the Perham Living Campus (735 3rd St. SW). Enjoy supper starting at 5 p.m., live music at 6 p.m., a scavenger hunt and inflatable fun for the entire family. The scavenger hunt will provide...
August 6, 2017 - 1:24pm
August 5, 2017
Left-over recycling concerns
The City Council met Wednesday (July 26) for the monthly Committee of the Whole meeting, starting off a discussion on the issue with the compost site. Council members are still talking options at the site, the latest of which is them looking into obtaining security cameras from Arvig...
August 5, 2017 - 10:18am
Police report - Aug. 3 edition
July 24 • Received report of non-aggressive dog at large; unable to locate. • Responded to Perham business for holdup alarm; false alarm. July 26 • Assisted Edina Police Department with interview. • Traffic - Ticket Citation issued for speed. • Perham merchant reported gas...
August 5, 2017 - 8:15am
August 1, 2017
Contributions of many lead to a $10,000 contribution to Project New Hope
Project New Hope sponsored by Lions international provides a free camp for veterans and their families. For many veterans returning home from...
August 1, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 29, 2017
Police report - July 27 edition
July 17 Citation issued for Speed and Under Age Drinking and Driving Citation issued for Consuming Under Age 21 Caller reported possible HRO violation July 18 Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with DWI traffic stop Perham resident had questions regarding child custody...
July 29, 2017 - 8:15am
July 28, 2017
A 'fair' amount of rainfall and fun
Despite a short downpour Friday evening, this year's East Otter Tail County Fair was deemed another success. Friday's tractor pull was shut down...
July 28, 2017 - 5:12pm
July 24, 2017
Benefit scheduled for Derek Aitken
Derek Aitken, well-known Perham local and musician, was diagnosed with kidney cancer last February 2016 and had surgery in March 2016. Since then, the cancer has spread to his lungs, liver, brain, and spine. He has just undergone brain surgery and is currently receiving immunotherapy...
July 24, 2017 - 6:12pm
July 23, 2017
Families invited to bike rodeo Aug. 12
Families are invited to attend a free bike rodeo that will take place at Otterfest on Saturday, Aug. 12 from 3- 4 p.m. in front of the Community Center in Ottertail.
July 23, 2017 - 10:18am
July 21, 2017
Purchasing a police pooch
Perham Peace Officer Mike Christopherson would really like to get a pup. Recently, Christopherson took his request to the department, citing the various benefits to having a K-9 unit on the force, including the ability to crack down on drugs. "Recently, frequency and forms of narcotic...
July 21, 2017 - 7:15pm