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Man rescued from fall into West Silent Lake
Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Hoops for Hope set April 8 in Henning
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Jack M. Ash
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
October 28, 2016
Run Home raises $1,500 for missing children, families
The morning of the Run Home 5K run last Saturday dawned a little foggy, but turned into a perfect day for runners, according to event organizers...
October 28, 2016 - 8:30am
October 22, 2016
118 trees relocated from middle school to site of new high school
Although it took a couple of days longer than planned, 118 trees were relocated from the construction area near Prairie Wind Middle School to the new north boundary lines at the new high school site, according to Perham-Dent School District Facilities Director Russ Winkels.
October 22, 2016 - 8:30am
October 21, 2016
Otter Tail County man died of natural causes
The 89-year-old Otter Tail County man who had been missing since Sept. 28 was found deceased Thursday, Oct. 13, and an autopsy indicated he died of natural causes. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reports that the body of Thomas Allstopp was located shortly after noon on Thursday,...
October 21, 2016 - 12:42pm
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