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East Otter Tail County 4-H Recognition and Awards Program
AgweekTV: Presidential Turkeys
Prairie Wind Middle School First Quarter Outstanding Students
Perham Police Reports
DL native hopes to win the governorship
McDougall blanks Royals for first victory of the season
Mulcahy named new head baseball coach
Fischer moves on to state
Prowlers control final period for section victory over DL
Lakers get early goal but fall to Otters in season opener
James Edward Bistrum
Esther Helen Johnson
Martin Bruce Hicks
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
Perham Health promotes Anderson to VP of Finance
Perham TOPS hits 40th Anniversary
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
Mader joins Perham Health as certified diabetes educator
Payson Leaving Lakes Region Arts Council
Porath named Perham-Dent Teacher of the Year
Perham Community Play Children of Eden runs November 16-19
From high school to 'hub'
New Perham dog park to celebrate grrrrrand opening
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
Deer hunting time to tell tales
Your letters - Nov. 9 edition
What are the laws regarding drivers and electronic devices?
Left turns and intersection etiquette
Perham area calendar
Right on target: Perham Sportsman’s Club keeps growing
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
'One in a million’: Highly regarded female snocross mechanic is a pioneer in the sport
A leader on and off the field
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Huus ends Yellowjacket golf career at state
Gopher coach announces scholarship for Perham athlete
November 14, 2017
25 years ago • '92 Opener Lives Up to Expectations: East Otter Tail County saw its best-ever deer opener last weekend, with results up 29 percent from last year's previous record... (and) up 65 percent over 1990 and 167 percent from 1989.
November 14, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 11, 2017
Registration for Parade of lights ends Nov. 17
The 17th Annual Parade of Lights, sponsored by the Perham Lions Club, will be held Nov. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham. Registration for entrants in the parade must be received by Nov. 17. There is no entry fee to register a float in the parade....
November 11, 2017 - 10:09am
November 10, 2017
Scenes from Friday's Veterans Day programs
Perham Focus Reporter Kim Brasel will be out and about today taking photos from the various Veterans Day programs around Perham. Check our website...
November 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
Flock to the Museum set for Nov. 9-11
Looking for some fun before the holiday rush starts? The Otter Tail County Historical Society can help with Flock to the Museum from Thursday, Nov. 9 thru Saturday, Nov. 11. Bring the family to enjoy free museum admission, gift shop sales, and the final weeks of the Society's exhibit...
November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 8, 2017
Perham United Methodist Church Alive and Well
Rumor has it that the Perham United Methodist Church (PUMC) is closed. Nothing could be further from the truth. To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The reports of the church's demise are greatly exaggerated." The church is alive and not just well, but thriving in its 135th year.
November 8, 2017 - 4:40pm
Perham Focus seeks local families with adopted children to share their stories
Do you have an adoption story you’re thankful for? Or do you know of a family that does? November is National Adoption Month, and we’re looking for a Perham area family to share their story of adoption with us and our readers for our Thanksgiving Day issue. Please email Perham...
November 8, 2017 - 10:59am
November 6, 2017
County to seek state funding to upgrade voting equipment
It's time for counties across Minnesota, including Otter Tail County, to upgrade their voting equipment. "The last upgrades, with state assistance, took place back in 2006," said County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein to county commissioners on Oct. 24. To that end, Otter Tail County...
November 6, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 5, 2017
Looking Back - Nov. 2 edition
25 years ago
November 5, 2017 - 8:15am
November 4, 2017
Calvary Lutheran Church announces 2017 Old Fashioned Christmas Bake Shoppe
Calvary announces this year's super special Old Fashioned Christmas Bake Shoppe to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 619...
November 4, 2017 - 8:15am
November 3, 2017
Stay of Imposition for Pelican Rapids resident
Stephen Michael Halverson, 21, of Pelican Rapids, will have a felony charge of burglary in the second degree reduced to a misdemeanor if he remains law abiding. A county court order of a Stay of Imposition on Oct. 13 calls for the eventual conversion to a misdemeanor. This is dependent...
November 3, 2017 - 4:40pm
Local teen named Jr. Beef Ambassador
FFA, 4H, beef cattle showmanship and now Jr. Beef Ambassador is one more thing Britney Loerzel can add to her growing resume, as one of the newest...
November 3, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 2, 2017
Henning man dies, wife seriously injured in two-vehicle accident
Kenneth Arthur Dunker, 71, died Wednesday morning and his wife, Beverly, 74, was seriously injured when the Henning couple's 2001 Ford pickup collided with a 2014 Ford pickup driven by 22-year-old Marissa Dawn Roden of Henning.
November 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Two-vehicle accident on Highway 29 results in fatality, injuries
The driver of a 2001 Ford pickup traveling north on State Highway 29 in Elmo Township of Otter Tail County was killed Wednesday morning and a passenger sustained life-threatening injuries when their vehicle collided with a southbound 2014 Ford pickup. The Minnesota State Patrol is...
November 2, 2017 - 9:13am
November 1, 2017
All dressed up with places to go on Halloween night, Trunks for Treats in Perham and Tables for Treats in Richville gave kids plenty of opportunities...
November 1, 2017 - 11:14am
October 30, 2017
County fee per license tab renewal will increase in 2018
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the county wheelage tax of $10 on vehicle license tab renewals will increase to $20 per license tab. State law allowed for Otter Tail County and other counties in Minnesota to enact fees of $10 per license tab for calendar years 2016 and 2017 and to raise the...
October 30, 2017 - 4:40pm