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Lina Belar to talk about "Rural Score" at the Perham Area Public Library Aug. 23
Minnesota test show minorities still struggle, Perham district scores drop in science and reading
2017 Miss Vergas Royalty
AgweekTV: Hog barn woes in Devils Lake
City Council Meeting
Perham/NYM tennis opens with a pair of splits
Area teams fall at state Class C baseball tournament
Perham community showing support for Gabe Grunewald
Perham to host benefit run for Grunewald's cancer fight
14C: Millers knock off Pirates with late rally
Donald S. Dresser
Gary L Braasch
Arlene F. @13@@10@Dougherty
Births - Aug. 10 edition
Hudson Myron Bauck
Local students make Dean's List at UM-Twin Cities
Local students make Dean's List at University of Northwestern
Second Chance Boutique has new owner, name
Perham couple opening Fargo restaurant in former Rosie's Laundromat building
Hilltop Lumber Ottertail Store Grand Opening August 11th and 12th
LMHC names Donna Baker as their CEO for their organization.
Star Tribune names Arvig a 2017 Top Workplace
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
What are some bus safety tips?
What to do when spotting a pet unattended in vehicle
Your letters - Aug. 10 edition
‘I’ve decided to do something about living forever’
When does the NTSB get involved with crashes?
Vining’s Watermelon Day, Saturday August 19
St. Lawrence Parish Festival and Polka Mass draws big crowds
Bike Rodeo at Otterfest
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
'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?
August 19, 2017
City Council Meeting
The Perham City Council held its regular monthly meeting, Monday, Aug. 14, where the two main items of discussion were approval of a public hearing to create a TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District and accepting a donation for the cost of training a dual purpose K-9 for the police...
August 19, 2017 - 8:15am
August 18, 2017
25 Years Ago • Will students object to changes at PHS for this school year?: With the start of school a couple weeks away, students at Perham...
August 18, 2017 - 5:52pm
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