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Sheriff candidates to speak at candidate forum June 19
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
Perham Buzz open with sweep
More medals for Perham on day 2 of Class A Championships
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
Laraine M. Paulsen
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
April 30, 2018
Your Letter: Kenny Nelson has always been a class act
I really enjoyed reading the article on KLN Family Brands in Perham by Mr. Michael Johnson in the Detroit Lakes Tribune on March 28. I have known Kenny Nelson for over 50 years and know what a quality guy he is, so I was extremely interested in the article. You see, I met Kenny at...
April 30, 2018 - 9:06am
April 29, 2018
Ask A Trooper: Must troopers wear safety vests at crash scenes?
Question: What is your policy on troopers wearing the high visible safety vests while at a crash scene? Stay safe out there. Answer: All workers (tow truck drivers, EMS, fire, police etc.) who are working at a crash scene are required to wear high visibility garments or approved...
April 29, 2018 - 8:22am
April 21, 2018
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
Question: I've heard the Minnesota State Patrol is carrying around some stuff to help people that might have an issue with opioid abuse. Can you talk more about that? Thanks for all you do! Answer: A Minnesota state trooper's job is surprisingly varied. Sure, you'd expect them to...
April 21, 2018 - 11:49am
April 16, 2018
I had a strange dream
There are several things you have to know before I tell you about a dream I just had, because dreams are usually odd regurgitations of stuff. First is the fact that we have a lot of Amish around here now. They trot their horses along their way on the highways and byways. (Some folks...
April 16, 2018 - 9:06am
April 15, 2018
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Question: I have a short box pick-up. A friend wanted me to carry two 12-foot aluminum boats he had purchased. Being as they would have extended far past my 7 foot or less truck bed, I declined thinking it was too long to be legal. Was I correct? What is the length limit for loads...
April 15, 2018 - 9:57am
April 7, 2018
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
Question: I do a lot of local driving for work, and every day I see an abundance of vehicles that roll through stops. This happens most frequently in a "right on red" situation. I have seen many near misses by vehicles rolling through a "right on red." I was just wondering what our...
April 7, 2018 - 9:57am
April 2, 2018
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
General Electric the washing machine was coughing so hard that I could hear him clear upstairs. That tubby square gut of his was acting like a megaphone. The entire house was vibrating at levels measurable by seismic detectors clear to the coast. I raced down the stairs. I was shocked...
April 2, 2018 - 10:49am
March 31, 2018
Ask A Trooper: How do officers handle people with disabilities?
Question: How and what does law enforcement do when they come across someone who is deaf or has hearing disabilities? Answer: This is a good question and as a State Trooper I have come across situations dealing with this on traffic stops, motorist assists and crashes.
March 31, 2018 - 11:53am
March 23, 2018
Ask A Trooper: What is probable cause to pull someone over?
Question: If I'm driving a friend's car whose license is suspended, if the officer runs the plates and it comes back to my friend, can he pull me over just because the registered owner's license is suspended? Is that probable cause to stop me? My license is valid. Thanks. Answer:...
March 23, 2018 - 10:28am
March 18, 2018
Minnesota legislators introduce Tobacco 21 Bill
A bipartisan group of Minnesota lawmakers introduced a bill in the Minnesota House to raise the state tobacco sale age to 21. Minnesota would become the sixth state in the nation to pass a Tobacco 21 law, which aims to protect youth from tobacco addiction and prevent death and disease....
March 18, 2018 - 10:10am
Ask A Trooper: How long can a train block a crossing?
Question: I was stuck at a train crossing the other day for half an hour. What is the law on how long a train can block the road crossing and who do I report this to? How do I get this fixed as it seems to happen far too often?
March 18, 2018 - 9:06am
March 15, 2018
Editorial: Your personal stories of hardship change lives
This is a big shout out to the people who share their most personal stories with us, and by extension, the people of the Perham area. Last week Mary Chase and Colleen Sazama came into our office and talked about their Multiple Sclerosis and the havoc it has had on their bodies and...
March 15, 2018 - 12:04pm
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
To the students who walked out of class,
March 15, 2018 - 11:42am
March 13, 2018
Guest column: Clocks talk to us
Maybe it started with the clock telling me the time. Clocks are important to us. We don't realize how important they are, until we realize that we are running out of what they tell us. So clocks, being as they tell us time, must therefore talk to us, whether we hear it or not. When...
March 13, 2018 - 12:58pm
Letter: Article on bus drivers interesting
Having spent over 50 years involved in school transportation in Perham, it was with interest that I read the article in the March 1 issue of the Focus about school bus drivers. It was especially interesting to read about Dennis Zitzow's school bus driving career. Dennis and Marilyn...
March 13, 2018 - 9:30am