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Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
Perham Lakeside set for the new season
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Dalton James McFadzen
Denise Renee McFadzen
Gerard Michael Wasche
Denise Renee McFadzen
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
DuBois wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program for excellence in book publishing
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Perham area leaders pick up Chamber awards
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'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
Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son
December 26, 2017
Vote 'no' and force more practical solutions
Congratulations and thank you Fred Lehmkuhl for voting 'no' on the plans to move forward for more money to repurpose the old school. It looks like the rest of the council is trying to smear you for it.
December 26, 2017 - 9:56am
December 25, 2017
What's the best way to return lost property?
Question: My father found a wallet at a big retail store while on vacation and was concerned about handing it off to the staff there, instead deciding to contact the owner directly. He was eventually pulled over by a local police officer, with the wallet in hand, and was told he could...
December 25, 2017 - 12:37pm
December 19, 2017
Your letters - Dec. 14 edition
Lindy article on religion inappropriate The eye-opening experience article by Alan Lindy in the Perham Focus on Nov. 20 had a mocking tone, The article is inappropriate for any religion - Christian, Jewish, Muslim to mock others' beliefs. All of these religions have had good and bad...
December 19, 2017 - 11:57am
Crazy has a voice in Perham
Crazy has a voice and it is loud and clear in Perham. Please let me explain, Perham does not try to keep up with the Jones, Perham is the Jones. We have a historic school building deemed unfit due to a crack in the wall and failing infrastructure. It was proposed to be demolished...
December 19, 2017 - 9:23am
December 17, 2017
Open flame heaters allowed when heating cargo of tank motor vehicles
Question: I work for an equipment dealership and we sell road oil distributors and cold mix patch boxes on heavy trucks, that are equipped with propane and diesel fired open flame burners, now I have been told from numerous people that having an open flame while moving down the road...
December 17, 2017 - 8:36am
December 8, 2017
To sexual harassers: We bet you're sweating now, huh?
They're dropping like flies — men in positions of authority who once perhaps thought themselves untouchable, as they then touched and harassed people "below" their perceived caste. As their arrogance grew, so too did their bold, careless, hurtful behavior. It was that arrogance...
December 8, 2017 - 8:16pm
December 6, 2017
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
Articles on adoption excellent The articles on adoption were excellent. Thanks to the families who were willing to be interviewed. Both stories gave such a clear picture of what is involved when one makes a decision to adopt. I appreciated their honesty. People who have not had the...
December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
Reading 'Martin Luther' eye-opening experience
Reading the biography "Martin Luther" by Eric Metaxis was an eye-opening experience for me, a German-ancestry Methodist. I was completely unfamiliar with the Catholic church which Luther encountered around the year 1500.
December 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
December 4, 2017
Can a person drive with a neck brace?
Question: Can a person legally drive with a neck brace on in Minnesota? It would limit the ability to turn your head side to side or up or down. I'm trying to get facts before I let my family member drive. Answer: A person would not be able to legally drive if temporarily wearing...
December 4, 2017 - 5:58pm
December 2, 2017
Minnesotans deserve cheaper, better healthcare
During a town hall meeting at Duluth City Hall, Teri Haapala stood up to tell her health care story. Unfortunately, Teri's story is all too familiar...
December 2, 2017 - 9:57am
November 28, 2017
Some Thanksgivings more memorable than others
Just a quick Thanksgiving story. It was 1958, I was 15 years old, and the whole extended family was gathered at the farmhouse in which I grew up. Tables were lined up end to end, table settings were counted over and over. Were there enough chairs? Plates? Table cloths? How to get...
November 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 22, 2017
We're thankful for you, dear reader
You're the best, you know that? Throughout this crazy, politically charged year, you are still reading your local newspaper. Even if you're reading this off social media, it's still us - you're still reading the paper, and we love you for it.
November 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 15, 2017
Deer hunting time to tell tales
Deer hunting is here. Now is when the best part of deer season starts. Now is when hunters get their money's worth, not about hunting specifically, but while spinning yarns about how they got their deer. I think they hunt just so they can talk about it.
November 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 14, 2017
Your letters - Nov. 9 edition
Tax cuts, winners and losers The Republican tax plan has been reported. People are analyzing the plan. The following analysis comes from Heather Long from the Washington Post. First, she comments on the big winners. Big corporations would be the biggest beneficiaries. The bill would...
November 14, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 12, 2017
What are the laws regarding drivers and electronic devices?
Question: Can you talk about the law that covers a driver ability to watch a movie, video or broadcast on a cellphone, tablet or computer while driving? What if the passenger is in possession of the device? Answer: There is a law in Minnesota that says that a television screen shall...
November 12, 2017 - 8:15am