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Around the county: Cabin break-in suspect caught
Candidate forum to be held Aug. 20 at Thumper Pond
Western Minnesota county may be first to raise tobacco purchase age to 21
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
'I'm a better police chief because of this': Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby takes elimination from sheriff's race in stride
Vikings bummed about not facing Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey this week
Bond unbreakable between Perham standout athlete and classmate with cerebral palsy
Training camp fight was a family affair for Vikings' Diggs, Rhodes
Dragon athletics excited to celebrate 50 seasons of volleyball and 100 seasons of football
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins being extra nice to his linemen. On Saturday, it's their turn.
Vernon "Buster" Fiedler
Vernon "Buster" Fielder
Jerrold Moen Sr.
Allison Bethany Smith
Joe & Karen Byer 50th Wedding Anniversary Open House
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Addie Jo Baumgart
Big crowds turn out for 'Miracle Treat Day' in Perham
Popular farm insecticide faces ban
Minnesota surgery costs vary widely, report says: Identical procedures can cost one patient seven times more than others
Perham Dairy Queen celebrates Miracle Treat Day Aug. 10
Douglas, Kawlewski, Stoll join Coldwell Banker
Lakes Miss, Miss Teen Perham pageant held Aug. 18
Casting her ballot
Looking Back - Aug. 9 Edition
Seven earn star rating in Parent Aware program
Your letters: Perham Police Chief should be Otter Tail Sheriff
Your Letters: Looking Back section brings back memories
Ask A Trooper: Is it OK to park trailer in highway ditch?
Ask A Trooper: How do you address a police officer?
Your Letters: Can we trust our National intelligence services?
Photo Gallery: WE Fest 2018
WE Fest acts strike gold with pop, rap stars
Art of the Lakes Studio Tour will draw art lovers to west central Minnesota
Perham area calendar - July 12 Edition
Perham area calendar - July 5 Edition
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
'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
June 22, 2018
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Just a couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to meet Joe Arnold and his parents at their family farm in Holloway. Sitting around their...
June 22, 2018 - 11:50am
June 9, 2018
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Drug industry lobbyists won. Minnesotans lost. That's the brutal bottom line on this year's legislative fight to better fund opioid addiction treatment and prevention while the public health crisis caused by painkillers rages across the state.
June 9, 2018 - 8:07am
June 2, 2018
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
The heartlessness is a bit hard to fathom. Legislative leaders in St. Paul this session listened to tragic tales from fellow Minnesotans, had a bill before them to prevent more tragedy, and then did nothing.
June 2, 2018 - 1:35pm
May 25, 2018
Editorial: Remember this on Memorial Day: Life is a gift
A lot of people were rubbed the wrong way when word leaked out that a White House aid had made the seemingly heartless, albeit truthful statement, that with regards to Republican Sen. John McCain's thumbs-down to the CIA director nominee, it "didn't matter because he was dying anyway."...
May 25, 2018 - 11:53am
Tobacco prevention, sustainable quit-smoking help fail to cross session finish line
May 22, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 60 partner organizations, expressed disappointment that bipartisan tobacco prevention and sustainable cessation efforts failed to make it across the finish line in the 2018 session. The coalition worked this session on...
May 25, 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
February 23, 2018
Editorial: HUB project in Perham is example of forward thinking
It isn't very often that communities are proactive in addressing potential issues. It's even less often that small towns lead the way in innovative ideas. We should be so incredibly proud as we look at the HUB project that both are the case in Perham. This is a project that has never...
February 23, 2018 - 8:54am
January 12, 2018
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you....
January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
January 4, 2018
'Ol Gordie from Perham inspires without even trying
We published a letter to the editor last week from a Perham Focus reader, which got us thinking. The letter, written by local resident Jeff Tweeton, told of his experience with a fella named Gordie Rud. In very short summary, Tweeton was working the courtesy counter at Service Food...
January 4, 2018 - 11:12am
December 26, 2017
Our thoughts are with those not celebrating on Christmas
As we feed our holiday anxiety with the details of travel or meals or house guests or presents — or whatever we think we've got to be stressed out about — let's take a moment to recognize and appreciate those who are getting ready to kiss their families goodbye to head...
December 26, 2017 - 2:34pm
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 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
October 10, 2017
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Before a deranged mass murderer unloaded onto a Las Vegas crowd, creating the deadliest shooting attack in U.S. history, not a lot of people seemed to know what a bump stock was. Even many avid sportsmen are admitting they had never heard of it before. But this little $100 legal accessory...
October 10, 2017 - 2:58pm
September 29, 2017
The knee, the flag and the king: a tragic fairytale
Once upon a time there was a jester who longed to be a star. But Colin Kaepernick was sad because although he once did a good job entertaining, Colin was going downhill, just like Jack and Jill - and he, too, lost his crown. Colin didn't like this, and so one day, as the kingdom's...
September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 4, 2017
When darkness is in our backyards, let's turn on the light
It shakes a person's world when something happens like the murder/womb raiding of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontain-Greywind of Fargo. One of the people arrested for that crime is Brooke Crews, who spent time living in the Perham area. The arrest is fresh—she has not been convicted—but...
September 4, 2017 - 6:41pm