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'It would be devastating': Ag producers steering Trump away from trade war with Mexico
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
Minnesota day care loses license after 3-year-old went missing for hour
Medical marijuana supporter cites possibility of lawsuit as legislators change law approved by voters
Someone stole Kevin Wallevand's car
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs Lake
Minnesota boaters urged to get educated before season begins
Woodie Camp applications being accepted
Peggy L. Korell
Eugene D. Herrmann
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
May 9, 2013
Editorial: MN can afford a reasonable tax increase
Conservatives and anti-tax advocates would have Minnesotans believe government is growing out of control. In reality, the opposite is true. Adjusting for inflation, budgeting gimmicks and state takeovers, per capita state general fund spending is 18 percent less that it was a decade...
May 9, 2013 - 2:12pm
May 2, 2013
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
This is a monthly feature of our Columns & Commentary page, in which we either applaud a person, group or event for something positive that we feel is worthy of a little credit (Applause), and/or address something that gives us pause; something that we feel deserves to be addressed...
May 2, 2013 - 4:39pm
April 18, 2013
Editorial: Be prepared in case of severe weather
Although we still see piles of snow and ice as we look out our windows, warmer temperatures will eventually win out. With the arrival of summer comes the potential for different kinds of severe weather. As this season arrives, state safety officials recommend that all residents establish...
April 18, 2013 - 4:31pm
April 11, 2013
Editorial: APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to the state tournament runs from the Perham boys basketball and gymnastics teams. Neither team was favored to win a section title. Both defeated higher-ranked opponents to make repeat trips to Minneapolis, joining members of the boys swim team and the wrestling team and...
April 11, 2013 - 3:00pm
Their View: Investments in early childhood place kids on path to success
Much has been written about the long-term benefits of high quality early education and all day kindergarten, especially for poor children. Research abounds to support investments in young learners as a critical way to close achievement gaps and improve student outcomes. Governor Dayton’s...
April 11, 2013 - 2:58pm
February 10, 2013
Editorial: APPLAUSE/ A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to the growing partnership between Perham Living and the Perham Area Boys and Girls Club. By bringing kids and seniors together to play...
February 10, 2013 - 7:05am
January 11, 2013
Editorial: Our New Year's resolutions
Some of our Facebook friends and several young community members recently shared their New Year's resolutions with us. From getting better grades...
January 11, 2013 - 7:01am
December 27, 2012
Guest Editorial: School is safe
"Our schools are safe." In the wake of the horrific murders in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, we're hearing that assurance over and over again. And while it might not seem so, it is true. Statistical evidence is clear. Young students are safer in school than virtually any...
December 27, 2012 - 12:54pm
December 19, 2012
Editorial: Hug your kids extra tight this Christmas
It's been less than a week since the horrific shooting that left 20 children dead at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, and already the grief that initially brought the nation together is morphing into anger that's tearing us back apart. It's natural that we want someone or something...
December 19, 2012 - 1:11pm
December 13, 2012
Editorial: A 'White Christmas,' on stage and off
It was a case of life imitating art on Saturday night as people filtered out of the Perham High School auditorium. Fresh out of the final scene of this year's community musical, "White Christmas," we all left the theater to find the real-life version of what we had just witnessed...
December 13, 2012 - 1:44pm
November 1, 2012
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
APPLAUSE in advance to everyone who goes out and exercises their right to vote on Tuesday. Voting is not only a meaningful way of expressing...
November 1, 2012 - 1:28pm
October 18, 2012
A reminder about our election season letters policy
Here at the East Otter Tail Focus, it's beginning to look a lot like election season. For the last few weeks, letters to the editor have been pouring in at more than three times the normal rate, which we like to see. From letters of support for a particular candidate to passionate...
October 18, 2012 - 10:16am
Letter to the Editor: Franson not a good representative for the people of 8B
Rep. Mary Franson does not represent Greater Minnesota values and, by her own admission, will not have a strong voice for her constituents in House District 8B if she is re-elected. While Rep.
October 18, 2012 - 10:14am
September 27, 2012
Editorial: 'It's about civility': Another election, another sign slashed
It never fails: As an election nears, police departments and media outlets start getting calls about stolen and defaced political signs. This...
September 27, 2012 - 11:39am
September 13, 2012
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to the Perham City Council for going ahead with a study on quiet zones at railroad crossings. There's about an $8,000 cost involved...
September 13, 2012 - 11:43am