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Licorice during pregnancy linked to health issues for kids
Fargo woman has seat at Oscars red carpet
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Perham students place in Knowledge Bowl meet
Perham crowns four wrestling champions, send eight to state
Jada Olsen takes all-around bronze
Yellowjacket swimmers kick off the Section 5A Championships
Yellowjacket wrestlers send eight to the 8AA Individual Finals
Yellowjacket girls fall in quadruple overtime thriller
Wilma (Jeanne) Wilder Lueders
Troy A. Ash
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
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!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
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