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Update: 14-year-old girl was driver in crash southwest of Perham
Minn. gubernatorial candidate Otto chooses running mate
No Hub snub at the state: Perham's big project makes it into the bonding bill at $6 million
Possible human remains found in New York Mills
Toddler struck, killed by family vehicle in Twin Cities suburb
Perham boys tennis advances to Section 8A Championship
Perham gains share of Heart O'Lakes Conference title
Rasmussen fires low round in Frazee
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Perham makes it seven straight in the HOL
John "Jack" Burns
Donna J. Myers
Joyce A. Lehman
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
Perham Health offers 'right way to fall' program
Fergus Falls Police Chief Bergren announces run for Otter Tail County Sheriff
Public asked to help find missing child last seen in Iowa and may now be in Minnesota
Ottertail hosting first 'Safety Saturday' May 19
Friends of the NRA holds annual banquet April 5
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
Commentary: At the University of North Dakota, another feud over another logo
Ask A Trooper: How do you become a pilot with the state troopers?
Ask A Trooper: Do vehicles need a working horn?
Your Letter: Kenny Nelson has always been a class act
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
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'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
March 13, 2018
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
March 12, 2018
Letter: The more things change, the more they stay the same
The HUB project is a perfect example of the more things change, the more they stay the same. The HUB, according to the Focus, is groundbreaking, never been tried and no one will profit from it, says the Focus. Where do they possibly come up with this information? It is being dreamed...
March 12, 2018 - 11:56am
Letter: The heart of the matter is the heart
Guns, drugs, sex, and money—are they evil or good—what are they? Money can bless a family purchasing the necessities of life or ruin a family when it becomes a god (Mt 6:24). Sex within matrimony is beautiful and causes untold grief outside (Heb 13:4). Prescribed by a...
March 12, 2018 - 9:57am
Letter: Fight to save Kirkbride important
No one needs to be told that the senseless deaths of our younger generation is appalling. And it's because everyone reaches for the obvious as the only explanation for it that has me upset. Take the blinders off people! This situation wasn't created overnight. But there is more......
March 12, 2018 - 9:06am
March 5, 2018
Letter: There are 'Minnesota nice' angels around Perham
Minnesota's icy, slick, snowy and oh so cold conditions make it difficult for many with health challenges to be outdoors. Never fear there is small town Minnesota Nice Angels all over...taking this into consideration, I just had to share some of my Perham-Dent "Thankful" experiences....
March 5, 2018 - 4:53pm
February 9, 2018
Letter: 2018 Progress was well done
As a retiree who did not grow up in the Perham area, I wish to thank you for the informative supplement to your Perham Focus newspaper, "2018 Progress." Perham's history was so interesting. I enjoyed the accounts about the railroad ties, pioneer families and the shops and businesses....
February 9, 2018 - 8:49am
January 31, 2018
Letter: Many thanks to HUB Committee for their dedication
Last Tuesday I attended a "Hub" meeting regarding the disposition of the old Perham High School once it is vacated and the proposed flip of the PACC. As a community member who is involved in the repurposing of the old St. Stanislaus Catholic Church into a Center for the Arts, I totally...
January 31, 2018 - 9:24am
January 21, 2018
Ice fishermen, we need your help
Listen up ice fisherman, we need your help! Our lakes belong to the residents of Minnesota, but many lake association volunteers work to keep them clean. Otter Tail County is blessed with beauty and the most lakes of any county in the United States. Yet, lake associations find debris...
January 21, 2018 - 10:25am
January 17, 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
If someone gave you a million dollars wouldn't they ask for the names of the individuals receiving the money? This didn't happen when $620,000 in grant money and $310,000 in abatement money was given to Grow Perham, LLC to build a 24-plex apartment in Perham. Nobody on the Otter Tail...
January 17, 2018 - 11:24am
January 2, 2018
We need George Bailey
After my letter to the editor a good and respected friend of mine called me and we discussed our views on Perham. She pointed out to me that my letter should have ended with a solution on the old school and to her surprise I said it did. I also shared my true feeling on the direction...
January 2, 2018 - 3:34pm
December 26, 2017
Kind act is a reminder of goodness in dark times
It seems as though everywhere one turns these days one is inundated with how bad things are in our society. Dirty, partisan politics, clashes between the alt-right and antifa, harassment charges from every direction. It makes one wonder how mean-spirited and selfish we, as a society,...
December 26, 2017 - 9:57am
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 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