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Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
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Everybody 'love, love, loves' Perham's Grandma Odie
Henning native receives lifesaving award
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
Yellowjackets rebound with strong win over Park Rapids
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
William J. Cole
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Diana Lynn Aker
Carol C. Peterson
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Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
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
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
November 19, 2015
LTE:‘Affordable plan’ is on the table
Rebuttal to Bernie Steeves’ Nov. 12 letter to the editor: As a member of the Community Task Force and former Focus reporter, I feel I’m in a uniquely qualified position to respond to Mr. Steeves’ letter and say the following … Cut the crap. Yes, throughout the...
November 19, 2015 - 10:30am
November 12, 2015
For the Record, the published tax impacts include everything
A quick response to the letter recently submitted by Mr. Mike Wasche. It was a bit disheartening to read that once again someone is accusing the District of trying to twist the information prior to simply asking the question. When you finance the purchase of a home or new car, your...
November 12, 2015 - 1:33pm
November 11, 2015
Out-dated schools don’t show off Perham in best light
The Perham School levy discussion reminds me when Perham Health began contemplating a new nursing home in 2001 and hospital in 2007. Those who didn’t work or receive care in these buildings stated everything was fine as is, but employees and residents knew the deficits of buildings...
November 11, 2015 - 2:32pm
District ‘embellishing’ problems with the school
This is in response to a postcard received in the mail from Citizens For Schools Moving Forward. The age of the high school is irrelevant. Ivy-league schools are well over 200 years old. Many of those graduates go on to be leaders in the business world. I can only conclude...
November 11, 2015 - 2:30pm
What about the interest on the school?
I received a flyer in the mail with graphs and charts.It showed how it will only cost taxpayers $10.32 a month for question one and the unbelievably low cost of $2.49 per month for question 2. Do these Board members and Superintendent think that they are that smart or are we...
November 11, 2015 - 2:27pm
Educational facilities an asset in drawing newcomers
This is the second letter to the editor that I’ve written in the last week. The first one was written after I had read the article in the paper in which the Concerned Citizens for Tax Fairness presented their rationale for a no vote. I was angry and decided that “enough was enough”...
November 11, 2015 - 2:26pm
November 5, 2015
Look past distractions of ‘no’ camp
In response to the Concerned Citizens for Tax Fairness article: OK. Enough of the distraction, misdirection and half-truths. Let’s be honest about some of the “issues” the group has. First: “Let’s come up with the best plan, the best one for kids” --Bernie Steeves....
November 5, 2015 - 12:02pm
School board responds to referendum opposition
It was frustrating to read the article in the Oct. 29 Focus regarding the Concerned Citizens For Property Tax Fairness, and their allegation of ‘deaf district ears.’ The Concerned Citizens For Property Tax Fairness requested to meet in private with school representatives,...
November 5, 2015 - 11:54am
October 1, 2015
Hats off to Harvest Fest Fun
This year, for the first time, I was involved in a small way with organizing a part of the community Harvest Fest celebration. My task was to be the contact person for those who wished to secure a space at the flea market held at Blossoms Birds and Beyond. And once again, my...
October 1, 2015 - 3:03pm
September 17, 2015
Start school after Labor Day and everyone wins
Allow me to use this means to publicly congratulate the area school districts that had the good sense to wait until after Labor Day to start the school year. At the same time, let me offer condolences to the students of other schools who suffered through four days of oppressive heat...
September 17, 2015 - 10:35am
September 3, 2015
‘Vote No’ source shouldn’t be anonymous
I have to take exception to the recent story about the vote for a new school (“Referendum 2.0 is a go,” Aug. 20 Perham Focus). The very last part of the story was from an area resident. He was strongly against the new school and the school board. What bothered me very...
September 3, 2015 - 10:07am
Keeping roads safe, now and for the long haul
Over two-thirds of all Minnesota communities rely solely on trucks to haul their goods and products. As a professional truck driver, I have the privilege of being part of an industry that is essential to serving needs of greater Minnesota. Truck driving is my profession. I take...
September 3, 2015 - 10:06am
August 12, 2015
Care Carnival was a success
I would like to recognize two people in our community who goes the extra mile to help those in need. Last Saturday, Aug. 1, ten different charities came together to participate in one fundraising event. As far as I know, this was a first of its kind in Perham, and the main...
August 12, 2015 - 5:19pm
July 9, 2015
Response to questions raised by reader regarding school bond issue
As a community member who attended multiple information sessions regarding the school bond referendum, I would like to address questions raised in last week’s letter to the editor. 1) Referendum amount and timing. The headline in the Perham Focus along with all District...
July 9, 2015 - 12:02pm
July 1, 2015
Reader raises questions about school bond issue
In regard to the school bond issue, $58 million is a huge amount. With other bonds paid off, we still are taxed for the school district. This amount would then be added, correct? The school board imposed a levy last year, too. And, let’s be clear; the amount is for $58 million,...
July 1, 2015 - 4:17pm