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Officers respond to shooting in Audubon
Otter Tail County first in state to raise tobacco purchasing age
Vergas man sentenced for injury crash
Perham man sentenced for assault
Sheriff's Report: Close to $3,000 in items taken from storage locker
Otters down Laker girls in hockey opener
Perham marches on with 48-17 victory over Two Harbors
Video preview: Perham ready to face Two Harbors in Class AAA Tournament
Otter Tail County to host 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener
Perham boys win second straight with a statement
Josephine Elizabeth Petru
Maxine June Mittag
Lakeshore real estate market up, down in town
New car and pet wash in Perham is a first for LAC
MNsure open enrollment begins with new software
Mall of America has splashy plans for water park upgrade; nonprofit financing proposed
AgweekTV: 70th Harvest
She grew up protesting outside abortion clinics. Now, she performs them at North Dakota’s only clinic.
Cool weather fails to drive off Harvest Fest crowd
Lions scholarship deadline Nov. 15
Family, friends pay tribute to Hawley grad who died unexpectedly
Traveling, broke and hungry: An inside look at what homelessness is like in Detroit Lakes
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 will make it more difficult for young adults to quit smoking
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 is a policy designed to fail
I got my first deer 50 years after military training
Ask a Trooper: Is my ride too low?
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness lights up the space around us
Perham Area calendar
Solo show about Walt Whitman explores male relationships: Cultural Center to host 'Leaves of Grass -- Illuminated" on Nov. 3
Perham Area calendar
Adam Thielen's cousin co-authors new book about his rise from small-town boy to NFL star
November is National Diabetes Month: Perham's Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds to gain freedom from type 2 diabetes
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
Officers respond to shooting in Audubon
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
December 6, 2017
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
Articles on adoption excellent The articles on adoption were excellent. Thanks to the families who were willing to be interviewed. Both stories gave such a clear picture of what is involved when one makes a decision to adopt. I appreciated their honesty. People who have not had the...
December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 14, 2017
Your letters - Nov. 9 edition
Tax cuts, winners and losers The Republican tax plan has been reported. People are analyzing the plan. The following analysis comes from Heather Long from the Washington Post. First, she comments on the big winners. Big corporations would be the biggest beneficiaries. The bill would...
November 14, 2017 - 3:32pm