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Minnesota State Patrol identifies victim in fatal crash north of Moorhead
Preschool, kindergarten activities planned at HOTL
Man rescued from fall into West Silent Lake
Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Hoops for Hope set April 8 in Henning
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Jack M. Ash
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
New Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham on target to continue serving families
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
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
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
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
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!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
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
December 11, 2015
No form of tobacco is safe
I recently saw an article that reinforces a message that local public health workers have been sharing for some time: chew, snuff and other smokeless tobacco products are not a safe alternative to cigarettes. A new study by researchers from the Food and Drug Administration and the...
December 11, 2015 - 1:19pm
November 25, 2015
LTE: Support HACA by shopping on Amazon
Many of us will do some holiday shopping online or make regular internet purchases throughout the year. If you are making purchases through Amazon, you can help out our nonprofit, and it won’t cost you anything extra. Simply go to Amazon Smile first before you start shopping (or...
November 25, 2015 - 11:29am
LTE:WCI a ‘Swiss army knife’ for regional development
Have you ever worked on a project you can’t complete because you don’t have the right tool? In community and economic development, the same thing can happen. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that works with west central Minnesota communities and organizations...
November 25, 2015 - 11:26am
November 19, 2015
LTE:It’s time to act on school building project
In response to Cheryl Harris’s Nov 12th letter to the editor: I am disappointed by the misinformation that continues to surround the Perham-Dent referendum to improve our schools. Let me introduce myself: I am conservative in my views, oppose a tax-and-spend mentality, and...
November 19, 2015 - 11:22am
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