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Perham’s Giving Tree gifts due back by Dec. 18
Why North Dakota farmers are raising more sheep
'This all started in my she-shed': Sisters Grain Bin in Ottertail grows into new location
BCA says prosecutor, lawyer wife die in apparent murder-suicide in Fergus Falls
Franken denies some allegations, but plans resignation from U.S. Senate 'in a few weeks'
Yellowjackets get key road win over Breckenridge
Melgard's overtime winner gives DL conference victory
Perham cruises to a pair of wins in Bemidji
Perham hits from deep in home win
HOCKEY: Laker boys pick up first win on the road
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
Carol I. Bade
Jerryann "Jerry" Miller
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
Arvig Promotes Ben Wiechman to Director of IP Engineering and Strategy
Perham Health promotes Anderson to VP of Finance
Perham TOPS hits 40th Anniversary
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
Mader joins Perham Health as certified diabetes educator
Angel of Hope Memorial Park Annual Vigil December 6
In the holiday swing of things
Otterdazzle to dazzle with fireworks, lights parade, crafts and more
A whole ‘slew’ of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights tonight
To sexual harassers: We bet you're sweating now, huh?
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
Reading 'Martin Luther' eye-opening experience
Can a person drive with a neck brace?
Minnesotans deserve cheaper, better healthcare
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights set for Nov. 24
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
'One in a million’: Highly regarded female snocross mechanic is a pioneer in the sport
A leader on and off the field
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
June 9, 2016
LTE:Letter carriers’ campaign collects nearly 6,000 pounds of food
Thank you Otter Tail County residents for your support and help in collecting 5,970 pounds of food through the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive last month. The food collected was distributed to eight local food shelves and will go a long way to prevent hunger for...
June 9, 2016 - 4:28pm
LTE:Ingebrigtsen calls for special session
Governor Dayton should call a special session and complete the very work that was agreed upon in a compromised 990 million dollar bonding bill (that included much needed 700 million in roads and bridges funding). This much needed funding was de-railed by the senate metro democrats...
June 9, 2016 - 4:19pm
April 28, 2016
LTE: Jane’s love of Perham was evident in all she did
When I moved to Perham in 1978, it was a substantially different town than it is today. Much change and growth has taken place. Jane Aschnewitz was one of the major agents of change that helped Perham become what it is today. At the time, Jane and the Chamber were both fledglings...
April 28, 2016 - 12:46pm
April 21, 2016
LTE:Keep the train whistles blowing
People of Perham, do you realize the danger that eliminating trains blowing their whistles would cause? That’s the way Amtrak and the carious freight and oil-carrying freights announce to us and our children and grandchildren that they are coming through town so stop your cars,...
April 21, 2016 - 9:32am
LTE: Food Drop helped many in need
Last Wednesday, the United Way coordinated a Mobile Food Drop for people in need in Ottertail city. It was a beautiful day and a great event, at which 92 community members volunteered, and 154 families (485 individuals) received food. United Way does food drop about twice a year...
April 21, 2016 - 9:29am
February 1, 2016
LTE: Perham sponsors hit a 3-pointer with support of basketball tourney
This past December the Perham Backcourt Club organized and held its first Grand 8 Holiday Classic basketball tournament for both the boys and girls basketball programs. The tournament brought six teams from other parts of Minnesota to Perham for two days. Each of those communities...
February 1, 2016 - 11:19am
January 21, 2016
LTE: Have gas prices gone down for all?
Are we being played for fools or being used? Our federal government decided senior citizens disability recipients did not need a raise in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits because gas prices are cheap (have gone down). Just think about it. Many seniors do not...
January 21, 2016 - 1:06pm
December 31, 2015
LTE: Mom's care at Perham Health fosters appreciation of hospital
On Dec. 3, we admitted our mom to the Perham hospital.Little did we know that she would spend the last 11 days of her life there. As word of her illness spread around the country, relatives and friends started to pour in. Sometimes our singing, laughing (yes, mom wanted her children...
December 31, 2015 - 1:16pm
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