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Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
Kids who offend: Hundreds of juveniles from Wadena sent to Moorhead facility yearly
City budget, tax levy increase of 6.58 percent approved
Perham stifles Battle Lake
Yellowjackets roll in home opener
Perham wrestlers continue strong run with wins over DGF, Pelican Rapids
Count your blessings and your birds
Yellowjackets earn conference win over Hornets
Roy Allen Weber
Sarah Ruth (Benson) Cheshire
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
Feeding Backpack program helps close to 200 children a week in Perham schools
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
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
November 11, 2015
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
June 18, 2015
Money for trees
If you think our roads are in bad shape—they are. You may think it is because the Minnesota Department of Transportation is short of money. In reality, that’s not the core at all. MnDot is rolling in extra funds. They have money to give away. If you don’t believe it,...
June 18, 2015 - 2:03pm
Disagreeing and agreeing on the school referendum
The person who criticized my letter for calling out the 'no' votes of the Dent and Ottertail communities as being responsible for defeating the school referendum brought up some good points - also some questionable ones. You want to eliminate "....exorbitant architects...." and...
June 18, 2015 - 1:41pm
May 21, 2015
Recognizing those who serve
Over the years, I've had the opportunity to attend Memorial Day services in many rural communities throughout my congressional district. All of these solemn events feature the wonderful patriotic music that I and so many others enjoy, a colorful display of flags and the dedicated,...
May 21, 2015 - 3:12pm