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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
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
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
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
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
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
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
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
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
March 11, 2015
Colorectal cancer doesn't have to be such a killer
New efforts are underway to encourage people who should be screened, to get screened as part of Colon Cancer Awareness month in March. Colorectal cancer will kill nearly 51,000 people in the U.S. in 2015, including nearly 900 in Minnesota, according the American Cancer Society....
March 11, 2015 - 3:00pm
March 4, 2015
Time to take a stand against distracted driving
Careless drivers cause thousands of crashes resulting in death or injury each year in Minnesota. About one-third of these crashes are drug or alcohol related; the rest are often caused by distracted drivers. When a distracted driver causes a crash that results in death or great...
March 4, 2015 - 3:18pm
February 18, 2015
Halting pine-to-farmland conversion was the right thing to do
In my opinion, if we allow anyone to strip 27,000 acres of good wildlife land, only to rape that land with thousands of gallons of chemicals that kill all life in the soil, then we are the most foolish of people. These chemicals that are sold as being for our good in the form of...
February 18, 2015 - 4:28pm
December 11, 2014
Letter to the Editor: This year's musical failed to promote morality
“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” I tend to be shy and find it takes a lot of courage to ‘go against the flow’ to give an opinion that isn’t popular, but silence is not always golden. As I sat through the performance of “Grease”...
December 11, 2014 - 4:16pm
July 4, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Perham a 'delightful place to live'
I’m a part-time resident of Perham and I’m continually impressed with all the activities that take place here. I thoroughly enjoyed the Turtle Fest parade with my daughter and two granddaughters – such a wonderful variety of entrants and great participation! That morning...
July 4, 2014 - 2:55pm
June 20, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Don't believe the myths about Obamacare
In response to Hilda Bettermann’s letter to the editor in the June 12 issue of the Perham Focus: There have been a flurry of scare tactics and myths spread about the Affordable Care Act (sometimes called Obamacare) by Tea Party-types who often use misleading or deliberately deceptive...
June 20, 2014 - 2:33pm
June 13, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Affordable Care Act just a step toward single-payer system
Did you know that a new IRS regulation not passed by Congress prevents employers from reimbursing their employees for the cost of health insurance premiums if the employees go into the insurance market to buy their own insurance? Also, employees cannot be sent to government exchanges...
June 13, 2014 - 1:55pm
Letter to the Editor: ‘Armed with hope, to finish the fight’
The theme chosen for this year’s East Otter Tail County Relay For Life is, “armed with hope, to finish the fight.” This optimistic statement, unimaginable a generation ago, mirrors the mood of the event – we really have a lot to celebrate! The American Cancer...
June 13, 2014 - 1:53pm
May 22, 2014
Letter to the Editor: A fond farewell from a former Perham school social worker
It has been a little over two months since my letter to the editor regarding Minnesota School Social Work week during March 2014. Today, my message concerns my resignation as Licensed School Social Worker for Perham-Dent Public Schools, signed and submitted April 9. It is with...
May 22, 2014 - 1:58pm
Letter to the Editor: Community’s help sought with Relay for Life
The East Otter Tail 2014 Relay For Life is less than two months away: Friday, July 11. The relay’s organizing committee would like your help to make this our best relay ever. There are several ways you can help. First – and most immediate – is to create more teams, which...
May 22, 2014 - 1:57pm
May 16, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Senior volunteers are ‘Making a Difference for Generations’
Every day, around the country, seniors are making a difference in their local communities – volunteering in schools, assisting with disaster relief, helping frail elders with daily tasks, and much more. These volunteers, members of Senior Corps, are truly “Making a Difference...
May 16, 2014 - 11:58am
May 5, 2014
Celebrate National Teacher Day, May 6
Tuesday, May 6, is National Teacher Day – let’s take time to thank a teacher for making public schools so great! Few other professionals...
May 5, 2014 - 6:03am
May 1, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Wear green to boost awareness of mental illness
Since 1949, May has been National Mental Illness Awareness Month. It is a time to educate the public about mental health, as well as to assure that those who need mental health services receive the help they need. Did you know that one in four Americans will suffer from a mental...
May 1, 2014 - 10:50am
April 23, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Turnout at fundraiser a disappointment
I want to give a special ‘Thank You’ to the people who gave their time and support to help the Paxton Brummond family and Diane Anderson’s daughter, Leah, who had surgery on April 11. To the 30 or so people who came to the Krista and Eva Relief Fundraiser on April 12: your...
April 23, 2014 - 1:52pm
April 17, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Corrupt trading in crude oil is the biggest crime of the century
The crime of the century is the New York Mercantile Exchange crude oil prices at the pumps. I am 81 years old and lived through all the raises at the pumps. At first, oil companies each had their own prices, at least a few cents apart. They had gas wars. The prices at the pumps...
April 17, 2014 - 11:49am