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Woman, 19, dies in Alexandria apartment fire
Perham City council reorganizes
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
Looking Back - Jan. 11 edition
Tractors destroyed in rural Pelican Rapids fire
Vikings' Mike Zimmer was long gone when Case Keenum ended game on a knee
MCFEELY: Minnesota Miracle saves Vikings from disaster
Did you see the 30-pointer? You can in Perham: MN Monster Buck Classic coming Friday-Sunday
Simley wins battle of state-ranked teams
Late run lifts Yellowjackets to home win
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Amos Otto Marckel
Judy K. Houghton
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Perham Health welcomes Dr. Steven Murrell
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Star Lake native, 103, has lived through 18 presidents
Linda Schultz retirement party set for Dec. 27
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
'Ol Gordie from Perham inspires without even trying
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
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
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
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
October 31, 2017
Thank you for help with blood drive
On behalf of the Perham Rotary Club, "thank you" for your help and support in this Fall's Blood Drive. Making a difference and helping others can often be life changing. Area businesses, churches and individuals enabled the Red Cross and the Oct. 16 and 17 blood drive to make a difference...
October 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
October 17, 2017
NFL players' behavior disgust me
Over the last season and especially these last few weeks, I've given this a lot of thought. With all the chaos brought on by Mother nature alone, and all the events taking place all over the world not just in our own backyards, the NFL players and the way they've acted as a whole...
October 17, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 11, 2017
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
My 5-year-old grandson, who is a kindergartner, came over with a packet of fund raising material full of worthless crap to help raise money for things that are not covered in the school budget. This is just typical for the way things are done in Perham. The yes voters and school board...
October 11, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 20, 2017
Volunteering has many benefits
According the Corporation for National and Community Service, a national study has shown that volunteers who are 50 and older live longer than same age non-volunteers. Another recent study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and...
September 20, 2017 - 5:54pm
September 19, 2017
Letter: My experience with an act of kindness
I was shopping at Shopko and came out with my purchases in the cart and started walking to my car. As I got to my car, a boy came up to me and said, "can I help you?" He was probably 6 or 7. He then opened my car door, put in the bags, took my cart and put it in the cart garage. What...
September 19, 2017 - 5:03pm
September 10, 2017
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Last Saturday I was outside enjoying the beautiful day when it was interrupted by the all to familiar sound of a helicopter spraying the nearby potato fields, with chemicals that drift on to people and property. At this point ,I like others, had to make the decision to breath shallow...
September 10, 2017 - 10:18am
September 9, 2017
New school year brings funding increases
The new school year is beginning, with students of all ages benefiting from legislation that was enacted in recent months — including helpful funding increases.
September 9, 2017 - 10:18am
August 23, 2017
Letter: Random act of kindness
I want to bring attention to this random act of kindness on the part of a young woman in the parking lot at Service Foods in Perham last week. I had just finished bringing my groceries to my car and placed them in the back. I opened the door, climbed into my car and put the key into...
August 23, 2017 - 4:40pm