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Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Weekly police report - June 14 edition
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
Perham Buzz open with sweep
More medals for Perham on day 2 of Class A Championships
Laraine M. Paulsen
Curtis C. Morken
Ruth Ann Dretsch
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Shearer's sells Barrel O' Fun brand to Old Dutch affiliate
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Turtle Fest events dodge raindrops Saturday
Perham Health awards scholarships
Grand Parade highlights Friday’s Turtle Fest
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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
May 28, 2018
Letter: Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
A country is relatively stronger when it works with its allies. A country is relatively weaker when it works against or without its allies. The United States acted from a position of strength when it negotiated with Iran over nuclear weapons as it acted with our allies (Great Britain,...
May 28, 2018 - 10:23am
May 23, 2018
Your Letters: Why believe the press about political change?
I don't know about you but I am tired of hearing about the blue wave that is coming in the 2018 midterm elections. This reminds me of the non stop press stories about the past election when Donald Trump was elected. We heard daily for three years that Hillary was a shoe-in. She could...
May 23, 2018 - 9:06am
April 30, 2018
Your Letter: Kenny Nelson has always been a class act
I really enjoyed reading the article on KLN Family Brands in Perham by Mr. Michael Johnson in the Detroit Lakes Tribune on March 28. I have known Kenny Nelson for over 50 years and know what a quality guy he is, so I was extremely interested in the article. You see, I met Kenny at...
April 30, 2018 - 9:06am
March 13, 2018
Letter: Article on bus drivers interesting
Having spent over 50 years involved in school transportation in Perham, it was with interest that I read the article in the March 1 issue of the Focus about school bus drivers. It was especially interesting to read about Dennis Zitzow's school bus driving career. Dennis and Marilyn...
March 13, 2018 - 9:30am
March 12, 2018
Letter: The more things change, the more they stay the same
The HUB project is a perfect example of the more things change, the more they stay the same. The HUB, according to the Focus, is groundbreaking, never been tried and no one will profit from it, says the Focus. Where do they possibly come up with this information? It is being dreamed...
March 12, 2018 - 11:56am
Letter: The heart of the matter is the heart
Guns, drugs, sex, and money—are they evil or good—what are they? Money can bless a family purchasing the necessities of life or ruin a family when it becomes a god (Mt 6:24). Sex within matrimony is beautiful and causes untold grief outside (Heb 13:4). Prescribed by a...
March 12, 2018 - 9:57am
Letter: Fight to save Kirkbride important
No one needs to be told that the senseless deaths of our younger generation is appalling. And it's because everyone reaches for the obvious as the only explanation for it that has me upset. Take the blinders off people! This situation wasn't created overnight. But there is more......
March 12, 2018 - 9:06am
March 5, 2018
Letter: There are 'Minnesota nice' angels around Perham
Minnesota's icy, slick, snowy and oh so cold conditions make it difficult for many with health challenges to be outdoors. Never fear there is small town Minnesota Nice Angels all over...taking this into consideration, I just had to share some of my Perham-Dent "Thankful" experiences....
March 5, 2018 - 4:53pm
February 9, 2018
Letter: 2018 Progress was well done
As a retiree who did not grow up in the Perham area, I wish to thank you for the informative supplement to your Perham Focus newspaper, "2018 Progress." Perham's history was so interesting. I enjoyed the accounts about the railroad ties, pioneer families and the shops and businesses....
February 9, 2018 - 8:49am
January 31, 2018
Letter: Many thanks to HUB Committee for their dedication
Last Tuesday I attended a "Hub" meeting regarding the disposition of the old Perham High School once it is vacated and the proposed flip of the PACC. As a community member who is involved in the repurposing of the old St. Stanislaus Catholic Church into a Center for the Arts, I totally...
January 31, 2018 - 9:24am
January 21, 2018
Ice fishermen, we need your help
Listen up ice fisherman, we need your help! Our lakes belong to the residents of Minnesota, but many lake association volunteers work to keep them clean. Otter Tail County is blessed with beauty and the most lakes of any county in the United States. Yet, lake associations find debris...
January 21, 2018 - 10:25am
January 17, 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
If someone gave you a million dollars wouldn't they ask for the names of the individuals receiving the money? This didn't happen when $620,000 in grant money and $310,000 in abatement money was given to Grow Perham, LLC to build a 24-plex apartment in Perham. Nobody on the Otter Tail...
January 17, 2018 - 11:24am
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