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Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Two injured, one critically, in three-car crash
Perham Focus offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
Photo mockups of new Perham High School released
A sweet arrangement: Couple develops hardy bees, solar gardens and location-specific honey
Perham earns split with Hibbing
Familiar faces take home Turtle Fest Road Race
Perham wins annual wood bat tournament
HOL announces baseball awards
Bluffton rallies late against Pirates
Dona Mae Hanson
Roger H. Kawlewski
James Ray Peach
Dallas Martin Mursu
Lillyan Ann Schertler
Owen John Kimball
Area students graduate from MState
UND releases honor lists
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
Perham health to celebrate 115 years with community picnic
Schoenenberger grand opening slated for June 11
United Community Bank named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Lender for home improvement loans
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
What are the rules regarding transporting fuel cans?
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
'The Turtle Keeper': Where Perham's racing turtles go when they're not being raced
New York Mills author releases memoir
June 13, 2017
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
President Trump has taken the U. S. out of the Paris Climate Accords. He has implied that his reason for getting out of the Accords was that the rest of the world was using the Paris Climate Accords to take advantage of the U.S. and U. S. businesses. That is not how the Paris Climate...
June 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 8, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Economic inequality in the United States
We now have both the Republican plan for health care and the Republican plan for the budget. The Republican plan for health care will cut 23 million people off health insurance. It will cut $800 billion dollars from Medicaid. It also has a huge tax cut for the rich and for the...
June 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
June 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Why is gas so expensive in Perham?
I love Perham. I have lived here all my life, but I am wondering why the gas prices are so much higher in Perham than anywhere else in the area. Last Friday my husband went to Frazee to get gas because it was 10 cents a gallon cheaper. We have been told it is because Perham is "off...
June 1, 2017 - 8:53am
May 30, 2017
RRVVCB thanks concert attendees
The Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band had the privilege of performing two concerts in Perham on May 11, one at Perham Living and a second...
May 30, 2017 - 4:40pm
May 17, 2017
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
The new Republican repeal and replace plan that passed in the House of Representatives is very similar to the former plan that did not pass. It still includes a tax cut of approximately $880 billion for the rich, for the insurance companies and for the medical device companies. ...
May 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 10, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
Codependency is difficult to define, but is generally any relationship that is mostly one-sided. It's when a person showing low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another person, and puts the needs of that person before his or her own. Codependency...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump tax cuts are a bad idea. Here's why.
The information in this letter comes from Forbes. Tony Nitti, a contributor, wrote the article. The article is based upon information from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. According to the Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will enjoy 47 percent of the Trump tax cuts. Do the...
May 10, 2017 - 9:53am
February 24, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
I am still in awe of the love and support for me, my family and my journey. I never could have imagined the way my benefit turned out. Thank you to everyone who came to fill The Cactus. Many tears of joy have been shed. Thank you to the many generous donors with the amazing donations...
February 24, 2017 - 12:25pm
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Imagine if the state of Minnesota told a small business owner in Perham or elsewhere in Otter Tail County; "We don't think you can profit selling sandwiches or hardware or gasoline or doughnuts or pizza on Wednesdays, so you and all other businesses that sell those items have to...
February 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
February 22, 2017
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
I'm responding to Mike McFeely's Feb. 21st column (in the Fargo Forum) in which he writes about columnist Alan Linda's firing for public "fat shaming." McFeely wrote: "The question for the Journal is how it responds to public pressure next time readers get upset about a column or...
February 22, 2017 - 10:33am
February 13, 2017
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Originally published in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, a Forum Communications Co. newspaper. You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh.
February 13, 2017 - 1:26pm
August 25, 2016
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
My purpose this morning is to raise serious concerns with respect to the White Earth Nation’s proposal to build a casino on the sensitive wetlands of Star Lake’s South Arm. The South Arm of Star is crucial to the entire eco-system of the Star Lake basin. It is extensive, shallow...
August 25, 2016 - 2:29pm
July 21, 2016
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
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. In addition, a study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and...
July 21, 2016 - 11:20am
July 15, 2016
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Minnesota recently passed a public health milestone. Just over 50 percent of Minnesotans are now protected from the harmful substances in secondhand e-cigarette aerosol in their hometowns. Perham is among the 30 cities and 21 counties in our state that have updated their policies...
July 15, 2016 - 10:27am
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