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Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Perham students place in Knowledge Bowl meet
Man suffers head injury in crash
Perham sends one to international science fair, team to state science contest
Minn. man charged for swindling $60,000 from friend after faking cancer
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
Perham girls erase deficit, secure home win
Perham wrestlers ready for Section 8AA Individual Championships
Perham gymnastic trio ready for state
Wilma (Jeanne) Wilder Lueders
Troy A. Ash
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
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!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
September 9, 2015
Area rescue, law enforcement personnel join together for training situation
“Gloom, despair, and agony on me Deep, dark depression, excessive misery If it weren’t for bad luck, I’d have no...
September 9, 2015 - 1:35pm
May 14, 2015
No one hurt in Frazee mobile home accident
A grandmother and 6-year-old child are safe after the mobile home they were in began sliding towards the Ottertail River in Frazee Tuesday morning. According to Frazee Police Chief Mike Johnson, authorities were called to the mobile home off the 100 block of North River...
May 14, 2015 - 10:54am
April 9, 2015
Baby reportedly run over by truck in rural Becker County
First responders scrambled to life flight a baby that was reportedly run over by a truck in rural Becker County this afternoon. According to Becker County dispatch, the call came in around 1:45 p.m. from a residence along County Road 133. There was no immediate report...
April 9, 2015 - 3:24pm
March 16, 2015
Three in Detroit Lakes arrested after raid uncovers meth worth $60,000 to $85,000
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Three people are in custody after a drug task force raid at a home here yielded almost 20 ounces of meth worth $60,000 to $85,000, said the city’s police chief Monday. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten said law enforcement officers...
March 16, 2015 - 4:47pm
March 9, 2015
3 injured in roll-over accident in Becker County
Three were injured in a crash in Becker County this morning, including a passenger who was ejected out of the vehicle, according to the State Highway Patrol. Driver Jamie L. Sargent, 44, St. Cloud, Minn., and passengers Kathleen J. Wadena, 56, Mahnomen, Minn., and...
March 9, 2015 - 10:51am
Decontamination units coming to lakes area
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The fight against aquatic invasive species is being stepped up this summer in Becker County. The county will be getting two more decontamination units for this summer’s quest to stop AIS, and the process to hire an AIS coordinator and inspectors...
February 9, 2015 - 11:11am
August 5, 2014
Two injured after high speed crash in Frazee
Excessive speed is to blame for a car crash in Frazee that injured two people in the early hours of Saturday morning — that’s according to Becker County Sheriff Kelly Shannon. The accident happened at around 3:45 a.m. According to the report, a 36-year-old Audubon...
August 5, 2014 - 10:22am
August 1, 2014
Clay County joins in ownership of Resource Recovery Facility
Clay County, which includes the city of Moorhead, will become the fifth county to assume ownership of the Perham Resource Recovery Facility,...
August 1, 2014 - 12:59pm
June 16, 2014
Squad car thief leads authorities on high-speed chase before arrest
A 22-year-old man who stole a Becker County Sheriff’s squad car led authorities on an 18-mile high-speed chase – in another stolen vehicle – before he was stopped and arrested Saturday night. A Becker County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Dyllon James Glatzmaier of...
June 16, 2014 - 10:23am
April 7, 2014
Minn. man sentenced to prison for ninth DWI
PONEMAH, Minn. - A Ponemah man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. James Eugene Dow, 52, was sentenced to 48 months (four years) in prison, with 213 days credit for time already served. He was also...
April 7, 2014 - 2:33pm
April 21, 2013
Two inmates' jailbreak short-lived
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Two Becker County jail inmates are back in custody after a short-lived escape Saturday. Sheriff Kelly Shannon said 30-year-old Scott Allan Sellers and 20-year-old Arlan Ray Bergstrom escaped from the jail by removing a metal plate from the handicap shower,...
April 21, 2013 - 4:07pm
July 30, 2012
Becker County authorities still seeking public's help with hit-and-run
Witnesses have provided a detailed drawing/conception of the boat that may have been involved in a hit-and-run accident on Big Cormorant Lake on July 4, the Becker County Sheriff's Office reports. The accident, which occurred at about 10 p.m., left a West Fargo man seriously injured...
July 30, 2012 - 1:01pm
July 9, 2012
West Fargo family tried to bail out as hit-and-run boater sped toward them on Big Cormorant
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- "What is that boat doing?
July 9, 2012 - 11:01am
July 6, 2012
Hit-and-run boating accident leaves one seriously injured; public's help sought
A West Fargo man was seriously injured, and his 4-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries, in a hit-and-run boating accident on Big Cormorant Lake in southwest Becker County July 4. At approximately 10:18 p.m., the Becker County Sheriff's Office was notified that a boat had been...
July 6, 2012 - 10:04am
June 29, 2012
Lake View Township takes action to fight spread of AIS
Effective yesterday, June 28, all township public commons on lakes Melissa and Sallie are temporarily closed down for the launching/removal of watercraft. An announcement shared with the Focus by the Becker County Coalition of Lake Associations states that the action is being taken...
June 29, 2012 - 12:27pm