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Newly released security video shows exact moment bomb goes off inside Minn. mosque
Huge floating bog that damaged docks still on northern Minn. lake
Minnesota launches rural helpline
Central Minnesota farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
County artist Charles Beck remembered
Records fall as Yellowjackets roll in season finale
Yellowjackets secure the top seed for Section 8AAA
Perham rallies for share of HOL Conference crown
Perham/NYM swimmers prepping for conference, section meets
Top-ranked Yellowjackets run out in front in Bemidji
Catharine "Cathy" A. Donoho
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
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
NFL players' behavior disgust me
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Right on target
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
Americana-Folk Band playing at Disgruntled Brewery
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
January 9, 2014
Rewind Center burglarized
On Dec. 31, the Otter Tail Sheriff’s Office reported a theft at the Rewind Center at 840 East Main Street in Perham. Taken was a 30-inch Husqvarna snow blower valued at $1,200. There were no suspects immediately after the theft was reported. Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County...
January 9, 2014 - 4:19pm
Shop pets of Perham
These furry little guys take the meaning of ‘working like a dog’ to a whole new literal level. Anyone who’s spent time in the stores...
January 9, 2014 - 2:26pm
January 8, 2014
United Way’s top supporters honored; many from Perham
United Way has recognizes its top donors of 2013 in Otter Tail County. Raising funds for more than 30 programs to improve lives in the county is United Way’s goal. The annual campaign invites people and businesses from the area to donate to United Way. United Way then funds programs...
January 8, 2014 - 1:39pm
December 30, 2013
New year, new laws
A late central Minnesota woman’s wish for safer homes has come true now that the New Year has begun. Once Janet Thompson learned she had terminal lung cancer, her health battle joined with a fight to make sure Minnesotans knew about the danger of radon. Thompson, who lived in...
December 30, 2013 - 12:16pm
Detroit Lakes Liquor Store identified as source of the city's largest financial card fraud case
City officials say it’s safe to use debit and credit cards again at the municipal liquor store, after it was identified as the source of the largest transaction card fraud case in Detroit Lakes history. Lakes Liquor “suffered a compromise in its data system resulting in unauthorized...
December 30, 2013 - 8:58am
December 27, 2013
Forum Communications enters deal for Minn. newspaper properties
FARGO – Forum Communications Co., which publishes The Forum, has entered into an agreement to purchase newspaper properties in the lakes country of north central Minnesota – including the Brainerd Dispatch. The deal is to be completed Jan. 1. Forum Communications Co. is...
December 27, 2013 - 9:00am
December 26, 2013
North ambulances vote to join union
Ambulance shops in Park Rapids and Walker voted overwhelmingly last week to unionize. They are part of the North Memorial Health Care System, based in Robbinsdale. Ambulance personnel claimed they receive the lowest pay in the region, so it’s hard to recruit new help. They...
December 26, 2013 - 9:06am
December 24, 2013
Perham residents part of countywide economic development group
Perham residents are among a group of area professionals and lawmakers working together to enhance economic development throughout the county. The Otter Tail County Economic Development committee was recently established by the county board as a way for communities to share ideas,...
December 24, 2013 - 9:48am
December 23, 2013
Holiday greetings from the staff at Perham Focus.
December 23, 2013 - 9:48am
December 18, 2013
Sebeka Business engulfed in flames Dec. 11
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a report of a structure fire at Olson's Custom Farm Services in Sebeka early Dec.11. Within minutes, police and firefighters arrived on scene to find the main building was fully engulfed with flames. Fire departments from Sebeka, Menahga,...
December 18, 2013 - 3:58pm
Pioneer Grounds may get new leadership
The nonprofit organization in charge of Perham’s two museums is looking to bring another local historical resource under its wing – Pioneer Grounds. The History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County (formerly the Friends of the Museum) has submitted a proposal...
December 18, 2013 - 3:35pm
December 17, 2013
Focus holiday deadlines
The advertising deadline for the Dec. 26 PERHAM FOCUS is THURSDAY, DEC. 19: Display ad deadline is 10 a.m. and classified liner ad deadline is...
December 17, 2013 - 9:28am
December 12, 2013
Icy Otterdazzle still delivers
Ottertail’s annual winter festival, Otterdazzle, didn’t fail to delight families on Saturday, despite having to cancel some outdoor activities...
December 12, 2013 - 4:10pm
Local plot results are now online
The Otter Tail and Grant County Corn and Soybean Growers, with plot cooperators, have harvested this year’s corn and soybean variety trial plots, providing data for growers across the region. The data was just released online last week, at a time when growers are making their...
December 12, 2013 - 2:53pm
Arvig warns of phone scam
Arvig is warning Perham and other local communities of a recent phone scam that a few of the company’s customers have reported. In the scam, the caller attempts to take control of the customer’s computer, and then tries to gain credit card information and other private data. From...
December 12, 2013 - 2:49pm