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Mac Tobkin: A founding farmer of Perham
Victory Estates not a done deal yet
Task force proposes new high school: Additions at middle, elementary schools also recommended
Working up to it: Haitian man hopes his temporary job in Perham will help him land a permanent job back home
Special to the Perham Focus: Get to know your candidates
Perham advances with win over Barnesville
Yellowjackets sweep Section 8A Cross Country Championships
Yellowjackets cruise in playoff opener
Perham runners gearing up for Sections
Perham earns No. 1 seed
VIOLET ESTER LOERZEL
J. DAVID MCJUNKIN
LETTY MAE (MCGOWAN) SHASKY
VIOLET ESTER LOERZEL
Readers' Pet Photos
Fall Home Magazine
Perham Oasis to open ahead of schedule
All in All in Frazee set to open in style
Baking up a new business: Prospective owner seeks community support to bring a bakery back to downtown Perham
'Everywhere is beautiful’: Ukrainian man is enjoying his time in the Perham area as part of Global Workforce program
Expansion nearly complete at resource recovery facility
VIDEO: Gourd almighty! Ottertail's Pumpkin Festival
The PACC celebrates 25 years
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
A festival to fall for: Perham’s Harvest Fest will offer fun for families, this Saturday
Sit, Stay, SMILE!
February 21, 2013
Column: A Dear John letter for a John Deere
It's been a long winter, so I was out in the machine shed, checking batteries, shoveling some snow, being bored with winter, but still, a little...
February 21, 2013 - 6:12pm
January 18, 2013
Column: Communicating across a room
The other evening at a public gathering of some sort or other, My True Love got my attention from across a gift display table. She was making...
January 18, 2013 - 1:29pm
November 21, 2012
Column: Tips to avoid a head-on collision
Question: I am wondering what the best procedure is when you see an oncoming car headed right for you. If you steer to the left and have a passenger, you are probably putting them at great risk. If you steer right, you're probably the goner. Is it best to just slam on the brakes then...
news / accidents
November 21, 2012 - 11:45am
March 8, 2012
Column: FMSC inspires mountain bikers
My introduction to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) occurred a few years back on the job. I was writing a story on the organization, which had set up a satellite meal-packaging center in the Fergus Falls mall. I was new to the area and impressed with the global outlook of those...
columns / opinion
March 8, 2012 - 10:36am
February 29, 2012
Column: Schools prove eye-opening
School's still cool. That's the impression I've gotten over the last few weeks, anyway. I've been sitting in on classes at Perham schools for...
February 29, 2012 - 12:24pm
December 12, 2011
Column: Drinking the orange Kool-Aid
Forgive me, Minnesota, for I have sinned. I spent my Sunday afternoon rooting for the Denver Broncos. Before you turn the page, hear me out. My allegiance to the Broncos has nothing do with Tim Tebow's recent rise in popularity or his dashing good looks - it has everything to do...
opinion / columns
December 12, 2011 - 12:13pm
November 2, 2011
Column: Ready, set, referendum
I feel somewhat like a shrill old woman as I write this, but perhaps that's what I'm slowly becoming. Slowly. My Monday deadline morning and afternoon were consumed with conversations with people interested in submitting a letter to the editor regarding the upcoming school levy...
November 2, 2011 - 4:21pm
October 26, 2011
Column: The unknown - and Tuffy's
I was never the type of child who attempted to sneak a peak at hidden Christmas or birthday presents. It wasn't because I as an angel, but simply due to the fact that the excitement of the surprise meant more to me than the thrill of knowing what the gift was. In many ways, I'm...
October 26, 2011 - 4:06pm
Column: The perfect path to Perham
You know a thing is meant to be when everything about it falls into place; when the stars align in your favor, laying a path before your feet. That's how it was for me with moving to Perham. From the time I first saw the employment listing to the day I moved into my new home here,...
October 26, 2011 - 4:03pm
April 22, 2009
COLUMNIST: Geothermal heat pump opps open
One of the requirements for technical school instructors is that we have one or more advisory board meetings each year. Administrators assumedly know how to administrate, but rarely know whether we instructors are doing a good job. Bringing in contractors out of the field theoretically...
April 22, 2009 - 2:46pm