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SNAP working well in Otter Tail County
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
Perham School Board supports resolution for fully funding special education
Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism
Man dies after paraskiing on West Battle Lake
Perham sends seven to 8AA Individual finals
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Second half surge lifts DGF over Perham
Familiar foe awaits Perham at Class AA Championships
Pelican Rapids holds off Perham in conference clash
Donald J. Sweere
Donald J. Sweere
Dennis William Stanford
Mary Joanne Lischke
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Carignan makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
Elsa Jean Halonen
Perham Living selects Valentines Day Royalty
Cold weather: The job must go on
Good timing helps couple land chiropractic clinic in Perham
All Creatures Vet Clinic offering boarding and grooming in Otter Tail
Halvorson of Perham Health certified in MHA trustee certification program
On a wing and a prayer: Help sought in caring for Angel of Hope park in Perham
Owen Rastedt benefit planned Feb. 24
Area students make dean's list at Concordia College
Molly West will replace Alexandra Koes as Miss Heart of the Lakes 2018
Maplewood State Park offers candlelight ski event Feb. 24
Ask A Trooper: Is driving with loud music illegal?
Editorial: HUB project in Perham is example of forward thinking
One in four students using tobacco products
Column: Do things differently when growing old
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
'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
August 9, 2012
Cardinal nation vacation in the heartland's "hot" box
ST. LOUIS - Vacations come few and far between for one-man sports departments. Careful planning never spares the fact that some events will...
August 9, 2012 - 2:31pm
State park cabins provide solace
If you'd like to spend a night or two at Maplewood or Glendalough State Parks but don't want to use a tent, and don't have a camper, have some...
August 9, 2012 - 11:42am
August 8, 2012
Gender equity week is coming... some day, maybe
Gender Equity Week is coming again. It's a period of time when men and women pay hypocritical homage to the myth that both sexes were created...
August 8, 2012 - 3:16pm
August 2, 2012
Score two for the raccoons (and maybe one for us humans)
Five minutes after my husband said, "All I know is, if they come in the tent, we are packing up and going home," we heard one scurry up and begin...
August 2, 2012 - 12:08pm
July 26, 2012
In search of a subsidy
I hadn't been in the hardware business long before I realized I was making my living with a handicap, like boxing with one hand, or high jumping...
July 26, 2012 - 11:39am
Covering local events has its emotional rewards
Advice to young, aspiring journalists, assuming there are some out there: you will never please everyone, but you can please many. This past...
July 26, 2012 - 11:38am
July 19, 2012
To write about this is probably a combination of old-age retrospection with an added dash of conceit that anyone is interested in the things...
July 19, 2012 - 12:25pm
July 14, 2012
FOCUS Sports Writer "gets it" from all angles
For an industry that is allegedly in its dying days, the power of newspapers and one story can kill that idea quickly. For the most part, stories...
July 14, 2012 - 8:08am
July 12, 2012
Sorry, Wikipedia, but you're wrong Otter Tail County man says windsurfing started in Minnesota, not California
Few people know that an 81-year-old Otter Tail County resident claims to be the inventor of windsurfing: standing up while sailing a surfboard....
July 12, 2012 - 1:44pm
July 10, 2012
Bad sportsmanship not a well-liked topic
In a recent online column titled "Amateur baseball goes soap opera," which was about poor sportsmanship displayed at a number of baseball games recently, where particular teams and participants were called out, a small uproar reached my desk after the story had been posted on eotfocus.com...
July 10, 2012 - 9:47am
Amateur baseball goes soap opera
The next scheduled game of the week is a testy rematch of the Perham Pirates and Detroit Lakes Angels at Washington Park Wednesday evening, July...
July 10, 2012 - 9:36am
July 5, 2012
A little lesson on word origins
Here comes another batch of "where the words we use come from." One might even say I'm going for broke here. The word "broke," meaning you're...
July 5, 2012 - 4:45pm
July 2, 2012
Anderson "the" example of Perham Pride
Like many people around the area, I missed a majority of my initial weekend plans keeping an eye peeled on the saga that was Gabriele Anderson's...
July 2, 2012 - 12:26pm
June 28, 2012
Newspapers are a business, too
Tough decisions are a part of life for every business person. As the General Manager of the Focus, there are decisions that I struggle with for...
June 28, 2012 - 10:00am
June 21, 2012
Hulk mad, Otter Tail County drivers bad
Watch out, I have my pedal to the metal and you are in the way, Otter Tail County drivers. Because of the consistent excellence of athletic...
June 21, 2012 - 3:19pm