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The Perham Area's latest Little Free Library stands at the end of Aerovilla Road, on Devil's Lake northwest of Perham. Neighbors are invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the small structure this Saturday at 4 p.m.  Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Neighbors come together to erect Perham's latest Little Free Library
September 21, 2016 - 11:53am
September 17, 2016
Alison Francis is the new volunteer events coordinator for United Way in Perham. She started on June 13.  Francis will be planning events, finding different ways to support the community and come up with ideas on how United Way may accomplish those goals with her co-workers.
Francis takes reins of UW events coordinator in Perham
September 17, 2016 - 10:50am
June 23, 2016
Dr. Corey Nyhus has been a family medicine physician at Perham Health for the past 11 years. He will be retiring June 30.
Finishing out a 40-year career in caring
June 23, 2016 - 12:34pm
April 28, 2016
Rotary Spring Fling raises $42,000 for local projects
April 28, 2016 - 12:27pm
March 18, 2015
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As the East Otter Tail County’s Relay for Life “Dancing with the Stars” fundraiser nears, the event’s dancers gave up their Saturday morning to put in extra practice time. Pictured from left to right are: Jeff Fritz and Brianna Alley; Chuck Hofius and Mia Jewell; and Pat Meyer and Tristan Watchorn.
Dancers to ‘star’ in Relay fundraiser
March 18, 2015 - 4:00pm
February 5, 2015
Cheers to Landmark Liquors: Perham store has record year; revenues save taxpayers money
February 5, 2015 - 2:23pm
December 15, 2014
Perham student to be featured on TV news
December 15, 2014 - 11:57am
July 22, 2014
Minnesota 5th, ND 6th in Kids Count ratings of child well-being
July 22, 2014 - 11:41am
July 7, 2014
At the 2013 relay, teams raised upwards of $70,000 for the American Cancer Society to promote research, education, advocacy and patient services. This year, their goal is to reach at least $90,000.
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‘Armed with hope, to finish the fight’: Relay for Life is July 11
July 7, 2014 - 8:00am
July 4, 2014
‘Our kids deserve way better’: Task force holds first meeting, tours PHS
July 4, 2014 - 1:29am
June 23, 2014
Caitlin and Brynnan Covington kicked things off at this year’s Turtle Fest Grand Parade, leading 70 floats, marching bands, trucks and other entries through Perham on Friday evening. The storm that passed over town that afternoon only kept about five entries away; everybody else held out and participated, despite a short delay in the parade's start time. 
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Turtle Fest 2014: A photo gallery
June 23, 2014 - 1:36pm
June 19, 2014
Paxton and his parents, Tasha Licence and Ryan Brummund. Paxton began having symptoms like a runny nose and watery eyes around his first birthday. After his symptoms worsened, a brain scan revealed a large tumor in the back of his brain and along the brainstem. 
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Staying strong for Paxton; Toddler’s parents, Perham community pray and hope for the little ‘Superman’ struggling with brain tumor
June 19, 2014 - 3:12pm
May 29, 2014
Stacy Olson, of the Ottertail Post Office, helped load donations for delivery to the food shelf.
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Postal workers collect 650 pounds of food for Perham Food Shelf
May 29, 2014 - 3:03pm
April 23, 2014
Large inflatable bouncers, like this one from last year's carnival, will be on hand to entertain kids.
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Fun for families: The Perham Community Carnival
April 23, 2014 - 2:37pm
April 11, 2014
'It's been quite a ride' Perham community and business leaders celebrate growth, address current worker shortage
April 11, 2014 - 11:57am