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Woman, 19, dies in Alexandria apartment fire
Perham City council reorganizes
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
Looking Back - Jan. 11 edition
Tractors destroyed in rural Pelican Rapids fire
Vikings' Mike Zimmer was long gone when Case Keenum ended game on a knee
MCFEELY: Minnesota Miracle saves Vikings from disaster
Did you see the 30-pointer? You can in Perham: MN Monster Buck Classic coming Friday-Sunday
Simley wins battle of state-ranked teams
Late run lifts Yellowjackets to home win
Judy K. Houghton
James Willis Chandler, Jr.
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Perham Health welcomes Dr. Steven Murrell
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Star Lake native, 103, has lived through 18 presidents
Linda Schultz retirement party set for Dec. 27
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
'Ol Gordie from Perham inspires without even trying
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
February 10, 2013
Editorial: APPLAUSE/ A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to the growing partnership between Perham Living and the Perham Area Boys and Girls Club. By bringing kids and seniors together to play...
February 10, 2013 - 7:05am
January 11, 2013
Editorial: Our New Year's resolutions
Some of our Facebook friends and several young community members recently shared their New Year's resolutions with us. From getting better grades...
January 11, 2013 - 7:01am
December 27, 2012
Guest Editorial: School is safe
"Our schools are safe." In the wake of the horrific murders in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school, we're hearing that assurance over and over again. And while it might not seem so, it is true. Statistical evidence is clear. Young students are safer in school than virtually any...
December 27, 2012 - 12:54pm
December 19, 2012
Editorial: Hug your kids extra tight this Christmas
It's been less than a week since the horrific shooting that left 20 children dead at a Newtown, Conn. elementary school, and already the grief that initially brought the nation together is morphing into anger that's tearing us back apart. It's natural that we want someone or something...
December 19, 2012 - 1:11pm
December 13, 2012
Editorial: A 'White Christmas,' on stage and off
It was a case of life imitating art on Saturday night as people filtered out of the Perham High School auditorium. Fresh out of the final scene of this year's community musical, "White Christmas," we all left the theater to find the real-life version of what we had just witnessed...
December 13, 2012 - 1:44pm
November 1, 2012
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
APPLAUSE in advance to everyone who goes out and exercises their right to vote on Tuesday. Voting is not only a meaningful way of expressing...
November 1, 2012 - 1:28pm
October 18, 2012
A reminder about our election season letters policy
Here at the East Otter Tail Focus, it's beginning to look a lot like election season. For the last few weeks, letters to the editor have been pouring in at more than three times the normal rate, which we like to see. From letters of support for a particular candidate to passionate...
October 18, 2012 - 10:16am
Letter to the Editor: Franson not a good representative for the people of 8B
Rep. Mary Franson does not represent Greater Minnesota values and, by her own admission, will not have a strong voice for her constituents in House District 8B if she is re-elected. While Rep.
October 18, 2012 - 10:14am
September 27, 2012
Editorial: 'It's about civility': Another election, another sign slashed
It never fails: As an election nears, police departments and media outlets start getting calls about stolen and defaced political signs. This...
September 27, 2012 - 11:39am
September 13, 2012
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to the Perham City Council for going ahead with a study on quiet zones at railroad crossings. There's about an $8,000 cost involved...
September 13, 2012 - 11:43am
August 8, 2012
What's the deal with those green bins?
As USAgain's clothing collection bins find their way to parking lots in the Perham and New York Mills area, some people are wondering who benefits...
August 8, 2012 - 3:07pm
August 2, 2012
Editorial: Applause / A Pause
APPLAUSE to Merle Meece and others in public works for resolving the odor issue at Perham's wastewater treatment ponds. After weeks of dumping...
August 2, 2012 - 12:16pm
July 19, 2012
Guest Editorial: Water bill gives farmers greater security
As we sit in the midst of a long, dry, hot summer, the Minnesota agricultural and farming community is again focused on water and its availability. ...
July 19, 2012 - 12:23pm
July 12, 2012
Expectant moms getting mixed messages about alchohol use
If you're an expecting mom and think it's OK to have a little alcohol during your pregnancy, you should think twice before tipping that drink. The Minnesota Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (MOFAS) is concerned that a recent research study from Denmark gives women a mixed message. The...
July 12, 2012 - 1:36pm
July 5, 2012
Chief Justice Roberts is playing the long game
"The United States of America, July 4, 1776 to June 28, 2012. May she rest in peace. I went to bed last night a free man and woke up this morning...
July 5, 2012 - 4:42pm