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Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Weekly police report - April 19 edition
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Perham students sign National Letter of Intent
Gerard Michael Wasche
Denise Renee McFadzen
Dalton James McFadzen
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Perham area leaders pick up Chamber awards
'Magic' a growing game in and around Perham
Looking Back - April 12 edition
Palubicki families honored at the 80th Annual Red River Valley Development Association (RRVDA) Banquet
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'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
Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son
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