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State House, Sentate candidates meet in OT county forum
Perham grad shares a day in the life a diplomat in China
Otter Tail County residents warned of scams that create victims
AgweekTV: Ag History
Perham man assaulted during argument at Pine Lake resort
Otters rush past Perham in regular season finale
Perham/NYM swimmers add to its section total
Perham Cross Country closes out with sweep
Yellowjackets capture HOL Title
Perham football rolls over Roseau
Ronald Allen Anderson
Patricia "Pat" Freeman
Alex Nick Guck
Alex Nick Guck
Julia "Judy" Curtis
'A lifelong experience': For the Hendrickx family, 4-H is a cherished tradition
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Perham's Therouxs sell Birds, Blossoms and Beyond to Lakes Country Landscaping
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
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