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Little Pine Lake home windows shot out
Vehicle rolls near Verndale, injuring one
McFeely: Fergus Falls newspaper drops columnist for 'body-shaming'
Minn. school district requiring approval of prom dresses before dance
Man found guilty of sex acts in Frazee trailer park
Late rally comes up short for Yellowjacket girls
Perham gymnasts finish second at 8A Championships
WR: Yellowjackets capture third straight Section 8AA Crown
WR: Yellowjacket wrestlers cruise into 8AA Championship
WR: Yellowjackets open 8AA with win over Sauk Centre/Melrose
Wilma (Jeanne) Wilder Lueders
Troy A. Ash
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Column: Roses are red, violets are blue ... let's go to sleep
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Good news just never gets old
Large and small changes equal emotional upheaval
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
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
May 29, 2014
Laughter and sincerity mark 2014 commencement ceremony
Sunday’s ceremony started with a ‘selfie’ as Perham High School sent off the graduating class of 2014. Student speakers who led the...
May 29, 2014 - 12:22pm
May 22, 2014
Students win truck-naming contest with ‘Trash Talker’
Steve’s Sanitation recently held a truck-naming contest among area sixth grade students. The company names all of its trucks, such as General...
May 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
May 7, 2014
Minn. kindergartner brings gun to school, all students safe
BENSON, Minn. — A kindergarten student brought a gun to a Benson elementary school Tuesday morning. In a news release, Swift County Sheriff John Holtz said the sheriff’s office, Benson Police and Northside Elementary officials were notified of the situation just after 8 a.m....
May 7, 2014 - 9:52am
May 2, 2014
HOTL to get new playground next year
After eight years of planning and fundraising, a new playground is in sight for Heart of the Lakes Elementary School. Perham-Dent School Board members voted to allow the process of planning for the playground and ordering the equipment to move ahead in anticipation of next school...
May 2, 2014 - 12:11pm
May 1, 2014
ACLU criticizes Perham’s prom breathalyzer plan
Editor's note: This is the original version of a story that has since been updated. Read the most current version here: http://www.perhamfocus.com/content/perham-changes-prom-breath-test-plan-after-criticism-aclu The American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota is criticizing...
May 1, 2014 - 2:42pm
April 30, 2014
PHS students ‘Walk a Mile in Her Shoes’
A large group of Perham High School students walked a mile in women’s shoes on Friday, helping to raise awareness of the serious causes and...
April 30, 2014 - 4:09pm
April 17, 2014
Stellar performance by Perham High School Choir
Perham High School Choir students joined the Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Chorale for a performance at the Perham Center for the Arts on April 12. The...
April 17, 2014 - 11:59am
April 16, 2014
UAS taking flight in Minnesota
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — Though North Dakota and five other states edged Minnesota out of the running for an unmanned aerial systems test...
April 16, 2014 - 10:52am
April 4, 2014
Honey Bee Gala fundraiser set for April 12
What’s the buzz? This tme of year, it’s the 549 Family Foundation’s Honey Bee Gala. “The gala is a celebration of community members, teachers, students, and volunteers that are working to keep Perham schools buzzing,” said organizer Tammy Sturdevant in an email to the...
April 4, 2014 - 2:23pm
April 3, 2014
Veterans honored at Eagle pride day
Area veterans were honored at Eagle Pride Day at New York Mills Elementary School recently. The veterans answered student questions about...
April 3, 2014 - 3:10pm
April 2, 2014
Day of Caring project applications due soon
Day of Caring is returning to Perham to help area seniors, veterans, and others with illnesses, injuries or special circumstances that make spring yard work difficult for them. On May 6, teams of Perham High School students will spend the morning doing outdoor projects for those...
April 2, 2014 - 2:52pm
March 21, 2014
‘If you care, you connect’: Barb Lovaasen, 86, has long history of working with kids
Barb Lovaasen never expected to be working with students full-time. Years ago, while in her early 50s, she worked part-time at the grocery...
March 21, 2014 - 1:16pm
March 10, 2014
North Dakota community left with questions after principal is charged with setting fire to school
DICKINSON, N.D. – Thomas Sander had been working toward becoming a principal for a while. So when he got that job at Trinity High School in Dickinson, N.D., last summer, he emailed some academic contacts, telling them the good news. “He told me he got this principalship...
March 10, 2014 - 1:13pm
February 7, 2014
HOTL plans BINGO, raffle fundraisers
Heart of the Lakes Elementary School is taking a different approach to its fundraising efforts this year. Rather than holding its usual spring carnival, the school’s events committee decided to shake things up a little, and have planned a couple of new events. These events...
February 7, 2014 - 10:45am
January 17, 2014
‘War Brides’ prepares to take the stage
The Perham High School One Act Players are at it again. This year, the group is performing “War Brides,” written in 1915 by Marion Craig...
January 17, 2014 - 11:39am