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Otter Tail County evolves with emergency management plan
Study names MN as second best run state in nation
Stacked storm packed a windy punch, but not much snow
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
Yellowjackets rebound with strong win over Park Rapids
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
William J. Cole
Diana Lynn Aker
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
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
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
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
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