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No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
May 20, 2013
Legislature puts $485 million more into Minnesota public schools
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats say new money they are putting into education will boost the economy by giving the state a better-educated workforce. “This...
May 20, 2013 - 2:19pm
April 17, 2013
Visual arts festival in NY Mills Thursday
The Minnesota State High School Visual Arts Exhibit for Region 6A North has been on exhibit at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center April...
April 17, 2013 - 2:59pm
April 12, 2013
Over 375 students to tour 5 manufacturing facilities on Saturday
Manufacturers in the lakes area will be hosting the 2013 Tour of Manufacturing on Saturday. Five local companies will be opening their doors for free guided tours, information on their companies and open houses. From 9 am to 1 pm BTD Manufacturing, Bergen’s Greenhouses, Forum Communication...
April 12, 2013 - 10:02am
March 28, 2013
HOTL Carnival will raise money for playground
Heart of the Lakes Elementary School will hold its annual carnival on Friday, April 5 from 4-7 p.m. The fundraiser, which is in its 11th year,...
March 28, 2013 - 3:17pm
March 21, 2013
Yellowjackets motorcycle makes its debut
The first ever custom-built Yellowjackets motorcycle will be making its debut this weekend. Sporting a sleek black-and-yellow design and the...
March 21, 2013 - 1:30pm
March 20, 2013
Minn. House Dems to seek tax surcharge on rich
ST. PAUL – Minnesota schools would be the biggest beneficiaries of a state House Democratic budget proposal that goes beyond the governor’s...
March 20, 2013 - 10:00am
March 15, 2013
Perham, Battle Lake repeat as State Academic Champions
Perham High School has been named the Minnesota Class AA Boys Basketball Academic State Champions, the Yellow Jackets also won this distinction...
March 15, 2013 - 10:23am
March 14, 2013
Lakes Lions give the gift of reading
As part of this year’s, “In A World of Service” theme, Lions International President Wayne Madden is challenging Lions club members to...
March 14, 2013 - 11:09am
Lake Park school sold for $201,000
At last month’s meeting of the Lake Park-Audubon School Board, the board voted to put the old LP-A High School building and surrounding property...
March 14, 2013 - 9:18am
March 13, 2013
Interact Talent Show is this weekend at PHS
Thirteen acts have signed up to participate in the 2013 Interact Community Talent Show in Perham. The show will be held Saturday, March 16 at the high school auditorium, starting at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend. There is no cost for admission, though free-will offerings...
March 13, 2013 - 5:00pm
March 7, 2013
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
This is a monthly feature of our Columns & Commentary page, in which we either applaud a person, group or event for something positive that we feel is worthy of a little credit (Applause), and/or address something that gives us pause; something that we feel deserves to be addressed...
March 7, 2013 - 9:41am
March 6, 2013
Under Dayton’s proposed budget, Perham schools would see more
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says Governor Mark Dayton’s proposed budget would be good for schools across the state, including Perham schools. Cassellius was in Perham last Friday, and visited the Focus to share her support for the budget proposal, as well...
March 6, 2013 - 4:11pm
A ‘buzz’-worthy design idea for the water tower
The south side water tower could soon be sporting school colors. It’s just an idea at this point, but city leaders are considering a new design for the tower that would include a black and yellow paint job as well as the Perham Yellowjackets name and logo. One possible design calls...
March 6, 2013 - 4:06pm
Living the dream: A life on the small screen, meeting big sports stars
Cory Hepola always wanted to be a sports anchor. As a young boy, he would pass a toy microphone around to each of his family members at Christmas...
March 6, 2013 - 1:26pm
February 28, 2013
Kindergarten roundup registration to begin at HOTL
Heart of the Lakes Elementary School's annual Kindergarten Roundup is set to begin. Kindergarten registration packets were mailed out this week for potential Heart of the Lakes students. Those who would like one and did not receive one should contact the school. This year, families...
February 28, 2013 - 2:54pm