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November 18, 2017
1st Quarter Outstanding Yellow Jackets at Prairie Wind Middle School:
Front Row (kneeling L-R):  Ryan Franklin (grade 5), Kadence Schmitz (5), Kylie Feldt (6), Conner Schmidt (8).
Back Row (seated L-R):  Luis Briseno (8), Laney Wacker (6), Natalie Rooney (7), Jackson Brown (7)
Prairie Wind Middle School First Quarter Outstanding Students
23 hours 35 min ago
November 15, 2017
Diana Porath and her husband, Deland. Submitted photo
Porath named Perham-Dent Teacher of the Year
November 15, 2017 - 9:18am
November 11, 2017
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November 11, 2017 - 8:30am
November 3, 2017
What will become of the 100-year-old Perham High School building when it's no longer a school? A group of community leaders is working on that, with hopes of converting it into a health and wellness and family services center. Marie Johnson / Perham Focus
From high school to 'hub'
November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
October 31, 2017
Students line up to eat as Sue Sailer carries a freshly-baked pizza to the table while teacher Mary Karkela cuts another pizza into pieces.  Marie Johnson / Perham Focus
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
October 31, 2017 - 10:39am
October 9, 2017
Minnesota receives $22 million for charter schools
October 9, 2017 - 7:48pm
October 4, 2017
Lily Farrell (left) talks to her mother, Lacey Farrell about how she felt when she was allegedly asked to change her clothes three days in a row at Discovery Middle School in Alexandria. Beth Leipholtz / Forum News Serviceplay button
Alexandria student seeks to change schools over dress code she says is unclear
October 4, 2017 - 5:59am
September 29, 2017
Common Hope recognized Calvary Lutheran Church in Perham for its 30 year commitment to it's organization Saturday. Pictured from left, Common Hope Director of Strategic Relations Stacey Minnick, Calvary Lutheran church member Terry Hepola, and Common Hope U.S. Vision Team Manager Avi Mylrea. (Kim Brasel/Perham Focus).
Calvary Lutheran Church receives award from Common Hope
September 29, 2017 - 6:34pm
Perham, Frazee to join forces on Community Ed
September 29, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 20, 2017
Perham's overall scores for science and reading fell 6.8 percentage points and 4.4 percents, respectively. Math did have the slight increase, though, going from 58.8 percent proficient in 2016 to 61.6 percent proficient in 2017. (file photo)
Minnesota test show minorities still struggle, Perham district scores drop in science and reading
August 20, 2017 - 11:49am
June 5, 2017
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UND professor under fire after social media comments
June 5, 2017 - 8:25am
May 11, 2017
Author Sherman Alexie reads from one of his books April 22, 2016 at an event on the Arizona State University Tempe campus. Photo via Arizona State University English Department / Flickr.
Parents ask Minn. school district to remove Sherman Alexie book from curriculum
May 11, 2017 - 8:20am
May 9, 2017
The Perham Area Boys & Girls Club has grown tremendously since opening in 2011. Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate growth, success
May 9, 2017 - 10:26am
May 8, 2017
Minnesota on the verge of teacher licensing overhaul
May 8, 2017 - 6:00am
May 3, 2017
Emergency personnel load a person into a North Memorial helicopter on the scene of an accident Wednesday morning, May 3, north of Bemidji, Minn., which involved a school bus. Maggi Stivers / Forum News Serviceplay button
One student airlifted after school bus crash north of Bemidji
May 3, 2017 - 7:22pm