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High fire danger today
Minnesota gets renewal of waiver from No Child Left Behind
Life in the Kirkbride
UPDATE: Plane, car damaged in accident on US Highway 10
Minnesota native named president of Norway’s largest university
Annual Spring Fling Basketball Tournament this weekend
Heart O'Lakes Conference All-Stars on display in Perham
Heart O'Lakes All-Star game on Monday
BBB: Battle Lake loses leading scorer in quarterfinal win
Perham Cross Country giving back by hosting a night at the movies
DORIS HELEN KRUEGER
ALMA JOANN REITEN
PHYLLIS MAE BANKER
BURL A. RUMMENS
Birth: Kennedy Rose Lepp
Birth: Channing Jo Collins
Birth: Simon Wiley Johnson
Birth: Keagan Gene Nelson
Births: Henri Patrick LaFond
Focus completes sales team
Grow Perham through Grow Minnesota: The Backyard
Cutting the cord: Pawlowski retires from Arvig IT after 47 years
Picturing herself holding the reins
Colorectal cancer doesn't have to be such a killer
Sports highlight community involvement, teamwork
Twine’s ‘clear’ story
Time to take a stand against distracted driving
Sewing the seeds of spring
VIDEO: EOT Relay event kicks off 2015 season
Vergas maple syrup fest is April 11
St. Henry’s School Fun Fair set for Sunday
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show a repeat-hit
Dancers to ‘star’ in Relay fundraiser
May 17, 2013
Perham Rotary Peace Pole dedication
“May Peace Prevail on Earth” is the inscription on every Peace Pole in the world. A monument dedicated to promoting peace throughout the world, Peace Poles can be found in 180 countries and on every continent in the world. Rotary District 5580 District Governor, Don Cavalier,...
news / education
May 17, 2013 - 12:18pm
March 29, 2013
Rescue home founders to minister in Perham
Jeremy and Jennifer Krause, founders of Thrive Rescue Home in Pattaya, Thailand, will be ministering at Northwoods Assembly on Easter Sunday, as well as on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Thrive is devoted to providing a safe refuge and effective aftercare for girls under the age of...
community / people
March 29, 2013 - 10:24am
March 13, 2013
‘Go-Getters’ prepare to go get ‘em again
Mary Chase and Colleen Sazama are once again pounding the pavement in and around Perham to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis (MS) and garner support for their cause. This week, March 11-17, is MS Awareness Week. In a press release to the Perham Focus, the local women said that,...
news / local
March 13, 2013 - 4:14pm
March 8, 2013
COLA seeks exhibitors for lakescaping seminar
A limited number of for-profit organizations will be accepted to demonstrate their products, services and materials at Nature Meets Design, a lakescaping and rain garden event organized by the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA). Native plant nurseries and landscape...
news / local
March 8, 2013 - 11:53am
March 1, 2013
St. Henry's fish fries coming up
The 20th annual Fish Fries fundraisers for St. Henry's Area School will be held Friday, March 8 and Friday, March 22. These Catholic United Financial Matching Grant Fundraisers are sponsored by the Holy Family Catholic United Council of Perham. The public is welcome to get their...
community / news / events
March 1, 2013 - 11:08am
February 28, 2013
Free fly tying classes
Front 20 Outfitters, LLC Fly Shop in downtown Perham is offering free fly tying classes. The classes will be held March 2 and March 16 from 9:30-11 a.m. They are limited to six people per class. To sign up, call 218-640-3163 or 346-3871. These classes will provide an opportunity...
business / news / events
February 28, 2013 - 4:07pm
A trip worth crooning about: Perham High School Choir performs at Carnegie Hall
Twenty-two members of the Perham High School choir sang in the Big Apple last week, including two planned performances at popular New York City landmarks as well as impromptu shows throughout the city. Last week's trip was the third trip to New York City taken by Perham choir students...
entertainment / news / education / events
February 28, 2013 - 2:15pm
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show to feature live newscasts, free admission
The annual Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show is coming up again in Perham - this year with free admission and a special guest star. Matt Brickman,...
February 28, 2013 - 1:45pm
February 27, 2013
Wadena woman to run half-marathon in honor of young daughter's legacy
Following the loss of her 8-year-old daughter Jane to leukemia last year, Jil Fiemeyer has embarked on a journey to raise awareness and funds...
news / events
February 27, 2013 - 5:17pm
February 23, 2013
Register now for classes at the Continental Divide Folk School in NY Mills
Gardens, maple sugar and conversations about the end of life are among the many topics to be addressed in classes at the Continental Divide Folk School in New York Mills this winter and spring. Among the season's classes is a session on putting a garden in, led by community-supported...
community / entertainment / news / events
February 23, 2013 - 9:54am
February 21, 2013
Candlelight ski, this Saturday at Maplewood
Maplewood State Park's one-mile ski trail will be lighted with 150 candles for a Candlelight Ski event this Saturday night. The public is invited to ski, showshoe or just stand around the campfire and enjoy chili, bars and hot drinks. Chili will be served at the Trail Center starting...
entertainment / events
February 21, 2013 - 5:49pm
African America at the cultural center Friday
It's a look into the modern African diaspora in Minnesota. The surprising appearance of a charming, magical African leads a modern interracial couple to a better understanding and appreciation of the experience of immigrants to Minnesota from Liberia, Ethiopia and Somalia, and helps...
entertainment / news / events
February 21, 2013 - 5:39pm
Former PLO terrorist to speak at Northwoods
This Sunday at 10 a.m. and again at 6 p.m., Northwoods Assembly Church in Perham will be hosting Waled Shoebat, a former terrorist with the Palestine Liberation Organization, or PLO. Shoebat was born in Bethlehem and raised in Jericho in a strong Muslim family. The Grand Mufti of...
news / events
February 21, 2013 - 5:37pm
February 18, 2013
Conversations on spirituality: At the cultural center this Wednesday
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center's Continental Divide Folk School is offering the opportunity for a group conversation on today's many expressions of spirituality. The purpose is to bring a wide variety of faiths and perspectives comfortably together. Each member will...
events / local
February 18, 2013 - 3:56pm
February 16, 2013
'Tiptoe Through the '60s' concert coming to NY Mills
Renowned performers Prudence Johnson and Dan Chouinard will bring their original production of "Tiptoe Through the '60s" to New York Mills on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 7:30 p.m. A musical history tour of the 1960s, this concert will include more than 300 photographs from the period,...
news / entertainment / events
February 16, 2013 - 12:00pm