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Coping with cancer, with community support
Health officials investigate listeria outbreak in caramel apples
Otter Tail County man who killed nephew being sentenced today
4 teens arrested in in Halloween night home invasion in Alexandria
HOTL students hold book drive
Second half run propels Battle Lake over Perham
Yellowjacket girls basketball races past Crosby-Ironton
Perham gymnasts top Becker at home
Perham holds off second half surge
Yellowjacket girls fall at Breckenridge
BRADIE E. BAUCK
HELEN NURMI BERNU
JOHN GARTON NIKKARI
Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
Fate of Perham bakery uncertain
New Oasis convenience store opens
Small Business Saturday makes small impact
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Gettin' Lizzie With It: Guide to gift wrap, Christmas edition
Letter to the Editor: This year's musical failed to promote morality
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
Perham's new public art mural unveiling is set for this Sunday
GALLERY: Parade lights up Perham
A holiday bright spot: Perham’s Parade of Lights
Minnesota State Fair unveils new transit hub, West End Marketplace
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. – The Minnesota State Fair has a new main entrance. The new transit hub, unveiled Thursday by fair officials, will handle about one-third of the annual 1.8 million visitors – more than any other single entrance. The $15 million...
news / state
August 22, 2014 - 11:43am
July 31, 2013
PHOTO SLIDESHOW: 2013 East Otter Tail County Fair
Photos taken by Perham Focus staff, some submitted by readers Slideshow by Focus Intern Kiowa Wieser-Matthews
entertainment / events
July 31, 2013 - 11:54am
July 18, 2012
2012 Fair preview... and a little history, too
What do goats, pigs, demolition derbies, carnival-style rides, live bands, tractor pulls and chainsaw carvers all have in common?
entertainment / events / features
July 18, 2012 - 3:16pm
July 27, 2011
Tourists, residents take in summer tradition of East Otter Tail County Fair
For some, the East Otter Tail County Fair is the ultimate showdown. For others, it's the peak of summer relaxation and fun. Maren Anderson of Perham is used to exhibiting every year, mainly horses. For her, the fair is the time when her hard work throughout the year matters. "It's...
local / news / entertainment
July 27, 2011 - 3:00pm
April 17, 2009
Perham students compete at State Science Fair
The Perham High School science research team recently competed at the Minnesota State Science Fair held in St. Paul. Perham students who qualified...
April 17, 2009 - 7:00am
November 12, 2008
20-year fair lease approved
Another two decades of East Otter Tail County fairs were, in effect, approved by the Perham City Council Nov. 10. Approved by the council was a lease with the Perham Agricultural Society (fair board) that will continue to the year 2028. The 32-acre parcel has been owned by the city...
November 12, 2008 - 12:00am
October 16, 2008
The struggle to forge a long-term lease--and a long-term plan--for the East Otter Tail County Fair will be the subject of an Oct. 20 meeting, 7 p.m. at city hall. The public is encouraged to attend to offer input, noted Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm. "It seems like just about...
October 16, 2008 - 12:00am
August 20, 2008
Fair's lease with city of Perham expires this year
It's time for the East Otter Tail Fair Board to renew its lease with the city. The current five-year lease was intended to be short-term, while the fair task force implemented long range land acquisition, expansion and maintenance plans. The lease expires Dec. 31, 2008. But five...
August 20, 2008 - 12:00am
August 13, 2008
EOT Fair: To be or not to be
The future of the East Otter Tail County Fair is once again on the line--just as it has been every August, when the fair board sorts through its expenses and revenues. Once again the fair experienced a loss, reported Dr. Bill Rose, fair board member, at the August 12 Chamber of...
August 13, 2008 - 12:00am
July 24, 2008
2008 East Otter Tail County Fair concludes
The 2008 East Otter Tail County Fair wrapped up its four day run July 20. Attendance was down overall, but several events were very successful. Sunday attendance, often one of the slower days, was a pleasant surprise. With nearly 1,000 recorded at the gate-- Sunday's attendance...
July 24, 2008 - 12:00am
'Sponge Bob' scarecrow creation wins new EOT Fair competition
The fair's "Scarecrow Contest" was a popular addition to the 2008 East Otter Tail County Fair. Scarecrows were created by entrants, and the creative works were on display throughout the fair run--with spectators invited to vote for "people's choice." Nearly 500 votes were cast. Winning...
July 24, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
New, creative features added to EOT fair lineup
Like the "Wizard of Oz" story; if you have a brain, a heart and courage--the 2008 East Otter Tail County Fair will be just like home July 17-20. For those who want to use their brain power, along with a little heart and soul, there's the "design-a-scarecrow" contest. Courage and...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am
June 11, 2008
Create a scarecrow
Here's your chance to use your brain, and your creativity, to build the perfect corn patch guardian. A "scarecrow contest" is a new feature for the 2008 East Otter Tail County Fair. It is one of several new additions to the fair lineup, including a tug-of-war contest hosted by...
June 11, 2008 - 12:00am
March 5, 2008
Perham dominates regional Science Fair
Congratulations go to all Western Minnesota Regional Science Fair competitors, said Shawn Stafki, Perham High School science teacher. Researchers received seven of the 17 State Entrant honors; 10 out of the 26 special awards; and both of the Prairie Wind Middle School entrants, Dacy...
March 5, 2008 - 12:00am