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Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
July 23, 2015
East Otter Tail County Fair boasts jam-packed schedule
It’s that time of the year once again, when livestock, carnival rides and food vendors reign supreme. The East Otter Tail County fair...
July 23, 2015 - 11:48am
May 18, 2015
Bird exhibitions canceled by Board of Animal Health
Birds will not be allowed to be exhibited at fairs and other events around Minnesota this year because of avian flu that has resulted in nearly 6 million turkey and chicken deaths in the state. The state Board of Animal Health made the announcement the morning of May 15.
May 18, 2015 - 1:50pm
August 22, 2014
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,...
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
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?
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...
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
'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
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
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