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Minn. health insurance program breaks previous record for signups
The power of positive thinking
PACC adds to list of improvements for 2018
Jennie-O Turkey barn lost in fire
Yellowjackets second at Melrose/Sauk Centre
Perham gymnasts set new mark against Park Rapids Area
DeBoer's 24 sparks Yellowjackets in home win
Minnesota Miracle saves Vikings from disaster
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Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Amos Otto Marckel
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On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Star Lake native, 103, has lived through 18 presidents
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
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Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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