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1 prisoner remains at large after transport van carrying inmates is overtaken
‘Because of others’ sacrifices’: Perham fourth graders are the first in the country to perform new WWII musical
Woman, 2 toddlers hurt in Otter Tail County crash
Deer Creek woman hurt after striking a deer on Highway 210
Jared Kushner now a focus of Russia investigation
Speicher to compete at National Championships
Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semifinals
Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
Herbert R. Woods
Bruce D. Williamson
Maxine R. Boedigheimer Morical
Tristan Adam Wike
Jaxson Michael Umland
Brooklyn Rae Collins
Chase Owen Hall
Leo James Nordick
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
Perham area calendar of events
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
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. The order...
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
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