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Minn. vice principal arrested on suspicion of soliciting a child for sex
Homelessness in the Becker, Otter Tail County area hard on elderly
MN man accused of following woman, girl for more than 20 miles
PHS students perform in Chicago festival
MN mom with history of mental illness gets prison for poisoning baby
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Goodhue takes down LP-A Raiders for second straight year
Minnesota Boys State Basketball Tournament--Thursday action
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Peggy Lynette Korell
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
August 8, 2012
Gabriele Anderson is running happy
To little argument, Gabriele Anderson is Perham's most inspiring contemporary sports star. Gabe arrived for our interview in bright pink Brooks...
August 8, 2012 - 10:55am
July 10, 2012
Bad sportsmanship not a well-liked topic
In a recent online column titled "Amateur baseball goes soap opera," which was about poor sportsmanship displayed at a number of baseball games recently, where particular teams and participants were called out, a small uproar reached my desk after the story had been posted on eotfocus.com...
July 10, 2012 - 9:47am
June 13, 2012
Perham 13-year-old wins Minnesota poetry contest
Perham seventh grader Nickolas Listrom visited Senator Al Franken's office in St.
June 13, 2012 - 2:37pm
April 5, 2012
Perham native is costumer on blockbuster movie, 'The Hunger Games'
Born and raised in Perham, Anne Lee is back in town - or her name is, at least.
April 5, 2012 - 9:00am
February 24, 2012
Hoffman announces run for Congress
Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, has announced her bid for U.S. Congress. Hoffman told the Focus in a telephone interview she plans to challenge...
February 24, 2012 - 11:19am
December 15, 2011
4 vehicular homicide charges in death of 2010 football captain
The 21-year-old driver in a car accident that killed a New York Mills teenager is facing four felony criminal vehicular homicide charges. Daniel Edmund Resch is charged with driving over the legal limit in the July accident that ended in the death of 18-year-old Ty Vernon Bell....
December 15, 2011 - 2:44pm
December 9, 2011
Henning mom allegedly pulls gun on daughter
A 25-year-old Henning woman contacted law enforcement Thursday evening alleging her mother used a shotgun to threaten her. The woman was seeking refuge when she made the 911 call, stating that her 51-year-old mother threw a bucket of water at her, struck her in the shoulder with...
December 9, 2011 - 12:42pm
December 1, 2011
UPDATED: Sex discrimination lawsuit filed against New York Mills-based Lund Boats
The U.S. Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against Lund Boats in New York Mills Thursday, alleging the sexual discrimination of more than 200...
December 1, 2011 - 3:23pm
November 30, 2011
Big changes coming to Perham-Dent? Officials consider 4-day school week, new levy
Fresh off a fourth failed levy attempt and faced with a budget crisis, Perham-Dent School District officials are coming up with a fiscal plan of attack - one that could directly hit parents' pocketbooks. If initial talks are any indication, the district may be going to four-day school...
November 30, 2011 - 3:01pm
November 23, 2011
A new look at literacy in Perham, Minn.
At Heart of the Lakes Elementary School in Perham, learning to read looks a lot different than the experience most adults will remember. Gone...
November 23, 2011 - 9:10am
November 9, 2011
NY Mills dog breeder denies that USDA license was taken away
New York Mills former dog breeder Kathy Bauck is denying claims that her USDA license for selling animals was taken away, saying she forfeited...
November 9, 2011 - 2:49pm
November 8, 2011
Dog allegedly shot, killed by hunter outside of Richville, Minn.
A dog allegedly shot by a hunter was discovered dead Monday evening outside of Richville. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the incident is believed to have occurred around 4:30 p.m. The dog was discovered around 7 p.m. Initial reports to the sheriff's office...
November 8, 2011 - 12:43pm
October 26, 2011
Murdock, Hoffman: No general funds for new stadium
Local legislators are waiting to hear specifics regarding the governor's plan to keep the Vikings in Minnesota before sticking to a straight stance on the issue. And while the specifics of any agreements have not been set in stone, Sen. Gretchen Hoffman, R-Vergas, and Rep. Mark...
October 26, 2011 - 2:33pm
Perham leaders stand up against county alcohol permit
Perham city leaders voiced their opinions Monday evening against a proposed private liquor license in Pelican Rapids. The county board heard...
October 26, 2011 - 8:41am
October 19, 2011
Jury trial date set for man accused of stabbing Perham, Minn. woman 7 times
A jury trial has been scheduled for a Missouri man accused of stabbing a Perham woman seven times outside the Super 8 hotel. James Thomas-Lee Manning, 19, will appear before a jury Jan. 24 in Otter Tail County Court for two felony assault charges stemming from the Oct. 6 incident....
October 19, 2011 - 9:21am