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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Near the front lines
Street improvements underway in Ottertail
‘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
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
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
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
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
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
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