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Woman, 19, dies in Alexandria apartment fire
Perham City council reorganizes
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
Looking Back - Jan. 11 edition
Tractors destroyed in rural Pelican Rapids fire
Vikings' Mike Zimmer was long gone when Case Keenum ended game on a knee
MCFEELY: Minnesota Miracle saves Vikings from disaster
Did you see the 30-pointer? You can in Perham: MN Monster Buck Classic coming Friday-Sunday
Simley wins battle of state-ranked teams
Late run lifts Yellowjackets to home win
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Amos Otto Marckel
Judy K. Houghton
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
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Perham Health welcomes Dr. Steven Murrell
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
Linda Schultz retirement party set for Dec. 27
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
'Ol Gordie from Perham inspires without even trying
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
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