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May 25, 2017
A picture of Rodney Hanson taken from his third and final book, "Fading Memories." Used with permission from the Hanson family
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
May 25, 2017 - 11:06am
April 24, 2017
John and Anne Alexander pose for a photo while celebrating Christmas in 2014. Forum News Service
Always together in life, husband and wife of 64 years die hours apart in Detroit Lakes
April 24, 2017 - 9:52am
April 6, 2017
Perham High School teacher plans book about notable grads
April 6, 2017 - 12:37pm
Dallas Flynn poses next to a high tunnel greenhouse. Meagan Pittelko/Forum News Service
'It's my heaven': How Frazee growers are creating their own year-round farm
April 6, 2017 - 10:18am
April 3, 2017
Teresa Stoderl has been in nursing for 40 years, and has taken care of hundreds of local patients and their families. She's gotten to know most of them on a personal level, and has cared for up to three generations of some families.  Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Going 'above and beyond': Perham nurse Teresa Stoderl has touched ‘hundreds and hundreds’ of lives during her 40-year career
April 3, 2017 - 11:24am
March 16, 2017
Brian Cooney and his daughter Claire at Hector International Airport Wednesday, March 15.play button
Perham father reunited with daughter who went missing
March 16, 2017 - 9:13am
March 14, 2017
Claire Cooneyplay button
Father of Claire Cooney 'overwhelmed with joy' to bring her home to Perham
March 14, 2017 - 9:27am
March 2, 2017
Kay Morris, left, with Crosspoint Alliance Church Youth Group members Serena Langen and Janie Wunderlich, at Big Sandy Summer Camp in McGregor, Minn. Morris has held a position on the governing board of the camp for the past few years, and takes about 100 Perham area kids and teens there every summer. Submitted photo
Perham's Kay Morris, beloved Crosspoint Alliance Church leader, is about to make a difference on the global stage
March 2, 2017 - 7:30am
February 28, 2017
Kelsey and Greg (Goob) Zitzow welcomed a perfectly healthy little boy, Liam Duane Zitzow, into the world on Jan. 8 after being told he wouldn't survive birth. Submitted Photo
Defying the odds: Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
February 28, 2017 - 11:11am
February 10, 2017
Wayne and Pearl Romann have been ‘dancing through life’ together for the past 68 years. The couple met at an old dance hall outside of Perham when Pearl was just 17 years old, and Wayne was 23. Pearl says she realized "just about right away" that Wayne was the one for her, and they married a year later. Their shared love of dancing has continued through the years, and they still regularly go out dancing together.  Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
February 10, 2017 - 8:32am
February 1, 2017
Julie Peters, the cardiac rehab program coordinator at Perham Health, said rehab helps patients build confidence in themselves and their physical abilities, and also provides them with a social outlet, a place to discuss their heart problems with others like them. Jan Nermoe is pictured here at the center, using the treadmill.  Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
February 1, 2017 - 4:01pm
January 30, 2017
Prairie Wind Middle School student Joe Goodman, front, and his Kinship mentor Gary Foss, of Perham, keep the focus on fun when spending time together.  Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Boys just want to have fun: Perham Kinship mentor shares slice of life with mentee
January 30, 2017 - 12:33pm
January 20, 2017
Kurt Weber, a 2008 Perham High School graduate, learned how to play the piano as a child, but discovered his passion for it later in life while deployed to Kuwait as a member of the National Guard. He has recently published a book of original compositions, with an accompanying CD of him playing the music. He'll be having his debut recital at St. John's Lutheran Church in Ottertail this Saturday. Submitted photo
Playing by ear: Perham grad found a passion for the piano while stationed overseas
January 20, 2017 - 7:30am
January 19, 2017
Wendy Billie and her mentee, Josie Leitch, pose for a quick picture after grabbing drinks at Nest in Perham Monday. One of the things the two have in common is that they both like to color their hair; when they first met, Wendy's hair was a similar color to what Josie's is now. They affectionately describe Josie's latest 'do as "mermaid-style" because of the aquatic blue-green colors. Marie Johnson/FOCUS
'The biggest heart': Wendy Billie and the young girl she mentors, Josie Leitch, have a mutual admiration for each other, new experiences
January 19, 2017 - 1:03pm
January 13, 2017
Tanya Sazama and her husband Rick with their four children, left to right: Hunter, 20, Rhagen, 4, Cassidee, 2, and Mason, 12. Tanya has owned the Wagon Wheel store in Richville for the past 15 years. She was diagnosed about a year ago with a very rare form of terminal stage IV lung cancer, a type that tends to occur in younger nonsmokers like her.  Submitted photo
Time Race for Tanya: Benefit planned for Richville mother of four diagnosed with terminal cancer
January 13, 2017 - 9:56am