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September 5, 2012
Phil Arndt is the new lead pastor at Perham Community Alliance Church.
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Perham Community Alliance Church gets new pastor
September 5, 2012 - 2:48pm
August 22, 2012
Bonnie Genin, with Can Do Canine program graduate Emily Cox and her new mobility assistance dog, Mason, are pictured with Executive Director Al Peters and Co-chair Linda Altergott of the Deerwood Lions. They all recently attended training at the headquarters of Can Do Canines in New Hope, Minn. 
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'Bonnie and her dogs' give others a new leash on life
August 22, 2012 - 3:14pm
August 15, 2012
Back-to-School: We ask kids, 'Are you excited?'
August 15, 2012 - 3:29pm
Lilly Boehland sits in front of her garden with a bag full of freshly-picked green beans that she's about to use in a salad for "Dinner From Dirt." She also grows carrots, cabbage, onion, tomatoes and other vegetables. 
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Growing up gardening: 4-H Garden Club teaches kids all the tricks, from plant to plate
August 15, 2012 - 2:19pm
August 9, 2012
Steve and Dee Dee Smith, front row, share their home with their adult daughters, (back row, from left) Courtney, Katrina, and Cassandra, along with Katrina's daughter, Rhowan. 
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Under one roof: More families living together after the kids are grown
August 9, 2012 - 3:46pm
August 8, 2012
Father Matt Kuhn.
Connie Vandermay/FOCUS
Perham, Butler welcome new Catholic priest
August 8, 2012 - 2:28pm
A crowd with a cause: Derbying For A Cure T-shirts were everywhere at some area demo derbies last summer.
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A smashing good cause
August 8, 2012 - 2:12pm
August 5, 2012
A family problem: Loved ones often more affected by alcoholism than the addict
August 5, 2012 - 10:56am
August 2, 2012
Ron Moir, 83, is proud of his efforts to preserve water quality at both West Battle and Clitherall lakes. He also worked with state and federal agencies to limit chemical farming between the two lakes.
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Looking back on a life of local environmental activism
August 2, 2012 - 11:18am
August 1, 2012
Dreams For Kids organizers and ride participants pose with the Huesman family and others present on Saturday who have benefited from the ride's sponsorship and the Make A Wish Foundation.
Marie Nitke/FOCUS
Well-earned rewards
August 1, 2012 - 2:15pm
July 26, 2012
Clodari Seeman, who lives south of Ottertail, displays a nice sunfish she caught. She was fishing with guide Gary Harrington, her sister, and their father on Twin Lakes. Clodari was excellent at handling leeches used for bait.
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Kids have fun fishing in memory of 'Rocky'
July 26, 2012 - 11:28am
July 25, 2012
Duane "Buzzer" Koehler is retiring as postmaster of New York Mills. An open house will be held for him July 30.
Connie Vandermay/FOCUS
New York Mills postmaster, 'Buzzer,' retires after 42 years
July 25, 2012 - 1:55pm
July 18, 2012
The exterior of The Arthouse, located on Rush Lake in Ottertail.
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Studio tour reveals 'hidden gems' around Lakes Country
July 18, 2012 - 4:08pm
This photograph of Market Day in 1910, in downtown Perham, shows people and livestock congregating on the south side of Main Street in the block between 1st Ave. and 2nd Ave. SE. To the right are the former Merchants Hotel and Drahmann's Department Store. The wood frame house in the center was known as the Gratzek house and the building still stands today, most recenty operating as a gift shop.
Photo from the History Museum of East Otter Tail County
2012 Fair preview... and a little history, too
July 18, 2012 - 3:16pm
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Paul Buendiger will soon take off on a 4,000-mile motorcycle ride to raise money for Dreams for Kids. He will also partake in the Seventh Annual Dreams for Kids ride on Saturday, July 28, along with many other local bikers.
Fairy godmothers - in leather
July 18, 2012 - 3:05pm
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