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Suspect in fatal Audubon shooting tells police he 'had no choice'
Catholic Daughters hold 50th annual style show, featuring Red, White & Blue
From around the county: County resident input will be part of long-range planning
The end of a chapter? Perham school leaders discuss whether to keep publishing yearbooks
With only a six-vote spread, Otter Tail set to recount race for sheriff
Fischer moves up to 11th at Class A Championships
Perham's Ty Moser excelling on field and in classroom
EGF downs Lakers in home opener
Jordahl, three others recognized for academics
Caitlin Covington and Ashley Hokanson to compete at NDSU
Josephine Elizabeth Petru
Maxine June Mittag
Lakeshore real estate market up, down in town
New car and pet wash in Perham is a first for LAC
MNsure open enrollment begins with new software
Mall of America has splashy plans for water park upgrade; nonprofit financing proposed
AgweekTV: 70th Harvest
She grew up protesting outside abortion clinics. Now, she performs them at North Dakota’s only clinic.
Cool weather fails to drive off Harvest Fest crowd
Lions scholarship deadline Nov. 15
Family, friends pay tribute to Hawley grad who died unexpectedly
Traveling, broke and hungry: An inside look at what homelessness is like in Detroit Lakes
Letter: Thank you for the Veterans Day program at PHS
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 will make it more difficult for young adults to quit smoking
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 is a policy designed to fail
I got my first deer 50 years after military training
Ask a Trooper: Is my ride too low?
Perham Community Musical "Aida" premieres November 16th
Perham Area calendar
Perham Area calendar
Solo show about Walt Whitman explores male relationships: Cultural Center to host 'Leaves of Grass -- Illuminated" on Nov. 3
Perham Area calendar
November is National Diabetes Month: Perham's Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds to gain freedom from type 2 diabetes
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
October 27, 2016
Perham graduate is called an 'Extreme go-getter'
It's a good thing Emily Dreyer likes to be busy, because she's had a whirlwind year. Last fall, the Perham grad and former Associate Director...
October 27, 2016 - 9:34am
September 30, 2016
A leader on and off the field
Perham senior Jack DeConcini has grown into his role as a leader on and off the field for the Perham Yellowjacket football team. The senior running...
September 30, 2016 - 12:00pm
September 27, 2016
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
The Perham Focus is planning a new series of feature stories, tentatively titled, "Characters, kind folks and curmudgeons: Portraits of some...
September 27, 2016 - 12:50pm
July 22, 2016
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Former Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green died early Friday morning after suffering a heart attack. He was 67. Family friend and former agent Ray Anderson confirmed the death to ESPN's Adam Schefter after speaking with Green's wife. Anderson said Green...
July 22, 2016 - 1:44pm
June 23, 2016
Huus ends Yellowjacket golf career at state
It was a remarkable end to an extraordinary career at Perham High School for Becca Huus. Huus capped off her career with her fourth straight...
June 23, 2016 - 11:56am
June 17, 2016
Gopher coach announces scholarship for Perham athlete
The dream for a small town football player usually involves taking the next step and playing football at the next level, ultimately playing for...
June 17, 2016 - 11:28am
April 28, 2016
End of an era
The 2016-17 sports season will have a different feel to it when practices begin in August, mainly due to the departure of long-time coach Natalie...
April 28, 2016 - 12:41pm
February 12, 2016
Nordick's Last Name Might Be Different But Her Game Has Helped Make UMC An NSIC Contender
CROOKSTON, Minn. - What’s in a name? Whether it has been as Katrina Moenkedick or Katrina Nordick, one thing is for sure, #21 for University...
February 12, 2016 - 11:46am
July 2, 2015
Miller wins Average Jo Triathlon for second straight year
Athletes young and old converged on Paul Miller Park for the 12th annual Average Jo Triathlon on Saturday, June 27. The first person across...
July 2, 2015 - 4:06pm
August 31, 2014
The winding road home
See ya ‘round, Perham. The end of August marks the last of my time in Perham for the Focus, as I have accepted the sports editor position...
August 31, 2014 - 3:39am
August 18, 2014
Spriggs holds early lead for Mid-Am championship win over Cavanagh
DETROIT LAKES — Kent Spriggs, the 2012 Mid-Am runner-up, won his first championship at the Pine to Palm Golf Tournament Sunday defeating Perham’s...
August 18, 2014 - 2:19pm
Welle is Pine to Palm's 82nd champion
DETROIT LAKES - Moorhead’s Ben Welle practiced consistency at its finest this past week and it paid off. Welle won the 82nd Pine...
August 18, 2014 - 9:03am
August 15, 2014
Kretchman stuns top seed at Pine to Palm, faces Taylor Cavanagh next
DETROIT LAKES — Odds were against Fargo Davies graduate Tanner Kretchman, who found himself down three holes with four remaining in the first...
August 15, 2014 - 9:48am
August 14, 2014
Fargo's Meyer takes medalist honors at Pine to Palm
DETROIT LAKES — For much of this past summer, Fargo natives Greg Melhus and Grady Meyer played more than a few rounds of golf in the area,...
August 14, 2014 - 1:47pm
Potential Bucholz vs Heins matchup highlights preseason football at BSU and UMC for Jacket fans
BEMIDJI — After one of the worst seasons in recent history of the Bemidji State football program last year, it’s fair to wonder how the Beavers...
August 14, 2014 - 1:11pm