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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
October 4, 2013
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
A new elective at Perham High School, called REACH, is based on one essential philosophy: failure is not an option. Failure in what, one might...
October 4, 2013 - 10:52am
September 27, 2013
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
ADA, Minn. – After 12 years with her husband, Rebecca Christensen is looking for him again – even though he’s right there beside her. The...
September 27, 2013 - 12:59pm
February 24, 2013
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Charles Beck's home doesn't just house his art, it frames it, inspires it, and has become one of his finest pieces. The view of his property...
February 24, 2013 - 5:32pm
February 17, 2013
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
At 65-pounds and a mop of hair, 7-year-old Clancy sleeps at the end of his master's bed every night. "He smells really well but doesn't see...
February 17, 2013 - 8:04am
January 31, 2013
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
This photo, from the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, shows people gathered outside of a store on 1st Avenue S. in Perham. What store is it? The first person to contact us with the correct answer will get his or her name published in next week's Focus. If you know the year...
January 31, 2013 - 4:15pm
This Valentine's Day, embrace the PDA.
This Valentine's Day, embrace the PDA. Give your loved one a very public display of affection - a Valentine in the Perham Focus! We're seeking...
January 31, 2013 - 4:14pm
January 16, 2013
Injured dog survives two weeks in icy ditch; Returns home to his Perham family in time for Christmas
Meet Maverick, the miracle dog. After being hit by a car at the beginning of December, this yellow lab lay in an icy ditch for nearly two weeks,...
January 16, 2013 - 3:53pm
November 23, 2012
We want your Santa photos
Do you have a favorite photo of your kids with Santa? We'd like to feature it in the newspaper! We are especially looking for photos that show...
November 23, 2012 - 9:40am
October 7, 2012
Meridee Gabbard publishes book
PERHAM, Minn. - Meridee Gabbard was never a writer. But when her son collapsed on a basketball court two years ago due to cardiac arrest, suffered 30 minutes without oxygen and spent months in recovery, Gabbard needed a way to cope. During her son Zach's recovery, Gabbard started...
October 7, 2012 - 11:36pm
September 19, 2012
New Faces: A Norwegian's first weeks
Ane Aas arrived in New York Mills from Norway three weeks ago to begin her yearlong journey as a foreign exchange student. As she learns of the...
September 19, 2012 - 3:23pm
Weaving the past into the present: Traditional rug braiding
Jo Anne Flom of Perham has been weaving and braiding rugs since she was six years old. Through the years she has come to realize one thing:...
September 19, 2012 - 3:16pm
September 13, 2012
60 years later, Ike's stay at Glendalough celebrated
Burt Hustad of Battle Lake remembers an early September day in 1952, as an 18-year-old, when Dwight Eisenhower waved to him and his brother,...
September 13, 2012 - 12:00pm
New Faces: From the other side of the world, to Perham
Editor's note: This is part of a weekly series spotlighting foreign exchange students in the Perham and New York Mills school districts. Sixteen-year-old...
September 13, 2012 - 10:49am
September 12, 2012
Long-time Perham resident Bob Riestenberg recalls local people, events in new book
Perham had a lot of "colorful characters" throughout history, and Bob Riestenberg wants to share his recollections of them. For his newly published...
September 12, 2012 - 2:54pm
September 9, 2012
NY Mills girl benefits from Kruzin' 4 Kidz motorcycle ride
The local Kruzin' 4 Kidz Motorcycle Club is celebrating a record year in 2012 by helping out an area girl. The club's fundraising efforts were recently extended to help a fourth area person in a one-year period - an achievement never before realized by the club. Kruzin' 4 Kidz will...
September 9, 2012 - 4:19pm