Skip to main content
DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Capitol Chatter: Smith opens climate change office
Minnesota adds 7,300 jobs in June as jobless rates stays at 3.8 percent
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
Buzz continue run with 7-5 win over Detroit Lakes
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
Berthold (Bud) Schwarz
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
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