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UPDATE: Man dies, grandson hospitalized after ATV breaks through ice near Alexandria Tuesday night
Board hears budget and enrollment projections
Fire kills Brainerd man; downtown building a complete loss
Divers pull man, grandson from Douglas County lake
Willmar man admits stabbing stepgrandmother
Yellowjackets take fifth at state
Nelson, Bucholz continue in wrestle backs
'Jacket swimmers advance in four events
GBB: Yellowjackets downed by HOL Champions
BBB: Yellowjackets advance with victory over Hornets
CHRISTOPHER H. LIMMER
VERA BERNHARDINE EID
Birth: Hailey Marie Dahms
Birth: Alyssa Nicole Mursu
Orion Mitchell Guck
Derek Clyde Omvig
Zion Mary Aho
Picturing herself holding the reins
Personal trainer puts ‘Fitness First’
‘No regrets’ for Arvig’s Pratt
New owner at Perham Physical Therapy
Cheers to Landmark Liquors: Perham store has record year; revenues save taxpayers money
Time to take a stand against distracted driving
Sewing the seeds of spring
Halting pine-to-farmland conversion was the right thing to do
Energy tips from an ol’ HVAC pro
Caffeinated high: Triple Espresso to perform at club fundraiser
VIDEO: Brrr-inging in $16K for kinship
Good reason for freezin’: Kinship fundraiser to be held Saturday
Table setting fair raises $12K for library
'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 ask? The short answer is, life. REACH stands for relationships, education, accountability, character and hard work. Each of these is...
news / education
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 problem? Her husband, Rob Strand, suffers from amnesia. “He sounds the same, he looks the same, he uses utensils the same – but...
news / region
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 very well because he has so much hair that goes right over his eyes," laughed Agnes Larson, the woman who has been Clancy's whole world since...
news / features
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...
news / features
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...
community / entertainment / features
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, freezing cold, a leg severed, while his worried family searched for him every day.
news / local / features / community
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 kids' reactions to Santa - good or bad. Photos may be new or old, so feel free to dig through those family albums to find a good one. Submitted...
entertainment / features
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...
news / local / features / entertainment
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...
news / education / features
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: "Rug making isn't about the rugs." "There is a therapy in this (process)," Flom explained in an interview last week. From the long-standing...
news / features / local
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,...
news / features
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...
education / local / features
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...
entertainment / news / features / local
September 12, 2012 - 2:54pm