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Perham EMS worker honored in Outstanding Traffic Safety Partners of the Year
Summer activities for kids offered at Perham Area Public Library
AgweekTV: Better grilling
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Near the front lines
Speicher to compete at National Championships
Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semifinals
Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
Herbert R. Woods
Bruce D. Williamson
Tristan Adam Wike
Jaxson Michael Umland
Brooklyn Rae Collins
Chase Owen Hall
Leo James Nordick
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
The birds and the bees of planting apple trees
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
Perham area calendar of events
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
September 29, 2015
17-month-old hit, killed by car
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 17-month-old child was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after being hit by a car in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls police say Avah Mae Dirkman was struck about 12:30 p.m. by a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by Katie Diane Black, 29, of Fergus Falls. Reports...
September 29, 2015 - 1:17pm
September 28, 2015
Fergus Falls police kill estranged husband who shot at his wife’s vehicle on I-94
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- An estranged husband suspected of shooting at his wife as they were driving in separate vehicles on Interstate 94 near here early Sunday was shot and killed by Fergus Falls police after being tracked down by State Patrol helicopters. The husband...
September 28, 2015 - 12:05pm
September 18, 2015
The Perham Focus hired new lead write
Debbie Irmen, of Fergus Falls, has joined the news team at the Perham Focus. She will cover Perham schools, businesses, police and fire...
September 18, 2015 - 11:09am
July 2, 2015
Pirates continue streak with rout of Hurricanes
Perham-The formula for the Perham Pirates has been simple. Good pitching and good defense win ball games. The Pirates continued that trend when...
July 2, 2015 - 1:02pm
June 23, 2015
Vigil planned at 7 after two Park Christian students killed, two hospitalized in I-94 rollover
RGUS FALLS, Minn. – Brothers and Park Christian students Zach and Connor Kvalvog died in a rollover crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 94 while traveling to a basketball camp in Wisconsin, according to Moorhead Park Christian boys high school basketball coach Josh Lee. Park...
June 23, 2015 - 2:56pm
June 8, 2015
Minn. man says cops caused him to miss birth of son, sues
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Battle Lake man is suing the city of Fergus Falls, the Fergus Falls Police Department and two police officers alleging that officers caused him to miss the birth of his child by wrongfully detaining him while he was enroute to the hospital. However,...
June 8, 2015 - 2:04pm
May 19, 2015
SB: Yellowjackets rally in playoff opener
Perham-Yellowjacket senior Brittany Miller said she was nervous before her final at bat at Arvig Park. The senior leadoff hitter hid her nerves...
May 19, 2015 - 9:49pm
April 24, 2015
Man loses arm at Fergus Falls industrial plant
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 38-year-old employee at Northern Contours in Fergus Falls had his right arm ripped from his body around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The arm got entangled in a moving industrial router at the Northern Contours thermofoil plant, according to CEO Larry Skow. “This...
April 24, 2015 - 12:01pm
April 17, 2015
Fergus Falls Man dead in crash near St. Peter
ST. PETER, Minn. - A Fergus Falls man is dead after a rollover crash north here shortly before noon on Thursday. Minnesota State Patrol officials said a Dodge Ram was headed north on Nicollet County Road 20 at about 11:51 a.m. when it went off the roadway north of...
April 17, 2015 - 2:22pm
April 1, 2015
Life in the Kirkbride
About 200 people shuffled in and out of apartments for rent Friday on the grounds of the former Regional Treatment Center in Fergus Falls,...
April 1, 2015 - 11:29am
March 17, 2015
Gas leak causes home explosion in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS - An explosion Friday morning shifted the foundation of a Fergus Falls home. A gas leak in the basement of the Pebble Lake Road home caused the furnace to explode at 3 a.m., according to the Fergus Falls Fire Department. Four family members -- two adults...
March 17, 2015 - 10:14am
March 16, 2015
Eastbound Interstate 94 near Fergus Falls re-opens after crash
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Interstate 94 was closed near here Monday after a serious injury accident in the eastbound lane, the Minnesota State...
March 16, 2015 - 4:43pm
March 6, 2015
Stuck on you: Maple syrup a super sweet pastime
He thought he was in line for relaxing days, out enjoying wildlife on his newly acquired 190 acres of land nestled against Star Lake. Stu Peterson...
March 6, 2015 - 1:16pm
February 19, 2015
State Patrol report: City Council member’s death a suicide
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol investigation has ruled suicide as the cause of death in the fatal Dec. 22 chase that ended with a Fergus Falls City Council member being killed in a head-on collision with a parked squad car. Councilor Timothy Rundquist...
February 19, 2015 - 10:58am
February 12, 2015
Man who walked back to jail from Minneapolis to northern Minnesota gets first lawsuit hearing
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A former Beltrami County jail inmate who walked 188 miles to northern Minnesota from Minneapolis to report back to...
February 12, 2015 - 11:16am