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Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
Rural Dent man arrested following road accident
Weekly police report - Jan. 18 edition
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
PWMS Geography Bee winner and participants
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Michael John Grismer
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
September 7, 2016
It's a dirty job
About five years ago, after visiting a couple of Dirty Girl runs, Bjorn Ringdahl decided he could create something similar, but gear it toward...
September 7, 2016 - 10:35am
August 18, 2016
Another successful year for Stuff the Bus
The annual Stuff the Bus event, held Aug. 9 in Perham, garnered enough donations to provide about 200 area kids with needed school supplies,...
August 18, 2016 - 8:58am
June 9, 2016
Suicide prevention group foreshadowed shooting
Troubling details have emerged regarding the mental health of Dustin Defiel, the suspect in the shooting death of his father, Rick Defiel. Four years ago, a local suicide prevention organization foreshadowed a shooting while pleading Defiel's heartbreaking story to leaders in Washington,...
June 9, 2016 - 4:06pm
June 2, 2016
Death prompts homicide investigation in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A homicide investigation is underway after police found someone dead in a Fergus Falls home. Police responded to a call for assistance around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1.Officers said it appears the victim died of homicidal violence.The suspect ran from the...
June 2, 2016 - 2:20pm
May 16, 2016
Yellowjackets return to win column
The Perham Yellowjackets offense returned to form with a convincing 10-3 victory over the Fergus Falls Otters at Al Krueger Field at Tuffy's...
May 16, 2016 - 11:25pm
April 28, 2016
Hospitals struggling after closure of county detox center
Otter Tail County has been without a detox program since January, and local hospitals are feeling the strain. Detox patients often sit in emergency departments for hours, or even days, before a spot opens up at a detoxification facility. With the county's detox center shuttered, the...
April 28, 2016 - 1:10pm
October 12, 2015
Perham drops regular season finale
Fergus Falls-The Perham Yellowjacket football team ran into a buzz saw on Oct. 8 when they traveled to Fergus Falls to take on the Otters in...
October 12, 2015 - 6:31pm
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.
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