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Icy roads lead to accidents around Otter Tail County Saturday
Sunday liquor sales approved by Minn. Senate, but issue not settled
Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Baby found safe in Willmar after possible abduction
Licorice during pregnancy linked to health issues for kids
Perham crowns four wrestling champions, send eight to state
Jada Olsen takes all-around bronze
Yellowjacket swimmers kick off the Section 5A Championships
Yellowjacket wrestlers send eight to the 8AA Individual Finals
Yellowjacket girls fall in quadruple overtime thriller
Herbert R. Woods
Noreen M. Huwe
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
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!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
August 29, 2013
Historic Perham murders to be topic of discussion at history museum
There’s a dark tale of murder and mystery hidden in the early history of the Perham area. In June of 1882, the bodies of two surveyors were found in the unorganized territory northeast of Perham. The 15-year-old boy accused of the crime left town and was chased by the sheriff,...
August 29, 2013 - 12:05pm
History Mystery of the Week: Who is this woman?
History Mystery of the Week: Who is this woman? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer...
August 29, 2013 - 10:36am
August 15, 2013
A trip back in time Pioneer Days and Black Powder Rendezvous
This weekend, there will be an opportunity to return to the ‘good ole days’ and discover what it was like to live in them. At Pioneer...
August 15, 2013 - 11:49am
August 8, 2013
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Who is this?
A Perham High School gymnast is pictured on the uneven bars in 1971. What is her name? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham...
August 8, 2013 - 12:23pm
August 1, 2013
Author, historian to speak at museum
Next Wednesday, Aug. 7, author and historian Terry Shannon will visit the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham to share his experiences and artifacts about the 1715 Spanish Plate Fleet on the Florida Treasure Coast, where he spends his winters. Shannon’s family-friendly...
August 1, 2013 - 3:25pm
HISTORY MYSTERY: Where do they work?
Kathy Buck, Mrs. Renowski, Helen Krueger, Rose Zilkowski and Rick Boedigheimer are on the job in 1971. Where do they work? ‘History Mystery’...
August 1, 2013 - 12:46pm
July 11, 2013
History Mystery: Who is this woman?
Seated at the head of the table of the Perham Public Library, checking out books for patrons in the early to mid-‘70s, is this woman... who...
July 11, 2013 - 4:41pm
July 2, 2013
Happy Birthday, America!
It’s the Fourth of July! For many of us, that means a day or two off work, cookouts with family, a weekend at the lake, and, of course,...
July 2, 2013 - 10:18am
June 27, 2013
History Mystery of the Week: What year was this?
What year was this? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer a question about it. If you...
June 27, 2013 - 1:24pm
June 21, 2013
‘Dalton, Never a Dull Moment’
Celebrate small town history with “Dalton, Never A Dull Moment,” at the Dalton Opera House on Friday, June 28 at 7 p.m. Dalton’s history comes alive through a unique combination of actor portrayals, old time music and storytelling. Local figures such as State Senator Ole...
June 21, 2013 - 2:15pm
HISTORY MYSTERY: Who is this man?
Who is this man? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer a question about it. If you have...
June 21, 2013 - 11:49am
June 14, 2013
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: What building is this?
‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we...
June 14, 2013 - 12:46pm
June 10, 2013
100 years after ore boat disappeared in Lake Superior storm, searchers locate wreck
Just a few months shy of 100 years after it sank with all hands in a monstrous November storm, it appears that the freighter Henry B. Smith —...
June 10, 2013 - 12:36pm
June 7, 2013
Students take a walking tour of historic Perham
Chris Schuelke, director of the Otter Tail County Historical Society, provided an interesting perspective on the history and architecture of...
June 7, 2013 - 10:09am
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Who is this man?
‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will...
June 7, 2013 - 9:59am