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New county website in the works
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
Rural Dent man arrested following road accident
Weekly police report - Jan. 18 edition
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
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Ice fishermen, we need your help
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
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 5, 2013
History Mystery of the Week: What building is this?
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 will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer...
September 5, 2013 - 4:23pm
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.
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.
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