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Perham Health hosts Just For Women event Oct. 17
Minn. women caught in California wildfires are home safe, looking to help
Motorcycles crash north of Clitherall
High School Construction Update
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
DGF outlasts Perham on the gridiron
Yellowjackets respond with road sweep of Frazee
Yellowjackets fall to defending champs
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Carl F. Bjelland
Mary Lu Thomas
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
Jaxton Dean Lynnes
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
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
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
Americana-Folk Band playing at Disgruntled Brewery
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
Tonic Sol Fa concert at Perham High School Auditorium September 8
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
letter to the editor
September 20, 2017
Volunteering has many benefits
According the Corporation for National and Community Service, a national study has shown that volunteers who are 50 and older live longer than same age non-volunteers. Another recent study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and...
September 20, 2017 - 5:54pm
September 19, 2017
Letter: My experience with an act of kindness
I was shopping at Shopko and came out with my purchases in the cart and started walking to my car. As I got to my car, a boy came up to me and said, "can I help you?" He was probably 6 or 7. He then opened my car door, put in the bags, took my cart and put it in the cart garage. What...
September 19, 2017 - 5:03pm
Funeral gesture appreciated
The Nick Hofland family would like to give a special heartfelt "thank you" to Dad's nephew Stewart Hofland. Stewart brought a road grader to Dad's funeral and led the funeral procession to St. Henry's cemetery. We so appreciate the gesture and know it made dad smile. We also would...
September 19, 2017 - 9:16am
September 10, 2017
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Last Saturday I was outside enjoying the beautiful day when it was interrupted by the all to familiar sound of a helicopter spraying the nearby potato fields, with chemicals that drift on to people and property. At this point ,I like others, had to make the decision to breath shallow...
September 10, 2017 - 10:18am
September 9, 2017
New school year brings funding increases
The new school year is beginning, with students of all ages benefiting from legislation that was enacted in recent months — including helpful funding increases.
September 9, 2017 - 10:18am
August 2, 2017
Your letters - July 27 edition
In my position as the District Manager of the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, I get to interact with many different groups of people. This includes farmers, lakeshore owners, county residents, non-residents, urban residents, rural residents, government agency...
August 2, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 11, 2017
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Project New Hope sponsored by LIONS International provides a free camp for veterans and their families. For many veterans returning home from combat, reconnecting with their families is a challenge. It takes time and understanding to readjust after living apart. The cost is covered...
July 11, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 4, 2017
'It takes a village' to keep arts in the hearts
There is an old saying that reminds us that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' That same philosophy can be applied to the organizing of an arts festival during Turtle Fest. Some years ago when it became clear that the former St. Stanislaus Catholic church would close its doors,...
July 4, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 26, 2017
Your letters - June 22 edition
Data on Medicaid payments to the upper midwest states The following data about the importance of medicaid to the upper midwest states comes from the editor and from the publisher of the Star Tribune. It was reported in the Wednesday, June 14 edition. In North Dakota, one in four...
June 26, 2017 - 6:01pm
June 13, 2017
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
President Trump has taken the U. S. out of the Paris Climate Accords. He has implied that his reason for getting out of the Accords was that the rest of the world was using the Paris Climate Accords to take advantage of the U.S. and U. S. businesses. That is not how the Paris Climate...
June 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 8, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Economic inequality in the United States
We now have both the Republican plan for health care and the Republican plan for the budget. The Republican plan for health care will cut 23 million people off health insurance. It will cut $800 billion dollars from Medicaid. It also has a huge tax cut for the rich and for the...
June 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
June 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Why is gas so expensive in Perham?
I love Perham. I have lived here all my life, but I am wondering why the gas prices are so much higher in Perham than anywhere else in the area. Last Friday my husband went to Frazee to get gas because it was 10 cents a gallon cheaper. We have been told it is because Perham is "off...
June 1, 2017 - 8:53am
May 10, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
Codependency is difficult to define, but is generally any relationship that is mostly one-sided. It's when a person showing low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another person, and puts the needs of that person before his or her own. Codependency...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
August 8, 2013
Letter to the Editor: DFL’s spending increases are excessive
Minnesota Management and Budget has issued a report indicating the state budget Democrats passed this year includes the largest dollar-for-dollar all funds spending increase in state history. Minnesota’s total spending will increase by more than $6 billion to a historic high...
August 8, 2013 - 1:35pm
July 25, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Franson letter full of distortions
How nice to read the latest piece from Mary Franson in the Focus. As usual, it’s a blitzkrieg of BS, part of the reason why she lost her home area by such large margins in the last election. She begins with the same distortion that Republicans have been using for decades about...
July 25, 2013 - 3:20pm