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Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Weekly police report - April 19 edition
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Perham students sign National Letter of Intent
Denise Renee McFadzen
Dalton James McFadzen
Gerard Michael Wasche
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Perham area leaders pick up Chamber awards
'Magic' a growing game in and around Perham
Looking Back - April 12 edition
Palubicki families honored at the 80th Annual Red River Valley Development Association (RRVDA) Banquet
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'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
Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son
letter to the editor
September 19, 2017
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
November 30, 2011
Letter to the editor: Republicans aren't hiding
Reading Mr. Broding's letter of last week really amazed me! He evidently hasn't been looking for the Republicans. They are there, but probably can't be seen because they're busy working for him and their families. The house of Republicans has done their work. They presented a budget,...
November 30, 2011 - 4:05pm