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Weekly police report - May 24 edition
Last day of classes at PHS sparks fun, memories
Minn. plans extra speeding enforcement in July
Otter Tail County Sheriff's report - May 24 edition
No Hub snub at the state: Perham's big project makes it into the bonding bill at $6 million
Perham falls in Section 8AA playoffs
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Wolverines shutdown Perham, fall to DGF
Minten’s blast lifts Perham over Wadena-DC
Perham Tennis team takes another step
Helen M. Smith
James Robert Draack
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
Summer beauty bloomin' around Perham, thanks to volunteers and donations
'Why did he do such a crazy thing?': Perham man who nearly died in Vietnam learns firsthand about sacrifice
Adult Fishing League kicks off 14th season
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs
Looking Back - May 17 edition
Editorial: Remember this on Memorial Day: Life is a gift
Ask A Trooper: Questions about teen drivers
Tobacco prevention, sustainable quit-smoking help fail to cross session finish line
Your Letters: Why believe the press about political change?
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'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
letters to the editor
December 19, 2017
Your letters - Dec. 14 edition
Lindy article on religion inappropriate The eye-opening experience article by Alan Lindy in the Perham Focus on Nov. 20 had a mocking tone, The article is inappropriate for any religion - Christian, Jewish, Muslim to mock others' beliefs. All of these religions have had good and bad...
December 19, 2017 - 11:57am
October 11, 2017
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
My 5-year-old grandson, who is a kindergartner, came over with a packet of fund raising material full of worthless crap to help raise money for things that are not covered in the school budget. This is just typical for the way things are done in Perham. The yes voters and school board...
October 11, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 15, 2017
Your letters - Aug. 10 edition
Thanks for the crossKudos to Daniel Zitzow for his efforts and success on revitalizing the Cross on the east side of Little Pine Lake. What a beautiful and thoughtful image he has recreated. Thank you Daniel for your thoughtfulness and effort to create a vision of inspiration and...
August 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
May 22, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Community’s help sought with Relay for Life
The East Otter Tail 2014 Relay For Life is less than two months away: Friday, July 11. The relay’s organizing committee would like your help to make this our best relay ever. There are several ways you can help. First – and most immediate – is to create more teams, which...
May 22, 2014 - 1:57pm
May 16, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Senior volunteers are ‘Making a Difference for Generations’
Every day, around the country, seniors are making a difference in their local communities – volunteering in schools, assisting with disaster relief, helping frail elders with daily tasks, and much more. These volunteers, members of Senior Corps, are truly “Making a Difference...
May 16, 2014 - 11:58am
May 5, 2014
Celebrate National Teacher Day, May 6
Tuesday, May 6, is National Teacher Day – let’s take time to thank a teacher for making public schools so great! Few other professionals...
May 5, 2014 - 6:03am
May 1, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Wear green to boost awareness of mental illness
Since 1949, May has been National Mental Illness Awareness Month. It is a time to educate the public about mental health, as well as to assure that those who need mental health services receive the help they need. Did you know that one in four Americans will suffer from a mental...
May 1, 2014 - 10:50am
April 23, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Turnout at fundraiser a disappointment
I want to give a special ‘Thank You’ to the people who gave their time and support to help the Paxton Brummond family and Diane Anderson’s daughter, Leah, who had surgery on April 11. To the 30 or so people who came to the Krista and Eva Relief Fundraiser on April 12: your...
April 23, 2014 - 1:52pm
April 17, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Corrupt trading in crude oil is the biggest crime of the century
The crime of the century is the New York Mercantile Exchange crude oil prices at the pumps. I am 81 years old and lived through all the raises at the pumps. At first, oil companies each had their own prices, at least a few cents apart. They had gas wars. The prices at the pumps...
April 17, 2014 - 11:49am
April 10, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Slower speeds are needed near Westwind area
Dear Otter Tail County Commissioners and Perham City Council: I would like to see the posted speed limit on County Road 51 north of Perham, between Pinewood Lane and 450th Street, remain at a consistent 30 or 35 miles per hour. The current speed limit goes from 30 to 55 miles...
April 10, 2014 - 2:07pm
Letter to the Editor: Don’t take my money and then take away my rights
In spite of what lefty lawyers in front of lefty-appointed judges may try to establish in the courts, America is a free nation founded on Judeo-Christian values and laws which grant religious freedom to all. America was settled by colonists, mostly from Europe, yearning for freedom...
April 10, 2014 - 2:03pm
April 3, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Get involved in the fight against cancer
More than 100 years ago, the American Cancer Society was started by volunteers relentless in their desire to change the course of cancer’s history. Today, the American Cancer Society thanks its more than 3 million volunteers – including the many volunteers here in Otter Tail...
April 3, 2014 - 1:25pm
Letter to the Editor: Praise for Rep. Peterson? Let me go puke!
I read a letter in last week’s Focus from a Jeanne Johnson, evidently a member or supporter of an organization called the Citizens Climate Lobby, of Alexandria, Minn. I just have to take issue with this letter. What exactly is the Citizens Climate Lobby, and what does it have...
April 3, 2014 - 1:23pm
March 27, 2014
Letter to the Editor: Persistent tilling gets results for Rep. Peterson
Recently, Congress passed, and President Obama signed, a farm bill that establishes policy for the next five years. This bill was remarkable in many ways, especially in that it took about three years of negotiations to get final agreement. During this time, our current 7th District...
March 27, 2014 - 1:55pm
Letter to the Editor: Rural Medical Scholars Program thanks Perham
We want to thank the excellent family physicians and their colleagues in Perham who have graciously and effectively served as teachers for medical students from the University of Minnesota’s Medical School on the Duluth campus over the past two years as a part of our Rural Medical...
March 27, 2014 - 1:52pm