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Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
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
'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
May 28, 2018
Letter: Going solo on Iran nuclear agreement
A country is relatively stronger when it works with its allies. A country is relatively weaker when it works against or without its allies. The United States acted from a position of strength when it negotiated with Iran over nuclear weapons as it acted with our allies (Great Britain,...
May 28, 2018 - 10:23am
April 30, 2018
Your Letter: Kenny Nelson has always been a class act
I really enjoyed reading the article on KLN Family Brands in Perham by Mr. Michael Johnson in the Detroit Lakes Tribune on March 28. I have known Kenny Nelson for over 50 years and know what a quality guy he is, so I was extremely interested in the article. You see, I met Kenny at...
April 30, 2018 - 9:06am
February 27, 2013
Letter to the Editor: 'Mama' upset after Muslim students asked to leave church program
This school year I am hosting two foreign exchange students who are both Muslim. They are seniors at Perham High School. They are here to learn about America and to inform Americans about their countries, culture and religion and promote better relationships between us. Their experience...
February 27, 2013 - 4:59pm
February 21, 2013
Letter to the Editor: The Hoaby family says 'thank you'
To the residents of New York Mills, Perham, and the surrounding areas: We would like to say 'thank you' for the huge amount of support we've received since our daughter Eva was diagnosed with a pontine glioma (brain stem tumor.) The attendance at the benefits was more than we could've...
February 21, 2013 - 6:10pm
Letter to the Editor: Gun rights are not absolute
The shallowness of Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen's analysis of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is disturbing. (See last week's letter to the Perham Focus. Ingebrigtsen is wrong to impugn the integrity--by questioning the sincerity of their oaths of office - of those...
February 21, 2013 - 6:07pm
Letter to the Editor: Proposal deserves a beat down from wrestlers
Commencing with the 2020 Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) last week proposed dropping wrestling as an Olympic sport. The world-wide wrestling community is certainly not going to take this proposal lying down. Indeed, the members of the IOC should be careful of finding...
February 21, 2013 - 6:03pm
February 15, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Kudos to the Contact delivery guy
Some people take their job very seriously, and on Sunday I witnessed this in person. With the snow falling and accumulating at a good pace, there was the Contact shopper delivery guy out on the unplowed roads, making sure his route was being done even in the terrible conditions. I...
February 15, 2013 - 11:01am
Letter to the Editor: Gun control bills are too extreme
I am writing today, for those that haven't heard, about some very extreme bills that have been introduced in the Minnesota Legislature. HF 241,242, and 243 are horrible bills that would turn good and decent Minnesota gun owners into felons if they refuse to turn in their property...
February 15, 2013 - 10:59am
Letter to the Editor: Ingebrigtsen wants 'No more gun control'
As a former sheriff and current state senator, I was sworn to uphold the Constitution of the State of Minnesota and the United States. I take this oath seriously. Unfortunately, it is apparent that some do not. I have noticed Freedom of Speech, under the 1st Amendment, continually...
February 15, 2013 - 10:55am
January 11, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Taxpayers are not a bailout system
I would like to thank you and your staff for keeping myself and the rest of the citizens of Perham informed and amused on activities in our area.
January 11, 2013 - 7:00am
January 3, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Catholic Church wants people to enjoy the fruits of their labor
John Minge's letter published in the Dec. 20 East Otter Tail Focus does a great disservice to the Catholic Church in characterizing its social teaching as endorsing wealth redistribution. You cannot cherry-pick a few quotes and pretend you have covered the subject. The church vigorously...
January 3, 2013 - 4:05pm
Letter to the Editor: The 'most entitled' should pay their fair share
I was watching the news yesterday and there was a Texas rice farmer explaining how important the farm bill and crop insurance was to him. He explained that if he were to put in a crop and it failed (like because of drought), he could lose as much as $1 million (I assume that includes...
January 3, 2013 - 4:02pm
January 2, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Santa Anonymous says 'thanks'
This Christmas, 66 families (a record), were served by Santa Anonymous. Forty-three elderly were also remembered. This was all possible because of the generous support of time and money by many, many people in this area.
January 2, 2013 - 4:03pm
December 27, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Life is sacred, in and outside of the womb
We Christians are on the cusp of celebrating our god's birth from the Virgin Mary. Yes, the second person of the Trinity took on human flesh in the womb of his mother to become one of us. Christians confess that in Jesus all things are made new and all life is sacred to be protected...
December 27, 2012 - 12:50pm
December 19, 2012
Letter to the Editor: 'White Christmas' was a team effort that paid off
I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning and got to thinking about "White Christmas," and what a wonderful experience it was. And what a monstrous team effort it was. Hopefully, the 2,500 people who attended the five performances these past two weekends enjoyed it as much as the 100-or-so...
December 19, 2012 - 1:06pm