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Sheriff candidates to speak at candidate forum June 19
Milking it for all its worth: Getting milk to Bongard’s in Perham is precise, multi-step process
Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
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
Calvin Mayfield Sr.
Rose Marie Guck
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
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
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
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
November 14, 2017
25 years ago • '92 Opener Lives Up to Expectations: East Otter Tail County saw its best-ever deer opener last weekend, with results up 29 percent from last year's previous record... (and) up 65 percent over 1990 and 167 percent from 1989.
November 14, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 11, 2017
Registration for Parade of lights ends Nov. 17
The 17th Annual Parade of Lights, sponsored by the Perham Lions Club, will be held Nov. 24 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Perham. Registration for entrants in the parade must be received by Nov. 17. There is no entry fee to register a float in the parade....
November 11, 2017 - 10:09am
November 10, 2017
Scenes from Friday's Veterans Day programs
Perham Focus Reporter Kim Brasel will be out and about today taking photos from the various Veterans Day programs around Perham. Check our website...
November 10, 2017 - 5:42pm
Flock to the Museum set for Nov. 9-11
Looking for some fun before the holiday rush starts? The Otter Tail County Historical Society can help with Flock to the Museum from Thursday, Nov. 9 thru Saturday, Nov. 11. Bring the family to enjoy free museum admission, gift shop sales, and the final weeks of the Society's exhibit...
November 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
November 8, 2017
Perham United Methodist Church Alive and Well
Rumor has it that the Perham United Methodist Church (PUMC) is closed. Nothing could be further from the truth. To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The reports of the church's demise are greatly exaggerated." The church is alive and not just well, but thriving in its 135th year.
November 8, 2017 - 4:40pm
Perham Focus seeks local families with adopted children to share their stories
Do you have an adoption story you’re thankful for? Or do you know of a family that does? November is National Adoption Month, and we’re looking for a Perham area family to share their story of adoption with us and our readers for our Thanksgiving Day issue. Please email Perham...
November 8, 2017 - 10:59am
November 6, 2017
County to seek state funding to upgrade voting equipment
It's time for counties across Minnesota, including Otter Tail County, to upgrade their voting equipment. "The last upgrades, with state assistance, took place back in 2006," said County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein to county commissioners on Oct. 24. To that end, Otter Tail County...
November 6, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 5, 2017
Looking Back - Nov. 2 edition
25 years ago
November 5, 2017 - 8:15am
November 4, 2017
Calvary Lutheran Church announces 2017 Old Fashioned Christmas Bake Shoppe
Calvary announces this year's super special Old Fashioned Christmas Bake Shoppe to be held on Saturday, Dec. 2 at Calvary Lutheran Church, 619...
November 4, 2017 - 8:15am
November 3, 2017
Stay of Imposition for Pelican Rapids resident
Stephen Michael Halverson, 21, of Pelican Rapids, will have a felony charge of burglary in the second degree reduced to a misdemeanor if he remains law abiding. A county court order of a Stay of Imposition on Oct. 13 calls for the eventual conversion to a misdemeanor. This is dependent...
November 3, 2017 - 4:40pm
Local teen named Jr. Beef Ambassador
FFA, 4H, beef cattle showmanship and now Jr. Beef Ambassador is one more thing Britney Loerzel can add to her growing resume, as one of the newest...
November 3, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 2, 2017
Henning man dies, wife seriously injured in two-vehicle accident
Kenneth Arthur Dunker, 71, died Wednesday morning and his wife, Beverly, 74, was seriously injured when the Henning couple's 2001 Ford pickup collided with a 2014 Ford pickup driven by 22-year-old Marissa Dawn Roden of Henning.
November 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Two-vehicle accident on Highway 29 results in fatality, injuries
The driver of a 2001 Ford pickup traveling north on State Highway 29 in Elmo Township of Otter Tail County was killed Wednesday morning and a passenger sustained life-threatening injuries when their vehicle collided with a southbound 2014 Ford pickup. The Minnesota State Patrol is...
November 2, 2017 - 9:13am
November 1, 2017
All dressed up with places to go on Halloween night, Trunks for Treats in Perham and Tables for Treats in Richville gave kids plenty of opportunities...
November 1, 2017 - 11:14am
October 30, 2017
County fee per license tab renewal will increase in 2018
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the county wheelage tax of $10 on vehicle license tab renewals will increase to $20 per license tab. State law allowed for Otter Tail County and other counties in Minnesota to enact fees of $10 per license tab for calendar years 2016 and 2017 and to raise the...
October 30, 2017 - 4:40pm