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Feedlot expansion hearings held in Otter Tail
Perham City council reorganizes
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
Community meetings set to discuss future of the HUB
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Jackets defense shuts down Frazee Girls
Perham grapplers win home finale against Detroit Lakes
Morris named finalist for NHSACA Coach of the Year
Take 5: Keys to the NFC Championship game
Michael John Grismer
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
September 10, 2015
Vintage linotype machine demonstrated at 2015 Minnesota State Fair
This year marked the second year the Minnesota Newspaper Museum has hosted visitors from their new state fair home now located adjacent to the...
September 10, 2015 - 2:40pm
August 24, 2015
Step back in time at Finn Creek Folk Festival
Taking a step back in time, all while providing activities and entertainment for the entire family, is the continued goal for this year’s offering...
August 24, 2015 - 9:49am
October 3, 2014
Three local veterans showcase their artwork
The craftwork of three area veterans is the subject of an art show now open at the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum in Perham. An opening...
October 3, 2014 - 11:41am
November 27, 2013
History Mystery: What building is this?
What building is this? Hint: this picture was taken in Perham in the 1880s. ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus....
November 27, 2013 - 3:25pm
July 18, 2013
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: Name this building
Name this building. This picture was taken in Perham, date unknown. ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working...
July 18, 2013 - 3:32pm
Belar hired at Wadena County Historical Society
Lina Belar has been hired as the new interim executive director of the Wadena County Historical Society, effective as of July 9. Belar, who retired last December after 15 years in the field, was the founder and executive director of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County...
July 18, 2013 - 2:25pm
June 7, 2013
ITOW museum ‘going to be OK’
Things are looking up for the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum. Faced with a daunting debt at the start of the New Year, museum leaders are now, just six months later, saying what skeptics didn’t think was possible – “ITOW is going to be OK.” In an interview with the...
June 7, 2013 - 9:50am
April 26, 2013
ITOW to unveil new Social Room, introduce Vietnam exhibit
The In Their Own Words Veterans Museum in Perham will be holding an open house to show off its new veterans and community social room on Saturday,...
April 26, 2013 - 2:52pm
March 29, 2013
State board picks Prospect House for National Register
The Prospect House in Battle Lake has been reviewed and unanimously approved for entry onto the National Register of Historic Places by the Minnesota State Review Board. The nomination is now on its way to Washington, D.C., for final review. A final decision should become public...
March 29, 2013 - 12:25pm
March 14, 2013
Prospect House on a possible path to the National Register
The Prospect House in Battle Lake is being considered by the Minnesota Historical Society’s State Review Board for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, it was announced last week. It is one of seven total properties from around the state up for consideration....
March 14, 2013 - 11:19am
April 8, 2009
Museum devising plan to take over St. Stan's church
An agreement that would transfer ownership of the St. Stanislaus Catholic Church to the History Museum of East Otter Tail County has been proposed. The plan follows the announcement earlier this year that St. Stanislaus will be closing--and merge with the St. Henry's parish. Both...
April 8, 2009 - 3:21pm
February 23, 2009
New York Mills newspapers now microfilmed at history museum
The History Museum of East Otter Tail County recently added microfilm copies of the newspapers of New York Mills to their genealogy lab. The purchase of 135 reels of microfilm was made possible with a grant from the Minnesota Historical Society. The newspapers include the New...
February 23, 2009 - 3:49pm
November 17, 2008
New exhibit, 'Portraits of Home,' opens at ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham
A new exhibit opens this week at the ITOW Veterans Museum in Perham. The exhibit, "Portraits of Home II: Veterans in Search of Shelter in...
November 17, 2008 - 12:00am
November 5, 2008
'Free Day' at ITOW Museum on Veterans Day, November 11
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, the end of World War I, with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country's...
November 5, 2008 - 12:00am
September 10, 2008
Entertaining Perham troops September 27
Tickets are now available for The 'USO' Show on Saturday, September 27. This year's annual banquet for the Friends of the History Museum of East Otter Tail County will be a nostalgic journey back in time with a popular re-enactment of the classic USO Show. The 'USO' Show will...
September 10, 2008 - 12:00am