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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
New York Mills
March 4, 2013
Shed, skidsteer lost in New York Mills fire
A shed, skidsteer, about 30 bales of hay and several other farm items were lost in a fire in New York Mills on Friday. Charles Jacobson, of...
March 4, 2013 - 1:35pm
February 21, 2013
Josh Hoaby appointed to NYM city council
New York Mills City Council members have unanimously approved the appointment of Josh Hoaby to fill the late Bill Warner's seat. By law, the city council could appoint any qualified citizen to fulfill the duties of councilor for the rest of Warner's term, since less than two years...
February 21, 2013 - 4:00pm
February 18, 2013
Conversations on spirituality: At the cultural center this Wednesday
The New York Mills Regional Cultural Center's Continental Divide Folk School is offering the opportunity for a group conversation on today's many expressions of spirituality. The purpose is to bring a wide variety of faiths and perspectives comfortably together. Each member will...
February 18, 2013 - 3:56pm
February 11, 2013
Flurry of activity: People and plows are out and about after yesterday's blizzard
The Perham area was pummeled with well over 12 inches of snow on Sunday, keeping many people snowed in at home and leading to school cancellations...
February 11, 2013 - 11:29am
February 1, 2013
For first time, NY Mills daycare program capped
For the first time since the New York Mills School-Age Child Care program began two decades ago, it has had to put a cap on accepting any new kids. For now, no new families are being accepted into the program, due to "safety issues and space," according to the program's director,...
February 1, 2013 - 8:50am
January 31, 2013
NY Mills loses a leader
New York Mills lost a leader recently when former city councilor Bill Warner unexpectedly died at the age of 59. Warner had just begun serving...
January 31, 2013 - 5:30pm
People pour in to Eva Hoaby Benefit
Hundreds attended the two-day Eva Hoaby benefit in Perham and New York Mills last weekend to show support for four-year-old Eva, who was diagnosed...
January 31, 2013 - 2:09pm
January 16, 2013
NY Mills City Council paves the way for more affordable housing
Editor's note: This is an updated version of the front page article appearing in this week's print publication of the Perham Focus. The New York Mills City Council last week approved its portion of a deal that could bring more affordable housing into town. The city has agreed to...
January 16, 2013 - 11:27am
January 2, 2013
2013 Think-Off question revealed
The 21st annual Great American Think-Off announces its question for 2013: "Which is more ethical: Sticking to your principles or being willing...
January 2, 2013 - 1:27pm
Multiple accidents reported between Christmas and New Year's
At least eight separate car accidents occurred in the area this holiday season. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported seven accidents between Christmas and New Year's Eve, and the Minnesota State Patrol also reported one. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported...
January 2, 2013 - 11:41am
December 27, 2012
One hurt in broadside crash in New York Mills
One person was injured and three others were unharmed in a broadside car accident in New York Mills on Wednesday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, a 2002 Chrysler Sebring was traveling west on Highway 10 when it struck a 2000 Chevy Blazer broadside while attempting to turn...
December 27, 2012 - 1:43pm
December 13, 2012
Bettcher back in jail after just 40 days of freedom
Just 40 days out of prison, repeat DWI offender, Danny Bettcher, is back behind bars. The New York Mills man is being held at the Wadena County...
December 13, 2012 - 10:03am
November 7, 2012
Newcomers elected to NYM School Board
Amy Wallgren, Kristina Ehnert, Julie Adams, and Wendy Hetland will be four newcomers on the New York Mills school board. With 13 of the 14 precinct totals at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, Wallgren had the most votes with 1,297, followed by Ehnert with 1,119, then Adams with 1,111 and...
November 7, 2012 - 3:05am
Gerber to be first female mayor in NYM; Roder and Schik take open council seats
Julie Gerber will be the first female mayor of New York Mills. Gerber won the seat with 315 votes against candidate Kenny Friese, who had 254 votes, according to unofficial totals on Tuesday night. Gerber has previously served a four-year term on the city council. Betsy Roder...
November 7, 2012 - 3:04am
Steady stream at the polls: Voter turnout strong in state, county
A remarkable 91 percent of all eligible voters in Otter Tail County poured into the polls Tuesday, mirroring reports of high turnout around Minnesota...
November 7, 2012 - 2:59am