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Perham man wins at local birding event
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March 11, 2015
Focus completes sales team
With the addition of sales assistant Stephanie Heidesch on March 1, the Perham Focus’s sales staff is now at full-strength. For eight years,...
March 11, 2015 - 4:20pm
February 20, 2015
Swenson named publisher of Perham, Wadena newspapers
Melissa Swenson, a longtime leader within Forum Communications Company, has been promoted to publisher of the Perham Focus and Wadena Pioneer...
News / local
February 20, 2015 - 11:48am
January 22, 2015
Optimism is a useful quality
One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill: “I choose to be an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” I agree with this sentiment wholeheartedly. I believe all of us have something to feel good about, to be thankful for, to look forward to or...
opinion / editorials
January 22, 2015 - 3:00pm
January 14, 2015
Brenk is new publisher at DL, Park Rapids
There is a new leader at the helm of the Detroit Lakes Newspapers. Mary Brenk was recently named publisher of the Becker County...
News / local
January 14, 2015 - 4:14pm
January 7, 2015
Applause, A Pause
APPLAUSE to the new mural recently installed along the south side wall of the Photo Magic building. Large, colorful and highly visible with its placement right on Main Street, the mural is a pride-inspiring addition to Perham. Featuring loons, water and a rolling, pine-treed landscape,...
opinion / commentary
January 7, 2015 - 2:39pm
November 20, 2013
Focus Thanksgiving office hours
Early deadline for all advertising and copy for the Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving) issue of the Focus is Friday, Nov. 22 at noon. The Contact deadline...
November 20, 2013 - 10:39am
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