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No Hub snub at the state: Perham's big project makes it into the bonding bill at $6 million
Possible human remains found in New York Mills
Toddler struck, killed by family vehicle in Twin Cities suburb
Child, father die after kayak overturns in Hart Lake in northern Minn.
LeClair replaces Kalar in Land, Resource Office
Rasmussen fires low round in Frazee
Section 8AA softball playoffs begin Tuesday
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
Perham makes it seven straight in the HOL
After ice-out, some Minnesota lakes seeing fish kill
Joyce A. Lehman
John "Jack" Burns
Donna J. Myers
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
Perham Health offers 'right way to fall' program
Fergus Falls Police Chief Bergren announces run for Otter Tail County Sheriff
Public asked to help find missing child last seen in Iowa and may now be in Minnesota
Ottertail hosting first 'Safety Saturday' May 19
Friends of the NRA holds annual banquet April 5
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
Commentary: At the University of North Dakota, another feud over another logo
Ask A Trooper: How do you become a pilot with the state troopers?
Ask A Trooper: Do vehicles need a working horn?
Your Letter: Kenny Nelson has always been a class act
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
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'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
Column: A Dear John letter for a John Deere
It's been a long winter, so I was out in the machine shed, checking batteries, shoveling some snow, being bored with winter, but still, a little...
February 21, 2013 - 6:12pm
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
Editorial: If newspapers go away, what then?
Don't be too quick to write off newspapers, even as the industry struggles to adapt to the financial struggles of the digital age. Here are a few reasons from the National Newspaper Association why newspapers will be relevant far into the future: A key area of strength for newspapers...
February 15, 2013 - 11:04am
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
Column: Aging appliances create a soap opera set in the basement
There was another ruckus down in the basement last night, about the fourth or fifth one these last two weeks. I went down to see what the heck...
February 15, 2013 - 10:51am
Their view: Seniors deserve affordable prescription drug prices
Medicare has been a great American success story, protecting the health and financial well-being of millions of senior citizens. It's an American promise that should never be broken. A part of that promise is keeping prescription drug prices affordable for our seniors. When Medicare...
February 15, 2013 - 10:49am
February 10, 2013
Editorial: APPLAUSE/ A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to the growing partnership between Perham Living and the Perham Area Boys and Girls Club. By bringing kids and seniors together to play...
February 10, 2013 - 7:05am
February 7, 2013
Column: A star in the family
OK, I admit it. Watching the Super Bowl on Sunday was weird for me. Because, first of all, I was watching football. Me. The girl who never...
February 7, 2013 - 4:51pm
Column: A plea to parents: Set a healthy example
Hello everyone! I hope you all are staying active and warm throughout this cold weather we've been having. This past month, I had the privilege...
February 7, 2013 - 4:39pm
January 31, 2013
Column: The pitter-patter of little paws
Don't let that cute face fool ya. He's not as innocent as he looks. Meet Wally. He's a four-month-old Basador (half Basset Hound, half Labrador),...
January 31, 2013 - 3:34pm
Editorials: Loving and hating the state spending plan
And here we go. The Minnesota Legislature's top priority this session - setting a two-year budget that, hopefully, also puts the state on more-solid, longer-term financial footing - kicked off last Tuesday with the release of Gov. Mark Dayton's proposed spending plan. The state's...
January 31, 2013 - 3:32pm