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Area Memorial Day programs
Woman, 2 toddlers hurt in Otter Tail County crash
Deer Creek woman hurt after striking a deer on Highway 210
Jared Kushner now a focus of Russia investigation
Minnesota man found guilty in attempt to kill his ex-wife at work
Speicher to compete at National Championships
Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semifinals
Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
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Chase Owen Hall
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Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
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Perham area calendar of events
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Otter Tail County
October 20, 2016
State House, Sentate candidates meet in OT county forum
Candidates for Minnesota Senate District 8 and State House District 8A agree that maintaining roadways in Otter Tail County and across the state needs to be addressed, though disagree about how to fund transportation. Incumbent State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, opposed by Shawn Olson,...
October 20, 2016 - 4:30pm
September 27, 2016
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
The Perham Focus is planning a new series of feature stories, tentatively titled, "Characters, kind folks and curmudgeons: Portraits of some...
September 27, 2016 - 12:50pm
September 18, 2016
Otter Tail County authorities identify body found in parking lot
OTTERTAIL, Minn. - Authorities in Otter Tail County have identified the body found outside a restaurant Friday afternoon. According to an autopsy report, 67-year-old Joseph Brennan died of natural causes while walking from the Hoot N Holler to his home. His body was found east of...
September 18, 2016 - 8:13am
September 16, 2016
Three people face charges for multiple burglaries
PARKERS PRAIRIE — Three people face charges in Otter Tail County District Court stemming from the alleged burglary of several locations in Parkers Prairie and Douglas County. On Sept. 4, Otter Tail County sheriff's deputies found that Cody Allen Church, 29, Tianna Marie Janisch,...
September 16, 2016 - 5:26pm
Dayton praises Otter Tail County for buffers, water quality initiatives
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, meeting with Otter Tail County board members and other local officials in Fergus Falls on Sept. 7, praised the county...
September 16, 2016 - 2:54pm
September 7, 2016
Garden Club installs signs to prevent loss of state flower
Until recently, a stretch of County Highway 49, known locally as Marion Lake Road, could also have been called a kill zone. Numerous Lady Slipper...
September 7, 2016 - 3:46pm
September 2, 2016
Absentee ballot registration opens Sept. 23
Otter Tail County Election Administration encourages voters to verify or update their voter registration by Tuesday, Oct. 18, to save time at the polling site on election day. Registration will close temporarily for 20 days prior to the general election on Nov. 8, and reopen on election...
September 2, 2016 - 9:34am
August 25, 2016
State recommends 70 percent cut in Otter Tail Power's proposed rate increase
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is recommending a 70 percent reduction in the $19.3 million rate increase proposed by Otter Tail Power for electric service in 2016. Four public hearings on the utility's rate proposal will be held August 24 and 25 in Bemidji, Crookston, Fergus...
August 25, 2016 - 2:32pm
August 11, 2016
Otter Tail County serving younger children with more challenging problems
Younger children with more problems are being served at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead, County Probation Director Desta Lutzwick told county board members at their Aug. 2 meeting. "The center is now serving kids as young as 10 years old," said Lutzwick, "and...
August 11, 2016 - 12:34pm
'Working Land' photographs on display at Perham Library
A new exhibit of photographs titled "Working Land: New Rural Photographs," is on display at the Perham Public Library during August.
August 11, 2016 - 12:22pm
Law enforcement appreciation celebration is Friday
The first-ever community celebration to show appreciation Perham and Otter Tail County law enforcement is planned from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at NP Park on Main Street in Perham. It will also raise money for needed equipment by the two agencies. Among the activities will be...
August 11, 2016 - 12:15pm
August 4, 2016
Beauty of lakes part of fishing in Otter Tail County
Fishing on various lakes in Otter Tail County provides enjoyment in addition to catching a walleye, northern, bass, sunfish or other fish. This is the time of year to marvel at the beauty of 1,000 bodies of water we call lakes in this county. On Thursday morning, July 21, retired...
August 4, 2016 - 11:44am
July 22, 2016
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
A West Fargo woman was hurt Friday, July 22, in a two-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota Highway Patrol. Jodi Olstad, 24, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol said. Olstad, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated at a hospital in...
July 22, 2016 - 8:33pm
July 21, 2016
Phase I of county buffer program close to completion
Phase I of a three-phase buffer initiative to help prevent pollution from entering county waters is nearly complete, Brad Mergens, manager of the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, told county commissioners Tuesday, July 12. Conservation buffers are best described...
July 21, 2016 - 12:53pm
Authorities identify Fargo girl hit by boat on Otter Tail County lake
The 12-year-old girl who fell off an inner tube and was hit by a passing boat on Clitherall Lake Sunday, July 17, has been identified by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Faith Hodge, of Fargo was being pulled on the tube by a boat around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when she fell off and...
July 21, 2016 - 8:52am