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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
Perham-Dent School Board
July 8, 2016
Elementary school construction on track
The Perham-Dent School Board heard an update on the elementary school building project and approved a recommendation for a change order which will likely be approved at its regular meeting July 13. The Heart of the Lakes Elementary construction is moving head, according to Jeff Flettre,...
July 8, 2016 - 12:55pm
December 31, 2015
A look back at 2015
1) Voters say ‘YES’ to a new high school Perham-Dent School District celebrated a major win in November after voters narrowly approved a...
December 31, 2015 - 12:48pm
October 16, 2015
Levy to decrease by 20 percent in 2017
Perham-With the total Perham-Dent School District levy decreasing by nearly 20 percent after 2017, district officials are hoping voters will find it easier to approve a building referendum on Nov. 24. Levies typically comprise about 18 percent of the school district’s budget,...
October 16, 2015 - 1:00pm
October 15, 2015
Teacher increases approved
Perham-A unanimous vote by the Perham-Dent School Board to approve a contract with the teacher’s union is a step in the right direction toward equalizing new teachers’ pay. The district will now be able to offer quality teachers a salary that is competitive with surrounding...
October 15, 2015 - 2:06pm
August 1, 2014
Athletes may be required to take concussion tests
As students, parents and coaches prepare for the start of the fall sports season, the school district has been considering adding a new requirement for all athletes in grades seven through 12. “I’m curious how this board would feel about making it a requirement to have the...
August 1, 2014 - 12:38pm
May 29, 2014
Looking ahead to next school year
With the current school year drawing to a close, Perham-Dent School Board members and administrators are looking ahead in preparation for the upcoming school year. At the school board’s regular monthly meeting on May 21, discussion and action continued on several matters: CEO...
May 29, 2014 - 3:53pm
April 25, 2014
Staffing changes, calendar approved
The Perham-Dent School Board has begun preparations for next school year’s staffing and scheduling needs. On the staffing side, at a recent board meeting, the contracts of seven probationary teachers were terminated. In a conversation with the Focus, Superintendent Mitch Anderson...
April 25, 2014 - 11:56am
April 17, 2014
Tri-Board addresses PACC’s future
Members of the Perham City Council, Perham-Dent School Board and Perham Area Community Center Board of Directors met on April 14 to recognize the community center’s 25-year history, and to plan for its future. “The PACC is a three-legged stool,” said the PACC’s Board Chairperson,...
April 17, 2014 - 2:54pm
Kid’s Adventure adds full-day programming, adjusts tuition
At a special school board meeting on April 10, the Perham-Dent School Board approved updates to the district’s Kid’s Adventure preschool program. One of the primary changes was to the class offerings for kids ages 4 and 5. Parents can now choose between two or four full-day...
April 17, 2014 - 1:04pm
March 27, 2014
PHS class scheduling will change next year
Student schedules will look a little different at Perham High School, starting next school year. Currently, students have five 75-minute classes each day. Next year, that’ll change to six 60-minute classes. The Perham-Dent School Board voted to adopt the new class schedule...
March 27, 2014 - 3:50pm
March 13, 2014
Building assessments continue to move ahead
The Perham-Dent School Board is moving forward with a professional assessment of the condition of the district’s school buildings. The board voted at a special meeting March 6 to continue working with ICS Consulting, a move that will allow ICS to move ahead with the first two...
March 13, 2014 - 4:13pm
February 28, 2014
Consultant attends special school board meeting
The Perham High School building was the center of discussion in the second special school board meeting in as many months. Discussion of how to proceed with assessing the building’s condition and needs was facilitated, in part by Pat Overom, from ICS Consulting, Inc., in Mounds...
February 28, 2014 - 10:37am
January 2, 2014
Perham-Dent schools update late start policy
The Perham-Dent School District has updated its policy for late starts. Since 2008, parents had been able to drop off their students at the normal school start time, even if school was starting late due to bad weather or other circumstances, and high school students could drive...
January 2, 2014 - 1:23pm
August 29, 2013
New levy appears likely
The Perham-Dent School Board has preliminarily approved a new General Education Levy of up to $300 per student. Board members voted in favor of the levy at a meeting last week, easily meeting a state deadline of Sept. 30. The board could still opt to under-collect and levy for...
August 29, 2013 - 12:56pm
July 26, 2013
School district moves ahead another $200K
Last month, a preliminary budget showed the Perham-Dent School District’s deficit would be reduced by nearly $800,000 over the next two years. Last week, it was announced that the district will save an additional $200,000. The savings are due to reductions in administrative...
July 26, 2013 - 10:15am