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Sen. Al Franken, left, talks with Stacy Hennen, Director of Grant County Human Services, and Deb Sjostrom, Otter Tail County Director of Human Services after a listening session Friday, March 17, at Perham Health, on a proposed healthcare plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Rural health care providers, including Perham Health leaders, are concerned about residents losing health coverage under the new plan. Debbie Irmen/FOCUS
New healthcare plan could have dire effects for county residents: Local healthcare leaders share concerns with Franken, Piper
March 23, 2017 - 11:30am
March 20, 2017
Sen. Al Franken, left, talks with Stacy Hennen, Director of Grant County Human Services, and Deb Sjostrom, Otter Tail County Director of Human Services after a listening session Friday, March 17, at Perham Health, on a proposed healthcare plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Rural health care providers, including Perham Health leaders, were concerned about cuts to Medicaid that would hurt low income, the elderly and children in rural areas, such as those served in Otter Tail County.
Franken talks healthcare with providers in Perham
March 20, 2017 - 11:23am
March 16, 2017
Kellie Smith with her daughter, Olive, whom she says has been “an angel” since the accident. Kellie suffered a traumatic brain injury in a head-on car crash which has given her a new perspective. Submitted photo by JMA Photography
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
March 16, 2017 - 4:32pm
March 10, 2017
The bottom line: Screenings are crucial to colorectal cancer prevention
March 10, 2017 - 4:30pm
February 13, 2017
More than 30 firefighters from Dent, Perham and Vergas responded to a house fire at a Marion Lake residence Friday. Dent Fire Chief Curt Seifert said the main floor of the home was already completely engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. The home was a complete loss, "but there were no injuries reported to me. Everyone went home safe. With what we had to work with from the time we got there...we got it extinguished in the best way we could," Seifert said.  Submitted photo
Fire destroys house at Marion Lake near Dent
February 13, 2017 - 11:34am
February 9, 2017
Perham Health has seen increase in flu cases: Vaccine will protect people, but they have to get the shot
February 9, 2017 - 11:30am
February 1, 2017
Julie Peters, the cardiac rehab program coordinator at Perham Health, said rehab helps patients build confidence in themselves and their physical abilities, and also provides them with a social outlet, a place to discuss their heart problems with others like them. Jan Nermoe is pictured here at the center, using the treadmill.  Marie Johnson/FOCUS
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
February 1, 2017 - 4:01pm
January 6, 2017
Perham’s New Year’s baby has arrived: Rory Kalk was born Jan. 2
January 6, 2017 - 1:22pm
January 4, 2017
Representatives from KLN Family Brands, Shearer’s Snacks and Perham Health celebrated the opening of a new on-site primary care clinic at the KLN/Shearer’s office building in Perham Wednesday. Pictured, left to right, are: Mark Schwerdtfeger, Shearer’s; Pat Stolle, Perham Health; Jim West, Shearer’s; Beth Ulschmid, Perham Health; Marni Moch, KLN; Kevin Keil, Barrel O’ Fun; Fred Sailer, KLN; Suzanne Berube, Shearer’s; Charlie Nelson, KLN; and Nancy Belka, KLN.   Marie Johnson/FOCUS
KLN, Shearer’s open on-site primary care clinic for employees
January 4, 2017 - 2:35pm
December 30, 2016
Woman hurt in rollover near Perham
December 30, 2016 - 3:29pm
December 20, 2016
UPDATE: Rural Vergas man who died in CO incident ID'd
December 20, 2016 - 5:15pm
September 21, 2016
The Brew was filled to capacity for last year’s Blues at Brew fundraiser for the Perham Health Foundation. Organizers have set a goal of $32,000 for the purchase of equipment for Transitions, a short-term therapy center under construction at  Perham Living.
Perham Health Foundation to host Blues at Brew Sunday
September 21, 2016 - 10:51am
September 2, 2016
Advance care planning symposium to be held in Perham
September 2, 2016 - 9:46am
June 24, 2016
Rieber promoted to director of IS and facility management
June 24, 2016 - 11:43am
June 23, 2016
Dr. Corey Nyhus has been a family medicine physician at Perham Health for the past 11 years. He will be retiring June 30.
Finishing out a 40-year career in caring
June 23, 2016 - 12:34pm