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JV speech takes first; Yellowjacket team takes second in Osakis
2017 Chamber Choice award recipients announced
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
New healthcare plan could have dire effects for county residents: Local healthcare leaders share concerns with Franken, Piper
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Peggy Lynette Korell
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
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
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
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
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
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!)
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
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
May 30, 2013
Minnesota lawmakers to tackle synthetic drugs
Duluth could play a prominent role in shaping the state of Minnesota’s strategy for dealing with the issue of synthetic drugs. Next week...
May 30, 2013 - 10:16am
May 29, 2013
Bachmann calls it quits in U.S. House
Eight is enough. That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early today when she announced she will leave the U.S. House...
May 29, 2013 - 4:19pm
May 20, 2013
Legislature puts $485 million more into Minnesota public schools
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota Democrats say new money they are putting into education will boost the economy by giving the state a better-educated workforce. “This...
May 20, 2013 - 2:19pm
Minnesota tax bill heads to passage
ST. PAUL — The keystone of Minnesota Democrats’ budget plans, $2 billion in tax increases, was headed for final legislative passage while late Sunday a public works bill remained in doubt as time runs out in the 2013 legislative session. The tax increases are for plugging a...
May 20, 2013 - 2:08pm
May 9, 2013
Minnesota House votes to allow gay marriage
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is a vote and a signature away from becoming the 12th state to allow gay marriage. The House voted 75-59 today to eliminate...
May 9, 2013 - 3:32pm
May 7, 2013
Committee sends gay marriage measure to full Minnesota House
ST. PAUL – Minnesota Legislature votes on a proposal to legalize gay marriage are drawing near after a Monday night committee action handed the bill to the full House. The House Ways and Means Committee decided on a divided voice vote to move the bill along to what could be a...
May 7, 2013 - 10:17am
April 11, 2013
Ingebrigtsen, Nornes to hold Town Hall meetings
State Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, R-Alexandria, and Representative Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls, will be hosting local Town Hall meetings, including one in Perham, to listen to concerns and ideas from constituents. Everyone is invited to attend. The schedule for the town hall meetings...
April 11, 2013 - 2:03pm
Mayo defends its request for state to borrow money
Rep. John Lesch, DFL-St. Paul, said he was not happy to see Mayo President Dr. John Noseworthy go to the National Press Club Tuesday “and wag his finger at the Minnesota Legislature.” Lesch said his support for the plan fell after Noseworthy’s comments. Other lawmakers also...
April 11, 2013 - 9:30am
March 29, 2013
A look at Minnesota legislative issues
ST. PAUL – Here is where some issues stand as the Minnesota Legislature enters its home-stretch before a May 20 or earlier adjournment: Bonding: Gov. Mark Dayton plans to announce his proposal for public works projects soon. He says he will suggest bonding for $750 million, including...
March 29, 2013 - 12:59pm
March 21, 2013
Senate budget does not include surcharge
ST. PAUL - Senate Democrats would not go as far as their House colleague in raising taxes in a budget framework they announced this morning. The House proposal calls for a surcharge on Minnesota’s richest of the rich as well as raising taxes on couples earning more than $250,000...
March 21, 2013 - 9:28am
March 20, 2013
Minn. House Dems to seek tax surcharge on rich
ST. PAUL – Minnesota schools would be the biggest beneficiaries of a state House Democratic budget proposal that goes beyond the governor’s...
March 20, 2013 - 10:00am
Agreement expands background checks only to gun shows in Minnesota
Chairman Michael Paymar of St. Paul said he and fellow Democratic Rep. Debra Hilstrom of Brooklyn Center agreed to kill Paymar’s bill but include...
March 20, 2013 - 9:53am
March 7, 2013
Rep. Nornes talks budget, health exchange
The new economic forecast issued by Minnesota Management and Budget indicates our bottom line is stronger than it has been since before the Great Recession. Projections through 2017 add up to a positive balance. This is highlighted by a $295 million balance in 2012-13 and a $782...
March 7, 2013 - 9:06am
March 6, 2013
Under Dayton’s proposed budget, Perham schools would see more
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius says Governor Mark Dayton’s proposed budget would be good for schools across the state, including Perham schools. Cassellius was in Perham last Friday, and visited the Focus to share her support for the budget proposal, as well...
March 6, 2013 - 4:11pm
February 25, 2013
Reducing gun violence common goal, Minnesota gun rights and gun control advocates say
ST. PAUL -- Something can be done about gun violence in Minnesota. Gun rights and gun control advocates generally agree on that point, but they don't necessarily agree on what comes next. "To do nothing ...
February 25, 2013 - 10:27am