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Local students attend Camp Ryla
They're all a 'buzz'
Funeral gesture appreciated
County farmers have more buffer funding assistance
County Board okays EIS findings declaration, cost
Perham/NYM swimmers edged by Thief River Falls
Perham scores 14 points on Monday to put away Pequot Lakes after three-day lightning delay
Perham/NYM swimmers compete at Park Rapids Invitational
Perham defends Minnewaska Tournament title
Yellowjackets second at Mid-State Tournament
Sr. Mary Dulski
Celebration of Life for Bob Finstrom
Brynlee Quinn Zierke
Area students graduate from M State
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
Perham Knights of Columbus donate $500 to community pantry
COLA honors Star Lake Association
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
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
Letter: My experience with an act of kindness
Some things just aren't countable
How to make left turn on bike
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
New school year brings funding increases
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
Tonic Sol Fa concert at Perham High School Auditorium September 8
Vining’s Watermelon Day, Saturday August 19
St. Lawrence Parish Festival and Polka Mass draws big crowds
Bike Rodeo at Otterfest
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
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