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Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Two injured, one critically, in three-car crash
Perham Focus offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
Photo mockups of new Perham High School released
A sweet arrangement: Couple develops hardy bees, solar gardens and location-specific honey
Perham Buzz regroup in victory over Ottertail Central
Perham earns split with Hibbing
Familiar faces take home Turtle Fest Road Race
Perham wins annual wood bat tournament
HOL announces baseball awards
Roger H. Kawlewski
James Ray Peach
Dallas Martin Mursu
Lillyan Ann Schertler
Owen John Kimball
Area students graduate from MState
UND releases honor lists
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
Perham health to celebrate 115 years with community picnic
Schoenenberger grand opening slated for June 11
United Community Bank named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Lender for home improvement loans
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
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
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
What are the rules regarding transporting fuel cans?
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
'The Turtle Keeper': Where Perham's racing turtles go when they're not being raced
New York Mills author releases memoir
June 14, 2017
Severe storm causes damage throughout the area
Area residents will be doing some serious clean-up after last night’s severe storm. People from all around the Perham area woke up this morning...
June 14, 2017 - 10:54am
June 1, 2017
Local dairy farmer's trip to DC was an 'eye-opener'
A local dairy farmer came away with a newfound respect for hardworking Congressional staff after a two-day trip to Washington earlier this month....
June 1, 2017 - 8:41am
May 25, 2017
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
Rodney Hanson’s many friends and family members are mourning the loss of one of the “good guys.” Hanson, a nearly-lifelong resident of...
May 25, 2017 - 11:06am
May 24, 2017
Richville woman hurt in rollover accident
A Richville woman was injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident north of Vergas yesterday. Veronica Lynn Vennes, age 44, was driving southbound on Becker County Road 17 when she swerved to miss an animal in the road, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. Her vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi...
May 24, 2017 - 2:11pm
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
With the first day of spring now behind us, and temperatures jumping up into the 30s, 40s and even 50s, the sap has begun flowing from area maple...
March 24, 2017 - 9:21am
February 28, 2017
Defying the odds: Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Pregnancy, even of the "normal" variety, is no easy task. Forty weeks of mood swings, strange cravings and swollen feet being just a few of the...
February 28, 2017 - 11:11am
January 20, 2017
Vehicle stolen from Vergas recovered near Detroit Lakes
A vehicle stolen at Vergas, and reported on Jan. 18, was later found at Ogema, north of Detroit Lakes. The Otter Tail County Sheriff Office was informed by White Earth tribal authorities that the vehicle had been recovered. In another similar incident, a trailer stolen in West Fargo...
January 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
January 11, 2017
Vergas man injured in collision with semi
A man was injured in a collision between a semi-truck and an SUV north of Vergas Tuesday. Marshall Aaron Rach, age 37, of Vergas, was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes after the crash, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Minnesota...
January 11, 2017 - 10:38am
December 28, 2016
Teen, child hurt in rollover on Highway 10 near Perham
Two juveniles were injured in a rollover accident on Highway 10 west of Perham on Tuesday. The driver, a 17-year-old female, and a 10-year-old...
December 28, 2016 - 10:20am
Baby, child involved in rollover near Frazee
Three Vergas residents, including an infant and five-year-old child, were involved in a rollover accident on Highway 10 on Tuesday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Kaylyn Wehmas, age 23, was driving a 2005 Chevy Equinox too fast for the icy road conditions when she...
December 28, 2016 - 9:31am
November 9, 2016
DL man arrested after Otter Tail County chase early Wednesday morning
A Detroit Lakes was arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 9, after a chase in Otter Tail County. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Clay County Sheriff's Office alerted Otter Tail County authorities...
November 9, 2016 - 4:14pm
October 2, 2016
Vergas child airlifted to Fargo after lawn mowing accident
A child’s leg was partially severed in a lawn mower accident at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Vergas, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s...
October 2, 2016 - 11:10am
July 7, 2016
Accidents reported over holiday weekend
Taylor Erickson,27, suffered a head injury during an ATV accident at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, July 3, on the northeast side of West Battle Lake on private property. He was taken to Perham Health. In an unrelated accident, the driver of another vehicle swerved to avoid a deer, crashed the...
July 7, 2016 - 12:22pm
September 30, 2015
Frazee-Vergas School District purchasing 10 acres
Frazee-Vergas School District is taking steps toward a future, but what that future is is unknown at the moment. The board voted in favor of moving forward on purchasing a 10-acre parcel of land that abuts the district. Superintendent Terry Karger said discussion...
September 30, 2015 - 4:21pm
March 26, 2015
Vergas maple syrup fest is April 11
Get ready for that sweet, sweet taste of maple syrup. Pancakes, milkshakes and more will be getting an extra sweet pairing next...
March 26, 2015 - 12:06pm