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Carving out character
Purchasing a police pooch
Perham man taken to hospital after semi blows over
'Light up the night'
Perham rallies past EGF in Sub-State 14 opener
Vikings must solve identity crisis in training camp
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
Buzz close out season with sweep
BSU removes ‘interim’ tag, officially names Bolte head football coach
Delores M. Wasche
Deitra "DeeDee" Smith
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Nova Jo Ann Zajac
Hailey Jean Kopveiler and Grant Jacob Kopveiler
Leona Grace Silk
Henry Robert Kertscher
Adeline Rose Sautter
Health screenings coming to Perham
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Another year older and still kickin': Perham Health celebrates 115th anniversary
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
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
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Letter: Wood Tick
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Letter: Desert Eagle
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
'Art in Your Park' in New Yorks Mills offered to area kids
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
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
June 14, 2017
Local teams prep for wood bat tournament
The 2017 Perham Wood Bat Tournament will feature a small but very competitive field for the annual two day event at Krueger Field in Perham on June 17 and 18. Perham, Wadena, Ottertail Central and Taconite will battle it out for the crown. The tournament goes back to the roots of...
June 14, 2017 - 3:40pm
Man sentenced for grabbing, trying to bite people
Cristian Alex Cahlin, 22, of Wadena has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fourth-degree assault and misdemeanor disorderly conduct. According to court records, on the evening of Dec. 13, during a sporting event, police were called to Audubon Elementary School,...
June 14, 2017 - 8:31am
May 5, 2017
Veteran journalist Quam named editor of Focus
Veteran journalist Paula Quam has been named editor of the Perham Focus. Quam, who grew up in Glyndon, Minn., began her journalism education...
May 5, 2017 - 4:40pm
April 27, 2017
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
This wasn't how I thought things would happen. You see, my role as editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune is being expanded to include Perham and Wadena, and my first day on the job as the new editor for the Wadena Pioneer Journal was last Monday, April 17. I had planned on writing a...
April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
April 26, 2017
Four injured in Aldrich collision
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a call at approximately 8:25 a.m. Tuesday of a two-vehicle crash with injuries on Highway 10 in...
April 26, 2017 - 9:30am
February 7, 2017
'He has a guardian angel,' relative says of toddler who survived head-on crash
A 2-year-old boy was the only survivor of a head-on crash Sunday, Feb. 5, that killed his mother and another driver in Otter Tail County. The...
February 7, 2017 - 7:30am
December 5, 2016
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team stormed out of the gates, running away with the Dennis Kaatz Memorial Invitational on Dec. 3 at Wadena High School. The Yellowjackets bested the nine team field in the individual tournament, finishing with 271.50 points, 91 points better than...
December 5, 2016 - 4:24pm
November 8, 2016
Wadena woman dead, man in hospital after high-speed chase into Otter Tail County
A Wadena woman is dead and the murder suspect in the hospital Monday night after leading authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties. The female found dead in the home has been identified as Maragret St. Marie, 27, of Wadena, Minn. Antonio St. Marie who is being...
November 8, 2016 - 9:10am
September 16, 2016
Blessing of the animals set for Sept. 18 in Wadena
There will be an outdoor blessing of the animals at Green Island (on the north edge of Wadena) on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 9:45 a.m. The event is a celebration traceable to St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. It is observed widely throughout the old Christian world in...
September 16, 2016 - 2:53pm
September 7, 2016
Jury finds Wadena man guilty of sexual assault of young girl
DULUTH, MINN.—A 43-year-old Wadena man was found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl when she was 7 or 8 years old. Shane Anthony Spicer, 43, was convicted Wednesday on two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct after the jury deliberated for about six hours,...
September 7, 2016 - 3:51pm
August 25, 2016
Author to read, sign book in Wadena
Richard Broderick, author of "Jesus of Walmart," is coming to An Open Book in Wadena, located at 209 Jefferson Street South, on Saturday, Sept. 3 for a reading and signing. The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. During his presentation, Broderick will share the story behind...
August 25, 2016 - 10:34am
July 15, 2016
Chase from Perham ends in Wadena July 12
A gas drive-off in Perham resulted in the chase of a vehicle that had been stolen in Detroit Lakes on July 12. “The chased ensued along Highway 10 between Perham and Wadena,” said Otter Tail County Sheriff Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons. “The chase ended and an arrest was made at a construction...
July 15, 2016 - 11:03am
April 16, 2016
Young woman, dog dead after train accident in Wadena
A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in Wadena. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, a young female and dog were seen on the train tracks in town east of Highway 71. The train was stopped on the tracks after the...
April 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
January 26, 2016
House and garage destroyed in Compton Township fire
By Brian Hansel A house and garage owned by Randy Mills of Wadena was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon in Compton Township of Otter Tail County....
January 26, 2016 - 3:32pm
January 25, 2016
Funeral Tuesday for Wadena Teen killed Friday
Forum News Service One person was killed in a head-on collision just North of Wadena, Minn., on Friday. The Wadena County Sheriff's Office reports that Samuel Kelderman, 17, of Wadena was traveling southbound on Leaf River Road when he lost control and collided with a northbound...
January 25, 2016 - 10:40am