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Looking Back - Sept. 14 edition
Local students attend Camp Ryla
They're all a 'buzz'
Funeral gesture appreciated
County farmers have more buffer funding assistance
Perham’s Richter recounts crazy day he committed to the Gophers for football
Perham's depth shines through at Bagley Invitational
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
Sr. Mary Dulski
Paul P. Ceynowa
Darrell Lee Saewert
Norb & Carol
Connor Lyle Tumberg
Emil Frank Pickar
Celebration of Life for Bob Finstrom
Brynlee Quinn Zierke
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
Volunteering has many benefits
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
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?
September 15, 2017
Goodbye, old notes
It's the nightly question and answer game that's been going on for decades - sitting around the dinner table, parents ask their kids, "what did you do at school today?" And with a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders, the answer is usually "not much," or "I don't remember," coupled with...
September 15, 2017 - 7:31pm
August 24, 2017
Perham/NYM third at Highway 10 Tennis Classic
The Perham/New York Mills girls tennis team continued to test its mettle against some strong competition when they competed in the annual Highway...
August 24, 2017 - 12:02pm
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