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Perham man hurt in Highway 10 crash near DL
Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Perham earns a pair of road wins
Yellowjackets cruise in home opener
Perham Lakeside set for the new season
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Dalton James McFadzen
Denise Renee McFadzen
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Make and Take Class set for May 14
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
DuBois wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program for excellence in book publishing
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
August 17, 2012
One 50-year reunion, two old girlfriends
It was threatening to rain; a sign from the heavens or something, I thought to myself as I climbed onto the class of 1962's parade float last...
August 17, 2012 - 12:46pm
August 9, 2012
Cardinal nation vacation in the heartland's "hot" box
ST. LOUIS - Vacations come few and far between for one-man sports departments. Careful planning never spares the fact that some events will...
August 9, 2012 - 2:31pm
State park cabins provide solace
If you'd like to spend a night or two at Maplewood or Glendalough State Parks but don't want to use a tent, and don't have a camper, have some...
August 9, 2012 - 11:42am
August 8, 2012
Gender equity week is coming... some day, maybe
Gender Equity Week is coming again. It's a period of time when men and women pay hypocritical homage to the myth that both sexes were created...
August 8, 2012 - 3:16pm
August 2, 2012
Score two for the raccoons (and maybe one for us humans)
Five minutes after my husband said, "All I know is, if they come in the tent, we are packing up and going home," we heard one scurry up and begin...
August 2, 2012 - 12:08pm
July 26, 2012
In search of a subsidy
I hadn't been in the hardware business long before I realized I was making my living with a handicap, like boxing with one hand, or high jumping...
July 26, 2012 - 11:39am
Covering local events has its emotional rewards
Advice to young, aspiring journalists, assuming there are some out there: you will never please everyone, but you can please many. This past...
July 26, 2012 - 11:38am
July 19, 2012
To write about this is probably a combination of old-age retrospection with an added dash of conceit that anyone is interested in the things...
July 19, 2012 - 12:25pm
July 14, 2012
FOCUS Sports Writer "gets it" from all angles
For an industry that is allegedly in its dying days, the power of newspapers and one story can kill that idea quickly. For the most part, stories...
July 14, 2012 - 8:08am
July 12, 2012
Sorry, Wikipedia, but you're wrong Otter Tail County man says windsurfing started in Minnesota, not California
Few people know that an 81-year-old Otter Tail County resident claims to be the inventor of windsurfing: standing up while sailing a surfboard....
July 12, 2012 - 1:44pm
July 10, 2012
Bad sportsmanship not a well-liked topic
In a recent online column titled "Amateur baseball goes soap opera," which was about poor sportsmanship displayed at a number of baseball games recently, where particular teams and participants were called out, a small uproar reached my desk after the story had been posted on eotfocus.com...
July 10, 2012 - 9:47am
Amateur baseball goes soap opera
The next scheduled game of the week is a testy rematch of the Perham Pirates and Detroit Lakes Angels at Washington Park Wednesday evening, July...
July 10, 2012 - 9:36am
July 5, 2012
A little lesson on word origins
Here comes another batch of "where the words we use come from." One might even say I'm going for broke here. The word "broke," meaning you're...
July 5, 2012 - 4:45pm
July 2, 2012
Anderson "the" example of Perham Pride
Like many people around the area, I missed a majority of my initial weekend plans keeping an eye peeled on the saga that was Gabriele Anderson's...
July 2, 2012 - 12:26pm
June 28, 2012
Newspapers are a business, too
Tough decisions are a part of life for every business person. As the General Manager of the Focus, there are decisions that I struggle with for...
June 28, 2012 - 10:00am