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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
A time for ideas and questions: HUB committee holding public meetings for input on what to do with the soon-to-be vacant high school
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Two teenagers injured in crash on Highway 29
Looking Back - Jan. 18 edition
Minnesota Misery: Vikings dominated by Eagles in NFC Championship game
Adam Thielen laments Vikings' inability to 'check the last box'
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Michael John Grismer
Lyle D. Severson
Local students named to Dean's List at MSU Moorhead
Area students make NDSU Dean's List
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Norwegians are better off staying in Norway
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Ice fishermen, we need your help
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
'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 9, 2012
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
June 21, 2012
Hulk mad, Otter Tail County drivers bad
Watch out, I have my pedal to the metal and you are in the way, Otter Tail County drivers. Because of the consistent excellence of athletic...
June 21, 2012 - 3:19pm
Recalling the heyday of Balmoral Pavilion
Many local baby boomers who grew up in the 1950s and '60s fondly recall some fun nights at the Balmoral Pavilion on the southeast side of Otter...
June 21, 2012 - 3:16pm