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MN city council member faces disorderly conduct charge after berating reporter at meeting
DL man gets nearly 10 years for criminal sexual conduct
Two roadway accidents reported
Construction site theft near Perham
Nov. 13 is date for next tobacco ordinance hearing
Vikings' Adam Thielen ties NFL record, and Charlie Hennigan's family celebrates
Vikings’ 37-17 win over Jets puts them on top of NFC North
Perham wrestler Ty Moser commits to North Dakota State
Barnesville edges Perham for HOL Championship
Perham boys out in front at Bemidji Invitational
Marjorie Ruth Smith
Gustav Norel Arneson
McKenzie Jo-Lynn Layman
Dane Allen Field
Minnesota kids take part in chemical exposure study
New scam on Facebook urges you to forward this message to all your friends. Don’t do it.
Minnesota farmer talks process of going organic; rebates for certification available through MDA
Sanford Health namesake donated over $1 billion, and he still made Forbes billionaires list
Arvig donates to Empowering Kids Perham and St. Henry's
She grew up protesting outside abortion clinics. Now, she performs them at North Dakota’s only clinic.
Cool weather fails to drive off Harvest Fest crowd
Lions scholarship deadline Nov. 15
Family, friends pay tribute to Hawley grad who died unexpectedly
Traveling, broke and hungry: An inside look at what homelessness is like in Detroit Lakes
Do farm vehicles need pilot cars?
Ask A Trooper: Is it a violation if the third brake light stops working?
Ask A Trooper: Can a trooper write a ticket for an infraction they didn't witness?
Slow down to give and receive kindness
Linda: In the mail
Adam Thielen's cousin co-authors new book about his rise from small-town boy to NFL star
New book celebrates Otter Tail County's 150th anniversary
Perham area calendar - October 4 Edition
Area artists sought for mobile art project
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
'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
letter to the editor
September 11, 2018
Your letters: Support Tobacco21
I am a recent graduate of New York Mills High School and I support Tobacco 21 because I have already felt the detrimental effects of the tobacco industry.
September 11, 2018 - 9:06am
September 4, 2018
Your letters: Thanks for the help with the corn feed
A big thank you to all of you that turned out to help at the Corn Feed! I think this was the fastest the corn has ever been husked and prepared for cooking. A big thanks also to those that stayed and helped serve and also clean up afterwards. Robb Reed, Perham
September 4, 2018 - 10:18am
Your letters: Kulp is the right person for District 8B
The Minnesota Way: Working together, over party lines, for the hardworking people of Minnesota. "The only thing that remains the same is change." Change is what we need in District 8B. Why change? Just look at the last legislative session. The Republicans placed party over the needs...
September 4, 2018 - 9:57am
Your letters: Accept those with disabilities
I was so touched by a recent article I read about a talented Perham athlete and a classmate who is wheelchair bound. Their bond is truly amazing and gave me some hope. I have seen numerous Perham students with visible disabilities be included and welcomed creating social connections...
September 4, 2018 - 9:06am
Your letters: Prevent new smokers by raising tobacco purchase age
We could save 30,000 Minnesota kids from becoming smokers over the next 15 years in one step — by raising the tobacco purchase age to 21. Thirty thousand Minnesota youth and young adults could start their adult lives without an expensive, deadly addiction. I hope we can all...
September 4, 2018 - 8:15am
August 28, 2018
Your letters: Raise tobacco purchase age to 21
Our county commissioners are doing the right thing by considering an ordinance change that would raise the tobacco sale age to 21. Tobacco use continues to take a terrible toll in our community and throughout the state. Every year, more than 6,000 Minnesotans die from tobacco-related...
August 28, 2018 - 9:40am
August 20, 2018
Your letters: Thanks for making Hall of Fame Induction wonderful
On Thursday, July 26 our dad was inducted into the Minnesota Business Hall Of Fame and it was the beginning of an outstanding couple of days. It was a great event that wrapped up with him giving a very nice and appreciative acceptance speech. The attendance and support for him from...
August 20, 2018 - 9:06am
August 13, 2018
Your letters: Perham Police Chief should be Otter Tail Sheriff
After the three candidates for Sheriff gave their views on being the next Sheriff, the choice was so clear. The man that has 18 years in the present administration is so adamant in his beliefs that there is no bend in his operation, I feel.
August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm
Your Letters: Looking Back section brings back memories
We always enjoy the "Looking Back" section, especially last week when 20 years ago the MS Bike TRAM went through our area. It brought back memories of welcoming the riders, handing out juice, fruit and sandwiches. The most cherished memory was the feeling of "AWE" over so many supporting...
August 13, 2018 - 10:25am
July 31, 2018
Your Letters: Can we trust our National intelligence services?
We have a very serious problem in the U.S. Do we trust our national intelligence services or don't we? The president repeatedly has favored Vladimir Putin (a known liar) over our national intelligence services. He has openly questioned the performance of our national intelligence...
July 31, 2018 - 9:06am
July 30, 2018
Your letters: Breakfast on the Farm brings people together
One of the great things about being in Otter Tail County in the summer is all the unique events that bring the people of our communities together. One of these upcoming events is the local EOT Breakfast on the Farm, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Mike and Sandy Dombeck...
July 30, 2018 - 1:54pm
July 2, 2018
Your letters: 9/11 monument maintenance disappointing
I was recently in your city and since I've been visiting there over the past 40 years, I have followed your growth. Your city has grown and appears to be very progressive. However, one visit to the little cemetery (I think it is referred to as the "village cemetery") I began to question...
July 2, 2018 - 11:39am
March 13, 2018
Letter: Article on bus drivers interesting
Having spent over 50 years involved in school transportation in Perham, it was with interest that I read the article in the March 1 issue of the Focus about school bus drivers. It was especially interesting to read about Dennis Zitzow's school bus driving career. Dennis and Marilyn...
March 13, 2018 - 9:30am
March 12, 2018
Letter: Fight to save Kirkbride important
No one needs to be told that the senseless deaths of our younger generation is appalling. And it's because everyone reaches for the obvious as the only explanation for it that has me upset. Take the blinders off people! This situation wasn't created overnight. But there is more......
March 12, 2018 - 9:06am
March 5, 2018
Letter: There are 'Minnesota nice' angels around Perham
Minnesota's icy, slick, snowy and oh so cold conditions make it difficult for many with health challenges to be outdoors. Never fear there is small town Minnesota Nice Angels all over...taking this into consideration, I just had to share some of my Perham-Dent "Thankful" experiences....
March 5, 2018 - 4:53pm