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Trump revokes rules on transgender bathrooms
Suburban Twin Cities nightclub shut down in wake of shooting where 5 injured
2 juveniles hurt, 10 people arrested as Dakota Access Pipeline camp closes
Pipeline protest camp being evacuated, with Corps set to move in
After barrage of feedback, Osakis superintendent said photos not required to attend prom
Perham gymnastic trio ready for state
500-year-old elk antler found by Minnesota diver
Late rally comes up short for Yellowjacket girls
Perham gymnasts finish second at 8A Championships
WR: Yellowjackets capture third straight Section 8AA Crown
Wilma (Jeanne) Wilder Lueders
Troy A. Ash
Teresa "Tess" Morkassel
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Column: Roses are red, violets are blue ... let's go to sleep
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Good news just never gets old
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
April 25, 2014
History Mystery of the Week: What year was this?
HISTORY MYSTERY OF THE WEEK: What year was this? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer...
April 25, 2014 - 9:39am
April 24, 2014
Longtime Master Gardeners recognized
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers that advise and educate the public on gardening and horticulture, and participate in community gardens...
April 24, 2014 - 11:49am
April 10, 2014
Rotarian Bob Sim named A Paul Harris Fellow
Bob Sim was recently recognized as Perham Rotary Club’s Paul Harris Fellow for contributing $1,000 or more annually to the Rotary Foundation. Paul...
April 10, 2014 - 10:55am
April 4, 2014
History Mystery of the Week: Who are these men?
History Mystery – Who are these men? (Hint: They worked at Perham Farm Supply in 1971) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week,...
April 4, 2014 - 10:59am
April 2, 2014
Day of Caring project applications due soon
Day of Caring is returning to Perham to help area seniors, veterans, and others with illnesses, injuries or special circumstances that make spring yard work difficult for them. On May 6, teams of Perham High School students will spend the morning doing outdoor projects for those...
April 2, 2014 - 2:52pm
March 28, 2014
"I'm glad it was there": How the food shelf helped one local man during a rough patch
Troy was apprehensive about going to the food shelf at first. He thought, “I don’t want to be labeled.” But he was out of work, low on cash, and needed food to eat. Some friends gave him information about where to find the Perham Community Food Shelf, and told him when...
March 28, 2014 - 9:51am
History Mystery of the Week: Who is this man?
History Mystery of the Week: Who is this man? (Hint: He’s an employee at the Perham municipal liquor store in 1955) ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery...
March 28, 2014 - 9:43am
March 21, 2014
‘If you care, you connect’: Barb Lovaasen, 86, has long history of working with kids
Barb Lovaasen never expected to be working with students full-time. Years ago, while in her early 50s, she worked part-time at the grocery...
March 21, 2014 - 1:16pm
Eastern Star members raise money for local food shelves
The local branch of the Order of the Eastern Star recently presented $600 donations to four area food shelves, including the Perham Area Community Food Shelf. To raise the money, members of Olive Branch Chapter 114 volunteered to bus tables at Pizza Ranch in Perham one evening...
March 21, 2014 - 11:43am
March 13, 2014
Perham woman reflects on career as one of North Dakota’s first female lawyers
Mildred Johnson’s life began in the small prairie town of Tolna, N.D. “Well actually, it was Mayville,” the 95-year-old says. In...
March 13, 2014 - 12:17pm
March 7, 2014
Chamber announces 2014 award winners
Four Perham residents have been named as winners of the 2014 Perham Area Chamber of Commerce Leadership Awards, it was announced this week. Cindy Olson has been named as Volunteer of the Year, Lisa Peterson has won the Hall of Fame Award, and Doug and Sue Huebsch have won the Leadership...
March 7, 2014 - 11:33am
March 5, 2014
Peyton Ann Weller
Tara Horton and Edward Weller of New York Mills are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Peyton Ann Weller, born Feb. 20, 2014. She weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was delivered by Dr. Illene Reed at Perham Health. Peyton is also welcomed...
March 5, 2014 - 3:54pm
February 21, 2014
Master Gardeners recognized
Donna Gill, of Perham, was recently honored for serving 30 years as a Master Gardener in East Otter Tail County. Upon receiving her certificate...
February 21, 2014 - 12:48pm
January 22, 2014
John and Judy Dahl of Perham wish to announce the upcoming wedding of their daughter, Melissa Bellanger, to Matt Lepper, son of Diane Lepper and Jim and Connie Lepper of Wadena. Their wedding will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25 at St. Henry’s Church and then also as a destination...
January 22, 2014 - 3:23pm
Molly Ann Kivi-Lex
Tom Lex and Kitti Kivi-Lex of New York Mills are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Molly Ann Kivi-Lex, born Jan. 12, 2014, at Essentia Health, Detroit Lakes. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Welcoming Molly home are sisters Mazie, Mandi...
January 22, 2014 - 3:18pm