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Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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
November 16, 2017
Tri-County EMS offers free Stop the Bleed kits
The Tri-County Health Care Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is championing a Stop the Bleed initiative in Wadena, Todd and Otter Tail counties....
November 16, 2017 - 8:53am
November 10, 2017
Minn. Public Radio from Brainerd off the air due to lightning damage
BRAINERD, Minn.—Fans of Minnesota Public Radio in Brainerd who have grown accustomed to listening to classical music and tuning in for...
November 10, 2017 - 7:09pm
October 5, 2017
Knitters across Wadena create love for children in Kenya
WADENA, Minn. — What does a city in western Kenya with a semi-arid climate where the coldest months are April to November with average...
October 5, 2017 - 5:01am
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