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Weekly police report - Sept. 20 edition
Perham's HOTL school identified as 'underperforming' for Hispanic students, district implements new accountability system
Experienced watchdog journalist hired to cover Minnesota government for Forum News Service
Distracted driving cited in fatal crash in Minnesota that killed mom, daughter
Trump son plans fundraising visit to Minnesota next week
Perham extends streak while snapping Pelican Rapids' streak
Thief River Falls edges out Perham/NYM/Henning
Blue Bombers to honor the 'Perham Flash'
Thielen learned trick from Randy Moss
Perham/NYM swimmers compete at Bemidji and Park Rapids
Frances "Lucille" Newton
Allison Bethany Smith
Joe & Karen Byer 50th Wedding Anniversary Open House
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Second Hand Rose to close Perham store
'We're absolutely lost': Falling prices, health issues force small southern Minn. dairy farming family to sell 55-year operation
Emergency medicine physician joins Tri-County Health Care
Arvig named one of Prairie Business Magazine's 50 Best Places to Work
Shearer's Foods plans to invest more than $8 million in Perham facility
A spirited kickoff to the year
Perham Health Foundation to host Blue at the Barn
Looking Back - Sept. 13, 2018
Looking Back - Sept. 6 Edition
Area students graduate from NDSU
Linda: In the mail
Ask A Trooper: Are are school bus arm violations handled?
Your letters: Support Tobacco21
Ask A trooper: What are your thoughts about the "Kiki Challenge?"
Your letters: Thanks for the help with the corn feed
The Holmes is going purple! Prince's band The Revolution to perform Sept. 27
Lindquist to perform Sept. 16 at Trinity Lutheran in NYM
Minnesota State Fair attendance breaks 2 million mark
Noa Fort concert Sept. 8 at NYM Cultural Center
'Otter Tales: The musical' to be performed Sept. 14-16
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
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