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Beware of jury duty pay or else scams
Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend shares medical record alleging abuse
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
Perham/NYM/Henning swimmers square off with Park Rapids Area
Perham extends streak while snapping Pelican Rapids' streak
Fleck sees signs that Gophers have traded 'want to win' for 'refuse to lose'
Teach a kid to hunt small game during Minnesota's Take a Kid Hunting Weekend
Thief River Falls edges out Perham/NYM/Henning
Frances "Lucille" Newton
Allison Bethany Smith
Joe & Karen Byer 50th Wedding Anniversary Open House
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Lady barber gives Richville a new business
Looking ahead to a new chapter: Owner of Bev’s Book Nook in Perham is retiring
Minnesota's unemployment rate drops to 19-year low
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
At 37, a lifelong Minnesota Vikings fan is finally attending his first game. He never envisioned it would be because of this.
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
Slow down to give and receive kindness
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?"
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
March 10, 2018
Miller column: We're updating our space, but we aren't going anywhere
Perhaps you've heard rumors about us. They've likely been some variation of we're closing our doors, moving out of town or, worse yet, closing up shop. None of those rumors is true. We have sold our building, but that's a good thing. Our building has been way too large for our needs...
March 10, 2018 - 9:25am
March 9, 2018
Perham Focus building under new ownership, remodel starting soon
The Perham Focus building has been sold, but the local newspaper business and its staff have no plans of leaving anytime soon. The owners of Sperling Modern Home in Ottertail bought the building with plans to remodel the space utilized by the Perham Focus. Employees of the Focus have...
March 9, 2018 - 8:04am
Perham Focus takes home five newspaper awards
Staff from the Perham Focus Newspaper walked away with five prestigious journalism awards recently. The Minnesota Newspaper Association doled...
February 9, 2018 - 1:58pm
November 22, 2017
We're thankful for you, dear reader
You're the best, you know that? Throughout this crazy, politically charged year, you are still reading your local newspaper. Even if you're reading this off social media, it's still us - you're still reading the paper, and we love you for it.
November 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 29, 2017
The knee, the flag and the king: a tragic fairytale
Once upon a time there was a jester who longed to be a star. But Colin Kaepernick was sad because although he once did a good job entertaining, Colin was going downhill, just like Jack and Jill - and he, too, lost his crown. Colin didn't like this, and so one day, as the kingdom's...
September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 14, 2017
25 Years Ago Tombstone-tippers strike St. Henry’s: Vandals tip 56 of them in late night foray; Over $500 in reward money being offered--Vandalism is always puzzling to figure out, because it doesn’t make sense to the average person. Nevertheless, it has become part of every day...
August 14, 2017 - 5:06pm
July 25, 2017
25 Years Ago • Working mothers on the rise in the 1990's—Only about one-third of Minnesota children under age 6 have a non-working parent,...
July 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 19, 2017
25 Years Ago • Full-time surgery at MHH: Dr. Rand Stolee and Dr. Gary Broadrick will share services—Perham Memorial Hospital now has...
July 19, 2017 - 2:28pm
July 10, 2017
25 Years Ago • Terry Knauf chosen as Activities Director: Terry Knauf is the new Activities Director for the Perham High School, after being...
July 10, 2017 - 12:11pm
June 26, 2017
25 Years Ago • Water Ski Show returns to Turtle Fest: The Prior Lake Water Ski club performed a water ski show for Turtle Fest at Paul Miller...
June 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 21, 2017
Perham Focus offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
Electronically delivered replica newspapers are all the rage these days. From major-metro dailies to small-town weeklies, publishers everywhere are finding audiences enthused by this modern method of traditional newspaper delivery. Starting today and through June 30, anyone who wants...
June 21, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 17, 2017
Get your free trial of the Perham Focus digital edition today!
Want digital? Try it free! Stay up-to-date with local and national news with our e-edition newspaper. This digital edition is easy and affordable...
June 17, 2017 - 10:00am
June 14, 2017
Severe storm causes damage throughout the area
Area residents will be doing some serious clean-up after last night’s severe storm. People from all around the Perham area woke up this morning...
June 14, 2017 - 10:54am
Moorhead man accused of putting hot sauce in 2-month-old daughter's eyes, throwing fireworks in her face
A Moorhead man is accused of abusing his 2-month-old daughter, including rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in her eyes and blocking her airway...
June 14, 2017 - 8:42am
Former Hawley church treasurer sentenced for theft admits to using church money to pay women for sex
A Hawley, Minn., man was sentenced June 12 to 20 days on electronic home monitoring at his own expense for his earlier guilty plea to a theft charge of taking thousands of dollars from the church where he used to be treasurer. As part of a plea agreement, Allan W. Fenske, 54, will...
June 14, 2017 - 8:35am