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Sheriff's Report: Scams averted, Perham car accidents cause injuries
County board reviews Phelps Mill projects
DFL endorses Northbird and Branden to run in House Districts 2A and 2B
Weekly police report - March 22 edition
City of Detroit Lakes, Wadena involved in possible 'drive-by' ADA lawsuits
Breckenridge repeats with finals victory over Perham
Balanced attack leads Perham in to the 8AA finals
Perham streaks into the section semifinals
Perham moves into the quarterfinals
No. 3 Roseau tops Barnesville to head to girls basketball section championship
Catherine S. Doll
Henry "Bud" Johnson
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Houghtaling joins Perham Health
Simple and modern
Perham's 2018 Chamber Choice Award recipients announced
New head brewer in place at Disgruntled Brewing
Taking a crack at retirement: Well known Perham chiropractors hanging it up
Science Museum of Minnesota to bring hands-on learning to St. Henry's Area School
Looking Back - Feb. 1 edition
A Place to Belong receives grant to help start up Perham branch
A walk with grace Perham women lead the charge in helping those with MS
Perham subject of Coffee Klatch at historical society
Ask A Trooper: What is probable cause to pull someone over?
Minnesota legislators introduce Tobacco 21 Bill
Ask A Trooper: How long can a train block a crossing?
Editorial: Your personal stories of hardship change lives
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
Frazee Spring Arts Festival March 15
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
'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
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