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An American in China: Perham grad Ted Meinhover talks about his job as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in Otter Tail County rollover
118 trees relocated from middle school to site of new high school
AgweekTV: Combining Ag and Learning
Otter Tail County man died of natural causes
Otters rush past Perham in regular season finale
Perham/NYM swimmers add to its section total
Perham Cross Country closes out with sweep
Yellowjackets capture HOL Title
Perham football rolls over Roseau
Ronald Allen Anderson
Patricia "Pat" Freeman
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
UCB 'Honor Week' a fundraising success for veterans
Teaching at St. Henry's 'like a homecoming' for this Perham grad
'A lifelong experience': For the Hendrickx family, 4-H is a cherished tradition
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham's Therouxs sell Birds, Blossoms and Beyond to Lakes Country Landscaping
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
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
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
April 1, 2016
A little bit country: Paisley Lane opens in Perham
Paisley Lane is bringing a little bit of country to downtown Perham. The clothing and home décor store, owned by Stephanie Ellingson, is...
April 1, 2016 - 3:14pm
March 21, 2016
Gallery:Home and Cabin show ends in success
There was a strong turnout at the Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show at the Perham Area Community Center Friday and Saturday. The event featured...
March 21, 2016 - 2:36pm
February 11, 2016
Another Landmark year for Landmark
Perham-Business just keeps booming at Landmark Liquors, Perham’s municipal liquor store, according to store manager Bob Dreger. The store reported another record-setting year in 2015, with sales of $3,229,277. That surpasses the previous year’s record by more than $165,000, or...
February 11, 2016 - 10:28am
February 5, 2016
Long-awaited brewery to celebrate first pour Sunday
After months of construction and social media excitement, Disgruntled Brewing is set to open its craft brewery and public taproom in Perham....
February 5, 2016 - 1:35pm
February 3, 2016
Expert: businesses may be missing out on valuable tax credits
FARGO -- If you have a business that makes, installs or designs something, there may be a tax credit out there just waiting to save you money, says Kent Busek, a partner at Busek Olson & Associates, which advises businesses on tax matters. Busek is also an owner of Taxman in...
February 3, 2016 - 12:23pm
January 21, 2016
Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association will meet for luncheon on Feb. 2
Tri-State Manufacturers’ Association will hold their regular monthly meeting at noon on Tuesday, Feb. 2, at the Otter Tail Power Community Rooms in Fergus Falls. For those who regularly attend note the time change. Featured speakers will be Brian Draxten and Mark Thoma on “Otter...
January 21, 2016 - 1:12pm
Arvig receives Community Leader Award from Commsoft
Arvig is the recipient of the 2015 Community Leader Award from Commsoft. The Perham-based broadband provider was recognized for its dedication to its communities, and specifically for its involvement via the Arvig School Since 2010, Arvig has donated nearly $500,000 to local schools,...
January 21, 2016 - 1:10pm
December 23, 2015
Perham grad joins Focus; Debbie Irmen named editor
The Perham Focus announces the recent addition of Tricia (Ohlrogge) Shaw to its team; and the promotion of Debbie Irmen to editor. Shaw joined the Focus in October as the receptionist and classified advertising sales person. She grew up in Ottertail and is a Perham graduate. She...
December 23, 2015 - 12:46pm
December 15, 2015
Winter's warm start has some businesses sweating
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. -- Temperatures are expected to dip this week during what's been an exceptionally warm December for the region, but the forecast is doing little to comfort Ryan Draeger, owner of Barky's Resort on Otter Tail Lake. Like many who work in lakeside businesses, Draeger...
December 15, 2015 - 12:12pm
December 11, 2015
Lakeshirts remodeling in final stages of $10 million project
The new twisty slide from an upper floor down to the new employee break room gives you a good idea what the renovation project at Lakeshirts...
December 11, 2015 - 12:59pm
December 4, 2015
East Silent Lake Resort celebrates groundbreaking
The Leonard family, owners of East Silent Lake Resort in Dent, has spent the past 11 months celebrating the resort’s centennial. To celebrate...
December 4, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 28, 2015
Kathy Ouren returns as Otter Tail, Wadena County court administrator
Judges in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District have appointed Kathy Ouren to serve as the court administrator for Otter Tail and Wadena counties. As court administrator, Ouren will oversee district court staff and operations in Otter Tail and Wadena counties. The office provides...
November 28, 2015 - 12:00pm
November 25, 2015
Lakeland Home Care celebrates 30 years
Lakeland Home Care celebrated its 30th anniversary last Wednesday with an open house at its offices in Fergus Falls. Lakeland Home Care began...
November 25, 2015 - 11:02am
October 30, 2015
Brewing up a successful business
Editor’s note: See this story and others like it in Luminous, an annual women’s magazine, inserted in the Focus. It started out...
October 30, 2015 - 1:00pm
October 26, 2015
Students learn all about what Perham businesses and industry have to offer
Perham-Eric Henre, executive chef at Brew Ales and Eats, shared how to make one of his favorite recipes from his favorite breakfast menu last...
October 26, 2015 - 11:09am