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Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
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
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
Rose Marie Guck
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
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
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
March 13, 2018
Letter: Article on bus drivers interesting
Having spent over 50 years involved in school transportation in Perham, it was with interest that I read the article in the March 1 issue of the Focus about school bus drivers. It was especially interesting to read about Dennis Zitzow's school bus driving career. Dennis and Marilyn...
March 13, 2018 - 9:30am
March 12, 2018
Letter: The more things change, the more they stay the same
The HUB project is a perfect example of the more things change, the more they stay the same. The HUB, according to the Focus, is groundbreaking, never been tried and no one will profit from it, says the Focus. Where do they possibly come up with this information? It is being dreamed...
March 12, 2018 - 11:56am
Letter: The heart of the matter is the heart
Guns, drugs, sex, and money—are they evil or good—what are they? Money can bless a family purchasing the necessities of life or ruin a family when it becomes a god (Mt 6:24). Sex within matrimony is beautiful and causes untold grief outside (Heb 13:4). Prescribed by a...
March 12, 2018 - 9:57am
Letter: Fight to save Kirkbride important
No one needs to be told that the senseless deaths of our younger generation is appalling. And it's because everyone reaches for the obvious as the only explanation for it that has me upset. Take the blinders off people! This situation wasn't created overnight. But there is more......
March 12, 2018 - 9:06am
March 10, 2018
Ask A Trooper: Can active military personnel drive with expired licenses?
Question: The law states that an active duty military member with residence in Minnesota can have an expired license. But what will happen if I were to be pulled over for a traffic violation and my license was expired?
March 10, 2018 - 1:08pm
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
Quam column: Is social media making us dumber?
Yes. I'm pretty sure the answer to that headline is "yes". The amount of garbage making its way around social media blows my mind, because the only way it "travels" and is widely seen is through people actually sharing it—because they believe it's true. It's of absolutely no...
March 10, 2018 - 9:23am
March 5, 2018
Letter: There are 'Minnesota nice' angels around Perham
Minnesota's icy, slick, snowy and oh so cold conditions make it difficult for many with health challenges to be outdoors. Never fear there is small town Minnesota Nice Angels all over...taking this into consideration, I just had to share some of my Perham-Dent "Thankful" experiences....
March 5, 2018 - 4:53pm
March 3, 2018
Ask A Trooper: Can you drive with a hanging handicapped placard?
Question: I have a concern about the disability parking certificates and the incorrect use of them. We obtained one last year after my husband suffered leg fractures. The instruction sheet that is mailed out by the MN Dept. of Public Safety states, "driving with the hang tag on your...
March 3, 2018 - 10:51am
February 24, 2018
Ask A Trooper: Is driving with loud music illegal?
Question: Last summer at a stoplight, my car was vibrating from the bass boom of the car next to me. I looked over and saw, what I assume was a person driving—but could see only the outline of his pulled up hoodie. As we drove away, I thought there is no way he is going to be...
February 24, 2018 - 10:00am
February 23, 2018
Editorial: HUB project in Perham is example of forward thinking
It isn't very often that communities are proactive in addressing potential issues. It's even less often that small towns lead the way in innovative ideas. We should be so incredibly proud as we look at the HUB project that both are the case in Perham. This is a project that has never...
February 23, 2018 - 8:54am
February 21, 2018
One in four students using tobacco products
More than 26 percent of Minnesota high school students use tobacco products....26 percent! That's one in every four students. That finding and others in the new Minnesota Youth Tobacco Survey results should be a wake-up call to everyone who cares about our kids.
February 21, 2018 - 8:09am
February 20, 2018
Column: Do things differently when growing old
(Every once in a while, I run this old column. I wrote it 23 years ago when my prostate and I had just turned fifty. Those were the good old days, although at the time I didn't know that. The point is: Today is one of tomorrow's good old days--enjoy it.) When I grow old, don't be...
February 20, 2018 - 11:28am
February 17, 2018
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Question: What items should I have in my vehicle during this extreme cold weather? What is the proper procedure if I become stranded and/or go off the road? Answer: With the recent below zero temperatures, being prepared with an emergency kit and plan can save your life. We recommend...
February 17, 2018 - 8:49am
February 12, 2018
Ask A Trooper: Why are the uniforms maroon?
Question: Would you tell me the significance of the color Maroon for the Minnesota State Patrol please? I travel around all over and never saw...
February 12, 2018 - 9:06am