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Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Perham students sign National Letter of Intent
Denise Renee McFadzen
Dalton James McFadzen
Dalton James McFadzen
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Perham area leaders pick up Chamber awards
'Magic' a growing game in and around Perham
Looking Back - April 12 edition
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'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
Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son
January 31, 2018
Letter: Many thanks to HUB Committee for their dedication
Last Tuesday I attended a "Hub" meeting regarding the disposition of the old Perham High School once it is vacated and the proposed flip of the PACC. As a community member who is involved in the repurposing of the old St. Stanislaus Catholic Church into a Center for the Arts, I totally...
January 31, 2018 - 9:24am
January 29, 2018
Where can a license plate be mounted on a trailer?
Question: I recently purchased a trailer that requires yearly tabs. I'm worried the plate will get damaged if I mount it to the manufactures bracket. I have noticed over the years that owners of some trailers have mounted their trailer plates on the fender well in a vertical position...
January 29, 2018 - 1:52pm
January 24, 2018
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Because we live in such tumultuous political times, it's easy to believe that today's intense public focus on the Trump presidency is something...
January 24, 2018 - 8:56am
January 23, 2018
Norwegians are better off staying in Norway
I was in Norway a couple of years ago, which means I am uniquely qualified to provide the opposite view to President Trump's wishes for Norwegians to emigrate to the USA. He thinks they should come here; I think they shouldn't. I think they're better off where they are. So here are...
January 23, 2018 - 1:01pm
January 21, 2018
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Question: While on the freeway, traffic going the same direction, just wondering if it's necessary to pull over and stop when the state trooper has his lights on in pursuit of someone?
January 21, 2018 - 12:28pm
Ice fishermen, we need your help
Listen up ice fisherman, we need your help! Our lakes belong to the residents of Minnesota, but many lake association volunteers work to keep them clean. Otter Tail County is blessed with beauty and the most lakes of any county in the United States. Yet, lake associations find debris...
January 21, 2018 - 10:25am
January 17, 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
If someone gave you a million dollars wouldn't they ask for the names of the individuals receiving the money? This didn't happen when $620,000 in grant money and $310,000 in abatement money was given to Grow Perham, LLC to build a 24-plex apartment in Perham. Nobody on the Otter Tail...
January 17, 2018 - 11:24am
January 13, 2018
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
It started with the Darrin Nelson drop when I was 10 years old in 1988. Eleven years later, it was the Gary Anderson miss. Eleven years after...
January 13, 2018 - 11:36am
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
Question: With the recent temperatures below zero in the area, can you give some tips on what should be in your vehicle and what to do if your car stalls or gets stuck. Answer: When the temperatures are well below zero, it can result in a life threatening situation if you are not...
January 13, 2018 - 10:34am
January 12, 2018
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you....
January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
January 7, 2018
What is the correct following distance?
Question: What is the correct following distance? Everyone seems to be way too close behind each other. What can I do as a driver having someone too close behind me? Answer: The only law regarding following distance pertains to vehicles pulling trailers. This includes trucks as well...
January 7, 2018 - 8:19am
January 4, 2018
'Ol Gordie from Perham inspires without even trying
We published a letter to the editor last week from a Perham Focus reader, which got us thinking. The letter, written by local resident Jeff Tweeton, told of his experience with a fella named Gordie Rud. In very short summary, Tweeton was working the courtesy counter at Service Food...
January 4, 2018 - 11:12am
January 2, 2018
We need George Bailey
After my letter to the editor a good and respected friend of mine called me and we discussed our views on Perham. She pointed out to me that my letter should have ended with a solution on the old school and to her surprise I said it did. I also shared my true feeling on the direction...
January 2, 2018 - 3:34pm
December 26, 2017
Our thoughts are with those not celebrating on Christmas
As we feed our holiday anxiety with the details of travel or meals or house guests or presents — or whatever we think we've got to be stressed out about — let's take a moment to recognize and appreciate those who are getting ready to kiss their families goodbye to head...
December 26, 2017 - 2:34pm
Kind act is a reminder of goodness in dark times
It seems as though everywhere one turns these days one is inundated with how bad things are in our society. Dirty, partisan politics, clashes between the alt-right and antifa, harassment charges from every direction. It makes one wonder how mean-spirited and selfish we, as a society,...
December 26, 2017 - 9:57am