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Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series

The Perham Focus is planning a new series of feature stories, tentatively titled, "Characters, kind folks and curmudgeons: Portraits of some of the Perham area's best-known residents, living or otherwise."

We're seeking stand-out personalities, those larger-than-life people who are easy to meet and hard to forget, for better or for worse. Do you know someone like this? It could be anyone, of any age, who currently lives in the Perham/East Otter Tail County area or ever once considered the area home.

If anyone comes to mind, please let us know! We'd like to tell their story. Email Marie Johnson at or call 346-5900.

Marie Johnson

Marie Johnson joined the Detroit Lakes Tribune as a reporter and magazine editor in November 2017 after several years of writing and editing at the Perham Focus. She lives in Detroit Lakes with her husband, Dan, their 4-year-old son and toddler daughter, and their yellow Lab.

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