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Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
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
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
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
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
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
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
letter to the editor
September 19, 2017
Funeral gesture appreciated
The Nick Hofland family would like to give a special heartfelt "thank you" to Dad's nephew Stewart Hofland. Stewart brought a road grader to Dad's funeral and led the funeral procession to St. Henry's cemetery. We so appreciate the gesture and know it made dad smile. We also would...
September 19, 2017 - 9:16am
September 10, 2017
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Last Saturday I was outside enjoying the beautiful day when it was interrupted by the all to familiar sound of a helicopter spraying the nearby potato fields, with chemicals that drift on to people and property. At this point ,I like others, had to make the decision to breath shallow...
September 10, 2017 - 10:18am
September 9, 2017
New school year brings funding increases
The new school year is beginning, with students of all ages benefiting from legislation that was enacted in recent months — including helpful funding increases.
September 9, 2017 - 10:18am
August 2, 2017
Your letters - July 27 edition
In my position as the District Manager of the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, I get to interact with many different groups of people. This includes farmers, lakeshore owners, county residents, non-residents, urban residents, rural residents, government agency...
August 2, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 11, 2017
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Project New Hope sponsored by LIONS International provides a free camp for veterans and their families. For many veterans returning home from combat, reconnecting with their families is a challenge. It takes time and understanding to readjust after living apart. The cost is covered...
July 11, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 4, 2017
'It takes a village' to keep arts in the hearts
There is an old saying that reminds us that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' That same philosophy can be applied to the organizing of an arts festival during Turtle Fest. Some years ago when it became clear that the former St. Stanislaus Catholic church would close its doors,...
July 4, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 26, 2017
Your letters - June 22 edition
Data on Medicaid payments to the upper midwest states The following data about the importance of medicaid to the upper midwest states comes from the editor and from the publisher of the Star Tribune. It was reported in the Wednesday, June 14 edition. In North Dakota, one in four...
June 26, 2017 - 6:01pm
June 13, 2017
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
President Trump has taken the U. S. out of the Paris Climate Accords. He has implied that his reason for getting out of the Accords was that the rest of the world was using the Paris Climate Accords to take advantage of the U.S. and U. S. businesses. That is not how the Paris Climate...
June 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 8, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Economic inequality in the United States
We now have both the Republican plan for health care and the Republican plan for the budget. The Republican plan for health care will cut 23 million people off health insurance. It will cut $800 billion dollars from Medicaid. It also has a huge tax cut for the rich and for the...
June 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
June 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Why is gas so expensive in Perham?
I love Perham. I have lived here all my life, but I am wondering why the gas prices are so much higher in Perham than anywhere else in the area. Last Friday my husband went to Frazee to get gas because it was 10 cents a gallon cheaper. We have been told it is because Perham is "off...
June 1, 2017 - 8:53am
May 10, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
Codependency is difficult to define, but is generally any relationship that is mostly one-sided. It's when a person showing low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another person, and puts the needs of that person before his or her own. Codependency...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
August 8, 2013
Letter to the Editor: DFL’s spending increases are excessive
Minnesota Management and Budget has issued a report indicating the state budget Democrats passed this year includes the largest dollar-for-dollar all funds spending increase in state history. Minnesota’s total spending will increase by more than $6 billion to a historic high...
August 8, 2013 - 1:35pm
July 25, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Franson letter full of distortions
How nice to read the latest piece from Mary Franson in the Focus. As usual, it’s a blitzkrieg of BS, part of the reason why she lost her home area by such large margins in the last election. She begins with the same distortion that Republicans have been using for decades about...
July 25, 2013 - 3:20pm
November 30, 2011
Letter to the editor: Republicans aren't hiding
Reading Mr. Broding's letter of last week really amazed me! He evidently hasn't been looking for the Republicans. They are there, but probably can't be seen because they're busy working for him and their families. The house of Republicans has done their work. They presented a budget,...
November 30, 2011 - 4:05pm