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January 21, 2019
Matt got a traditional bamboo tattoo in Thailand, which was created and blessed by a Buddhist monk. He says he met a lot of friendly and interesting people during his travels, some of whom he's stayed in touch with and may even travel with again in the future. (Submitted Photo)
Returning to the 'mother's land': Mom-and-son traveling team explore family's forgotten roots on trip to South Korea
January 21, 2019 - 7:22pm
January 10, 2019
2019 Chamber Choice Award Nominations
January 10, 2019 - 2:48pm
January 9, 2019
Pictured:  Amy Pfeffer (United Community Bank), Erin Bishop (United Community Bank), Lisa Glynn (United Community Bank), Jackie Bunkowske (KLN), Megan Wells – Owner, Sandy Palubicki (Perham Area Chamber), Neil Wrangham (Perham Area Chamber), Shelly Becker (Lakes Family Eyecare), Deb Anstadt (Bremer Bank).
Perham Area Chamber Ambassadors visit new businesses
January 9, 2019 - 2:58pm
The Perham High School School Store is now open after school and during events. (Carter Jones / Perham Focus)
School store now open in PHS
January 9, 2019 - 11:46am
January 2, 2019
Snow blankets debris that sits on the site of Sud's Tavern and Make Me Wine on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. "We're at a standstill," Sud's owner Pat Honer said on the cleanup progress. (Carter Jones / Perham Focus)
Rebuilding from the rubble: Business owners assess the fire damage and try to move forward
January 2, 2019 - 10:57am
December 23, 2018
The fire was incredibly destructive. Fire crews have only started clearing the debris.
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Update: Fire destroys two Perham businesses in early morning fire
December 23, 2018 - 4:19pm
December 21, 2018
Chairs attached to the wall act as clothes racks in Sitting Pretty on 114 First Ave. S in Perham. (Carter Jones / Perham Focus)
'Sitting Pretty' in the downtown district: Two Perham natives open up 'shabby chic' boutique
December 21, 2018 - 6:29am
December 7, 2018
A variety of local retailers from Perham are standing together to help in the fight against big online retailers, some of which include (from left) Mark and Barb Lenius, Roxanne Harthan, Tamara Langen, Connie Richter, Kimberly Anderson, Sarah Hayden, Bailee Schissel, and Cyrus Bickell. (Carter Jones / Focus)
Stronger together: Perham's retailers stand arm in arm against big online retailers
December 7, 2018 - 8:00am
December 6, 2018
A banner hanging in front of the future River's Edge Cabinetry shop shows what the building will look like when complete. (Marie Johnson / Perham Focus)
River's Edge Cabinetry is building a new Main Street store
December 6, 2018 - 9:30am
December 1, 2018
Downtown Perham maintains a strong business district, despite the growing popularity of online shopping. (Paula Quam / Focus)
Fighting back: Local retailers step up their game as online shopping gives them a run for their money
December 1, 2018 - 9:38am
November 30, 2018
Downtown Perham is doing well in terms of having a healthy business district, but that comes at a cost of a lot of hard work and good customer service. (Paula Quam / Focus)
Perham stores offer up experiences online retailers can't match
November 30, 2018 - 11:07am
November 28, 2018
Mother and son business owners, Cameron and Maryann Wedde, are friendly faces at the Perham Michaelangelo's. (Marie Johnson / Perham Focus)
'Nobody's ever sad buying a pizza': Mother and son duo making dough, having fun as Michaelangelo's owners
November 28, 2018 - 3:34pm
November 23, 2018
Sarah Hayden, right, and her daughter Katie Hennagir own Bay Window Quilt Shop in Perham. The duo says they stay competitive by operating online and providing a personal, fresh experience in-store. (Paula Quam / Focus)
Despite somewhat bucking the trend, Perham businesses still feel the heat of online competition
November 23, 2018 - 8:00am
November 15, 2018
Caden Schossow, left, and Devin Meyer make custom cribbage boards on the CNC mill in the Career Tech Center at Perham High School. The boards feature custom engravings and are being mass produced by the school's new Jacket Manufacturing class. (Marie Johnson / Perham Focus)
Jacket Manufacturing gives PHS students the chance to earn course credit, cash, and some serious job prospects
November 15, 2018 - 11:33am
November 13, 2018
Front Row Fall Fashion Show is Thursday
November 13, 2018 - 10:25am