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May 10, 2019
Fergus Falls Mayor Ben Schierer said that many of the challenges and opportunities facing his community also apply to other area towns.
Tom Hintgen/Perham Focus
Communities in Otter Tail County sharing same goals
May 10, 2019 - 1:57pm
April 18, 2019
In this still from the "Inside Out" video on schizophrenia, Kyle Larson is seen talking about how the disorder has changed his life. (Leighton Broadcasting video still)play button
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
April 18, 2019 - 9:06am
April 12, 2019
A group plays Magic the Gathering at Ultima Gaming. “It’s pulling in really big numbers for a tiny town,” Robbie Olson said of the store's following. (Submitted)
A place to play: Ultima Gaming maintains loyal following
April 12, 2019 - 1:14pm
April 9, 2019
Detroit Lakes man Joe Johnson has turned his life around after years of substance abuse. He now leads the Park Rapids-based, award-winning FATHER Project, helping struggling dads from around the area become their best selves. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'A big demon': Joe Johnson shares his story of addiction, getting clean, and the changed man he is today
April 9, 2019 - 8:20am
April 8, 2019
A crowd winds around the silent auction offerings during the benefit for Taylor Johnson at Prairie Wind Middle School on Sunday. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)
Taylor has 'one heck of a village': People from Perham and beyond gather to help little girl battling cancer
April 8, 2019 - 11:57am
April 4, 2019
Taylor Johnson covers her cheeks from the wind during a walk last Saturday. Johnson was diagnosed with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia the most treatable form of the disease, but she still faces up to two years of treatment. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)
Taylor's fight: 4-year-old battles cancer with the help of Perham community
April 4, 2019 - 8:33am
April 3, 2019
Keagan Gilbert and his mom, Rachelle, at home with their dog in mid-March. Keagan says his ADHD can sometimes make him feel like he's not in control of his own body, but over the years he's gotten better at managing his symptoms. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'I can't stop moving': ADHD is an element of everyday life for 17-year-old Keagan Gilbert
April 3, 2019 - 8:36am
April 2, 2019
Letter: Filler up, but not in Perham
April 2, 2019 - 9:49am
March 28, 2019
Dean and Diane Bauck pose for a portrait in St. Paul's Lutheran Church on Friday, March 22. "There's a lot of memories in this room," Diane said. "Baptism, confirmation, but no wedding."
Perham man's family gives back to the community in son's honor
March 28, 2019 - 12:31pm
March 21, 2019
Heather Berry, holding a picture of her son, Ethan, who killed himself in 2017, wants people to have a better understanding of what life is like for people who have lost loved ones to suicide. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'Living a roller coaster': Two years after the suicide of her son, Heather Berry is still haunted by grief and trying to adjust to a new normal
March 21, 2019 - 10:32am
March 13, 2019
Geiselhart and his service dog, Sarge, at the Frazee Fire Station last week. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)play button
'I got my life back': Four years into his recovery from PTSD, depression and drug abuse, Frazee firefighter Scott Geiselhart spreads message of hope
March 13, 2019 - 3:10pm
February 27, 2019
An assortment of bakery items sit on a shelf at The Bridge Community Pantry. Central Market of Perham donates leftover baked goods every day. (Carter Jones/ FOCUS)
Their bread and butter: The Bridge Community Pantry kicking off its largest campaign of the year
February 27, 2019 - 3:52pm
February 21, 2019
A crowd of about 200 people filled the large conference room at M State in Detroit Lakes on Tuesday for the "Inside Out" Video Premiere and Panel Event, which kicked off the new community campaign to normalize mental illness. (Marie Johnson / Tribune)
'You could hear a pin drop': 'Inside Out' mental health event draws a crowd in DL
February 21, 2019 - 9:10am
February 15, 2019
Letter: Perham to Pelican trail is $16 million pipedream
February 15, 2019 - 9:12am
January 24, 2019
Letter: It's a lie to say federal workers are working for no pay
January 24, 2019 - 2:08pm