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MN Monster Buck Classic at the PACC this past weekend
U.S. Senate bill attacks growing number of robocalls
Looking Back 50 and 25 years ago in Perham
Jesus Little Lambs Preschool to hold potato bake fundraiser
Heroes of Cell Block OTC
Perham cruises in home win with Frazee
Detroit Lakes edges out Perham
Lakers snap Perham's winning streak
WATCH: The Rink Live plans second day of streaming Hockey Day Minnesota interviews
Lakers double up West Fargo
Donald Herman Stoering
Robert "Bobby" Jackson
Edward Leo Doll
Happy Birthday Ethan
Maddie Marie Palubicki
Trump talks ag labor and trade at the American Farm Bureau Convention
Minnesota lawmakers trade ideas, jabs on health care costs
Sanford, Essentia publish procedure prices, but it won't be much help for patients
NDSU works through ag research funding cuts
School store now open in PHS
Minnesota should do more to protect victims of domestic violence
Why are we paying people not to work?
Phillips: Kindness can bring us to our knees
Bricks and Clicks series message: David can beat Goliath
Letter: Thank you for the Veterans Day program at PHS
Perham Area calendar
Perham Area calendar
Former Moorhead woman competing on new season of 'The Bachelor'
Minnesota family's ties to 'Silent Night' lyricist make performing holiday classic extra special
Perham Area calendar
Diagnosed with terminal cancer a year ago, Lisa Flynn is striving to keep fate in her favor, one day at a time
Easing holiday stress for pets
Coming back home to the hive: Yellowjacket alumni find compelling reasons to nest in Perham
November is National Diabetes Month: Perham's Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds to gain freedom from type 2 diabetes
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
January 11, 2019
1 in 3,000: Meet the everyday people that make Perham go 'round
I am a city boy, born and raised in the suburbs of Minneapolis. My entire world changed when I took a job at the Perham Focus as the newspaper's...
January 11, 2019 - 12:45pm
March 10, 2017
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
During February, which is I Love to Read Month, I typically write a book review of my favorite books read over the past year. I'm going to depart from the norm, step out of the box, and with the Oscars a recent memory, share a few of my favorite movies.
March 10, 2017 - 11:30am
January 14, 2015
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
Every Sunday now, I cannot resist looking at the paper and checking out the latest flu map – you know, the one that shows where it is hitting the hardest. At the moment, Minnesota seems to be kind of in the middle, numbers-wise. Anyone I talk to says they hate to go into a clinic...
January 14, 2015 - 4:50pm
January 3, 2013
Column: New year, new name
You may have noticed that the flag at the top of the paper, which bears our name, is different this week. We are now officially the Perham Focus...
January 3, 2013 - 4:00pm
March 8, 2012
Column: FMSC inspires mountain bikers
My introduction to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) occurred a few years back on the job. I was writing a story on the organization, which...
March 8, 2012 - 10:36am
November 23, 2011
Column: Perham, NYM know how to put on a show
There's nothing quite like live theatre. The excitement of the crowd, the energy of the performers... that little nervous feeling in your gut as you anticipate what might go 'wrong.' As someone who's been in many a show, I know it never fails: A costume malfunctions, the microphones...
November 23, 2011 - 1:37pm
November 10, 2011
Column: A critical look at today's societal standards and norms
I've always found societal norms to be rather fascinating. One of my favorite aspects of traveling is observing the various social norms that are adhered to - and seeing what happens when they're broken. One of the norms we hold to as a culture is a general sense of respect for...
November 10, 2011 - 10:57am
November 2, 2011
Column: Ready, set, referendum
I feel somewhat like a shrill old woman as I write this, but perhaps that's what I'm slowly becoming. Slowly. My Monday deadline morning and afternoon were consumed with conversations with people interested in submitting a letter to the editor regarding the upcoming school levy...
November 2, 2011 - 4:21pm
September 1, 2011
Column: Witnessing 'Perham Pride' firsthand
It seems that everywhere I go, whenever I tell people that I work at the newspaper in Perham, people comment about what a progressive town it...
September 1, 2011 - 2:18pm
August 30, 2011
Column: Learning a valuable lesson from a youngster
In just a matter of days, students across the state will trudge from home for the first day of the 2011 school year (sorry to rub it in, guys)....
August 30, 2011 - 11:49am
August 10, 2011
Column: Trying to figure out the Kindle vs. book debate
I have a frustrating habit that I'm trying to get rid of. It's a really simple habit, and shouldn't take much work on my part to get over it....
August 10, 2011 - 4:17pm
July 19, 2011
Column: A family tradition of failing with technology
As I struggled the other day with a diesel engine on a tractor, and realized I was losing the battle, it occurred to me that this shouldn't be a surprise. Any examination of my ancestry turns up some folks who have either not cooperated gracefully with new technology (I consider a...
July 19, 2011 - 3:33pm
July 7, 2011
Column: The curious case of John West
I'm really starting to enjoy digging into back archives of the New York Mills Herald or the Perham Enterprise Bulletin. Every time I start searching for something specific, I come across something far more interesting. Most recently, a search for articles about a lumberyard in the...
July 7, 2011 - 9:56am
Column: Fond memories of butchering chickens
The best thing that can be said about butchering chickens is... Wait! I don't think there is a best thing that can be said about butchering chickens. Eating one, yes; butchering one, uh uh. When the phone rang eight weeks ago, I answered it and a friend said: "I've got extra chickens...
July 7, 2011 - 9:55am
June 29, 2011
Column: Taking a road trip through Lakes Country
In Own the Road, Jack Karuac writes, "I'd often dreamed of going West to see the country, always vaguely planning and never taking off." In...
June 29, 2011 - 1:23pm