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February 25, 2018
The Bridge Community Pantry Executive Director, John Leikness, helps Perham High School senior Audrey Swanson unload books she collected for the pantry. (Kim Brasel/FOCUS).
The Bridge Community Pantry receives donation of 1,800 books
February 25, 2018 - 10:17am
March 5, 2015
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS
Bob Riepe, of Perham, began researching the Otter Tail County Poor Farm after becoming curious about the life of Louis “Buck” Steichen, whose family is buried in the St. Joseph Cemetery in rural Perham.
Perham man releases first in series of books: Signings scheduled for Perham, Fergus Falls
March 5, 2015 - 10:53am
December 19, 2014
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Lily Aakre, left, and Brynn Greisen, right, collected 268 books to donate to the United Way with the help of their fourth grade classmates at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School. Christi Stoll, center, from the United Way, was amazed at how many books were donated.
HOTL students hold book drive
December 19, 2014 - 11:01am
August 4, 2014
Vergas author at book-signing
August 4, 2014 - 10:31am
June 14, 2013
MN author speaks at library
June 14, 2013 - 2:11pm
February 22, 2012
Will Perham High ditch the block?
February 22, 2012 - 8:54am
February 16, 2012
Marie Nitke/FOCUS
Heart of the Lakes Elementary School fourth grade ambassador Mick Meyer (standing) helps younger students log into their computers before the start of school.
Student ambassadors act as role models, helpers at HOTL
February 16, 2012 - 8:46am
March 25, 2010
Try telling a story in six words
March 25, 2010 - 11:29am
March 4, 2010
Writers in spotlight
March 4, 2010 - 9:10am
March 1, 2010
'Author Extravaganza' features four area writers March 6 at Perham library
March 1, 2010 - 8:05am
February 26, 2010
Minnesota history brought to life-for young readers
February 26, 2010 - 7:00am
December 18, 2009
Four of the Golden Pens senior citizen creative writing group had a book-signing event recently, at Ma's Little Red Barn.  The group published a collection of writings-just in time for holiday gift giving, they are quick to note. From left, Gail Schroer, Bob Riestenberg, Elizabeth Hoar and Clara Helvig.
'Golden Pens': Area senior citizen creative writing group goes to press with new book
December 18, 2009 - 7:00am
December 16, 2009
December's Artist-in-Residence Mahmud Altaie, left, speaks with Tim Cassidy (NY Mills-based sculptor), and Regin Schwaen of Fargo (professor of architecture, NDSU) recently at the New York Mills Regional Cultural Center.
Fiction writer Mahmud Altaie is Dec. Artist-in-Residence
December 16, 2009 - 3:44pm
November 24, 2009
Local senior writing group 'Golden Pens' publishes book-just in time for holidays
November 24, 2009 - 4:10pm
November 13, 2009
Palmer Pederson, Perham, who served in the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1934-35, is pictured with book author Barbara Sommer, who spoke at the Perham veterans museum as part of the History Museum of East Otter Tail's lecture series.  Born out of Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal at the height of the Great Depression, the CCC supplied jobs to more than 77,000 Minnesotans in need. Their work left a lasting legacy, visible today in Minnesota's thriving forests, state park amenities, and soil conservation p...
For men of the Great Depression era, Civilian Conservation Corps was 'hard work, good deal'
November 13, 2009 - 7:00am