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Weekly police report - March 22 edition
City of Detroit Lakes, Wadena involved in possible 'drive-by' ADA lawsuits
Council accepts letter of intent for RTC project: American Covenant Senior Housing Inc. eyes historic buildings
Building on the future: Perham school board gets construction update, discusses safety
County employees caught in middle with license tab, title fiasco
Breckenridge repeats with finals victory over Perham
Balanced attack leads Perham in to the 8AA finals
Perham streaks into the section semifinals
Perham moves into the quarterfinals
No. 3 Roseau tops Barnesville to head to girls basketball section championship
Catherine S. Doll
Henry "Bud" Johnson
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Houghtaling joins Perham Health
Simple and modern
Perham's 2018 Chamber Choice Award recipients announced
New head brewer in place at Disgruntled Brewing
Taking a crack at retirement: Well known Perham chiropractors hanging it up
Science Museum of Minnesota to bring hands-on learning to St. Henry's Area School
Looking Back - Feb. 1 edition
A Place to Belong receives grant to help start up Perham branch
A walk with grace Perham women lead the charge in helping those with MS
Perham subject of Coffee Klatch at historical society
Minnesota legislators introduce Tobacco 21 Bill
Ask A Trooper: How long can a train block a crossing?
Editorial: Your personal stories of hardship change lives
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
Guest column: Clocks talk to us
Frazee Spring Arts Festival March 15
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
'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
March 13, 2018
Letter: Article on bus drivers interesting
Having spent over 50 years involved in school transportation in Perham, it was with interest that I read the article in the March 1 issue of the Focus about school bus drivers. It was especially interesting to read about Dennis Zitzow's school bus driving career. Dennis and Marilyn...
March 13, 2018 - 9:30am
March 12, 2018
Letter: The more things change, the more they stay the same
The HUB project is a perfect example of the more things change, the more they stay the same. The HUB, according to the Focus, is groundbreaking, never been tried and no one will profit from it, says the Focus. Where do they possibly come up with this information? It is being dreamed...
March 12, 2018 - 11:56am
Letter: The heart of the matter is the heart
Guns, drugs, sex, and money—are they evil or good—what are they? Money can bless a family purchasing the necessities of life or ruin a family when it becomes a god (Mt 6:24). Sex within matrimony is beautiful and causes untold grief outside (Heb 13:4). Prescribed by a...
March 12, 2018 - 9:57am
Letter: Fight to save Kirkbride important
No one needs to be told that the senseless deaths of our younger generation is appalling. And it's because everyone reaches for the obvious as the only explanation for it that has me upset. Take the blinders off people! This situation wasn't created overnight. But there is more......
March 12, 2018 - 9:06am
March 5, 2018
Letter: There are 'Minnesota nice' angels around Perham
Minnesota's icy, slick, snowy and oh so cold conditions make it difficult for many with health challenges to be outdoors. Never fear there is small town Minnesota Nice Angels all over...taking this into consideration, I just had to share some of my Perham-Dent "Thankful" experiences....
March 5, 2018 - 4:53pm
February 9, 2018
Letter: 2018 Progress was well done
As a retiree who did not grow up in the Perham area, I wish to thank you for the informative supplement to your Perham Focus newspaper, "2018 Progress." Perham's history was so interesting. I enjoyed the accounts about the railroad ties, pioneer families and the shops and businesses....
February 9, 2018 - 8:49am
January 31, 2018
Letter: Many thanks to HUB Committee for their dedication
Last Tuesday I attended a "Hub" meeting regarding the disposition of the old Perham High School once it is vacated and the proposed flip of the PACC. As a community member who is involved in the repurposing of the old St. Stanislaus Catholic Church into a Center for the Arts, I totally...
January 31, 2018 - 9:24am
January 21, 2018
Ice fishermen, we need your help
Listen up ice fisherman, we need your help! Our lakes belong to the residents of Minnesota, but many lake association volunteers work to keep them clean. Otter Tail County is blessed with beauty and the most lakes of any county in the United States. Yet, lake associations find debris...
January 21, 2018 - 10:25am
January 17, 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
If someone gave you a million dollars wouldn't they ask for the names of the individuals receiving the money? This didn't happen when $620,000 in grant money and $310,000 in abatement money was given to Grow Perham, LLC to build a 24-plex apartment in Perham. Nobody on the Otter Tail...
January 17, 2018 - 11:24am
January 2, 2018
We need George Bailey
After my letter to the editor a good and respected friend of mine called me and we discussed our views on Perham. She pointed out to me that my letter should have ended with a solution on the old school and to her surprise I said it did. I also shared my true feeling on the direction...
January 2, 2018 - 3:34pm
December 26, 2017
Kind act is a reminder of goodness in dark times
It seems as though everywhere one turns these days one is inundated with how bad things are in our society. Dirty, partisan politics, clashes between the alt-right and antifa, harassment charges from every direction. It makes one wonder how mean-spirited and selfish we, as a society,...
December 26, 2017 - 9:57am
Vote 'no' and force more practical solutions
Congratulations and thank you Fred Lehmkuhl for voting 'no' on the plans to move forward for more money to repurpose the old school. It looks like the rest of the council is trying to smear you for it.
December 26, 2017 - 9:56am
December 19, 2017
Your letters - Dec. 14 edition
Lindy article on religion inappropriate The eye-opening experience article by Alan Lindy in the Perham Focus on Nov. 20 had a mocking tone, The article is inappropriate for any religion - Christian, Jewish, Muslim to mock others' beliefs. All of these religions have had good and bad...
December 19, 2017 - 11:57am
Crazy has a voice in Perham
Crazy has a voice and it is loud and clear in Perham. Please let me explain, Perham does not try to keep up with the Jones, Perham is the Jones. We have a historic school building deemed unfit due to a crack in the wall and failing infrastructure. It was proposed to be demolished...
December 19, 2017 - 9:23am
December 6, 2017
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
Articles on adoption excellent The articles on adoption were excellent. Thanks to the families who were willing to be interviewed. Both stories gave such a clear picture of what is involved when one makes a decision to adopt. I appreciated their honesty. People who have not had the...
December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm