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Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Rose Marie Guck
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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 10, 2018
Miller column: We're updating our space, but we aren't going anywhere
Perhaps you've heard rumors about us. They've likely been some variation of we're closing our doors, moving out of town or, worse yet, closing up shop. None of those rumors is true. We have sold our building, but that's a good thing. Our building has been way too large for our needs...
March 10, 2018 - 9:25am
March 9, 2018
Perham Focus building under new ownership, remodel starting soon
The Perham Focus building has been sold, but the local newspaper business and its staff have no plans of leaving anytime soon. The owners of Sperling Modern Home in Ottertail bought the building with plans to remodel the space utilized by the Perham Focus. Employees of the Focus have...
March 9, 2018 - 8:04am
Perham Focus takes home five newspaper awards
Staff from the Perham Focus Newspaper walked away with five prestigious journalism awards recently. The Minnesota Newspaper Association doled...
February 9, 2018 - 1:58pm
November 22, 2017
We're thankful for you, dear reader
You're the best, you know that? Throughout this crazy, politically charged year, you are still reading your local newspaper. Even if you're reading this off social media, it's still us - you're still reading the paper, and we love you for it.
November 22, 2017 - 3:00pm
September 29, 2017
The knee, the flag and the king: a tragic fairytale
Once upon a time there was a jester who longed to be a star. But Colin Kaepernick was sad because although he once did a good job entertaining, Colin was going downhill, just like Jack and Jill - and he, too, lost his crown. Colin didn't like this, and so one day, as the kingdom's...
September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 14, 2017
25 Years Ago Tombstone-tippers strike St. Henry’s: Vandals tip 56 of them in late night foray; Over $500 in reward money being offered--Vandalism is always puzzling to figure out, because it doesn’t make sense to the average person. Nevertheless, it has become part of every day...
August 14, 2017 - 5:06pm
July 25, 2017
25 Years Ago • Working mothers on the rise in the 1990's—Only about one-third of Minnesota children under age 6 have a non-working parent,...
July 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 19, 2017
25 Years Ago • Full-time surgery at MHH: Dr. Rand Stolee and Dr. Gary Broadrick will share services—Perham Memorial Hospital now has...
July 19, 2017 - 2:28pm
July 10, 2017
25 Years Ago • Terry Knauf chosen as Activities Director: Terry Knauf is the new Activities Director for the Perham High School, after being...
July 10, 2017 - 12:11pm
June 26, 2017
25 Years Ago • Water Ski Show returns to Turtle Fest: The Prior Lake Water Ski club performed a water ski show for Turtle Fest at Paul Miller...
June 26, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 21, 2017
Perham Focus offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
Electronically delivered replica newspapers are all the rage these days. From major-metro dailies to small-town weeklies, publishers everywhere are finding audiences enthused by this modern method of traditional newspaper delivery. Starting today and through June 30, anyone who wants...
June 21, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 17, 2017
Get your free trial of the Perham Focus digital edition today!
Want digital? Try it free! Stay up-to-date with local and national news with our e-edition newspaper. This digital edition is easy and affordable...
June 17, 2017 - 10:00am
June 14, 2017
Severe storm causes damage throughout the area
Area residents will be doing some serious clean-up after last night’s severe storm. People from all around the Perham area woke up this morning...
June 14, 2017 - 10:54am
Moorhead man accused of putting hot sauce in 2-month-old daughter's eyes, throwing fireworks in her face
A Moorhead man is accused of abusing his 2-month-old daughter, including rubbing hot sauce and cayenne pepper in her eyes and blocking her airway...
June 14, 2017 - 8:42am
Former Hawley church treasurer sentenced for theft admits to using church money to pay women for sex
A Hawley, Minn., man was sentenced June 12 to 20 days on electronic home monitoring at his own expense for his earlier guilty plea to a theft charge of taking thousands of dollars from the church where he used to be treasurer. As part of a plea agreement, Allan W. Fenske, 54, will...
June 14, 2017 - 8:35am