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Update: Victim's name in fatal Audubon shooting released
Catholic Daughters hold 50th annual style show, featuring Red, White & Blue
From around the county: County resident input will be part of long-range planning
The end of a chapter? Perham school leaders discuss whether to keep publishing yearbooks
With only a six-vote spread, Otter Tail set to recount race for sheriff
Fairmont stifles Perham in Class AAA semifinals
Fischer moves up to 11th at Class A Championships
Perham's Ty Moser excelling on field and in classroom
EGF downs Lakers in home opener
Jordahl, three others recognized for academics
Leonard P. Diederichs
Josephine Elizabeth Petru
Maxine June Mittag
'Making my dreams come true': Minnesota farmer harvests her first crop at 27
Lakeshore real estate market up, down in town
New car and pet wash in Perham is a first for LAC
MNsure open enrollment begins with new software
Mall of America has splashy plans for water park upgrade; nonprofit financing proposed
She grew up protesting outside abortion clinics. Now, she performs them at North Dakota’s only clinic.
Cool weather fails to drive off Harvest Fest crowd
Lions scholarship deadline Nov. 15
Family, friends pay tribute to Hawley grad who died unexpectedly
Traveling, broke and hungry: An inside look at what homelessness is like in Detroit Lakes
Letter: Thank you for the Veterans Day program at PHS
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 will make it more difficult for young adults to quit smoking
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 is a policy designed to fail
I got my first deer 50 years after military training
Ask a Trooper: Is my ride too low?
Perham Community Musical "Aida" premieres November 16th
Perham Area calendar
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Solo show about Walt Whitman explores male relationships: Cultural Center to host 'Leaves of Grass -- Illuminated" on Nov. 3
Perham Area calendar
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
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
June 22, 2018
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Just a couple of months ago, I had the opportunity to meet Joe Arnold and his parents at their family farm in Holloway. Sitting around their...
June 22, 2018 - 11:50am
June 9, 2018
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Drug industry lobbyists won. Minnesotans lost. That's the brutal bottom line on this year's legislative fight to better fund opioid addiction treatment and prevention while the public health crisis caused by painkillers rages across the state.
June 9, 2018 - 8:07am
June 2, 2018
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
The heartlessness is a bit hard to fathom. Legislative leaders in St. Paul this session listened to tragic tales from fellow Minnesotans, had a bill before them to prevent more tragedy, and then did nothing.
June 2, 2018 - 1:35pm
May 25, 2018
Editorial: Remember this on Memorial Day: Life is a gift
A lot of people were rubbed the wrong way when word leaked out that a White House aid had made the seemingly heartless, albeit truthful statement, that with regards to Republican Sen. John McCain's thumbs-down to the CIA director nominee, it "didn't matter because he was dying anyway."...
May 25, 2018 - 11:53am
Tobacco prevention, sustainable quit-smoking help fail to cross session finish line
May 22, Minnesotans for a Smoke-Free Generation, a coalition of 60 partner organizations, expressed disappointment that bipartisan tobacco prevention and sustainable cessation efforts failed to make it across the finish line in the 2018 session. The coalition worked this session on...
May 25, 2018 - 9:06am
March 15, 2018
Editorial: Your personal stories of hardship change lives
This is a big shout out to the people who share their most personal stories with us, and by extension, the people of the Perham area. Last week Mary Chase and Colleen Sazama came into our office and talked about their Multiple Sclerosis and the havoc it has had on their bodies and...
March 15, 2018 - 12:04pm
February 23, 2018
Editorial: HUB project in Perham is example of forward thinking
It isn't very often that communities are proactive in addressing potential issues. It's even less often that small towns lead the way in innovative ideas. We should be so incredibly proud as we look at the HUB project that both are the case in Perham. This is a project that has never...
February 23, 2018 - 8:54am
January 12, 2018
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
If you get your news using Facebook, you deserve to know that the social media platform is changing the way it delivers that information to you....
January 12, 2018 - 4:15pm
January 4, 2018
'Ol Gordie from Perham inspires without even trying
We published a letter to the editor last week from a Perham Focus reader, which got us thinking. The letter, written by local resident Jeff Tweeton, told of his experience with a fella named Gordie Rud. In very short summary, Tweeton was working the courtesy counter at Service Food...
January 4, 2018 - 11:12am
December 26, 2017
Our thoughts are with those not celebrating on Christmas
As we feed our holiday anxiety with the details of travel or meals or house guests or presents — or whatever we think we've got to be stressed out about — let's take a moment to recognize and appreciate those who are getting ready to kiss their families goodbye to head...
December 26, 2017 - 2:34pm
December 2, 2017
Minnesotans deserve cheaper, better healthcare
During a town hall meeting at Duluth City Hall, Teri Haapala stood up to tell her health care story. Unfortunately, Teri's story is all too familiar...
December 2, 2017 - 9:57am
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
October 10, 2017
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Before a deranged mass murderer unloaded onto a Las Vegas crowd, creating the deadliest shooting attack in U.S. history, not a lot of people seemed to know what a bump stock was. Even many avid sportsmen are admitting they had never heard of it before. But this little $100 legal accessory...
October 10, 2017 - 2:58pm
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
September 4, 2017
When darkness is in our backyards, let's turn on the light
It shakes a person's world when something happens like the murder/womb raiding of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontain-Greywind of Fargo. One of the people arrested for that crime is Brooke Crews, who spent time living in the Perham area. The arrest is fresh—she has not been convicted—but...
September 4, 2017 - 6:41pm