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Letter to the editor: Giving Hearts Day
Heart O' Lakes Ice Fishing Contest set for this weekend is off, due to impending blizzard
Farewell, ol' friend: Mayor Duke the dog dies; memorial will be set in March or April
Phelps Mill Foundation repairs will take place
Perham woman injured in rollover Wednesday
HOL Ice Fishing contest has been canceled
Lakers advance - No. 5 Detroit Lakes downs No. 4 Crookston 2-1
Strong defense, free throws help Perham past Frazee
Perham posts season's best score during Section 8A Championships
HOL hosting first ever ice fishing tournament
Mark A. Friedsam
Douglas T. Imgrund
Lloyd "Sonny" Scheiding, Jr.
Emmit Kenneth Kupferschmid
Cherish Kristy Higgins
Brock Floyd Flatau
Oliver Alistair Alcott
Arya Lynn Welch
Minn. man wants to know why a drug costs $40 in Canada, $350 in US
Payless to close all U.S. stores
Family makes tough decision to sell cows
AgweekTV: What is fake meat?
After losing baby just before birth, Minnesota mother coping with grief by donating breast milk
NOTICE OF ROAD VACATION HEARING
Second Avenue Southwest Street and Utility Rehabilitation
NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING
Ask a Trooper: What do you think about raising speed limits?
My sepsis survivor's story: I was lucky
Kindness is Contagious: Carry encouraging words everywhere you go
Our opinion: This is why we didn't do the story on the 'racist' comments on Facebook
Minnesota should do more to protect victims of domestic violence
Candlelight Ski set for Feb. 23 at Maplewood
Perham Area calendar
Poet Laura Hansen visits BookEnds Feb. 9
Perham Area calendar
Minnesota mukluk maker last of a dying breed
My sepsis survivor's story: I was lucky
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
December 7, 2018
Bricks and Clicks series message: David can beat Goliath
If you think your shopping habits don't really matter, that buying items online instead of locally doesn't have an impact, think again. Local stores depend heavily on support from local residents, and every time you decide to order something online from Amazon or shop out of town,...
December 7, 2018 - 8:05am
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