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Perham celebrates Homecoming - Perham Focus
Perham High School’s 2014 Homecoming royalty and schedule of events have been announced. Events will take place throughout this week, from Monday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 20. Coronation will be Monday at 1:15 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Son of Forum columnist missing after plane crash - Perham Focus
FARGO, N.D. – The son of Forum columnist Curtis Eriksmoen has not been heard from since Thursday when the plane he was piloting apparently crashed on the way to Greenland. Paul Eriksmoen, 34, of Shelton, Wash., was flying alone from Iceland to Greenland ...
Turnovers haunt Perham in loss - Perham Focus
Pequot Lakes- Turnovers and penalties ultimately did in the eighth-ranked Perham Yellowjackets on Friday evening when they squared off with the third-ranked Pequot Lakes Patriots in Pequot Lakes. The Patriots capitalized on five interceptions, a fumble ...
Pickup going 60 mph rear-ends Amish buggy near Frazee - Perham Focus
There were no serious injuries in an accident that happened between a pickup and an Amish buggy in rural Becker County late last week. The accident happened Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Highway 87 near the village of Evergreen, 10 miles east of Frazee.
Dorset fire cause will be left undetermined - Perham Focus
The investigation into the Sept. 4 fires in Dorset has gone inactive. “We just don’t have enough evidence to prove it was lightning,” said Park Rapids Fire Chief Donn Hoffman. The state fire marshal could not find another cause, Hoffman said, but ...
SUV hits church in Dalton - Perham Focus
A 1994 Ford Explorer ran into Our Savior’s Ten Mile Lutheran Church in Dalton on Saturday. A driver suffering from a medical condition went off the road and hit the church at about 10:30 a.m., according to a press release from the Otter Tail County ...
DuPont, EPA reach settlement on alleged pesticide violations - Perham Focus
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with DuPont for alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act. DuPont will pay a $1,853,000 penalty to resolve allegations that the company failed to ...
Pickup going 60 mph rear-ends Amish Buggy in rural Becker County - Perham Focus
There were no serious injuries in an accident that happened between a pickup and an Amish buggy in Becker County late last week. The accident happened Thursday at 7:30 p.m. on Highway 87 near the village of Evergreen, 10 miles east of Frazee. According to ...
Perham High School celebrates Homecoming all week - Perham Focus
Perham High School’s 2014 Homecoming royalty and schedule of events have been announced. Events will take place throughout next week, from Monday, Sept. 15 through Saturday, Sept. 20. Coronation will be Monday at 1:15 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
Hurricane Odile Impacting Baja California - Perham Focus
Hurricane Odile is barreling toward Baja California. Right now, a Category 3 storm with max sustained wind at 125 mph. It projected to ride along the western coast of Baja California, and will probably make landfall tonight or Monday. Torrential rainfall ...
Sunday Evening Forecast Discussion - Perham Focus
If you love the cool, fall weather, then this weekend has been perfect! Temperatures have been in the 50s and 60s, and that will continue for one more day, then our warmup begins. Temperatures this afternoon have been stuck in the 50s to near 60 degrees ...
Highest kindergarten enrollment in over a decade - Perham Focus
It’s taken another round of creative thinking to solve the space-crunch at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School, but a fix is in progress. At a special meeting on Sept. 5, the Perham-Dent School Board approved creating a sixth section of kindergarten in ...
Patriot Day, remembering a tragedy, honoring heroes - Perham Focus
September 11, 2001, is a day permanently etched in history. It carries profound meaning for many people and stands in infamy along with events like Pearl Harbor and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. The attacks on ...
Perham raises levy 2 percent - Perham Focus
Perham’s property taxes will be going up next year. On Monday, the city council approved a preliminary levy increase of 2 percent. The city will collect about $23,000 more in local taxes in 2015 than in 2014, with a total levy of $1,165,167 (up from $ ...
Later, Taters: Spud bar raises funds for Perham Boys and Girls Club - Perham Focus
A build-your-own baked potato lunch was held at St. Henry’s Catholic Church on Sept. 7 to support the Boys and Girls Club of the Perham Area. Volunteers staffing the kitchen included, back row, left to right: Patrick Peterman, Jason Smith, Liz Swanson ...