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Jets adding Hogan, Heimerdinger to front office - Perham Focus
The New York Jets will hire Rex Hogan as their director of college scouting and Brian Heimerdinger to a prominent front-office role, according to NFL Network. Hogan served as a national scout for the Chicago Bears, but was released from his contract.
NFLPA instructs Patriots players to 'reserve comment' - Perham Focus
"I'd love to get into that with you, but we have been instructed by our union as players to reserve comment on this situation," Slater, the Patriots' union representative, said when asked what the NFL could do to avoid a similar situation in the future.
NFL-Super Bowl has ways to go in captivating global audience - Perham Focus
More than 100 million Americans are expected to watch this year's Super Bowl, but there are about 7 billion people in the rest of the world who may not be so captivated. The National Football League has held games in London's Wembley Stadium since ...
‘Project of passion’: Lil’ Evil tribute bike gains national notoriety - Perham Focus
“It all started in November of 2013 – that’s when we found out just how ill Johnny was, and that he only had a limited time left with us,” explained Kurt Peterson, the owner of Lil’ Evil Inkorpor8ted in Perham, as he peered into the center of a ...
BBB: Second half drought hurts Perham against TRF - Perham Focus
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket offense went quiet for a six-minute stretch in the second half, which allowed the Thief River Falls Prowlers to pull away for a 58-50 victory in boys basketball at the Prairie Wind Middle School on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
‘Art’ of the matter: Retired teacher, Marlene Johnson, keeps art alive in HOTL classrooms - Perham Focus
Once a month, Marlene Johnson wheels her cart full of paper, pencils, books and other supplies into classrooms at Heart of the Lakes Elementary, and takes charge. It’s time for an art lesson. “All the teachers do wonderful projects with their kids, but ...
Cass Lake man receives 60 months in prison for shooting White Earth man - Perham Focus
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Cass Lake man who shot a White Earth man in the leg in September was sentenced this week in Beltrami County District Court for felony assault and possession of an assault weapon. Dwight Thomas Jones, 38, was sentenced to 60 months in ...
Fight over Sunday liquor sales continues - Perham Focus
ST. PAUL -- Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle ...
Yellowjackets dominant at home - Perham Focus
Perham-The Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team has been dominant at home this season. The Yellowjackets continued that dominance with a 66-3 victory over Ottertail Central on Thursday, Jan. 22 at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. The Yellowjackets ...
Perham couple selected for Emerging Leadership program - Perham Focus
Derek and Kelly Riepe, of Perham, are East Otter Tail County’s representatives in this year’s Red River Valley Emerging Leadership Program. Alumni of the program nominated the Riepes because of their involvement in the community. Derek works as a full ...
Minnesota seizes 37 guns, 28 sets of antlers in Lac qui Parle deer case - Perham Focus
MADISON, Minn. - Charges have been filed against a number of violators following a five-year deer investigation recently completed by conservation officers with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. According to a news release, conservation ...
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report - Perham Focus
In Minnesota, the week should not pass without residents taking note of a report on the state’s readiness for an oil-train or pipeline accident. Because the public-safety workers themselves call their own readiness “below moderate,” and “none of ...
Optimism is a useful quality - Perham Focus
One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill: “I choose to be an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” I agree with this sentiment wholeheartedly. I believe all of us have something to feel good about, to be thankful for ...
Building a friendship: Kinship pair connects through woodworking and other activities - Perham Focus
Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a weekly series on youth mentors with the Perham Area Kinship program, in light of January being National Mentoring Month. For John Minge, becoming a mentor was the natural next step in a years-long relationship with ...
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail - Perham Focus
Family Dollar in Ottertail officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, marking the occasion with a grand opening celebration. The first customers through the doors were rewarded with prizes, including $5 gift cards for the first 50 customers ...