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Voter's Guide: State Auditor - Perham Focus
Rebecca Otto is Minnesota's 18th State Auditor. She was first elected in 2006 after receiving the endorsement of three previous State Auditors from both major political parties. She is the first woman Democrat to be elected State Auditor, and the first ...
Voter's Guide: Minnesota Attorney General - Perham Focus
Lori Swanson has served as the Minnesota Attorney General since 2007. Before that, she was Minnesota’s Solicitor General, Deputy Attorney General and a private attorney. Swanson is a graduate of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul. She resides in ...
Voter's Guide: Minnesota Governor - Perham Focus
Watch the Perham Focus home page for future stories on these candidates. Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in ...
DL man in court for taking car on joy ride and returning it damaged - Perham Focus
A Detroit Lakes man made his initial court appearance after police say he took a stranger’s vehicle for “joy ride”, returning it damaged and empty on gas. Andrew John Dahlstad, 21, was charged with felony theft of a vehicle stemming from an incident ...
Arctic Cat recalls ATVs over possible crash hazard - Perham Focus
WASHINGTON - Arctic Cat Inc is recalling about 40,000 all-terrain vehicles after parts failures caused four reported injuries, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. The Thief River Falls, Minn., company is recalling single- and ...
Perham runners gearing up for Sections - Perham Focus
Perham- The Perham Yellowjacket cross country running teams know a thing or two about streaks. This year, the Yellowjackets extended their reign on the Heart O’ Lakes Conference by sweeping the event. The boy’s team ran its streak to 13 straight years ...
Yellowjackets cruise in playoff opener - Perham Focus
Perham-The No. 1 seeded Perham Yellowjacket volleyball team opened the post-season with a 3-0 (25-16, 25-16, 25-13) victory over Pelican Rapids on Thursday evening at the Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium. “We definitely brought our ‘A’ game ...
Minnesota man takes marriage proposal to new heights - Perham Focus
It isn't always enough to say 'I Love You', sometimes you have to really spell it out. This past weekend a Stephen, Minn., man set the bar high for all others looking to pop the question. Watch the report to see how he pulled off the special proposal.
Man pleads guilty to killing 13-month-old daughter - Perham Focus
DULUTH - The father of a 13-month-old girl admitted in a Duluth courtroom Monday that he suffocated his daughter and caused her death. Christopher Dennis Peterson, 30, pleaded guilty in State District Court to second-degree murder in the July 6 death of ...
OSHA begins inspection of Willmar Jennie-O plant - Perham Focus
WILLMAR, Minn. -- An investigator from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration began work Monday at the Jennie-O Turkey Store processing plant in Willmar where more than two dozen employees became ill Friday evening. The first goal of OSHA’s ...
Detroit Lakes man struck, injured by train - Perham Focus
A 79-year-old Detroit Lakes man was injured after his vehicle was struck by a train Friday night. The accident happened at 11:30 p.m. at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe crossing on County Road 54, also known as the Hidden Hills road. According to Detroit ...
Strong third quarter lifts East Grand Forks over Perham - Perham Focus
Perham-A trying season came to an abrupt end for the Perham Yellowjacket football team on Oct. 21, when the East Grand Forks Green Wave stunned the Yellowjackets, 27-14, at the Ted Meinhover Field in Perham. “They played us tough the first time we played ...
Baking up a new business: Prospective owner seeks community support to bring a bakery back to downtown Perham - Perham Focus
Candice Saltzman, who recently moved back to town with her husband and their two kids, is hoping to open for business within the next few months, and she’s asking for the community’s support. She plans to rent the building and equipment used by the ...
Meet Your Teacher: Hannah Frink - Perham Focus
This is the sixth in a series of stories introducing new teachers who have joined the Perham-Dent School District. Hannah Frink is the new seventh grade social studies teacher at Perham’s Prairie Wind Middle School. She is originally from Glyndon, Minn.
PHS hosts 3rd career day - Perham Focus
Perham High School’s juniors and seniors were joined by their peers from New York Mills, Frazee, and Wadena for the school’s third annual Career Day on Oct. 14. Students attended four career sessions, two general informational sessions, and were able ...