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Family of shooting victim in far western Minnesota calls it a "prank gone wrong"
Dupuis and Witt are 2017 Relay for Life Honorary Co-Chairpersons
Rewind Center offers unique job opportunities to residents
Area Lions offering several $1,000 youth scholarships
Minnesota fat: State tops list among highest percentage of overweight cats, dogs, report says
Buzz split with Detroit Lakes Area
Alexandria, Moorhead win Highway 10 Classic
Buzz earn sweep of Thief River Falls
Perham Buzz regroup in victory over Ottertail Central
Perham earns split with Hibbing
Eveline Louise (Marquardt) Mueller
Roger H. Kawlewski
Roger H. Kawlewski
Dallas Martin Mursu
Lillyan Ann Schertler
Owen John Kimball
Area students graduate from MState
UND releases honor lists
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Another year older and still kickin': Perham Health celebrates 115th anniversary
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
Perham health to celebrate 115 years with community picnic
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
Your letters - June 22 edition
Newspapers still top choice for news
McFeely: Commissioners get an earful on northern Minn. casino project
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
'The Turtle Keeper': Where Perham's racing turtles go when they're not being raced
May 27, 2017
The birds and the bees of planting apple trees
After 40 years of killing apples trees, I would have thought that I would have it all figured out by now, but no, such is not the case. Not even close. So you want to plant one apple tree? Or 30. Not much changes, except you do need two in order for one to pollinate the other one....
May 27, 2017 - 10:18am
May 26, 2017
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
The April 21, 2017 Pioneer Press article, "Minnesota Legislature's plans would underfund state military, officials say," covers some of the issues related to the proposed budget shortfalls in the state Department of Military Affairs (DMA) budget. The National Guard Association of...
May 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
May 21, 2017
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Question: I want to install a lift kit and put bigger tires on my pickup. I want to comply with all the state laws. What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders? Answer: Adding a lift kit and installing bigger tires and rims are very popular...
May 21, 2017 - 11:43am
May 17, 2017
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
The new Republican repeal and replace plan that passed in the House of Representatives is very similar to the former plan that did not pass. It still includes a tax cut of approximately $880 billion for the rich, for the insurance companies and for the medical device companies. ...
May 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 15, 2017
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
Wyoming Machine is making a big difference in Stacy. The company recently brought home the National Association of Workforce Boards' business...
May 15, 2017 - 3:32pm
May 14, 2017
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
Summer is coming, and for the first time in the history of automobiles, the numbers of fifteen-year-olds hitting the highways in a driver's education car is decreasing. That means, maybe, that this hormone-riddled, vacuum-headed generation—and weren't we all-- has figured out...
May 14, 2017 - 10:18am
May 10, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
Codependency is difficult to define, but is generally any relationship that is mostly one-sided. It's when a person showing low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another person, and puts the needs of that person before his or her own. Codependency...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump tax cuts are a bad idea. Here's why.
The information in this letter comes from Forbes. Tony Nitti, a contributor, wrote the article. The article is based upon information from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. According to the Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will enjoy 47 percent of the Trump tax cuts. Do the...
May 10, 2017 - 9:53am
April 27, 2017
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
This wasn't how I thought things would happen. You see, my role as editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune is being expanded to include Perham and Wadena, and my first day on the job as the new editor for the Wadena Pioneer Journal was last Monday, April 17. I had planned on writing a...
April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
March 10, 2017
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
During February, which is I Love to Read Month, I typically write a book review of my favorite books read over the past year. I'm going to depart from the norm, step out of the box, and with the Oscars a recent memory, share a few of my favorite movies.
March 10, 2017 - 11:30am
March 2, 2017
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Vehicles are arguably the best inventions ever, next to computers, cell phones, electricity and sliced bread. But I hate them. No, not really, but they can shoot right to the top my list of most-hated objects. Over the weekend, my car started stalling on me. When it stalled I put...
March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
February 24, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
I am still in awe of the love and support for me, my family and my journey. I never could have imagined the way my benefit turned out. Thank you to everyone who came to fill The Cactus. Many tears of joy have been shed. Thank you to the many generous donors with the amazing donations...
February 24, 2017 - 12:25pm
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Imagine if the state of Minnesota told a small business owner in Perham or elsewhere in Otter Tail County; "We don't think you can profit selling sandwiches or hardware or gasoline or doughnuts or pizza on Wednesdays, so you and all other businesses that sell those items have to...
February 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 54,400 journalists in the United States right now. One can imagine then, how incredibly hard it is to get all of us together to decide which way to lean politically and to create a unified agenda to push. Oh boy, it can be difficult...
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
February 22, 2017
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
I'm responding to Mike McFeely's Feb. 21st column (in the Fargo Forum) in which he writes about columnist Alan Linda's firing for public "fat shaming." McFeely wrote: "The question for the Journal is how it responds to public pressure next time readers get upset about a column or...
February 22, 2017 - 10:33am