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'I just decided when I went, I went': Perham's Erv Post lived unique life, died with a smile
State could pass along funding responsibilities to counties
UPDATE: Friends call for Franken to step down, but he is not tipping his hat yet
County board will soon decide on lease with juvenile center
Otterdazzle lights up the night with fireworks
HOCKEY: Laker boys pick up first win on the road
Shut down defense helps Perham to convincing road win
Perham storms by Moorhead in home opener
Perham places fifth at Jackie Mann Invitational
Yellowjackets third at opening invitational
Carol I. Bade
Cindy L. Dickinson
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
Perham Health promotes Anderson to VP of Finance
Perham TOPS hits 40th Anniversary
Gedde joins Elders Home and Heritage Manor as administrator
Mader joins Perham Health as certified diabetes educator
Payson Leaving Lakes Region Arts Council
Angel of Hope Memorial Park Annual Vigil December 6
In the holiday swing of things
Otterdazzle to dazzle with fireworks, lights parade, crafts and more
A whole ‘slew’ of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights tonight
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
Reading 'Martin Luther' eye-opening experience
Can a person drive with a neck brace?
Minnesotans deserve cheaper, better healthcare
Some Thanksgivings more memorable than others
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
17th Annual Holiday Parade of Lights set for Nov. 24
M State choirs welcome the holiday season with 'Gloria'
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
'One in a million’: Highly regarded female snocross mechanic is a pioneer in the sport
A leader on and off the field
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
September 17, 2017
Some things just aren't countable
Six hundred cans of beer, somewhere around 40 bottles of wine (I lost track while counting corks afterward), most of a roast pig, 150 white chairs...
September 17, 2017 - 8:15am
September 12, 2017
How to make left turn on bike
Question: I have discovered that the stop light in my town does not recognize a bicycle. Just wondering how to make a left turn legally? Any suggestions? Is the traffic signal sensitivity adjustable? Answer: A person operating a bicycle or motorcycle may enter or cross an intersection...
September 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 10, 2017
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Last Saturday I was outside enjoying the beautiful day when it was interrupted by the all to familiar sound of a helicopter spraying the nearby potato fields, with chemicals that drift on to people and property. At this point ,I like others, had to make the decision to breath shallow...
September 10, 2017 - 10:18am
September 9, 2017
New school year brings funding increases
The new school year is beginning, with students of all ages benefiting from legislation that was enacted in recent months — including helpful funding increases.
September 9, 2017 - 10:18am
September 6, 2017
How many people can ride on a motorcycle?
Question: My wife and I love to ride our Honda 1800 Goldwing trike. Can our granddaughter ride between us on short rides? She is seven and loves to ride too. Answer: In looking at motorcycle owner manuals, it says, "Your motorcycle is designed to carry you and one passenger." Based...
September 6, 2017 - 3:32pm
September 5, 2017
Returned dish brings back memories
Robert's grandmother and my grandmother were sisters. My grandmother and his have been gone a long, long time. A very long time. So when Robert, with whom I had become briefly acquainted many years ago, called me out of the blue and said he had a dish that belonged to me, I was confused....
September 5, 2017 - 10:53am
September 4, 2017
When darkness is in our backyards, let's turn on the light
It shakes a person's world when something happens like the murder/womb raiding of 22-year-old Savanna LaFontain-Greywind of Fargo. One of the people arrested for that crime is Brooke Crews, who spent time living in the Perham area. The arrest is fresh—she has not been convicted—but...
September 4, 2017 - 6:41pm
September 3, 2017
In the greater scheme of things happening around the world comes news brought to me by a friend in church regarding library return book drops. You know, the flip out lid, throw a maximum of three books in there at a time, pinch your fingers because you're trying to hurry the books...
September 3, 2017 - 10:18am
August 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
The Civil War was a sad, dark time for all Americans. It was a time when we fought against each other and tested the resolve of the country to stay one group of united states. The war cost us the lives of 620,000 Americans. However, in the end, our resolve was strengthened and we...
August 28, 2017 - 5:11pm
Can you drive in a bike lane?
Question: Can you drive in a bike lane? For instance, use it for a right turn lane?
August 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
Women's roller derby: Who knew it was this scrappy?
By now, you've all heard about women's roller derby action. I've got one daughter active; one retired. Whew. Time goes by quickly, if your kids are retiring from stuff. I attended a roller derby event some time ago. I looked at the program. Their names are truly a hoot. Micky Dismantle....
August 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 23, 2017
Letter: Random act of kindness
I want to bring attention to this random act of kindness on the part of a young woman in the parking lot at Service Foods in Perham last week. I had just finished bringing my groceries to my car and placed them in the back. I opened the door, climbed into my car and put the key into...
August 23, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 21, 2017
What are some bus safety tips?
Question: I read where the fine for going through a school bus stop arm will increase in Minnesota. Can you talk about the fine amount and school bus safety? Answer: As of Aug. 1, 2017, the fine has increased from $300 to $500 and the violation would remain a misdemeanor. The Department...
August 21, 2017 - 6:52pm
August 15, 2017
What to do when spotting a pet unattended in vehicle
Question: I noticed a dog that was in a vehicle the other day at a local business parking lot and the occupants were not around. I was wondering what I should have done. With the recent warm weather, I can imagine the temperature inside the car must have been dangerously high for...
August 15, 2017 - 4:40pm
Your letters - Aug. 10 edition
Thanks for the crossKudos to Daniel Zitzow for his efforts and success on revitalizing the Cross on the east side of Little Pine Lake. What a beautiful and thoughtful image he has recreated. Thank you Daniel for your thoughtfulness and effort to create a vision of inspiration and...
August 15, 2017 - 3:00pm