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Three injured in two-car crash on Highway 10
Moorhead woman hurt in crash near Detroit Lakes
Menahga man dies in head-on crash
Woman injured in head-on collision on Highway 34
Benefit scheduled for Derek Aitken
P.J. Fleck expects Gophers' defense to be personnel-based this season
Vikings put Latavius Murray on PUP list, Sharrif Floyd on non-football injury list
Pirates set for Region 14C playoffs
Pirates roll in season finale
Late rallies lift Bemidji over Buzz
Delores "Dee" Lugert
Raymond M. Schroder
Nova Jo Ann Zajac
Hailey Jean Kopveiler and Grant Jacob Kopveiler
Leona Grace Silk
Henry Robert Kertscher
Adeline Rose Sautter
Arvig Donates to Kinship of Perham
Health screenings coming to Perham
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
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
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
Can you be charged for window tint for vehicle purchased at dealer?
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Letter: Wood Tick
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
'Art in Your Park' in New Yorks Mills offered to area kids
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
January 20, 2017
Grief must be experienced and processed
Change is inevitable and I’ve been through my share of change in just a few years. I try to roll with it, and am mostly successful. Sometimes I rock it, sometimes it takes a little longer to turn the ship, even a few degrees.
January 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 9, 2017
A resolution by any other name ...
Some time ago, thinking that I just needed to change my perspective on New Year’s resolutions to achieve long-term success, I changed what I called them. No more resolutions for me; I started to set goals.
January 9, 2017 - 10:59am
September 16, 2016
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
I have three girls still in school. The morning of Tuesday, Sept. 6, was spent talking about what each wanted for their first-day-of-school (hair) dos. It’s a tradition in our house. A new start calls for a special do. The oldest, 13 (her birthday fell on the first day of school),...
September 16, 2016 - 5:15pm
September 9, 2016
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
Minnesotans are unlikely to see much tax relief this year as negotiations on a special session to re-pass a significant tax cut bill have ended with no solution. While legislative leaders and the governor agree that tax relief is needed as the tax relief bill initially passed in May...
September 9, 2016 - 9:01am
September 7, 2016
No matter what, oil will move
No matter where opinions fall regarding the American Indian protest of a pipeline project near the Missouri River in North Dakota, this much is certain: Oil will flow to markets one way or another. That's a given. It is guaranteed by national and global demand for North Dakota crude...
September 7, 2016 - 10:53am
August 25, 2016
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
My purpose this morning is to raise serious concerns with respect to the White Earth Nation’s proposal to build a casino on the sensitive wetlands of Star Lake’s South Arm. The South Arm of Star is crucial to the entire eco-system of the Star Lake basin. It is extensive, shallow...
August 25, 2016 - 2:29pm
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, and in Otter Tail County, are putting an emphasis on keeping area residents safe during the latter weeks of August as part of the extra DWI enforcement campaign that started last week and continues through Sept. 5. We are pleased that the...
August 25, 2016 - 2:26pm
August 18, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Change is just a part of life
"The only certainty in life is death and taxes," said Benjamin Franklin in 1789, in reference to The Constitution. For the most part, I think...
August 18, 2016 - 8:47am
August 11, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
August 11, 2016 - 12:06pm
July 21, 2016
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
According the Corporation for National and Community Service, a national study has shown that volunteers who are 50 and older live longer than same age non-volunteers. In addition, a study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and...
July 21, 2016 - 11:20am
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
I keep a bucket list in the back of my mind and on the list is to walk a 5K. Marathons and half-marathons have been the trend for a number of years and I know lots of people who participate in the sport, however, it is one event you won’t see me in. My philosophy on voluntary running,...
July 21, 2016 - 10:37am
July 15, 2016
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Minnesota recently passed a public health milestone. Just over 50 percent of Minnesotans are now protected from the harmful substances in secondhand e-cigarette aerosol in their hometowns. Perham is among the 30 cities and 21 counties in our state that have updated their policies...
July 15, 2016 - 10:27am
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Last weekend has come and gone, and along with it another American Cancer Society East Otter Tail County Relay for Life, which by all counts was another successful event. Here are just a few counts that make it an amazing event. Count one – More than 23 teams participated in the...
July 15, 2016 - 10:26am
July 7, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
I watched over a small turtle crossing the road recently and the act left me with an inner glow. Perhaps it would have survived the traveling traffic, but I like to think it truly needed my assistance. It also made me think a bit. Because I came across the reptile at precisely the...
July 7, 2016 - 12:24pm
June 30, 2016
Have fun, but be safe this holiday weekend
The weather forecast for the Fourth of July weekend looks promising, with only chances of rain possible, which in Otter Tail County means it could actually be sunny and beautiful (temps should be in the mid-70s, so not too hot). We hope you enjoy the long weekend of Independence Day...
June 30, 2016 - 9:48am