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New county website in the works
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
Rural Dent man arrested following road accident
Weekly police report - Jan. 18 edition
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Michael John Grismer
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Ice fishermen, we need your help
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
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
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
August 15, 2017
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
August 14, 2017
‘I’ve decided to do something about living forever’
Due to my increasing age—and a direct reverse relationship between my age and my memory—I’ve decided to do something about living forever before I forget about it. I wish that I had asked more older people what might have helped them live longer. There might have been some tips...
August 14, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 8, 2017
When does the NTSB get involved with crashes?
Question: When does the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) get involved with crashes? Answer: The Minnesota State Patrol notifies the NTSB on the following types of crashes. • School bus injuries or death to student passengers. • Public or charter bus crashes resulting...
August 8, 2017 - 6:11pm
August 6, 2017
Who is the boss here...me or my car?
This recent road trip of a thousand or so miles has proven beyond any doubt that I have finally lived long enough to have become enslaved to a machine. I have a new car, which has the latest car safety software. It has a big picture tube in the middle of the car's dashboard. Ah, yes,...
August 6, 2017 - 8:15am
August 2, 2017
Your letters - July 27 edition
In my position as the District Manager of the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, I get to interact with many different groups of people. This includes farmers, lakeshore owners, county residents, non-residents, urban residents, rural residents, government agency...
August 2, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 30, 2017
The apple doesn't fall far from a Neanderthal's tree
Recent information regarding my ancestry has seemingly predicted and affected my behavior. Not too long ago, I spent half an hour spitting into what looked like a small test tube but which grew to quart size when it became apparent that one doesn't spit all that fast. You go dry,...
July 30, 2017 - 11:07am
July 28, 2017
Can someone drive a semi barefoot?
Question: Can a person drive a semi barefoot? Answer: Yes, a person can drive a passenger vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle barefoot. I am asked this question fairly often. I have seen some footwear that could actually make it difficult for drivers to safely operate a vehicle...
July 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 24, 2017
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners earlier this month voted to delay its next decision on a proposed casino/hotel/resort complex on...
July 24, 2017 - 5:02pm
July 22, 2017
Can you be charged for window tint for vehicle purchased at dealer?
Question: Can you be cited for illegal window tint if you recently purchased the vehicle through a dealer? Can the auto dealer can be charged with the violation? Answer: Citations can be issued to you and the dealer that sold you the vehicle with the illegal window tint. The law says...
July 22, 2017 - 10:18am
July 17, 2017
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Question: I have a 1929 Ford "Model A" sedan. My question is, I have fenders on rear of the car but not on the front and I can't find any laws on it. Any help in the law or statute of this would help and I do have collector plates on it if that makes a difference. Answer: Every vehicle...
July 17, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 16, 2017
Letter: Wood Tick
I found the first wood tick of the season; here's my favorite wood tick column: I sat in church last Sunday and marveled as I usually do at how one's mind tends to ramble past thoughts much more freely there. Is it the austere tones of the interior decorating? The largeness of spirit?...
July 16, 2017 - 11:52am
July 11, 2017
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Project New Hope sponsored by LIONS International provides a free camp for veterans and their families. For many veterans returning home from combat, reconnecting with their families is a challenge. It takes time and understanding to readjust after living apart. The cost is covered...
July 11, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 10, 2017
Letter: Desert Eagle
I don't know a lot of stuff, plus I seem to have reached a point cognitively where the new stuff that I want to learn doesn't stick well. That likely means one of two things: First, maybe I really don't want to know it, or second, the grey matter isn't working like it used to. Or...
July 10, 2017 - 8:10pm
July 8, 2017
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
Question: I was told that the speeding fine in a construction zone had gone up recently. Could you also explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? Answer: With a recent area work zone crash that left two people injured, this is a great time to talk...
July 8, 2017 - 11:41am
July 4, 2017
'It takes a village' to keep arts in the hearts
There is an old saying that reminds us that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' That same philosophy can be applied to the organizing of an arts festival during Turtle Fest. Some years ago when it became clear that the former St. Stanislaus Catholic church would close its doors,...
July 4, 2017 - 3:32pm