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Update: Missing Otter Tail County man found
Missing Dent man found, sheriff's office reports
Fire destroys garage north of Ottertail city
Real life '50 First Dates'
Weekly police report - Oct. 19 edition
Perham opens 8AA play with a playoff rematch
Records fall as Yellowjackets roll in season finale
Yellowjackets secure the top seed for Section 8AAA
Perham rallies for share of HOL Conference crown
Perham/NYM swimmers prepping for conference, section meets
Catharine "Cathy" A. Donoho
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
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
Must drivers use turn signals in roundabouts?
NFL players' behavior disgust me
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
Get your 'eek!' on: Area Halloween happenings promise fun and light frights for the whole family
Right on target: Perham Sportsman’s Club keeps growing
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
February 21, 2017
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Editor’s note: Alan Linda was an unpaid contributor to the Fergus Falls Daily Journal for 30 years. His columns also appear in a handful of...
February 21, 2017 - 9:56am
February 14, 2017
Column: Roses are red, violets are blue ... let's go to sleep
This will be our second Valentine's Day as parents. I have no idea what we did last year to "celebrate," but I don't really remember what I was...
February 14, 2017 - 8:52am
February 13, 2017
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Originally published in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, a Forum Communications Co. newspaper. You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh.
February 13, 2017 - 1:26pm
February 4, 2017
Good news just never gets old
Let me first just say that I think my hearing is going. Though to be kind to myself, there were a few other things that prevented my hearing...
February 4, 2017 - 9:00am
January 21, 2017
Large and small changes equal emotional upheaval
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...
January 21, 2017 - 7:00am
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