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Perham School Board supports resolution for fully funding special education
Fire in Ottertail: Periwinkle destroyed, liquor store saved
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
Otter Tail County authorities investigating death of man found unconscious on lake
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
Second half surge lifts DGF over Perham
Familiar foe awaits Perham at Class AA Championships
Pelican Rapids holds off Perham in conference clash
Yellowjackets post best score of the season at championships
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Donald J. Sweere
Donald J. Sweere
Dennis William Stanford
Mary Joanne Lischke
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Carignan makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
Elsa Jean Halonen
Cold weather: The job must go on
Good timing helps couple land chiropractic clinic in Perham
All Creatures Vet Clinic offering boarding and grooming in Otter Tail
Halvorson of Perham Health certified in MHA trustee certification program
Forrest Briard farm Minnesota earns water quality certification
On a wing and a prayer: Help sought in caring for Angel of Hope park in Perham
Owen Rastedt benefit planned Feb. 24
Area students make dean's list at Concordia College
Molly West will replace Alexandra Koes as Miss Heart of the Lakes 2018
Maplewood State Park offers candlelight ski event Feb. 24
One in four students using tobacco products
Column: Do things differently when growing old
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Ask A Trooper: Why are the uniforms maroon?
Miller column: Newspaper's open forum important
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
'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
November 28, 2017
Some Thanksgivings more memorable than others
Just a quick Thanksgiving story. It was 1958, I was 15 years old, and the whole extended family was gathered at the farmhouse in which I grew up. Tables were lined up end to end, table settings were counted over and over. Were there enough chairs? Plates? Table cloths? How to get...
November 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 15, 2017
Deer hunting time to tell tales
Deer hunting is here. Now is when the best part of deer season starts. Now is when hunters get their money's worth, not about hunting specifically, but while spinning yarns about how they got their deer. I think they hunt just so they can talk about it.
November 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 12, 2017
What are the laws regarding drivers and electronic devices?
Question: Can you talk about the law that covers a driver ability to watch a movie, video or broadcast on a cellphone, tablet or computer while driving? What if the passenger is in possession of the device? Answer: There is a law in Minnesota that says that a television screen shall...
November 12, 2017 - 8:15am
November 6, 2017
It was May, evening, 1969. I and Ted—a radio guy attached to my unit—had, as I remember it, reconfigured a single sideband receiver so that we could tune Hanoi Hannah in. We had to do it on the sly; the lifers frowned on extra-curricular activity. We listened to her, mainly...
November 6, 2017 - 4:40pm
November 5, 2017
Left turns and intersection etiquette
Question: When I learned to drive 50 years ago, my Driver's Ed teacher instructed me to pull into the intersection on a green light, even when there was oncoming traffic, to attempt to make a left turn. I still practice this, green arrows or not. I actually asked a driver's test person...
November 5, 2017 - 10:42am
November 1, 2017
Reaching the age for bucket lists
I've reached an age where suddenly The Bucket List makes more sense. A bucket list is a bunch of those things you've never done, things more "out there" than normal. Things unlike doing stuff you've been doing forever, like going to town, going to work, making your bed, washing windows,...
November 1, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 29, 2017
Questions regarding handicapped parking
Question: Both my daughter and I have a disability. I have the handicap license plates on my car and she only has a placard. When she drives my car, does she have to use her placard to park? Answer: The registered license plates are designed for you to be able to park that vehicle...
October 29, 2017 - 8:15am
October 25, 2017
The family farm in Iowa where I grew up, the buildings and land now owned and cared for by my brother Mark, has become more front and center in his and my mind. That's because he has an opportunity to sell the buildings. Because of that, and because those buildings are still quite...
October 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 22, 2017
Must drivers use turn signals in roundabouts?
Question: Are drivers required to use turn signals when entering or exiting a roundabout? With a newly constructed roundabout very recently opened in town, I have not once observed a turn signal used. What is the law? Answer: This is a great question as we are seeing more roundabouts...
October 22, 2017 - 8:15am
October 15, 2017
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Question: I know that Minnesota has made a lot of progress for traffic safety and less people are dying on our roads but what are other states doing? Answer: For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people...
October 15, 2017 - 8:15am
October 10, 2017
Roundabouts save lives
After explaining loop quantum gravity last week, a new sense of bravery has overtaken me, and this week, despite the probable widespread confusion that will ensue, we will examine another phenomenon. Warning: This topic will arouse new and as yet undiscovered personal feelings. This...
October 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 8, 2017
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
Question: It is my understanding that a number of antique vehicles from the 1930s and 1940s were constructed with serial numbers (now known as Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs)) pressed into the frame. However, it is my further understanding that these vehicles were not constructed...
October 8, 2017 - 8:15am
October 1, 2017
How late can you drive with a farm permit?
Question: If you are 15 years old and have a farm permit to drive a farm truck, how late at night can you drive?
October 1, 2017 - 10:18am
All we are is dust in the wind? Nah, more like a sandstorm
"Despite obscurities, infelicities, and unanswered questions." So begins one chapter of Carlo Robeli's book titled "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics." He goes on to provide the reader with a dizzying array of guesses about the universe in which we live. Each guess has a substantial...
October 1, 2017 - 8:15am
September 26, 2017
More questions about school bus safety
Question: Recently you talked about the stop arm on a school bus. My question is, if a school bus is stopped on an undivided highway, with the red lights flashing but no stop arm extended, may I proceed around the bus after I stop and it is safe to do so? (I would guess the bus driver...
September 26, 2017 - 4:40pm