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East Otter Tail County 4-H taking enrollment for the new year
Search for Miss Teen Otter Tail County announced
Three injured in Bluffton area accident
County board in tune with juvenile center needed changes
Explosive opening quarter leads to Perham rout
Perham takes down Breckenridge for seventh straight win
Perham/NYM continues winning streak with home win
Perham’s Richter recounts crazy day he committed to the Gophers for football
Perham's depth shines through at Bagley Invitational
Robert "Bob" Charles Elliott
John "Gordy" Askew
Betty Carmen Jacobson
Robert G. Olson
Robert "Bob" Elliott
Norb & Carol
Connor Lyle Tumberg
Emil Frank Pickar
Celebration of Life for Bob Finstrom
Brynlee Quinn Zierke
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
Perham Knights of Columbus donate $500 to community pantry
COLA honors Star Lake Association
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
Volunteering has many benefits
Letter: My experience with an act of kindness
Some things just aren't countable
How to make left turn on bike
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Americana-Folk Band playing at Disgruntled Brewery
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
Tonic Sol Fa concert at Perham High School Auditorium September 8
Vining’s Watermelon Day, Saturday August 19
St. Lawrence Parish Festival and Polka Mass draws big crowds
'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?
March 10, 2017
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
During February, which is I Love to Read Month, I typically write a book review of my favorite books read over the past year. I'm going to depart from the norm, step out of the box, and with the Oscars a recent memory, share a few of my favorite movies.
March 10, 2017 - 11:30am
March 2, 2017
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Vehicles are arguably the best inventions ever, next to computers, cell phones, electricity and sliced bread. But I hate them. No, not really, but they can shoot right to the top my list of most-hated objects. Over the weekend, my car started stalling on me. When it stalled I put...
March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
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 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 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
July 21, 2016
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 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
Debbie's Digest:Meaning of love explained simply, honestly
Do you remember the old Art Linkletter shows of the ’60s and ’70s in which he queried children to get their take on a variety of topics, from love to current events? Bill Cosby had a similar show in the 1990s, I think, in which he asked children questions much as Linkletter did....
June 30, 2016 - 9:22am
June 23, 2016
Debbie's Digest:I spy California, Texas and Florida right here
The game has begun. Since Memorial Day, the official start of the tourist season in our part of the country, I am aware of the different license plates on a variety cars, trucks, vans, campers and boats. I glance at the plates of parked cars; I look when driving around town, on county...
June 23, 2016 - 1:32pm
May 27, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Graduates and spring go hand-in-hand
It seems appropriate that graduations are held in the spring. The earth is coming to life, grass is growing, new life is emerging everywhere and high school seniors are moving into the next phase of their lives.
May 27, 2016 - 3:10pm
May 5, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Remember the mom God gave you with love
Mom is 73. She doesn’t remember the full name she gave me at birth and sometimes gives me a look that says she doesn’t know who I am, or what right I have to kiss her forehead. Three years ago, she knew my full name, knew she had a house and that she didn’t want to leave it....
May 5, 2016 - 11:40am
April 7, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Family history worth more than $2.99
Last week, an Ottertail woman stopped by the office to relinquish a binder of a local family’s history. Her daughter had picked it up at a thrift store in northern Minnesota. The woman, Joyce Ward, and her daughter didn’t feel right throwing it away. Her daughter, upon seeing...
April 7, 2016 - 12:01pm
April 1, 2016
Debbie's Digest:Conquer depression with some help
In the early 1990s, a severe depression gripped my soul, my heart and my mind, incapacitating me to such an extent that I briefly contemplated my existence. It was a very dark period in my life. With each perceived failure, the grip tightened and left me unable to focus on anything...
April 1, 2016 - 3:22pm