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Charges filed against truck driver in crash that killed Vining teen: Jason Vadner had license suspended, revoked seven times prior to crash
First ever breakfast on the farm event set for Aug. 5 in Perham
"Mumble strip" installation begins July 17 on west central Minnesota highways
Driver overcorrects, ends up injured in wrong lane of Highway 10
Perham rallies past EGF in Sub-State 14 opener
Vikings must solve identity crisis in training camp
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
Buzz close out season with sweep
BSU removes ‘interim’ tag, officially names Bolte head football coach
Delores M. Wasche
Deitra "DeeDee" Smith
Diane M. Weickert
Nova Jo Ann Zajac
Hailey Jean Kopveiler and Grant Jacob Kopveiler
Leona Grace Silk
Henry Robert Kertscher
Adeline Rose Sautter
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
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
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
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
Letter: Desert Eagle
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
'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
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
December 23, 2015
Debbie's Digest: Hundreds benefit from United Way
Over the years, I have been an avid supporter of the United Way and all the people it helps through its partner organizations. The United Way takes my donation and the donations of hundreds of others, collects it and then disperses those donations to more than 19 other organizations...
December 23, 2015 - 12:48pm
December 11, 2015
Debbie's Digest:Parents beware today’s TV ads
Am I the only one who finds some of the commercials on TV disturbing? Take for instance, the Cinnamon Crunch cereal ads in which the cereal pieces eat each other. Or the Pop Tart commercial where three flavors are being introduced. Someone in the audience eats all three flavors, leaving...
December 11, 2015 - 1:30pm
October 1, 2015
Troubles with technology
Technology and I have been at each other’s throats for a long time. I’ve held my own pretty well ever since I came back from Vietnam. It was then I realized that my refrigerator was poisoning me. I wouldn’t have known that, except for the fact that the furnace...
October 1, 2015 - 3:04pm
September 17, 2015
Outwitting a teller of tall tales
When I had the hardware store in Boatville, and Mom and Dad came up from Iowa to visit, Dad would come into the store with me Saturday morning. I had received a patio table and chairs from a customer in lieu of payment, and that sat up front in the store, and quickly...
September 17, 2015 - 10:34am
September 10, 2015
Speeding through life is an ongoing talent
With all the attention police are getting all across the country, perhaps I can kick in some of my experiences. I have Paula with me in my old, souped-up Chevy. It’s 1965. She’s a nurse, just finished a night shift. I had just picked her up after my band gig, and although...
September 10, 2015 - 11:38am
September 3, 2015
Heartfelt memories of a long-standing family tradition
Our big get-together of 2015 is behind us now, unforgettably residing in the memories of all the friends and relatives who came to what has become an annual tradition in my family. It is simply called The Barn Dance. Our (my brother and I) parents are long gone at this point,...
September 3, 2015 - 10:12am
August 27, 2015
Corny story: moonshining with Minnesota 13
I grew up on a farm in northeast Iowa back when I can remember dad and his uncle and other farmers talk about hand-picking cobs of field corn, about “bangboards” and wrist-mounted ear huskers and long days in the field at harvest time. You picked the ear, ripped the...
August 27, 2015 - 2:15pm
August 12, 2015
Boy! Break-ups are hard to do. That’s what I was thinking to myself as My True Love had me cornered in our bedroom, asking me with a tone of voice that brooked no denial: “Exactly how long have you two been together?” A guy’s worst nightmare. And...
August 12, 2015 - 5:19pm
August 6, 2015
Royal laundry woes
Retirement is being good to me, all things considered. Three years into it, everything seems to be okay, although if life has taught me nothing else after having fought it to a draw all these years, usually we ourselves are about the last to know. Unfortunately,...
August 6, 2015 - 5:36pm
July 29, 2015
Things happen for a reason, not always happy reasons
So sometimes things happen for a reason. Of course, the reason often isn’t necessarily something we’re happy about. “Oh,” people say to me, “did you get a different truck?” No. It’s my old truck, but after it had a close encounter with the forest,...
July 29, 2015 - 3:49pm
July 23, 2015
Survival of the fittest: immigrating to Minnesota
There’s a lot of focus lately on immigration, and although mostly it’s about the USA-Mexican border, I think maybe there’s something there for us here in Minnesota, too. Specifically, I think there should be a better process to determine whether or not someone...
July 23, 2015 - 2:46pm
July 16, 2015
St. Urho Finnish Wife Carrying Contest a head scratcher of a tradition
The St. Urho Finnish Wife Carrying Contest in Menahga was announced a while back. I think it’s over now, and I haven’t heard who won. I guess I could find out. Is it possible that it might be important? And I don’t know it? The other day I read that the average...
July 16, 2015 - 12:18pm
July 9, 2015
Cherry picking: A metaphor for life, and more importantly, pie
There are several things about picking my cherry tree that are, it seems to me upon further thought, a lot like life. (Yes, it is a cherry tree, here this far north, but it’s a pie cherry, not a sweet one like they grow much further south.) I have a small bucket tied to a...
July 9, 2015 - 12:25pm
June 25, 2015
Thinking about lost items
I was thinking the other day (About this thinking, it was a special occasion; otherwise, thinking always gets me into some kind of trouble, you know?) about all the things that I have lost over the years. Things like pliers, for example. Back when I had the hardware store, I once...
June 25, 2015 - 1:22pm
May 27, 2015
Cousin’s foolproof gas
“Cousin,” which is what I’ll call him, is gone now, so I can tell stories about him, I guess. Were he here, I think he’d enjoy them, so here goes… This story involves Cousin and the farm gas barrel. He turned 16 just after I did, and his parents bought him a car...
May 27, 2015 - 5:04pm