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SNAP working well in Otter Tail County
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Perham School Board supports resolution for fully funding special education
Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism
Man dies after paraskiing on West Battle Lake
Perham sends seven to 8AA Individual finals
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Second half surge lifts DGF over Perham
Familiar foe awaits Perham at Class AA Championships
Pelican Rapids holds off Perham in conference clash
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
Perham Living selects Valentines Day Royalty
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
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
Ask A Trooper: Is driving with loud music illegal?
Editorial: HUB project in Perham is example of forward thinking
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?
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
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
September 25, 2017
Test your Balderdash skills here: Do you know what 'snast' means?
A recent family get-together has produced another Balderdash contest for you. In the Balderdash game, various words, movie titles, abbreviations, etc. are read out loud and the contestants have to produce realistic versions of what they're about. Here we go.
September 25, 2017 - 6:43pm
September 17, 2017
Some things just aren't countable
Six hundred cans of beer, somewhere around 40 bottles of wine (I lost track while counting corks afterward), most of a roast pig, 150 white chairs...
September 17, 2017 - 8:15am
September 12, 2017
How to make left turn on bike
Question: I have discovered that the stop light in my town does not recognize a bicycle. Just wondering how to make a left turn legally? Any suggestions? Is the traffic signal sensitivity adjustable? Answer: A person operating a bicycle or motorcycle may enter or cross an intersection...
September 12, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 6, 2017
How many people can ride on a motorcycle?
Question: My wife and I love to ride our Honda 1800 Goldwing trike. Can our granddaughter ride between us on short rides? She is seven and loves to ride too. Answer: In looking at motorcycle owner manuals, it says, "Your motorcycle is designed to carry you and one passenger." Based...
September 6, 2017 - 3:32pm
September 3, 2017
In the greater scheme of things happening around the world comes news brought to me by a friend in church regarding library return book drops. You know, the flip out lid, throw a maximum of three books in there at a time, pinch your fingers because you're trying to hurry the books...
September 3, 2017 - 10:18am
August 28, 2017
Can you drive in a bike lane?
Question: Can you drive in a bike lane? For instance, use it for a right turn lane?
August 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
Women's roller derby: Who knew it was this scrappy?
By now, you've all heard about women's roller derby action. I've got one daughter active; one retired. Whew. Time goes by quickly, if your kids are retiring from stuff. I attended a roller derby event some time ago. I looked at the program. Their names are truly a hoot. Micky Dismantle....
August 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 21, 2017
What are some bus safety tips?
Question: I read where the fine for going through a school bus stop arm will increase in Minnesota. Can you talk about the fine amount and school bus safety? Answer: As of Aug. 1, 2017, the fine has increased from $300 to $500 and the violation would remain a misdemeanor. The Department...
August 21, 2017 - 6:52pm
August 15, 2017
What to do when spotting a pet unattended in vehicle
Question: I noticed a dog that was in a vehicle the other day at a local business parking lot and the occupants were not around. I was wondering what I should have done. With the recent warm weather, I can imagine the temperature inside the car must have been dangerously high for...
August 15, 2017 - 4:40pm
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
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