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Defying the odds: Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
New bill would eliminate snow days in Minnesota
Rescuer used canoe, hot tub to save MN snowmobiler who fell through the ice
Man without pulse after being pinned between large trucks in Fargo
Minnesota sheriff's deputy sent to hospital after hitting cow with car
Perham crowns four wrestling champions, send eight to state
Jada Olsen takes all-around bronze
Yellowjacket swimmers kick off the Section 5A Championships
Yellowjacket wrestlers send eight to the 8AA Individual Finals
Yellowjacket girls fall in quadruple overtime thriller
Herbert R. Woods
Noreen M. Huwe
Norman E. Kangas
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
Getting out a message across crossed wires
I just read that, 100 years ago, in 1915, Alexander Graham Bell made his first long-distance telephone call. Although no one knew it at the time, it would be the beginning of the death of Western Union telegraphs. Western Union, which sent its first telegraph message in the late...
January 28, 2015 - 3:58pm
January 14, 2015
Bobcats common in the area, though rarely seen
Bobcats are one of the most elusive and secretive native species of mammals common in Minnesota. Not very well understood by most people, fewer still ever observe them. Granted, they are mostly nocturnal by nature, but rest assured these amazing animals are more numerous than many...
January 14, 2015 - 4:52pm
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
Every Sunday now, I cannot resist looking at the paper and checking out the latest flu map – you know, the one that shows where it is hitting the hardest. At the moment, Minnesota seems to be kind of in the middle, numbers-wise. Anyone I talk to says they hate to go into a clinic...
January 14, 2015 - 4:50pm
January 7, 2015
The Prairie Spy: These are a few of my favor-ite films
In keeping with doing something memorable with the New Year, I’m making a resolution (another one, just like the other ones) to watch once again some of my all-time favorite movies. Here they are, in no particular order, although I must confess I have some extra fondness for this...
January 7, 2015 - 2:36pm
December 11, 2014
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
A recent area newspaper gave front-page importance to the fact that the local high school was not going to offer a study hall. Further reading of the article seems to indicate that, in fact, there has been no study hall for some time. I didn’t know you could do away with something...
December 11, 2014 - 4:12pm
June 20, 2014
Johnson's Journal: Burst pipes and aching backs: An initiation into homeownership
“Honey, where are the forks?” “Seriously? Fork-get about it. They’re packed away somewhere, probably at the bottom of the biggest, heaviest box at the bottom of the tallest, heaviest pile of boxes.” “C’mon. Really? How am I supposed to eat my week-old leftovers...
June 20, 2014 - 2:37pm
May 31, 2014
Column: Giving ‘shotgun wedding’ a whole new meaning
Do you want to know what a great wedding is to a guy? Do you really, really want to know? Well, stay tuned. Here it all comes. From a guy. Who just attended the wedding of his nephew. First, and most importantly, a great wedding is someone else’s other than your own. I could...
May 31, 2014 - 7:57am
May 29, 2014
Column: Memorial Day a good time to leave your comfort zone
“Memorial Day is uncomfortable, if the truth be known.” Looking around the sparsely populated Prairie Wind Middle School gymnasium during Monday’s Memorial Day service, speaker Paul Anderson, a Perham pastor and retired Navy Chaplain, pointed to empty chairs and bleachers...
May 29, 2014 - 12:01pm
May 16, 2014
Column: A good friend gone, but not forgotten
Yesterday, I deleted Stanley B.’s phone number from my cell phone. I’ve deleted phone numbers before, but not for this reason. His brother called me two days ago and informed me that Stanley, at the age of 77, had passed away. Stanley and I have talked on the phone for the...
May 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
May 9, 2014
Column: A dog, a parade and Perham’s first band
Editor’s note: This bit of Perham history is excerpted from “Perham in its Eary Days,” written by Henry Kemper in 1901. In 1880, John Hauck arrived from Ohio to teach school at the St. Joseph district, where he also organized a brass band. This awakened the young men of Perham,...
May 9, 2014 - 10:00am
Column: Spending our lives (and possibly our deaths) on hold
“Please hold for the next available operator/clerk/account-administrator/technician/helpfulpersonwhoknowseverythingbuttellsnothing.” Life on hold, that’s what we’re living now. As if being placed on temporary leave from our lives by a nonhuman recording isn’t bad enough,...
May 9, 2014 - 9:56am
May 1, 2014
Column: Wife-carrying and other weird customs
There are some really weird customs in the world. Here in the U.S.A., we don’t go in much for really far-out rituals and behaviors, although some might say giving a 16-year-old a license to get behind the wheel and direct a two-ton missile down the road a little bit “out there.” I...
May 1, 2014 - 12:56pm
April 24, 2014
Column: A pile of wood is money in the bank
With all the things that have to be done now that warm weather is here, it gets a little overwhelming. It would, all things considered, be a good time to take up serious drinking. Since that doesn’t help, one must prioritize. So. First things first. There’s a pile of...
April 24, 2014 - 11:53am
April 17, 2014
Column: I’m just sayin’: There’s a methane to this madness
The White House and the EPA recently announced efforts to regulate (meaning tax) methane gases and the sources of those gases. One of the main targets of their efforts is the dairy industry. Their target is to reduce methane emissions by 25 percent by 2020. Why the dairy industry?...
April 17, 2014 - 11:48am
Column: How not to talk to women
“Do you know we’ve been together now for five years?” said My True Love to me the other day. Now, I’m no lawyer, but on the other hand, I didn’t ride the turnip truck across the border and hang on over some pretty bumpy roads just to fall off over a leading question like...
April 17, 2014 - 11:45am