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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
AgweekTV: Bargain bull
Perham girl places 3rd in state art contest
Perham student places eighth at Class A State Speech meet
Fargo South baseball player with Down syndrome gets varsity hit
Lakes Area Penguin Swimmers Registration
Three straight conference wins for Perham boys golf
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
Golfers get relief from armchair judges watching video
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Lucy Minnie Brasel
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
Papacito's expanding into Detroit Lakes
UPDATED: 'It was time to find someone to carry the baton,' Dean's Country Market owner says on sale to Central Market
A business with a view to Perham: Ottertail Glass will open April 10 on Main Street
New Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham on target to continue serving families
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
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Tap that sweet tooth: Vergas, Maplewood both hosting maple syrup events Saturday
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
February 18, 2015
Finally! Another family get-together. What with being gone and everyone being busy and just all the stuff that pulls a nuclear family into atomic breakdown, it has become increasingly hard to get all the germs in one house. Meaning: It has become clear to me that whenever more than...
February 18, 2015 - 4:25pm
February 12, 2015
Energy tips from an ol’ HVAC pro
For those of you unfamiliar with my past, I serviced and installed heating, air conditioning and refrigeration products while doing business as Lindy’s Hardware in New York Mills. Then I designed an HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning) program for the tech school in Wadena,...
February 12, 2015 - 1:09pm
February 4, 2015
Frozen creeks and stiff cheeks: memories of youth
It’s important to get some of the really old memories of when we were young down on paper now. One of the earliest things I remember is from when I was probably six or seven, and my brother Mark was five or six. It was spring, probably early March or late February (in northeast...
February 4, 2015 - 3:24pm
January 28, 2015
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