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Parents file complaint against Minn. school over son's suicide
Minn. teacher arrested for alleged child sexual abuse
ND native, husband living in Minnesota die during fishing accident in Iceland
Unlicensed driver was at the wheel in injury crash southwest of Perham
Minn. gubernatorial candidate Otto chooses running mate
Wolverines shutdown Perham, fall to DGF
Minten’s blast lifts Perham over Wadena-DC
Perham Tennis team takes another step
Perham boys tennis advances to Section 8A Championship
Perham gains share of Heart O'Lakes Conference title
James R. Draack
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs
Looking Back - May 17 edition
Perham Health offers 'right way to fall' program
Fergus Falls Police Chief Bergren announces run for Otter Tail County Sheriff
Public asked to help find missing child last seen in Iowa and may now be in Minnesota
Your Letters: Why believe the press about political change?
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
Commentary: At the University of North Dakota, another feud over another logo
Ask A Trooper: How do you become a pilot with the state troopers?
Ask A Trooper: Do vehicles need a working horn?
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'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
October 15, 2017
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Question: I know that Minnesota has made a lot of progress for traffic safety and less people are dying on our roads but what are other states doing? Answer: For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people...
October 15, 2017 - 8:15am
October 10, 2017
Roundabouts save lives
After explaining loop quantum gravity last week, a new sense of bravery has overtaken me, and this week, despite the probable widespread confusion that will ensue, we will examine another phenomenon. Warning: This topic will arouse new and as yet undiscovered personal feelings. This...
October 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 8, 2017
Can antique vehicles be sold without a VIN?
Question: It is my understanding that a number of antique vehicles from the 1930s and 1940s were constructed with serial numbers (now known as Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs)) pressed into the frame. However, it is my further understanding that these vehicles were not constructed...
October 8, 2017 - 8:15am
October 1, 2017
How late can you drive with a farm permit?
Question: If you are 15 years old and have a farm permit to drive a farm truck, how late at night can you drive?
October 1, 2017 - 10:18am
All we are is dust in the wind? Nah, more like a sandstorm
"Despite obscurities, infelicities, and unanswered questions." So begins one chapter of Carlo Robeli's book titled "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics." He goes on to provide the reader with a dizzying array of guesses about the universe in which we live. Each guess has a substantial...
October 1, 2017 - 8:15am
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