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Overall, EOTC fair deemed a success
VIDEO: Scenes from the East Otter Tail County Fair
DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Millers top Shockers in Region 14C playoffs
Pirates jump on Esox for opening round win
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
March 13, 2014
Column: St. James Hospital cared for 40,000 patients
The St. James Hospital stood at the corner of Fifth Street and Sixth Avenue SW in Perham for more than 90 years. Built in 1902 at the request of Dr. Frank Brabec, it was constructed of yellow brick from a local brickyard owned by August Haut. Many turn-of-the-century buildings...
March 13, 2014 - 2:18pm
Column: Nincompoops and knuckleheads
The origins of the words we use every day are nothing short of wonderful. The words themselves are wonderful, too, the way you suddenly see one that has been right in front of you but you never noticed before. Like the word “nincompoop.” Can there be a better sounding word...
March 13, 2014 - 2:15pm
March 6, 2014
Column: An overview of perplexing energy prices
All of our energy is biological in origin – a bacterial fermentation of vegetation from millions of years that we dug up, or drilled, or whatever. Everything that can grow can be fuel, be it wood, corn, beans, oats, switch grass, bales of straw, you name it. It all grew for one...
March 6, 2014 - 3:45pm
February 28, 2014
Column: Knuckleheads confused by straight-stick
Back a lot of years, the oldest of The Young Girls (my three daughters), was ready to learn to drive. I came upon an old Datsun, straight stick, that was well past its “use by” date. I bought it. The local fire department needed a car to try out their new metal cutting tool,...
February 28, 2014 - 9:31am
February 20, 2014
Column: Small town, big family tree
I’ve always thought of my last name as a mixed blessing. Huwe. Who-vee. Unless you know it or have incredible luck, chances are you wouldn’t pronounce it the “right” way the first time you saw it. As I always say, it’s like a birth-given telemarketer detection service. The...
February 20, 2014 - 2:09pm
Column: Music player skips tracks and how-to instructions
The instructions weren’t simple. They were as far away from simple as they could be. I had a cell phone now with three gigs of storage capability; why then shouldn’t I just move some music onto my phone, the better to listen to if I ever go on an airplane somewhere. That’s...
February 20, 2014 - 2:06pm
February 13, 2014
Column: How ‘bout them apples? Tree growing tips
It’s a sure sign that spring is coming when the seed catalogues arrive in the mail. I’m in constant contact with a local nursery about apple trees, because I’ve got so many of them growing here on the farm. I’ve been bugging the nursery lately about not stocking so many...
February 13, 2014 - 10:59am
February 7, 2014
Column: How we came to drive on the ‘right’ side of the road
We kind of plod along, thoroughly preoccupied with the daily grind of our lives, and accept as normal the oddities that pop up in our paths. It’s against my nature to accept them; at least, once I notice them. I’ve always noticed that cars in Great Britain drive on the opposite...
February 7, 2014 - 9:34am
January 23, 2014
Column: ‘The Banger’ versus my mailbox
With each new snowfall, finding my mail becomes more and more of a problem, due to a snowplow driver who shall remain anonymous but whom I shall name “The Banger.” The Banger comes with each new snowfall, you see, driving one of those big orange gravel trucks with a salt-sand...
January 23, 2014 - 12:46pm
December 12, 2013
Column: Where ‘haywire’ comes from
The word “haywire” has of course come to represent a machine or situation that has ignored all of the three laws of conservation of energy and proceeded into chaos. As laws go, there should be another one, which would state: “Any situation with more than one moving part has...
December 12, 2013 - 1:47pm
December 6, 2013
Column: Cure a nosebleed.. and other home remedies
Everyone has their own home remedy. No one else’s is any good. Only your own. Peter P. lived on the farm down the road from us when we first moved here. He was old and set in his ways, and still strong at 70. “When I don’t feel good, I take a spoonful of number two fuel...
December 6, 2013 - 11:04am
November 15, 2013
Column: The deer hunting spy: A shaky return to the stand after 35 years
I have not been deer hunting in 35 years. Saying that, I feel like a spy just coming out from behind enemy lines, having lived and interacted amidst a culture that revolves around The Doe, The Buck, The Hunt, The Gun, The Stand, The, The, The… A little scary. At the moment...
November 15, 2013 - 9:47am
November 7, 2013
Column: It’s rifle season, so buck up and stay smart
My family has been stockpiling hot chocolate mix and Halloween candy for the last few weeks, an annual ritual that leads up to one of my favorite times of the year. Sorry, Bambi, but I love deer hunting. Even though college classes and work have kept me from hunting for the...
November 7, 2013 - 3:59pm
November 1, 2013
Column: Let me be. When I get old, I’ll do things differently.
Every once in a while, I run this old column. I wrote it 19 years ago when my prostate and I had just turned 50. Those were the good ol’ days, although at that time I didn’t know it. The point is: Today is one of tomorrow’s good ol’ days – enjoy it. When I grow old, don’t...
November 1, 2013 - 11:31am
October 24, 2013
Column: How I got sandbag duty in Vietnam
I had some luck on my side, which is how I ended up with a special electronics classification in the Army. That luck did not, however, stop them from sending me to Vietnam. There, attached to a maintenance group which provided support to Army long range recon patrols and to a battalion...
October 24, 2013 - 11:30am