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Fire destroys garage north of Ottertail city
Real life '50 First Dates'
Weekly police report - Oct. 19 edition
Man reported missing in Otter Tail County
Perham seniors participate in Choral Festival
Perham opens 8AA play with a playoff rematch
Records fall as Yellowjackets roll in season finale
Yellowjackets secure the top seed for Section 8AAA
Perham rallies for share of HOL Conference crown
Perham/NYM swimmers prepping for conference, section meets
Catharine "Cathy" A. Donoho
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
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
Must drivers use turn signals in roundabouts?
NFL players' behavior disgust me
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
Get your 'eek!' on: Area Halloween happenings promise fun and light frights for the whole family
Right on target: Perham Sportsman’s Club keeps growing
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
April 16, 2015
Family trees, Viking hands and DNA
I’ve been doing a lot of research into my family tree. You know, collecting information on grandparents, building some rudimentary family trees myself. Most of my heritage has already been worked out for me, by others who have put in a ton of work on it. There are some immediate...
April 16, 2015 - 1:24pm
April 8, 2015
Band-ing together at Ft. Bliss
It was 1968, early spring. It was prophetic that the airplane delivering a load of us fresh recruits to El Paso, Texas—Ft. Bliss— for Army basic training had to circle the city for an hour and a half because of a sand storm. And sandy it was. Each evening, when we returned...
April 8, 2015 - 4:12pm
March 11, 2015
Twine’s ‘clear’ story
So, it’s 1969. Me, Tex and Twine are sitting in a five-foot steel culvert buried beneath a couple layers of sandbags that served more for psychological relief than anything. If a 122-mm ChiCom rocket scored a direct hit on us, there weren’t enough sandbags in Vietnam to save...
March 11, 2015 - 2:52pm
March 4, 2015
Sewing the seeds of spring
Spring is coming. You can tell because the seed catalogues are arriving. Every year, about this time, it seems constructive to put down in words what I learned about apple trees this past year. After 35 years of wrangling the darn things, I would have thought that I would have...
March 4, 2015 - 3:14pm
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