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Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
Rural Dent man arrested following road accident
Weekly police report - Jan. 18 edition
Reports surfacing of central Minn. lake travelers going through ice again
PWMS Geography Bee winner and participants
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Jackets defense shuts down Frazee Girls
Michael John Grismer
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
Grief must be experienced and processed
Change is inevitable and I’ve been through my share of change in just a few years. I try to roll with it, and am mostly successful. Sometimes I rock it, sometimes it takes a little longer to turn the ship, even a few degrees.
January 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 9, 2017
A resolution by any other name ...
Some time ago, thinking that I just needed to change my perspective on New Year’s resolutions to achieve long-term success, I changed what I called them. No more resolutions for me; I started to set goals.
January 9, 2017 - 10:59am
September 16, 2016
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
I have three girls still in school. The morning of Tuesday, Sept. 6, was spent talking about what each wanted for their first-day-of-school (hair) dos. It’s a tradition in our house. A new start calls for a special do. The oldest, 13 (her birthday fell on the first day of school),...
September 16, 2016 - 5:15pm
July 21, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
I keep a bucket list in the back of my mind and on the list is to walk a 5K. Marathons and half-marathons have been the trend for a number of years and I know lots of people who participate in the sport, however, it is one event you won’t see me in. My philosophy on voluntary running,...
July 21, 2016 - 10:37am
July 7, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
I watched over a small turtle crossing the road recently and the act left me with an inner glow. Perhaps it would have survived the traveling traffic, but I like to think it truly needed my assistance. It also made me think a bit. Because I came across the reptile at precisely the...
July 7, 2016 - 12:24pm
June 30, 2016
Debbie's Digest:Meaning of love explained simply, honestly
Do you remember the old Art Linkletter shows of the ’60s and ’70s in which he queried children to get their take on a variety of topics, from love to current events? Bill Cosby had a similar show in the 1990s, I think, in which he asked children questions much as Linkletter did....
June 30, 2016 - 9:22am
June 23, 2016
Debbie's Digest:I spy California, Texas and Florida right here
The game has begun. Since Memorial Day, the official start of the tourist season in our part of the country, I am aware of the different license plates on a variety cars, trucks, vans, campers and boats. I glance at the plates of parked cars; I look when driving around town, on county...
June 23, 2016 - 1:32pm
May 27, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Graduates and spring go hand-in-hand
It seems appropriate that graduations are held in the spring. The earth is coming to life, grass is growing, new life is emerging everywhere and high school seniors are moving into the next phase of their lives.
May 27, 2016 - 3:10pm
May 5, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Remember the mom God gave you with love
Mom is 73. She doesn’t remember the full name she gave me at birth and sometimes gives me a look that says she doesn’t know who I am, or what right I have to kiss her forehead. Three years ago, she knew my full name, knew she had a house and that she didn’t want to leave it....
May 5, 2016 - 11:40am
April 7, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Family history worth more than $2.99
Last week, an Ottertail woman stopped by the office to relinquish a binder of a local family’s history. Her daughter had picked it up at a thrift store in northern Minnesota. The woman, Joyce Ward, and her daughter didn’t feel right throwing it away. Her daughter, upon seeing...
April 7, 2016 - 12:01pm
April 1, 2016
Debbie's Digest:Conquer depression with some help
In the early 1990s, a severe depression gripped my soul, my heart and my mind, incapacitating me to such an extent that I briefly contemplated my existence. It was a very dark period in my life. With each perceived failure, the grip tightened and left me unable to focus on anything...
April 1, 2016 - 3:22pm
March 21, 2016
Cooking for Life: Sugar cookies that will melt in your mouth
Over the years my mom has found some of the best recipes that are repeatedly requested by my brother and I. She makes the best bread pudding, the best pecan pie — it uses finely chopped pecans rather than the full nut, which I like better — and the best sugar cookies, which I...
March 21, 2016 - 2:31pm
February 12, 2016
Debbie's Digest: Books open doors to other worlds
As a little girl, my nose was always buried in a book. I started reading early and by the time I was in first grade had read “Black Beauty,” still one of my favorite books. I also attribute “Black Beauty” to my deep sensitivity to any kind of maltreatment of animals. I came...
February 12, 2016 - 12:52pm
Cooking for life: Yummy chicken recipe also easy to make
The notation in the cookbook says, “Yummy!” with two lines drawn under the word for emphasis. There are a lot of pages dog-eared in my “Taste of Home Simple and Delicious Cookbook” (242 Quick, Easy Recipes with Everyday Ingredients), which is my method to mark a recipe I think...
February 12, 2016 - 11:49am
February 5, 2016
Debbie's Digest: News work is still rewarding job
Most people aren’t fond of the month of February. I, on the other hand, like it for two reasons – it’s the month of my birthday; and I started in the newspaper business a quarter century ago in February. Without question, I think it’s the best job ever and I have enjoyed my...
February 5, 2016 - 1:43pm