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Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Path of the eclipse: When and where to get the best view
Perham Pioneer Days
Ottertail Hilltop lumber store holds grand opening
Vehicle loses power, goes into ditch
Perham community showing support for Gabe Grunewald
Perham to host benefit run for Grunewald's cancer fight
14C: Millers knock off Pirates with late rally
Keenum, Heinicke lift Vikings over Bills
Receiver from Minnesota turning heads with Gophers coaches
Arlene F. @13@@10@Dougherty
Nancy Lee Brandt
Births - Aug. 10 edition
Local students make Dean's List at UM-Twin Cities
Local students make Dean's List at University of Northwestern
Birth announcements - July 27 edition
Second Chance Boutique has new owner, name
Perham couple opening Fargo restaurant in former Rosie's Laundromat building
Hilltop Lumber Ottertail Store Grand Opening August 11th and 12th
LMHC names Donna Baker as their CEO for their organization.
Star Tribune names Arvig a 2017 Top Workplace
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
What to do when spotting a pet unattended in vehicle
Your letters - Aug. 10 edition
‘I’ve decided to do something about living forever’
When does the NTSB get involved with crashes?
Who is the boss here...me or my car?
Vining’s Watermelon Day, Saturday August 19
St. Lawrence Parish Festival and Polka Mass draws big crowds
Bike Rodeo at Otterfest
WE Fest versus Bruno: What did you decide?
'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?
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
April 24, 2014
Column: A pile of wood is money in the bank
With all the things that have to be done now that warm weather is here, it gets a little overwhelming. It would, all things considered, be a good time to take up serious drinking. Since that doesn’t help, one must prioritize. So. First things first. There’s a pile of...
April 24, 2014 - 11:53am
April 17, 2014
Column: I’m just sayin’: There’s a methane to this madness
The White House and the EPA recently announced efforts to regulate (meaning tax) methane gases and the sources of those gases. One of the main targets of their efforts is the dairy industry. Their target is to reduce methane emissions by 25 percent by 2020. Why the dairy industry?...
April 17, 2014 - 11:48am
Column: How not to talk to women
“Do you know we’ve been together now for five years?” said My True Love to me the other day. Now, I’m no lawyer, but on the other hand, I didn’t ride the turnip truck across the border and hang on over some pretty bumpy roads just to fall off over a leading question like...
April 17, 2014 - 11:45am
April 10, 2014
Column: Mud may be the only thing worse than snow
I’m tired of winter. I’m tired of cold weather. I’m tired of firewood (which is all gone). I’m tired of snow. Snow on the roof, snow on the driveway, snow on the front step, snow on the lakes. Snow that melts. And freezes. And drifts. And comes again. And melts some more....
April 10, 2014 - 2:02pm