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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
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Perham girl places 3rd in state art contest
Perham student places eighth at Class A State Speech meet
Fargo South baseball player with Down syndrome gets varsity hit
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Three straight conference wins for Perham boys golf
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
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Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
Papacito's expanding into Detroit Lakes
UPDATED: 'It was time to find someone to carry the baton,' Dean's Country Market owner says on sale to Central Market
A business with a view to Perham: Ottertail Glass will open April 10 on Main Street
New Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham on target to continue serving families
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
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
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Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Tap that sweet tooth: Vergas, Maplewood both hosting maple syrup events Saturday
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
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
March 27, 2014
Column: Cheesed off: Let us keep our dairy-airs
Something in the world of dairy stinks, and it’s not because of the cows. I’m not on the family farm now as much as I used to be, but I still try to keep up with some news from the dairy industry. Last week, I read about something that has me a bit, well, cheesed off. Politics...
March 27, 2014 - 1:57pm
March 21, 2014
Column: I’ve got the (spring) fever
This time of year has always been torture to me. Once I’ve heard that first chickadee of spring whistle ‘weee-doo,’ I’m doomed. My dreams begin to feature sandals, the crunch of fresh veggies and the scent of blooming lilacs or a freshly plowed field. Packets of carrot,...
March 21, 2014 - 11:07am
Column: My week in Norway, Part I
I’m just back from a week in Norway, where My True Love and I stayed with her daughter, who is married to a Norwegian man. Here’s what was fun and memorable about Norway. It’s hilly, bordering on mountainous, and everywhere rocky and wooded. Straight roads almost do not...
March 21, 2014 - 11:05am
March 13, 2014
Column: Out with the old, in with the new name
The feminist in me would be so mad at the rest of me, if the rest of me didn’t feel so darn good right now. A few short weeks ago, I was walking down the sandy aisle of a beach in Costa Rica to say my “I do’s” to the love of my life, Dan. It was the best day of my life,...
March 13, 2014 - 2:19pm
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