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(Video) It's on! The East Otter Tail County Fair
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Capitol Chatter: Smith opens climate change office
Minnesota adds 7,300 jobs in June as jobless rates stays at 3.8 percent
Phase I of county buffer program close to completion
Buzz continue run with 7-5 win over Detroit Lakes
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
Tuffy Nelson classic returns for 32nd year
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Berthold (Bud) Schwarz
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
Marlin M. Ziegler
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
New retail store opens in Ottertail
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
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
October 17, 2013
Column: How good are you at Balderdash?
It’s time for you to see how good you are at Balderdash. In this game, players make up word definitions, what a movie is about, why someone was famous, etc. Here we go. Keep track. You’re going to be graded on your guesses. First: What was Susan Sternfield known for? She...
October 17, 2013 - 4:32pm
October 11, 2013
Column: This used to be such a peaceful place
It’s cold out. It’s October, but I can’t turn the furnace on for heat. Not yet. Outside, it’s raining, windy, icky. Where was all this wet stuff back in July when we needed it? Doesn’t it almost seem like we’re being tortured? Hot, hot, hot, then cold, cold, cold. It’s...
October 11, 2013 - 1:07pm
September 26, 2013
Let's hear it for the girls
In the past four seasons, state championships have been brought back to Perham by the basketball team, the 4x800m track team, and cross country teams. State runners-up finishes have come from baseball and a semifinal berth by last year’s football team - all boys’ sports. Girls’...
September 26, 2013 - 4:55pm
Column: Tick-borne walk-up call has one man wishing for winter
He was dying. He just knew it. Flat on his back on a bed in the intensive care unit in a hospital in Alexandria, Minn., hooked up to strange machines that measured just how fast, he kind of figured, his death was arriving. His wife was there beside him. He kind of remembers telling...
September 26, 2013 - 3:42pm
September 19, 2013
Column: What’s wrong with that used car? You don’t really want to know
There’s a new law proposed for, unless I’m mistaken, us Minnesotans. My information on this is pretty vague, because I was reading all this first thing in the morning, with only one eye open and half a brain functioning. Anyway. As you know, new car dealers have to put...
September 19, 2013 - 1:35pm
September 12, 2013
Column: Alcohol a common factor in Darwin Awards
It’s time for some more Darwin Award contenders. As you know, Darwin Awards are given to those human beings (usually male – go figure!), who through boneheaded activity remove themselves from the gene pool. Three Eaton, Ohio men died on the evening of July 4. James, Billy and...
September 12, 2013 - 1:48pm
September 5, 2013
Column: That old feeling
There’s a 1937 B John Deere sitting quietly in my shed, and a 2007 Caterpillar combine roaring around in the wheat field just north of that shed. The combine is harvesting wheat. The tractor is retired, so it’s doing nothing. There is more than just a 70-year age gap between...
September 5, 2013 - 11:50am
August 23, 2013
Column: A few good reasons to give DIY a try
I proudly consider myself a DIY Pinterest fiend. So I am often confused when asked, “Why don’t you just buy (insert project here) from a store? Why go through the effort?” I say, “Why not?” In fact, I’ve come up with several reasons why I think everyone should...
August 23, 2013 - 12:38pm
August 22, 2013
Column: Getting ‘down to brass tacks’ on funny little sayings
“There’s a little good in the worst of us, and a little bad in the best of us. It scarce behooves the most of us, to talk about the rest of us.” I don’t know who the author of that quote is. I can tell you that my uncle quoted it to my cousin so many times and for so...
August 22, 2013 - 4:16pm
August 16, 2013
Column: My family’s ‘White Elephant’
My generation has accumulated a bunch of stuff. I’m no exception. I have accumulated a 1936 Plymouth Businessman’s Coupe. Black. The only color available. A white elephant. An explanation of the origin of the term “white elephant” is in order. In Siam, if you found...
August 16, 2013 - 9:24am
August 8, 2013
Column: Social media may just be the religion of the next generation
It took one auction and several people several long, grueling days to clear their farm of personal belongings after our parents had both passed on. Numerous times a day, we who were doing the clearing looked at one another and said: “Look at all this stuff!” or, “Good grief!...
August 8, 2013 - 1:33pm
August 1, 2013
Column: English, schmenglish!
As time goes by, I find that I have less and less patience with some of the word misuse I hear, read and see. By some of it, I mean that when it comes to verbs, I’m pretty obsessive about correct use. When it comes to creatively misusing other English words, I’m all for it. But...
August 1, 2013 - 2:20pm
July 29, 2013
Blane Klemek: Wasps, yellowjackets & hornets, oh my!
Horse and deer flies are persistent insect pests during a relatively short period of time each summer. And while they are generally easy to deal with, and their bites do hurt — nothing compares to the sting of a hornet. While clearing one of my wooded foot-trails recently of...
July 29, 2013 - 2:55pm
July 25, 2013
Letter to the Editor: FairTax could be a workable solution
How important is the FairTax? My answer is another question: How important is the future of the United States? Everyone decries the rampant partisanship on Capitol Hill, which gridlocks progress on a host of issues, existential issues. But have you ever tried to carry on a meaningful...
July 25, 2013 - 3:17pm
Column: Lindy vs. Facebook
I’ve been trying, in my retirement, to become one of those people who put stuff on their Facebook page. Well. Not put. “Post.” See? There’s the first problem with figuring out something -- not knowing the right words with which to phrase the question that will get you...
July 25, 2013 - 3:10pm