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Perham Pioneer Days
Ottertail Hilltop lumber store holds grand opening
Vehicle loses power, goes into ditch
Lake Region Arts Council selects board members
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?
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
February 7, 2014
Column: How we came to drive on the ‘right’ side of the road
We kind of plod along, thoroughly preoccupied with the daily grind of our lives, and accept as normal the oddities that pop up in our paths. It’s against my nature to accept them; at least, once I notice them. I’ve always noticed that cars in Great Britain drive on the opposite...
February 7, 2014 - 9:34am
January 23, 2014
Column: ‘The Banger’ versus my mailbox
With each new snowfall, finding my mail becomes more and more of a problem, due to a snowplow driver who shall remain anonymous but whom I shall name “The Banger.” The Banger comes with each new snowfall, you see, driving one of those big orange gravel trucks with a salt-sand...
January 23, 2014 - 12:46pm
December 12, 2013
Column: Where ‘haywire’ comes from
The word “haywire” has of course come to represent a machine or situation that has ignored all of the three laws of conservation of energy and proceeded into chaos. As laws go, there should be another one, which would state: “Any situation with more than one moving part has...
December 12, 2013 - 1:47pm
December 6, 2013
Column: Cure a nosebleed.. and other home remedies
Everyone has their own home remedy. No one else’s is any good. Only your own. Peter P. lived on the farm down the road from us when we first moved here. He was old and set in his ways, and still strong at 70. “When I don’t feel good, I take a spoonful of number two fuel...
December 6, 2013 - 11:04am