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N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Perham volleyball extends streak with home win over Bemidji
Josie Beachy has worked hard to help her team, and herself, grow
Charlotte June Huddleston
Herbert H. Limmer
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
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
February 1, 2016
Debbie's Digest:Birthdays should be celebrated big
I’ll be celebrating a birthday in a couple weeks, though I don’t remember exactly how old I will be. I’ve found the older I get, the less importance my age carries. But I’ve always believed birthdays should be a big deal. Having a February birth, my mom always made me a heart-shaped...
February 1, 2016 - 11:15am
January 21, 2016
Debbie's Digest:Peanut butter bars have a way of disappearing
When my kids were little and involved in kid activities, there were often occasions when a pan of bars was required. You know how it goes. And working full time left little time to spend making bars, so this recipe became my standby. Because these bars go together so quickly and only...
January 21, 2016 - 1:16pm