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Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Perham students place in Knowledge Bowl meet
Man suffers head injury in crash
Perham sends one to international science fair, team to state science contest
Minn. man charged for swindling $60,000 from friend after faking cancer
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
Perham girls erase deficit, secure home win
Perham wrestlers ready for Section 8AA Individual Championships
Perham gymnastic trio ready for state
Wilma (Jeanne) Wilder Lueders
Troy A. Ash
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
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
February 14, 2017
Column: Roses are red, violets are blue ... let's go to sleep
This will be our second Valentine's Day as parents. I have no idea what we did last year to "celebrate," but I don't really remember what I was...
February 14, 2017 - 8:52am
February 4, 2017
Good news just never gets old
Let me first just say that I think my hearing is going. Though to be kind to myself, there were a few other things that prevented my hearing...
February 4, 2017 - 9:00am
January 20, 2017
Grief must be experienced and processed
Change is inevitable and I’ve been through my share of change in just a few years. I try to roll with it, and am mostly successful. Sometimes I rock it, sometimes it takes a little longer to turn the ship, even a few degrees.
January 20, 2017 - 6:00pm
January 9, 2017
A resolution by any other name ...
Some time ago, thinking that I just needed to change my perspective on New Year’s resolutions to achieve long-term success, I changed what I called them. No more resolutions for me; I started to set goals.
January 9, 2017 - 10:59am
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