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Charges filed against truck driver in crash that killed Vining teen: Jason Vadner had license suspended, revoked seven times prior to crash
First ever breakfast on the farm event set for Aug. 5 in Perham
"Mumble strip" installation begins July 17 on west central Minnesota highways
Driver overcorrects, ends up injured in wrong lane of Highway 10
Perham rallies past EGF in Sub-State 14 opener
Vikings must solve identity crisis in training camp
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
Buzz close out season with sweep
BSU removes ‘interim’ tag, officially names Bolte head football coach
Delores M. Wasche
Deitra "DeeDee" Smith
Diane M. Weickert
Nova Jo Ann Zajac
Hailey Jean Kopveiler and Grant Jacob Kopveiler
Leona Grace Silk
Henry Robert Kertscher
Adeline Rose Sautter
Health screenings coming to Perham
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Another year older and still kickin': Perham Health celebrates 115th anniversary
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
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
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Letter: Wood Tick
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Letter: Desert Eagle
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
'Art in Your Park' in New Yorks Mills offered to area kids
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
July 16, 2017
Letter: Wood Tick
I found the first wood tick of the season; here's my favorite wood tick column: I sat in church last Sunday and marveled as I usually do at how one's mind tends to ramble past thoughts much more freely there. Is it the austere tones of the interior decorating? The largeness of spirit?...
July 16, 2017 - 11:52am
June 20, 2017
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Most of us suffer from an occasional headache. There's the sinus headache, the weather headache, the TMJ headache, the stress headache, the...
June 20, 2017 - 9:03am
June 18, 2017
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
I've been connected with the Cultural Center in New York Mills since John Davis came to town in the 80's and began it. We volunteers sanded, peeled lath and plaster, painted, and managed to get the old Karvonen building into shape enough that funding for the rest of what has happened...
June 18, 2017 - 8:15am
June 9, 2017
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
This is about apples. While explaining what I'm going to explain here to a lady in church last Sunday, it dawned on me that I haven't put this in writing. I've written lots of stuff about the forty-plus years I've spent killing apple trees, and-or watching them expire of natural causes....
June 9, 2017 - 5:47pm
May 27, 2017
The birds and the bees of planting apple trees
After 40 years of killing apples trees, I would have thought that I would have it all figured out by now, but no, such is not the case. Not even close. So you want to plant one apple tree? Or 30. Not much changes, except you do need two in order for one to pollinate the other one....
May 27, 2017 - 10:18am
May 14, 2017
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
Summer is coming, and for the first time in the history of automobiles, the numbers of fifteen-year-olds hitting the highways in a driver's education car is decreasing. That means, maybe, that this hormone-riddled, vacuum-headed generation—and weren't we all-- has figured out...
May 14, 2017 - 10:18am
April 27, 2017
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
This wasn't how I thought things would happen. You see, my role as editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune is being expanded to include Perham and Wadena, and my first day on the job as the new editor for the Wadena Pioneer Journal was last Monday, April 17. I had planned on writing a...
April 27, 2017 - 9:10am
March 10, 2017
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
During February, which is I Love to Read Month, I typically write a book review of my favorite books read over the past year. I'm going to depart from the norm, step out of the box, and with the Oscars a recent memory, share a few of my favorite movies.
March 10, 2017 - 11:30am
March 2, 2017
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Vehicles are arguably the best inventions ever, next to computers, cell phones, electricity and sliced bread. But I hate them. No, not really, but they can shoot right to the top my list of most-hated objects. Over the weekend, my car started stalling on me. When it stalled I put...
March 2, 2017 - 4:00pm
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