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Man rescued from fall into West Silent Lake
Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
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!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
July 1, 2015
Nothing beats owning a hardware store
In the world of gift purchasing, nothing can beat the experience I gained in owning and operating a hardware store. Christmas was the biggest of those seasons, but men kept a pretty steady march into the store all year long for birthday and anniversary presents. These were...
July 1, 2015 - 4:15pm
January 22, 2015
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
In Minnesota, the week should not pass without residents taking note of a report on the state’s readiness for an oil-train or pipeline accident. Why? Because the public-safety workers themselves call their own readiness “below moderate,” and “none of the responders rated...
January 22, 2015 - 3:02pm
January 7, 2015
Applause, A Pause
APPLAUSE to the new mural recently installed along the south side wall of the Photo Magic building. Large, colorful and highly visible with its placement right on Main Street, the mural is a pride-inspiring addition to Perham. Featuring loons, water and a rolling, pine-treed landscape,...
January 7, 2015 - 2:39pm
April 3, 2014
Columns: Further fond recollections of Norway
Here are my last impressions of just a couple more things about my recent trip to Norway. The bread! Every grocery store has a long shelving unit laden with unsliced, pretty loaves of the most wonderful, crusty, fresh bread. Want it sliced? Every store also has a slicing machine...
April 3, 2014 - 1:21pm
November 21, 2013
Low marks for handling of Charlie Fleck’s contract
Since October, a quiet has pervaded Perham sports like there is an elephant in the gymnasium. All parties involved have been polite, if not redundant, in using the term “no comment” when it comes to the contract non-renewal of former head gymnastics coach Charlie Fleck. Because...
November 21, 2013 - 10:51am
November 1, 2013
Their View: New bill aims to put a stop to scams targeting seniors
For Duluth resident Peggy Hiestand-Harri, it all started when her mother received repeated phone calls promising a Mercedes Benz that would be shipped to her if she would first wire money to Jamaica. Over time these criminals were able to learn more about her mother’s assets and...
November 1, 2013 - 11:40am
October 24, 2013
Column: Local club contributes to fight against polio
Today, Thursday, Oct. 24, is World Polio Day. I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that most people, under the age of 30, have no clue what polio is. In fact, that age could probably be bumped up a little bit higher. You don’t see people around much anymore who had...
October 24, 2013 - 11:26am
October 11, 2013
Opinion: Newspapers are still vital to our lives
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Internet behemoth Amazon.com, recently bought The Washington Post. John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox and a man who made millions upon millions in the investments realm, purchased the Boston Globe not long ago. Warren Buffett — no slouch himself...
October 11, 2013 - 1:42pm
August 1, 2013
Their View: Low minimum wage hurts workers and the economy
As a business owner who runs a manufacturing company with 150 employees, I strongly support increasing the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at just $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009. It will provide concrete benefits to businesses and will strengthen our overall economy. Fair...
August 1, 2013 - 1:36pm
July 25, 2013
Column: Time to overtax someone else
As July comes to a close, it marks the first month of the state of Minnesota’s latest tax overburdening of the small demographic that are smokers - this time to pay debt on the new Vikings stadium. Center of Disease Control estimates from 2011 state 21.6 percent of men and 16.5...
July 25, 2013 - 3:25pm
July 18, 2013
THEIR VIEW: Our promise to kids
Gov. Mark Dayton’s Children’s Cabinet Right now in Minnesota, 42.5 percent of our first grade students receive free and reduced price lunch, a leading indicator of poverty. Nearly half of those served by Minnesota food shelves are children. And 109,000 Minnesota children and...
July 18, 2013 - 3:39pm
July 11, 2013
Their View: Dayton, DFL think you’re Richie Rich
Once upon a time, democrat legislators and Governor Mark Dayton promised that the rich would be paying more in taxes and that middle and low income Minnesotans would be shielded from the effects of their policies. Now that July has arrived and many of the new tax increases are...
July 11, 2013 - 4:17pm
June 6, 2013
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to all the local graduates who threw their hats into the air at recent commencement ceremonies. Nearly 120 students in Perham and 50 in New York Mills graduated this year, and are now preparing for the next phase of their lives – whether that be college, a career, traveling,...
June 6, 2013 - 3:21pm
April 26, 2013
Their View: Church must ‘teach its own’ about values
After a couple centuries of government support, the Protestant mores that have dominated American culture are disappearing from the public square. A majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, abortion and legalizing marijuana, not to mention other activities and values that...
April 26, 2013 - 2:25pm
April 25, 2013
Their View: The finish line: Trying to find peace
Ryan Taylor, Forum News Service I’ve been across the marathon finish line. Three times. In three cities – Chicago, New York and Fargo. I ran 26.2 miles as fast as my training allowed and as swiftly as my legs, heart and mind would carry me. I remember each finish, and the time...
April 25, 2013 - 2:16pm