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East Otter Tail County 4-H taking enrollment for the new year
Search for Miss Teen Otter Tail County announced
Three injured in Bluffton area accident
County board in tune with juvenile center needed changes
Explosive opening quarter leads to Perham rout
Perham takes down Breckenridge for seventh straight win
Perham/NYM continues winning streak with home win
Perham’s Richter recounts crazy day he committed to the Gophers for football
Perham's depth shines through at Bagley Invitational
John "Gordy" Askew
Betty Carmen Jacobson
Robert G. Olson
Robert "Bob" Elliott
Norb & Carol
Connor Lyle Tumberg
Emil Frank Pickar
Celebration of Life for Bob Finstrom
Brynlee Quinn Zierke
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
Perham Knights of Columbus donate $500 to community pantry
COLA honors Star Lake Association
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
Volunteering has many benefits
Letter: My experience with an act of kindness
Some things just aren't countable
How to make left turn on bike
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Americana-Folk Band playing at Disgruntled Brewery
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
Tonic Sol Fa concert at Perham High School Auditorium September 8
Vining’s Watermelon Day, Saturday August 19
St. Lawrence Parish Festival and Polka Mass draws big crowds
'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?
May 21, 2017
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Question: I want to install a lift kit and put bigger tires on my pickup. I want to comply with all the state laws. What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders? Answer: Adding a lift kit and installing bigger tires and rims are very popular...
May 21, 2017 - 11:43am
May 15, 2017
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
Wyoming Machine is making a big difference in Stacy. The company recently brought home the National Association of Workforce Boards' business...
May 15, 2017 - 3:32pm
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.
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.
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