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Otter Tail County evolves with emergency management plan
Study names MN as second best run state in nation
Stacked storm packed a windy punch, but not much snow
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Breckenridge wins battle of preseason favorites
Perham grapplers storm through triangular
Offensive woes continue for Laker girls in loss to Prairie Centre
Perham girls stifle Breckenridge in first HOL win
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Diana Lynn Aker
William J. Cole
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
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
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
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
Shop local this holiday season
What goes around comes around. Shopping local becomes a great big circle, with the residents and businesses of Perham the benefactors. With the quaint shops located downtown and down several side streets offering a unique selection of gifts ideas, it shouldn’t be difficult to find...
December 11, 2015 - 1:20pm
December 3, 2015
Many folks contributed to election
To all who helped the Perham-Dent School District referendum pass, a hearty thank you. The voters were the key players last Tuesday, of course, but there were so many who had a hand in the election. Obviously, the committee who gave of their time, energy and talents deserve a big...
December 3, 2015 - 1:28pm
November 5, 2015
Vote for schools Nov. 24
Sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees. That seems to be the case with the Perham-Dent School District referendum, which voters will decide Nov. 24. What seems clear is that a new high school is needed, and space and security issues must be addressed at the...
November 5, 2015 - 12:56pm
October 8, 2015
Close encounters of the DNR kind
I’ve had two encounters with the DNR—Department of Natural Resources. The first happened at small claims court, a place where I took minor disagreements with customers regarding bill disputes. A trip to small claims court, more often than not, produced mostly entertainment....
October 8, 2015 - 4:54pm
The word ‘another’ has become bothersome with regards to school shootings
Stephen Colbert, on his former late night TV show, The Colbert Report, use to have a funny segment called “The Word,” where he would discuss a topic of the day while spoofing it in phrases and pictures that simultaneously scrolled along the side of the fake newsman’s head....
October 8, 2015 - 4:53pm
September 17, 2015
No time to cry over spilled ketchup
One of the best parts of working for a weekly newspaper is all the great festivals and community gatherings I get to attend. With camera in hand, I love to blend in and snap pictures of these various events that not only bring people together, but also supply a slice true...
September 17, 2015 - 10:32am
July 29, 2015
In the Write Zone
Words and coherently writing them down for others to read have been a big part of my life since I won my first writing competition in the seventh grade. The assignment then was simple: craft an original work of fiction that would conveniently fulfill the creative writing...
July 29, 2015 - 3:51pm
May 21, 2015
Free-range parenting and egg bombs
A recent article in a magazine brought up a concerned citizen’s out-spoken dismay (She called the cops.) because some local parents had let their two children—aged six and ten—play alone in a city park. Gasp. This so riled up the town that before you could ask, “Is...
May 21, 2015 - 3:08pm
April 8, 2015
Someone recently told me that they knew that I was a big supporter of the school referendum. That I was all for raising people’s taxes for a $58 million project because I thought that kids were entitled to it. And also, being a supporter of the school, that I didn’t care...
April 8, 2015 - 4:13pm
March 11, 2015
Sports highlight community involvement, teamwork
The 2014-15 athletic season has brought me several firsts; including my first Minnesota State Cross Country Championship, Heart O'Lakes basketball game and Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. In the past, I have had the opportunity...
March 11, 2015 - 2:57pm
February 12, 2015
Expecting the unexpected
My ‘mama clock’ is ticking, and I figure now is as good a time as any to say my temporary goodbyes. With Simon (the name my husband and I have chosen for our firstborn-to-be) arriving as soon as next week (but who can ever really predict these things?), I’ll soon be off on...
February 12, 2015 - 1:07pm
January 22, 2015
Optimism is a useful quality
One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill: “I choose to be an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” I agree with this sentiment wholeheartedly. I believe all of us have something to feel good about, to be thankful for, to look forward to or...
January 22, 2015 - 3:00pm
December 19, 2014
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Research on this column, which is to be about the worst Christmas gifts ever, reminds me of a time when we decided that only children would receive gifts. Granted, we would all still get stockings, where the rule is: ‘If it don’t fit, don’t get it.’ Male genius. Absolutely. In...
December 19, 2014 - 11:25am
Gettin' Lizzie With It: Guide to gift wrap, Christmas edition
I’ve always been a big believer in not judging a book by its cover. Of course, as a bookworm and history nerd, I’ll admit my reading preferences aren’t always in line with the New York Times’ Best Seller list. I’d treasure a beat-up, pages-falling-out volume about World...
December 19, 2014 - 11:23am
July 4, 2014
Applause / A Pause
A PAUSE to soggy weather that has flooded some area cabins, basements and crop fields. Precipitation levels have been well above normal in recent weeks, with some areas around Perham receiving as many as 15 inches of rain within a 30-day period. The Minnesota Department of Natural...
July 4, 2014 - 2:53pm