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Local students attend Camp Ryla
They're all a 'buzz'
Funeral gesture appreciated
County farmers have more buffer funding assistance
County Board okays EIS findings declaration, cost
Perham/NYM swimmers edged by Thief River Falls
Perham scores 14 points on Monday to put away Pequot Lakes after three-day lightning delay
Perham/NYM swimmers compete at Park Rapids Invitational
Perham defends Minnewaska Tournament title
Yellowjackets second at Mid-State Tournament
Sr. Mary Dulski
Celebration of Life for Bob Finstrom
Brynlee Quinn Zierke
Area students graduate from M State
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
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
New school year brings funding increases
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
Bike Rodeo at Otterfest
'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?
February 12, 2016
Beware of skimmers at the gas pump
With gas dropping below $1.50 per gallon this week, consumers are seeing extra dollars in their billfolds. But those savings — and a lot more — could quickly vanish if they're not careful. Law enforcement officers and weights and measures inspectors across the country are receiving...
February 12, 2016 - 11:39am
February 5, 2016
Voters, beware of toxic leaders
Hear that peaceful sound of silence? No residents in an uproar, no mobs with torches crowding into government meetings. No bitterly divided school boards or city councils. That’s the sound of competent local government. Not perfect, but doing well. It’s a nice sound, the sound...
February 5, 2016 - 1:41pm
February 1, 2016
Golf board is right to slow down
There seems to be a lot of discussion about what’s going on at Lakeside Golf Course in Perham. Construction started, to the excitement of many, but seemed to come to a screeching halt just before the snow started falling. Rest assured, plans are moving forward to do some needed...
February 1, 2016 - 11:16am
January 22, 2016
AARP says MN best place to retire
According to AARP, Minnesota is the best place in the United States to retire. Clearly they weren't taking weather and temperatures into consideration. What they were taking into account though were housing, health care and services for our older residents. So according to AARP's...
January 22, 2016 - 10:25pm
December 11, 2015
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