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Perham EMS worker honored in Outstanding Traffic Safety Partners of the Year
Summer activities for kids offered at Perham Area Public Library
AgweekTV: Better grilling
UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Near the front lines
Speicher to compete at National Championships
Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semifinals
Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
Herbert R. Woods
Bruce D. Williamson
Tristan Adam Wike
Jaxson Michael Umland
Brooklyn Rae Collins
Chase Owen Hall
Leo James Nordick
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
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
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
The birds and the bees of planting apple trees
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
Perham area calendar of events
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
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
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