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School board has construction site walk through
Minn. health insurance program breaks previous record for signups
The power of positive thinking
PACC adds to list of improvements for 2018
Jennie-O Turkey barn lost in fire
Yellowjackets second at Melrose/Sauk Centre
Perham gymnasts set new mark against Park Rapids Area
DeBoer's 24 sparks Yellowjackets in home win
Minnesota Miracle saves Vikings from disaster
'Physically and emotionally, I'm drained': Resigning MN coach points finger at problematic parents
Judy K. Houghton
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Perham Health welcomes Dr. Steven Murrell
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Star Lake native, 103, has lived through 18 presidents
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
June 23, 2016
Turtle Fest shows Perham in best light
Despite a slightly soggy week last week -- more than two inches of rain fell from Thursday to Saturday -- Perham’s Turtle Fest was a resounding success according to those who planned and implemented its many activities. We wholeheartedly agree that it was a success, and offer a...
June 23, 2016 - 12:40pm
June 9, 2016
Laura's Law makes crime a felony
It's highly unlikely that SF 3213, AKA Laura's Law, which makes it a felony to interfere with a body or a murder crime scene will affect those of us in Otter country. But all the same, we are not immune to situations that could bring this law into play here, so we support the state...
June 9, 2016 - 4:11pm
May 27, 2016
Pledge to drive free of distractions
One-hundred-sixty-five Perham High School students pledged not to text and drive in an "It Can Wait" campaign conducted recently. Kudos to those 165 students. It earned them first place honors and a $100 prize over three other area schools. But it translates to only 37 percent of...
May 27, 2016 - 3:08pm
May 12, 2016
Tram another example of Perham's can-do attitude
When something needs to get done here in Perham, people don't shy away from the call for help; quite the contrary, often many people from all sectors of the community step up to ensure it happens. So it went with the turtle tram.
May 12, 2016 - 12:10pm
April 28, 2016
Retired people may be solution to labor shortage
You can be unhappy, even angry, about the impending construction of a casino in our neck of the woods, but there is a silver-lining: it may put a large number of people to work; and may result in additional businesses which will provide additional jobs. But with a worker shortage...
April 28, 2016 - 12:25pm
April 1, 2016
Calling all local drivers with a CDL
A group of people are interested in reviving the the local tourist transit vehicle now called the turtle tram and we hope that people will support that drive. The service is hugely popular among tourists who want to tour the town, especially on turtle race days, and it is iconic of...
April 1, 2016 - 3:15pm
March 9, 2016
Kelcey was good for Perham, and we thank him
All the “T’s” were crossed, and all the “I’s” were dotted Tuesday night when the Detroit Lakes city council approved a contract hiring Kelcey Klemm as that city’s leader. This city will say good-by to him in about a month, likely with a public reception, and certainly...
March 9, 2016 - 1:35pm
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