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City Council treated to look at plans for PACC
County residents strongly support increased taxes for roadway funding
Weekly police report - Aug. 16 edition
Around the county: Cabin break-in suspect caught
Candidate forum to be held Aug. 20 at Thumper Pond
Vikings bummed about not facing Jaguars star Jalen Ramsey this week
Bond unbreakable between Perham standout athlete and classmate with cerebral palsy
Training camp fight was a family affair for Vikings' Diggs, Rhodes
Dragon athletics excited to celebrate 50 seasons of volleyball and 100 seasons of football
Vikings QB Kirk Cousins being extra nice to his linemen. On Saturday, it's their turn.
Vernon "Buster" Fiedler
Vernon "Buster" Fielder
Jerrold Moen Sr.
Allison Bethany Smith
Joe & Karen Byer 50th Wedding Anniversary Open House
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Mary Ann and Albert Jorgenson
Addie Jo Baumgart
Big crowds turn out for 'Miracle Treat Day' in Perham
Popular farm insecticide faces ban
Minnesota surgery costs vary widely, report says: Identical procedures can cost one patient seven times more than others
Perham Dairy Queen celebrates Miracle Treat Day Aug. 10
Douglas, Kawlewski, Stoll join Coldwell Banker
Lakes Miss, Miss Teen Perham pageant held Aug. 18
Casting her ballot
Looking Back - Aug. 9 Edition
Seven earn star rating in Parent Aware program
So, you have sales tax questions about Perham project? Here's what we know...
Your letters: Perham Police Chief should be Otter Tail Sheriff
Your Letters: Looking Back section brings back memories
Ask A Trooper: Is it OK to park trailer in highway ditch?
Ask A Trooper: How do you address a police officer?
Photo Gallery: WE Fest 2018
WE Fest acts strike gold with pop, rap stars
Art of the Lakes Studio Tour will draw art lovers to west central Minnesota
Perham area calendar - July 12 Edition
Perham area calendar - July 5 Edition
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
'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
August 28, 2017
It's Our Turn: Will we let hatred divide us?
The Civil War was a sad, dark time for all Americans. It was a time when we fought against each other and tested the resolve of the country to stay one group of united states. The war cost us the lives of 620,000 Americans. However, in the end, our resolve was strengthened and we...
August 28, 2017 - 5:11pm
June 25, 2017
Newspapers still top choice for news
Those who believe newspapers are becoming a relic of the past should update their thinking. Survey after survey shows that today's local newspapers...
June 25, 2017 - 11:18am
February 24, 2017
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 54,400 journalists in the United States right now. One can imagine then, how incredibly hard it is to get all of us together to decide which way to lean politically and to create a unified agenda to push. Oh boy, it can be difficult...
February 24, 2017 - 12:00pm
August 25, 2016
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, and in Otter Tail County, are putting an emphasis on keeping area residents safe during the latter weeks of August as part of the extra DWI enforcement campaign that started last week and continues through Sept. 5. We are pleased that the...
August 25, 2016 - 2:26pm
August 11, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
August 11, 2016 - 12:06pm
July 15, 2016
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Last weekend has come and gone, and along with it another American Cancer Society East Otter Tail County Relay for Life, which by all counts was another successful event. Here are just a few counts that make it an amazing event. Count one – More than 23 teams participated in the...
July 15, 2016 - 10:26am
June 30, 2016
Have fun, but be safe this holiday weekend
The weather forecast for the Fourth of July weekend looks promising, with only chances of rain possible, which in Otter Tail County means it could actually be sunny and beautiful (temps should be in the mid-70s, so not too hot). We hope you enjoy the long weekend of Independence Day...
June 30, 2016 - 9:48am
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