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Otter Tail County authorities investigating death of man found unconscious on lake
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
Gun debate begins as Legislature begins 2018 work
Looking Back - Feb. 1 edition
Missing 27-year-old pregnant woman found dead in Minnesota's Chippewa National Forest
Familiar foe awaits Perham at Class AA Championships
Pelican Rapids holds off Perham in conference clash
Yellowjackets post best score of the season at championships
Old Scandinavian pastime of kicksledding makes a return at Minn. preserve
Yellowjackets capture fourth straight Section 8AA Championship
Dennis William Stanford
Donald J. Sweere
Mary Joanne Lischke
Reverend Robert Charles Landsberger
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Carignan makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
Elsa Jean Halonen
Good timing helps couple land chiropractic clinic in Perham
All Creatures Vet Clinic offering boarding and grooming in Otter Tail
Halvorson of Perham Health certified in MHA trustee certification program
Forrest Briard farm Minnesota earns water quality certification
Perham Health: Hospital board moves forward with proposed $3.5 million clinic expansion
On a wing and a prayer: Help sought in caring for Angel of Hope park in Perham
Owen Rastedt benefit planned Feb. 24
Area students make dean's list at Concordia College
Molly West will replace Alexandra Koes as Miss Heart of the Lakes 2018
Maplewood State Park offers candlelight ski event Feb. 24
One in four students using tobacco products
Column: Do things differently when growing old
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Ask A Trooper: Why are the uniforms maroon?
Miller column: Newspaper's open forum important
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
'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
October 8, 2015
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
June 13, 2014
Focus Editorial: Don't become a train wreck; show care at rail crossings
Gov. Mark Dayton has proclaimed June to be “Rail Crossing Safety Awareness Month” in Minnesota. And for good reason. While the number of highway-rail accidents has dropped dramatically in recent decades, an alarming number of crashes still occur at railway crossings. In...
June 13, 2014 - 1:51pm
June 6, 2014
Editorial: Applause / A Pause
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE This is a monthly feature of our Columns & Commentary page, in which we either applaud a person, group or event for something positive that we feel is worthy of a little credit (Applause), and/or address something that gives us pause; something that we feel...
June 6, 2014 - 1:21pm
May 22, 2014
Editorial Memorial Day a meaningful, solemn day
Initially known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day is a day to remember all the military men and women who have died in service to the country. It’s a solemn day of remembrance and honor; a day for every citizen across the nation to be thankful for the freedoms they enjoy, and to...
May 22, 2014 - 11:32am
May 16, 2014
Guest Editorial: The hidden perks of the Affordable Care Act
Most people know the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, for its web-based health insurance exchange, and its unpopular requirement that everyone carry health insurance or pay a penalty. But the program runs deeper than that, and unknown to most people, the Affordable...
May 16, 2014 - 12:02pm