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Charges filed against truck driver in crash that killed Vining teen: Jason Vadner had license suspended, revoked seven times prior to crash
First ever breakfast on the farm event set for Aug. 5 in Perham
"Mumble strip" installation begins July 17 on west central Minnesota highways
Driver overcorrects, ends up injured in wrong lane of Highway 10
Perham rallies past EGF in Sub-State 14 opener
Vikings must solve identity crisis in training camp
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
Buzz close out season with sweep
BSU removes ‘interim’ tag, officially names Bolte head football coach
Delores M. Wasche
Deitra "DeeDee" Smith
Diane M. Weickert
Nova Jo Ann Zajac
Hailey Jean Kopveiler and Grant Jacob Kopveiler
Leona Grace Silk
Henry Robert Kertscher
Adeline Rose Sautter
Health screenings coming to Perham
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Another year older and still kickin': Perham Health celebrates 115th anniversary
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
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
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Letter: Wood Tick
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Letter: Desert Eagle
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
'Art in Your Park' in New Yorks Mills offered to area kids
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
August 25, 2016
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
My purpose this morning is to raise serious concerns with respect to the White Earth Nation’s proposal to build a casino on the sensitive wetlands of Star Lake’s South Arm. The South Arm of Star is crucial to the entire eco-system of the Star Lake basin. It is extensive, shallow...
August 25, 2016 - 2:29pm
July 21, 2016
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
According the Corporation for National and Community Service, a national study has shown that volunteers who are 50 and older live longer than same age non-volunteers. In addition, a study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and...
July 21, 2016 - 11:20am
July 15, 2016
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Minnesota recently passed a public health milestone. Just over 50 percent of Minnesotans are now protected from the harmful substances in secondhand e-cigarette aerosol in their hometowns. Perham is among the 30 cities and 21 counties in our state that have updated their policies...
July 15, 2016 - 10:27am
June 9, 2016
LTE:Letter carriers’ campaign collects nearly 6,000 pounds of food
Thank you Otter Tail County residents for your support and help in collecting 5,970 pounds of food through the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive last month. The food collected was distributed to eight local food shelves and will go a long way to prevent hunger for...
June 9, 2016 - 4:28pm
LTE:Ingebrigtsen calls for special session
Governor Dayton should call a special session and complete the very work that was agreed upon in a compromised 990 million dollar bonding bill (that included much needed 700 million in roads and bridges funding). This much needed funding was de-railed by the senate metro democrats...
June 9, 2016 - 4:19pm
April 28, 2016
LTE: Jane’s love of Perham was evident in all she did
When I moved to Perham in 1978, it was a substantially different town than it is today. Much change and growth has taken place. Jane Aschnewitz was one of the major agents of change that helped Perham become what it is today. At the time, Jane and the Chamber were both fledglings...
April 28, 2016 - 12:46pm
April 21, 2016
LTE:Keep the train whistles blowing
People of Perham, do you realize the danger that eliminating trains blowing their whistles would cause? That’s the way Amtrak and the carious freight and oil-carrying freights announce to us and our children and grandchildren that they are coming through town so stop your cars,...
April 21, 2016 - 9:32am
LTE: Food Drop helped many in need
Last Wednesday, the United Way coordinated a Mobile Food Drop for people in need in Ottertail city. It was a beautiful day and a great event, at which 92 community members volunteered, and 154 families (485 individuals) received food. United Way does food drop about twice a year...
April 21, 2016 - 9:29am
February 1, 2016
LTE: Perham sponsors hit a 3-pointer with support of basketball tourney
This past December the Perham Backcourt Club organized and held its first Grand 8 Holiday Classic basketball tournament for both the boys and girls basketball programs. The tournament brought six teams from other parts of Minnesota to Perham for two days. Each of those communities...
February 1, 2016 - 11:19am
January 21, 2016
LTE: Have gas prices gone down for all?
Are we being played for fools or being used? Our federal government decided senior citizens disability recipients did not need a raise in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits because gas prices are cheap (have gone down). Just think about it. Many seniors do not...
January 21, 2016 - 1:06pm
December 31, 2015
LTE: Mom's care at Perham Health fosters appreciation of hospital
On Dec. 3, we admitted our mom to the Perham hospital.Little did we know that she would spend the last 11 days of her life there. As word of her illness spread around the country, relatives and friends started to pour in. Sometimes our singing, laughing (yes, mom wanted her children...
December 31, 2015 - 1:16pm
December 11, 2015
No form of tobacco is safe
I recently saw an article that reinforces a message that local public health workers have been sharing for some time: chew, snuff and other smokeless tobacco products are not a safe alternative to cigarettes. A new study by researchers from the Food and Drug Administration and the...
December 11, 2015 - 1:19pm
November 25, 2015
LTE: Support HACA by shopping on Amazon
Many of us will do some holiday shopping online or make regular internet purchases throughout the year. If you are making purchases through Amazon, you can help out our nonprofit, and it won’t cost you anything extra. Simply go to Amazon Smile first before you start shopping (or...
November 25, 2015 - 11:29am
LTE:WCI a ‘Swiss army knife’ for regional development
Have you ever worked on a project you can’t complete because you don’t have the right tool? In community and economic development, the same thing can happen. West Central Initiative is a regional community foundation that works with west central Minnesota communities and organizations...
November 25, 2015 - 11:26am
November 19, 2015
LTE:It’s time to act on school building project
In response to Cheryl Harris’s Nov 12th letter to the editor: I am disappointed by the misinformation that continues to surround the Perham-Dent referendum to improve our schools. Let me introduce myself: I am conservative in my views, oppose a tax-and-spend mentality, and...
November 19, 2015 - 11:22am