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Coping with cancer, with community support
Health officials investigate listeria outbreak in caramel apples
Otter Tail County man who killed nephew being sentenced today
4 teens arrested in in Halloween night home invasion in Alexandria
HOTL students hold book drive
Second half run propels Battle Lake over Perham
Yellowjacket girls basketball races past Crosby-Ironton
Perham gymnasts top Becker at home
Perham holds off second half surge
Yellowjacket girls fall at Breckenridge
BRADIE E. BAUCK
HELEN NURMI BERNU
JOHN GARTON NIKKARI
Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
Fate of Perham bakery uncertain
New Oasis convenience store opens
Small Business Saturday makes small impact
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Gettin' Lizzie With It: Guide to gift wrap, Christmas edition
Letter to the Editor: This year's musical failed to promote morality
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
Perham's new public art mural unveiling is set for this Sunday
GALLERY: Parade lights up Perham
A holiday bright spot: Perham’s Parade of Lights
February 20, 2014
Column: Music player skips tracks and how-to instructions
The instructions weren’t simple. They were as far away from simple as they could be. I had a cell phone now with three gigs of storage capability; why then shouldn’t I just move some music onto my phone, the better to listen to if I ever go on an airplane somewhere. That’s...
opinion / columns
February 20, 2014 - 2:06pm
December 6, 2013
Column: Cure a nosebleed.. and other home remedies
Everyone has their own home remedy. No one else’s is any good. Only your own. Peter P. lived on the farm down the road from us when we first moved here. He was old and set in his ways, and still strong at 70. “When I don’t feel good, I take a spoonful of number two fuel...
opinion / columns
December 6, 2013 - 11:04am
November 15, 2013
Column: The deer hunting spy: A shaky return to the stand after 35 years
I have not been deer hunting in 35 years. Saying that, I feel like a spy just coming out from behind enemy lines, having lived and interacted amidst a culture that revolves around The Doe, The Buck, The Hunt, The Gun, The Stand, The, The, The… A little scary. At the moment...
opinion / columns
November 15, 2013 - 9:47am
March 25, 2009
COLUMNIST: Brush hog offers ultimate guy experience
A brush hog is the common name for a large, flat, heavy-duty mower that fits on the three-point attachment behind a farm tractor, and is driven by the tractor's power take-off. They're quite handy, will mow large weeds, small trees, and gopher mounds which go through with a satisfying...
March 25, 2009 - 12:23pm
March 18, 2009
COLUMNIST: Let's all 'go do something fun'
I learn something every year. I learn over and over that words can come in handy. Sometimes. When, that is, they come in at all. Sometimes they don't come. Sometimes you despair at ever finding anything to write about, or if you do, finding the words with which to do it. I once read...
March 18, 2009 - 2:36pm
March 11, 2009
COLUMNIST: Baby pictures peering back in time
There are several pictures of my two granddaughters pasted inside the glass doors of my kitchen cabinets. They are now more or less one year old. Each time I go to fetch something from whatever cabinet, they are there peering out at me. Well, actually, they're peering at the camera,...
March 11, 2009 - 3:39pm
January 7, 2009
OPINION: Green Acres is the place to be
I'm going to start right off with some phrases here to help you decide whether or not you want to read this: "Green Acres"; "Productive vs. nonproductive"; "Agricultural homestead tax rates"; "Conservation Reserve Program"; "Green Acres eligibility"; "10 acres in production"; "Linked...
January 7, 2009 - 12:00am
December 30, 2008
COLUMNIST: Sometimes things don't make sense
"I know you don't ignore me on purpose," said the woman in my life the other day. This of course begs the question of a couple of things: First, please don't feed me home run lines like that one, because I might bust a gut swinging for the left field fence and answering that statement...
December 30, 2008 - 12:00am