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Richville woman hurt in rollover accident
Twin Cities PBS seeks personal Vietnam War stories for a digital Story Wall
County government, museum help in planning for county anniversary
Advanced care planning informational meeting slated for May 25
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Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
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Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
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
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band to perform in Perham May 11
July 25, 2013
Column: Lindy vs. Facebook
I’ve been trying, in my retirement, to become one of those people who put stuff on their Facebook page. Well. Not put. “Post.” See? There’s the first problem with figuring out something -- not knowing the right words with which to phrase the question that will get you...
July 25, 2013 - 3:10pm
July 18, 2013
Column: Life is like a wheel; what goes around, comes around
“Why is the sky blue, daddy?” “I don’t know, something to do with the colors, I guess.” “Who is the man in the moon, daddy?” “I don’t know. Nobody; it just looks like a man.” “What’s this, daddy?” “I don’t know; some kind of rock, I think.” “Why...
July 18, 2013 - 3:36pm
July 12, 2013
Column: Qualifying for ‘nincompoop’ status
The word “nincompoop” has been rattling around in my brain lately. I remember my mother using it when I was growing up. There were some other pretty neat words that she used on us kids, some of which you’ve probably heard yourselves; some of which you may have heard but I cannot...
July 12, 2013 - 11:05am
June 14, 2013
Figuring out the Father, Son and Holy Ghost
The other day in church, the minister was explaining The Trinity: The Father, The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Myself, I think I grew up with one of these three being The Holy Ghost. Well, bringing a ghost, especially a capital-lettered Ghost, into my thinking as a child caused...
June 14, 2013 - 12:57pm
May 23, 2013
Column: Old age makes even the simple things complicated
“You know,” said the young lady sweeping my groceries across the bar code reader, “these strawberries? You buy one, you get one free.” Oh, um, what? My mind was busy, contemplating how young she was, wondering what it was like to be that young, and short. She wasn’t...
May 23, 2013 - 3:19pm
May 16, 2013
Column: An ode to mothers
Mothers are teachers. Mothers are disciplinarians. Mothers are cleaning ladies, and some mothers are gardeners and mowers of lawns. Mothers drive trucks, and own chain saws, both of which they can put to good use. And most mothers understand that baking cookies is more important than...
May 16, 2013 - 1:14pm
May 9, 2013
Column: ‘Up to snuff’ on the odd sayings of the English language
I have my age-old fondness for where our English language comes from. In the process, I myself have become age-old. Our language is old, so the fact that I am older too seems to be a sort of comfort. It’s not, then, that I have become too old to cut the mustard. The only...
May 9, 2013 - 2:04pm
April 26, 2013
‘Prairie Spy’ up for Midwest Book Award
“The Prairie Spy: Who Shot the Dryer? And Other Stories from the Home Front,” by New York Mills author Alan Linda, is a finalist for the Midwest Book Awards in the Humor category. The awards are sponsored by the Midwest Independent Publishers Association, made up of publishers...
April 26, 2013 - 2:10pm
Column: Bodybuilding on the farm
Back in the mid-1950s, when I was first becoming aware of girls and muscles, I figured the likelihood that I was going to get some of either was highly questionable. Then I found the Charles Atlas advertisements. In his ads, there was always a three-segment cartoon. In the first frame,...
April 26, 2013 - 2:08pm
April 18, 2013
Column: A case of ‘No mail is good mail’
As the controversy rages over whether or not the U.S. mail should or should not deliver mail on Saturday in order to cut operating costs, I have yet another opinion. This opinion is based on two letters which I have received in the near past. Based on those letters, how about if we...
April 18, 2013 - 4:28pm
April 11, 2013
COLUMN: A few tips on furnace care
Annual maintenance of home heating appliances mostly applies to gas and oil forced air furnaces, so that’s what we’re going to talk about here. This maintenance varies from some simple tasks to some much more difficult ones. Mostly, though, bear with this. You’ll likely learn...
April 11, 2013 - 2:43pm
March 29, 2013
A series of unfortunate signs of spring
Ways you can tell that spring is coming: First, some archaeological remnants of last summer’s civilization begin appearing here and there in your yard. These partial apparitions at first seem almost foreign, but as snow melts, and more of them come into view, some faint memories...
March 29, 2013 - 9:22am