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Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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
September 5, 2013
Column: That old feeling
There’s a 1937 B John Deere sitting quietly in my shed, and a 2007 Caterpillar combine roaring around in the wheat field just north of that shed. The combine is harvesting wheat. The tractor is retired, so it’s doing nothing. There is more than just a 70-year age gap between...
September 5, 2013 - 11:50am
August 22, 2013
Column: Getting ‘down to brass tacks’ on funny little sayings
“There’s a little good in the worst of us, and a little bad in the best of us. It scarce behooves the most of us, to talk about the rest of us.” I don’t know who the author of that quote is. I can tell you that my uncle quoted it to my cousin so many times and for so...
August 22, 2013 - 4:16pm
August 16, 2013
Column: My family’s ‘White Elephant’
My generation has accumulated a bunch of stuff. I’m no exception. I have accumulated a 1936 Plymouth Businessman’s Coupe. Black. The only color available. A white elephant. An explanation of the origin of the term “white elephant” is in order. In Siam, if you found...
August 16, 2013 - 9:24am
August 8, 2013
Column: Social media may just be the religion of the next generation
It took one auction and several people several long, grueling days to clear their farm of personal belongings after our parents had both passed on. Numerous times a day, we who were doing the clearing looked at one another and said: “Look at all this stuff!” or, “Good grief!...
August 8, 2013 - 1:33pm
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?
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.
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.
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.
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