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Minnesota launches rural helpline
Floating bog crumples docks on Minnesota lake
Central Minnesota farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
County artist Charles Beck remembered
State officials sick about feds slashing MinnesotaCare
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
DNR eyes land swap to connect ATV trail
DGF outlasts Perham on the gridiron
Yellowjackets respond with road sweep of Frazee
Yellowjackets fall to defending champs
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Mary Lu Thomas
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
Jaxton Dean Lynnes
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
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
NFL players' behavior disgust me
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
Americana-Folk Band playing at Disgruntled Brewery
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
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
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