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To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
'It would be devastating': Ag producers steering Trump away from trade war with Mexico
Minnesota House Republicans detail $6 billion transportation plan
Minnesota day care loses license after 3-year-old went missing for hour
Medical marijuana supporter cites possibility of lawsuit as legislators change law approved by voters
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Catch-and-release summer walleye season announced for Mille Lacs Lake
Minnesota boaters urged to get educated before season begins
Woodie Camp applications being accepted
Peggy L. Korell
Eugene D. Herrmann
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
March 10, 2017
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
During February, which is I Love to Read Month, I typically write a book review of my favorite books read over the past year. I'm going to depart from the norm, step out of the box, and with the Oscars a recent memory, share a few of my favorite movies.
March 10, 2017 - 11:30am
January 14, 2015
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
Every Sunday now, I cannot resist looking at the paper and checking out the latest flu map – you know, the one that shows where it is hitting the hardest. At the moment, Minnesota seems to be kind of in the middle, numbers-wise. Anyone I talk to says they hate to go into a clinic...
January 14, 2015 - 4:50pm
January 3, 2013
Column: New year, new name
You may have noticed that the flag at the top of the paper, which bears our name, is different this week. We are now officially the Perham Focus...
January 3, 2013 - 4:00pm
March 8, 2012
Column: FMSC inspires mountain bikers
My introduction to Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) occurred a few years back on the job. I was writing a story on the organization, which...
March 8, 2012 - 10:36am
November 23, 2011
Column: Perham, NYM know how to put on a show
There's nothing quite like live theatre. The excitement of the crowd, the energy of the performers... that little nervous feeling in your gut as you anticipate what might go 'wrong.' As someone who's been in many a show, I know it never fails: A costume malfunctions, the microphones...
November 23, 2011 - 1:37pm
November 10, 2011
Column: A critical look at today's societal standards and norms
I've always found societal norms to be rather fascinating. One of my favorite aspects of traveling is observing the various social norms that are adhered to - and seeing what happens when they're broken. One of the norms we hold to as a culture is a general sense of respect for...
November 10, 2011 - 10:57am
November 2, 2011
Column: Ready, set, referendum
I feel somewhat like a shrill old woman as I write this, but perhaps that's what I'm slowly becoming. Slowly. My Monday deadline morning and afternoon were consumed with conversations with people interested in submitting a letter to the editor regarding the upcoming school levy...
November 2, 2011 - 4:21pm
September 1, 2011
Column: Witnessing 'Perham Pride' firsthand
It seems that everywhere I go, whenever I tell people that I work at the newspaper in Perham, people comment about what a progressive town it...
September 1, 2011 - 2:18pm
August 30, 2011
Column: Learning a valuable lesson from a youngster
In just a matter of days, students across the state will trudge from home for the first day of the 2011 school year (sorry to rub it in, guys)....
August 30, 2011 - 11:49am
August 10, 2011
Column: Trying to figure out the Kindle vs. book debate
I have a frustrating habit that I'm trying to get rid of. It's a really simple habit, and shouldn't take much work on my part to get over it....
August 10, 2011 - 4:17pm
July 19, 2011
Column: A family tradition of failing with technology
As I struggled the other day with a diesel engine on a tractor, and realized I was losing the battle, it occurred to me that this shouldn't be a surprise. Any examination of my ancestry turns up some folks who have either not cooperated gracefully with new technology (I consider a...
July 19, 2011 - 3:33pm
July 7, 2011
Column: The curious case of John West
I'm really starting to enjoy digging into back archives of the New York Mills Herald or the Perham Enterprise Bulletin. Every time I start searching for something specific, I come across something far more interesting. Most recently, a search for articles about a lumberyard in the...
July 7, 2011 - 9:56am
Column: Fond memories of butchering chickens
The best thing that can be said about butchering chickens is... Wait! I don't think there is a best thing that can be said about butchering chickens. Eating one, yes; butchering one, uh uh. When the phone rang eight weeks ago, I answered it and a friend said: "I've got extra chickens...
July 7, 2011 - 9:55am
June 29, 2011
Column: Taking a road trip through Lakes Country
In Own the Road, Jack Karuac writes, "I'd often dreamed of going West to see the country, always vaguely planning and never taking off." In...
June 29, 2011 - 1:23pm
June 14, 2011
Column: Stories of the paranormal around East Otter Tail County
Be forewarned: This column is not really seasonally appropriate. In past months, I've taken a look at a late winter storm that hit the area...
June 14, 2011 - 11:57am