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Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
Everybody 'love, love, loves' Perham's Grandma Odie
Henning native receives lifesaving award
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
Yellowjackets rebound with strong win over Park Rapids
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
William J. Cole
Warren A. Rosenow
Diana Lynn Aker
Carol C. Peterson
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
April 5, 2012
Column: My trip to the big city
Last weekend found me downtown in Minneapolis, meeting two of 'The Young Girls' (the daughters, who are not so young as they used to be, but...
April 5, 2012 - 10:42am
Column: A fun-filled weekend of supporting our schools
This past weekend two events were held in support of Perham-Dent public schools. Friday night, the annual carnival was held at Heart of the...
April 5, 2012 - 10:38am
March 29, 2012
The Prairie Spy: When Lady Kenmore calls
I was called down to the basement last night by Lady Kenmore, the New Electric Dryer. She said it was urgent. I took that with a grain of salt,...
March 29, 2012 - 11:46am
March 22, 2012
The things I've seen
I can recall the day I sat down with my college advisor during freshmen orientation. Although that day was riddled with financial paperwork and...
March 22, 2012 - 1:17pm
March 19, 2012
Before Mom went viral: Marilyn's son gives take on the columnist beyond an Olive Garden review
My mom, Marilyn Hagerty, now seems destined to be remembered forever as the lady who wrote that review of the Olive Garden -- "a masterpiece...
March 19, 2012 - 4:06pm
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
February 29, 2012
Column: Schools prove eye-opening
School's still cool. That's the impression I've gotten over the last few weeks, anyway. I've been sitting in on classes at Perham schools for...
February 29, 2012 - 12:24pm
February 22, 2012
Column: Where are all the journalists?
After attending a career fair largely geared at high school students last week at M State - Fergus Falls, I walked away a bit perplexed. I...
February 22, 2012 - 9:04am
February 3, 2012
Column: People in need have lots of 'Friends' - and friends - here
Last Saturday I was fortunate to attend the Friends of Friends charity event in Ottertail, a benefit to raise money for the fight against hunger in Otter Tail County. That same night in Perham, a benefit was being held for Stefanie Hurt and Stephen Doll, a local father and daughter...
February 3, 2012 - 12:06pm
December 12, 2011
Column: Drinking the orange Kool-Aid
Forgive me, Minnesota, for I have sinned. I spent my Sunday afternoon rooting for the Denver Broncos. Before you turn the page, hear me out....
December 12, 2011 - 12:13pm
November 29, 2011
Column: Logged miles and state titles
With the end of the girls swimming season, a close has come to the autumnal sporting season and did so in a rare occurrence, with no state champion. I...
November 29, 2011 - 5:15pm
November 10, 2011
Column: Jackets making believers
It was the end of week six of the football season and a fellow employee, who shall not be named, (Deb Spiczka) asked me what I thought the chances...
November 10, 2011 - 8:26am
October 26, 2011
Column: The unknown - and Tuffy's
I was never the type of child who attempted to sneak a peak at hidden Christmas or birthday presents. It wasn't because I as an angel, but simply due to the fact that the excitement of the surprise meant more to me than the thrill of knowing what the gift was. In many ways, I'm...
October 26, 2011 - 4:06pm
Column: The perfect path to Perham
You know a thing is meant to be when everything about it falls into place; when the stars align in your favor, laying a path before your feet. That's how it was for me with moving to Perham. From the time I first saw the employment listing to the day I moved into my new home here,...
October 26, 2011 - 4:03pm
April 21, 2011
Column: The crusades revisited
(I wrote this in 1991. I reran it in 2006. Now it's 2011. We are directly involved by definition in a war with at least four Muslim countries. Presidents George the First and the Second have come and gone, and, blame them as we might, we can blame them a bit less in light of the fact...
April 21, 2011 - 3:26pm