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Looking Back - Sept. 14 edition
Local students attend Camp Ryla
They're all a 'buzz'
Funeral gesture appreciated
County farmers have more buffer funding assistance
Perham’s Richter recounts crazy day he committed to the Gophers for football
Perham's depth shines through at Bagley Invitational
Perham/NYM swimmers edged by Thief River Falls
Perham scores 14 points on Monday to put away Pequot Lakes after three-day lightning delay
Perham/NYM swimmers compete at Park Rapids Invitational
Sr. Mary Dulski
Paul P. Ceynowa
Darrell Lee Saewert
Norb & Carol
Connor Lyle Tumberg
Emil Frank Pickar
Celebration of Life for Bob Finstrom
Brynlee Quinn Zierke
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
Perham Knights of Columbus donate $500 to community pantry
COLA honors Star Lake Association
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
Volunteering has many benefits
Letter: My experience with an act of kindness
Some things just aren't countable
How to make left turn on bike
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
Tonic Sol Fa concert at Perham High School Auditorium September 8
Vining’s Watermelon Day, Saturday August 19
St. Lawrence Parish Festival and Polka Mass draws big crowds
Bike Rodeo at Otterfest
'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?
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 16, 2012
Wild weather is no coincidence
DETROIT LAKES - Enjoying the unseasonably warm weather? Stop a minute while you're basking in the sun to think about this: A new report finds that 4 out of 5 Minnesotans live in counties affected by federally declared weather-related disasters since 2006. Becker County is a three-time...
March 16, 2012 - 7:11pm
March 7, 2012
Guest editorial: Concerns over a new type of litter
Let's talk about litter. We know in the grand scheme of things littering may not seem that big of a deal. But littering is no longer such a little problem. We're not just talking about a pop can or a fast food bag here and there.
March 7, 2012 - 10:29am
February 29, 2012
Editorial: Perham city leaders show outside-the-box thinking
Those who work in the City of Perham offices should be commended for their innovative thought processes. In the last month, city leaders have saved taxpayers around $80,000, simply because they've refused to accept the 'normal' way of doing business. At a Feb. 15 city council...
February 29, 2012 - 3:23pm
February 23, 2012
Guest editorial: Break cycle of dating violence
The following guest editorial was written by Stefanie Christenson with Someplace Safe in Alexandria. February is known as the month to show our love to friends, family and partners. As we are showing our love for those around us, let's not forget an unhealthy epidemic facing our...
February 23, 2012 - 11:14am
February 22, 2012
Guest editorial: Zeroing in on zebra mussels
Detroit Lakes Tribune Cheers to the Becker County Board for taking the lead in the effort to keep aquatic invasive species like zebra mussels out of Becker County lakes. The always-frugal board took the unusual step of authorizing $20,000 in non-budgeted money to fund a six-month...
February 22, 2012 - 2:47pm
April 21, 2011
Editorial: Liquor funds important to cities
Just how important are liquor store operations to outstate Minnesota? Take a look: Perham made $257,000 that year, a profit margin of 11.4 percent, and transferred $120,000 into its general fund. Vergas made $81,000 from its liquor store that year, a profit margin of 15 percent,...
April 21, 2011 - 3:24pm
October 26, 2010
Editorial: Fewer students mean less state aid for Minnesota schools
With 168 students, the Lancaster (Minn.) School District has about half the enrollment that it did at its peak 30 years ago. This has caused a steep decline in its state aid, which is based on a per-pupil formula. Minnesota's school-funding plan also isn't kind to Lancaster in another...
October 26, 2010 - 11:13am
July 13, 2010
Minnesota prepared to borrow $600 million
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's finance leaders are ready to take out a $600 million loan if they need to fill gaps left by a state budget deficit. The state shuffled more than $1 billion from one account to another during the past fiscal year in order to pay bills, Minnesota Management and...
July 13, 2010 - 10:44am
June 30, 2010
Farm Service Agency documents tornado damage
On June 18, the day after tornado event that shook the east half of Otter Tail County, I traveled the entire storm route by vehicle. Starting in the Parkers Prairie area then traveling north 37 miles, I finally came to the end of the destruction. I traveled every east/west road on...
June 30, 2010 - 9:39am
June 24, 2010
Thanks to our veterans from a veteran
When asked to speak here today, I was humbled and honored. I didn't hesitate and immediately said 'yes.' After awhile of thinking, I became quite nervous and felt anxiety over how I was to address this day. In all respects I feel I do not have any ability in eulogy or a position...
June 24, 2010 - 11:39am
Clothing wars rage between sisters
(While emptying an old toolbox, I found a newspaper padding the bottom. It contained the following column, which I thought I had lost when my computer crashed in 1992.) We're into teenage daughters, clothes and cars in an overpowering way at my house. Just-turned-16, as she moves...
June 24, 2010 - 11:37am
June 22, 2010
Murdock explains tornado clean-up resources
Rep. Mark Murdock, R-Perham, announces two phone numbers are available to help connect those who need clean-up assistance with those looking to volunteer a helping hand in the wake of tornado damage suffered June 17. Citizens in need of clean-up assistance in Otter Tail and Wadena...
June 22, 2010 - 11:40am
June 20, 2010
Father's Day, but not for me
This is always a weird day for me, for, a decade and a half ago, I became a father for the first and only time. I was a college student and a mediocre one, at best. Maturity, for many men, comes later in life and I set myself up for a chance to grab it. Like many of my ilk, in...
June 20, 2010 - 10:27am
June 18, 2010
Think-Off attendance marginally acceptable
Here in lakes country, there are plenty of things to do on a Saturday night. Thinking critically, in a public forum, may not interest everyone, but it sure should interest more. The annual Great American Think-Off, presented by the Regional Cultural Center, in New York Mills, is...
June 18, 2010 - 1:47pm