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New healthcare plan could have dire effects for county residents: Local healthcare leaders share concerns with Franken, Piper
Men had blood alcohol levels double legal limit in MN crash that killed friend, charges say
To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
White supremacist says fire at his new home in small ND town was arson
Body found frozen in Red River in Grand Forks
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Peggy Lynette Korell
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 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