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No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
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
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
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
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!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
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
August 7, 2015
HOTL parking lot preparations begin
Construction has begun on the additional parking lot at Heart of the Lakes Elementary School. The decision to add 56 spaces to the school’s...
August 7, 2015 - 11:41am
July 24, 2015
Perham-Dent School Board: Planning ramps up for second try at referendum
The Perham-Dent School Board and district administration met for a work session and their regular board meeting on July 15. During the work session, the primary topic was looking at the district’s plans and required paperwork for bringing a building bond referendum to voters...
July 24, 2015 - 11:50am
July 23, 2015
"Career Pathways" takes shape at Perham High School
Perham High School has restructured the way students structure their schedules and choose classes with a new approach called “career pathways,” starting with the 2015-2016 school year. The idea behind pathways is to provide a guide for students interested in certain career...
July 23, 2015 - 3:09pm
July 16, 2015
Scholarships for preschool, some day cares, now available
Families of children attending Kid’s Adventure Preschool in Perham have the potential to earn scholarships to attend, following the school’s renewal with a state rating program. Principal of Heart of the Lakes Elementary School, Jen Hendrickson, who also oversees the preschool...
July 16, 2015 - 2:08pm
June 25, 2015
Bjerke wins state award
Scott Bjerke, principal of Perham’s Prairie Wind Middle School, has been recognized by a state association for his work at the school. Bjerke was one of eight named as a 2015 regional Middle Level Principal of the Year by the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals....
June 25, 2015 - 11:19am
June 19, 2015
Healthy surplus expected next year
The Perham-Dent School District is looking at the possibility of almost a $500,000 surplus for the next school year, pending decisions by the state legislature. At the school board’s regular June meeting, the preliminary 2015-2016 budget was approved. The preliminary surplus...
June 19, 2015 - 12:19pm
June 12, 2015
Perham kindergarteners get taste of farm life
Jill Pirrotta’s kindergarten class listened as farmers Janice and Jack Lubitz (top left corner) explained told them about the work that must...
June 12, 2015 - 3:09pm
Special session spotlight bill stalls
St. :Paul-Minnesota senators at midday today delayed public debate on a bill funding environment and agriculture programs, the most controversial part of a historic special legislative session. Senate Republicans wanted time to discuss the bill in private, so the Senate recessed...
June 12, 2015 - 2:00pm
May 18, 2015
1 vote down, 1 left, 1 veto remaining for Minn. education bill
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota House passed an education funding bill along party lines early today, with the Senate planning to take it up before...
May 18, 2015 - 1:26pm
May 8, 2015
Taking Shape: Vision for the future
The future of Perham High School is the biggest – and, arguably, most controversial – aspect of the upcoming Perham-Dent School District...
May 8, 2015 - 1:56pm
April 30, 2015
Room to learn: Special education, gymnasium key areas for middle school plans
Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of four stories focusing on the buildings of the Perham-Dent School District, and the educators...
April 30, 2015 - 2:58pm
April 16, 2015
Perham-Dent School Board approves buying temporary classrooms
Pending final approval from the sellers, the Perham-Dent School Board agreed to buy three temporary classrooms from the Wadena-Deer Creek School District. The vote was held at the Perham board’s regular April 8 meeting. “With our anticipated growth at the Heart of the...
April 16, 2015 - 11:11am
April 10, 2015
Kid’s Adventure Preschool hosting open house
Kid’s Adventure Preschool, in Perham, will host its annual open house on Tuesday, April 14. The open house, which will run from 4-6:30...
April 10, 2015 - 11:25am
April 9, 2015
Taking shape: Architects, consultants and district crafting preliminary building designs, leading up to referendum
Project Summary -New 9-12 high school, connected to the middle school. -Middle school gym spaces, shared with the new high school. -Middle...
April 9, 2015 - 3:20pm
April 2, 2015
Body of young woman pulled from river in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Hennepin County sheriff’s water patrol pulled the body of a young woman from the Mississippi River near downtown Minneapolis on Wednesday evening, but have yet to confirm her identity. Authorities have been searching that area of the river since the Friday...
April 2, 2015 - 11:56am