Skip to main content
Updated: Woman arrested in starving horses case
Carr to seek third term as Wadena County sheriff
Woman killed in three-vehicle Minnesota crash
Murder trial underway for man accused of shooting to death 2 teen intruders
Woman seriously injured in head-on collision in Otter Tail County
Hawley wins opening HOL boys golf meet
Studer named UMAC pitcher of the week
Jazz topple Wolves in Adelman's possible finale
Football: Minnesota district scheduling puts rivalries on shaky ground
East Grand Forks head football coach steps down
HOWARD MARVIN KARKELA
EDWIN ALBERT LENIUS
DOUGLAS C. RUDOLPH
BEVERLEY ANN (PARCHEM) VADNAIS
Rotarian Bob Sim named A Paul Harris Fellow
Weslee Allen Beyer
Makenna Kay Kort
Cassidee May Sazama
Koli Lane Torgerson
Lakes Café to reopen soon sporting a fresh new look
Perham grants Tuffy’s a temporary road closure
City garage site rezoned to Light Industrial
Tri-Board addresses PACC’s future
Otter Tail Power names new president
Letter to the Editor: Corrupt trading in crude oil is the biggest crime of the century
Column: I’m just sayin’: There’s a methane to this madness
Column: How not to talk to women
Editorial: Distracted driving deserves our full attention
Guest Editorial: The healthier our children, the better our society
McCartney to play Fargodome, Target Field
Take a gamble on this year’s Spring Fling
Chamber awards banquet is coming up next Thursday
Miss Perham Scholarship program to host two fundraisers April 26
Ottertail eggs-travaganza Saturday
November 18, 2013
Major changes at stake in Tuesday's White Earth election
WHITE EARTH, Minn. – It’s being called one of the most important elections in the White Earth Indian Reservation’s history. On Tuesday, mail-in ballots from enrolled members of the tribe will be counted, determining whether they embrace an entirely new constitution – one...
news / region
November 18, 2013 - 10:03am
November 17, 2012
One vote wonder; Franson ahead of Cunniff in House race
House District 8B - the race won by one. Probably the most shocking election result to come out of Otter Tail and Douglas counties was Republican Mary Franson's one vote win over DFLer Bob Cunniff. "This is a great civic lesson in that every vote counts," Cunniff said. Late in...
November 17, 2012 - 7:00am
November 7, 2012
Eken wins close Senate race
In a closely contested race for the newly created Minnesota Senate District 4, Democrat Kent Eken of Twin Valley and Republican Phil Hansen of...
November 7, 2012 - 3:18pm
Berg concedes U.S. Senate race to Heitkamp
FARGO - U.S. Rep. Rick Berg, who refused to concede the U.S. Senate race early this morning despite trailing in unofficial results by 2,814 votes, announced just before 12:45 p.m. that he will concede the election to Democrat Heidi Heitkamp. With all precincts reporting statewide,...
November 7, 2012 - 1:16pm
Minnesota voters shoot down Voter ID amendment
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota voters do not want to prove who they are. Forty-six percent of voters Tuesday wanted to amend the state Constitution to require a photo ID before voting, but 50 percent was needed. The Minnesota vote went against a trend in other states to approve voter ID. Election...
November 7, 2012 - 12:07pm
Peterson wins 12th term
In Minnesota's 7th Congressional District race incumbent Collin Peterson was re-elected Tuesday in a contest that mirrored a similar victory...
November 7, 2012 - 11:48am
November 6, 2012
For couples, siblings with opposing political views, maintaining a happy relationship is possible
When it comes to politics, Kirsten Donohue and her husband, Kevin, disagree about "pretty much everything," she said. She leans left, he to the...
November 6, 2012 - 9:23am
November 1, 2012
Minnesota's polling places are accessible
Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie reminds voters that Minnesota polling places are fully accessible to elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities. "Polling locations must be fully accessible and provide at least one parking space for persons with disabilities near...
November 1, 2012 - 10:15am
October 8, 2012
Obama, Romney split on energy policy; Upper Midwest has stake on both sides of argument
ST. PAUL - Republican Mitt Romney makes it clear that he is a friend of coal and oil as he campaigns for president. In his re-election effort, Democratic President Barack Obama often promotes new energy sources such as renewable fuels (including ethanol and biodiesel) and electric...
October 8, 2012 - 11:12am
November 3, 2010
Republicans make huge gains in election; Dayton, Emmer headed for recount
As expected, Republicans emerged as the winners of Tuesday's midterm elections, winning seats both locally and nationally. In Minnesota, Republicans took control of both the House and Senate for the first time in 38 years, overcoming a sizeable Democratic majority. Minnesota's...
local / news
November 3, 2010 - 9:00am
Perham-Dent third attempt at school levy fails; NY Mills levy passes
The third time apparently wasn't a charm for the Perham-Dent Public School District's attempt at a levy referendum. On Nov. 2, Perham-Dent Public School District voters did not approve a $595 per student levy, according to unofficial results. A difference of 525 votes separated...
local / news
November 3, 2010 - 8:59am
September 15, 2010
Emmer outlines rest of budget plan, includes local cuts
Tom Emmer wants to limit state spending to revenues already flowing into Minnesota government, but achieving that goal would mean cuts in several areas. Among proposals getting the strongest reaction is a nearly $700 million cut to local governments. Emmer, Minnesota's Republican...
September 15, 2010 - 9:07am
April 2, 2010
Two interested in city council seat
Two candidates have stepped forward with interest in a vacant seat on the Perham City Council. Kevin Hennagir and Fred Lehmkuhl submitted letters to the city, expressing interest in the open seat. Following the resignation of former Mayor Kevin Keil earlier this year, Deputy Mayor...
news / local
April 2, 2010 - 7:00am
March 5, 2010
Road issue tops Edna Twsp. agenda
March 9 is township election day, and most area town halls will host small, low-key neighborhood gatherings-except perhaps Edna Township. Two of the three voting members of Edna Township board have resigned-in part over a road project gone awry. Resigning at the end of January...
March 5, 2010 - 7:00am
March 4, 2010
Most township annual meetings, elections March 9
Township voters throughout the area will be going to the polls March 9. There is at least two notable exceptions, however. The Perham Town Board decided last year to move the annual township elections to coincide with the November general elections. Rush Lake will also not have...
March 4, 2010 - 9:19am