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Feedlot expansion hearings held in Otter Tail
Perham City council reorganizes
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
Community meetings set to discuss future of the HUB
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Jackets defense shuts down Frazee Girls
Perham grapplers win home finale against Detroit Lakes
Morris named finalist for NHSACA Coach of the Year
Take 5: Keys to the NFC Championship game
Michael John Grismer
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
March 1, 2014
New fishing licenses needed for fishing Minnesota this weekend
If you’re planning to go fishing in Minnesota this weekend, make sure you buy a new fishing license first. The old licenses expire today. If my experience is any indication, there’s going to be some confusion about this. Like pretty much everyone else, I’d been under...
March 1, 2014 - 11:52am
February 27, 2014
Possible record catch could land angler in trouble
DULUTH — A potential ice fishing world-record lake trout caught by a northern Minnesota man earlier this month has been confiscated from a...
February 27, 2014 - 8:55am
February 9, 2014
Fishing: Not too early to look ahead to open water season
I know we are still weeks away from the end of the ice fishing season, but it is not too early to pay attention to what is in store for us for this upcoming open water season. The ice bite can be a good lake indicator for the potential bite for the open water season. The good bite...
February 9, 2014 - 12:38pm
January 2, 2014
Letter to the Editor: In search for more muskie waters, eyes are on Otter Tail
A few years back, the Legislature passed legislation to add eight additional lakes to the list of managed muskellunge waters in Minnesota, to be completed by 2020. The long-range plan, adopted in 2008, is 87 pages long and can be viewed on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources...
January 2, 2014 - 1:27pm
September 12, 2013
Groffs take 2nd at AYA Championship
A family from Ottertail has taken second place in the 2013 Angler-Young Angler International Championship. David Groff and his kids, Tristan and Mailia, competed in Kenora, Ontario on Aug. 24, catching 36.82 pounds of walleyes — enough to win a Canada fishing trip. The AYA...
September 12, 2013 - 12:28pm
August 13, 2013
Column: Balmy August day on the lake; life lessons and a few pikes
DETROIT LAKES — I have lived two separate lives in my 42 years on the planet. A decade as a non-Minnesotan and the rest as a borderline upstanding tundra dweller. One would not notice the three-quarters Minnesota influence in my lifestyle when it comes to the outdoors. Once...
August 13, 2013 - 1:13pm
August 1, 2013
New camp helps kids ‘Feed the Fish’
It’s said that every amateur angler will at first “feed the fish” by losing their worms in the water before learning how to reel one in...
August 1, 2013 - 12:01pm
July 11, 2013
Lund Mania Summer Celebration returns, with its traditional fishing tourney, this Friday
New York Mills will host its annual Lund Mania Summer Celebration, complete with its traditional fishing tournament, games, races, a parade and...
July 11, 2013 - 10:57am
July 2, 2013
County continues fight against aquatic invasives
The Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force continues to take a proactive approach in stopping the spread of invasives throughout...
July 2, 2013 - 3:35pm
June 3, 2013
Fisherman pleads guilty to gaming violation
A Long Prairie man with two gaming convictions and a litany of suspicion dogging him will be sentenced June 17 in Hubbard County for cheating at the Park Rapids American Legion Community Fishing Derby this winter. Alfred “Tom” Mead, 72, recently pleaded guilty to a felony...
June 3, 2013 - 11:59am
May 30, 2013
A ‘reel’ good time - AYA fishing tourney promises fun, prizes
Kids who are fishing for some fun should be sure to check out this year’s Angler-Young Angler fishing tournament in Perham. Back for the...
May 30, 2013 - 11:54am
April 3, 2013
Sometimes Simple Moments with Your Grandfather are the Times You Will Never Forget. ***
April 3, 2013 - 8:54am
July 5, 2012
Fishing league hosts first Kids Night
The New York Mills fishing league held its first annual Kids Night on Rush Lake June 18. One of the event organizers, Chad Keskitalo, reported...
July 5, 2012 - 1:41pm
June 6, 2012
AYA tourney reels in new generation of anglers
Under a sunny sky and on calm waters Saturday, the Angler-Young Angler Fishing Tournament in Perham was held on what organizers said was "probably...
June 6, 2012 - 1:06pm
May 2, 2012
Pine lakes slot regulations set to expire next year
The opener, the break, the bite, the class, the limit - the colloquial adages of angling. In 2003, that local lake lexicon added another: The slot. The slot, in this instance, is a Minnesota DNR experimental, 10-year regulation on Big and Little Pine lakes which mandates all caught...
May 2, 2012 - 2:18pm