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N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Perham volleyball extends streak with home win over Bemidji
Josie Beachy has worked hard to help her team, and herself, grow
Charlotte June Huddleston
Herbert H. Limmer
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
March 16, 2015
Governor Mark Dayton to discuss rail safety today in Moorhead
MOORHEAD - Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton will make stops in Moorhead and Bemidji today to outline his proposals to improve area roads, bridges, and rail crossings. Dayton will speak today at the Hjemkomst Center at 10 a.m. and at Bemidji City Hall at 1:30 p.m. His...
March 16, 2015 - 10:20am
March 11, 2015
Minnesota lawmaker wants students to pass citizenship test before graduating
ST. PAUL - A former government teacher wants Minnesota students to pass a citizenship test before graduating from high school. State Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Grove City, said Minnesota students suffer from a crisis of civics knowledge. His bill would require high school...
March 11, 2015 - 10:30am
Minnesota DNR wants to ban bear feeding
ST. PAUL -- Fresh off a legal victory over bear-feeding researcher Lynn Rogers, Minnesota wildlife officials want to outlaw feeding wild bears. Under a proposal moving through the state Legislature and supported by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, feeding...
March 11, 2015 - 10:27am
March 10, 2015
Minnesota legislation designed to give students school options
ST. PAUL -- Legislation would provide options for some Minnesota students to get private school education. One bill is written to...
March 10, 2015 - 10:29am
March 6, 2015
Senator’s staff, healthcare leaders hold discussion in Perham
Minnesota’s Senator Al Franken has been hosting a series of 20 roundtable discussions across the state in an effort to learn more about the status of rural healthcare, its challenges and successes. Franken serves as co-chair of the Senate Rural Health Caucus, a bipartisan group...
March 6, 2015 - 1:18pm
March 3, 2015
Klobuchar, Franken fight invasive species
WASHINGTON - U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, both Minnesota Democrats, are co-sponsors of legislation to help stop the spread of invasive carp and other species. The bill would give federal agencies authority to take more actions than they now can. "We...
March 3, 2015 - 10:45am
February 23, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers want final say on water quality rules
Environmental groups are alarmed about an effort at the Minnesota Legislature to put the brakes on new rules designed to keep the state’s lakes and rivers clean. Unlike past attempts to give the Legislature more power over water protection, the latest effort involves...
February 23, 2015 - 10:42am
February 19, 2015
$58.3 million referendum looks likely: Funds would pay for new high school, other long-term projects
Perham-Dent School Board members are reaching important decisions about how and when to ask taxpayers to fund some major construction projects. During a special work session last Tuesday, the board made a preliminary agreement to bring a $58.3 million referendum to a vote on May...
February 19, 2015 - 4:38pm
State Patrol report: City Council member’s death a suicide
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A Minnesota State Patrol investigation has ruled suicide as the cause of death in the fatal Dec. 22 chase that ended with a Fergus Falls City Council member being killed in a head-on collision with a parked squad car. Councilor Timothy Rundquist...
February 19, 2015 - 10:58am
February 18, 2015
Change may come to invasive species decal law
ST. PAUL -- Many resort owners and boaters strongly object to a new law written to stop invasive species from spreading through Minnesota...
February 18, 2015 - 11:48am
January 27, 2015
2 New Hope police officers shot at City Hall; gunman killed
NEW HOPE, Minn. - Two police officers were injured by a gunman outside a New Hope City Council meeting on Monday night. The gunman was fatally shot by police, authorities said. The incident happened outside the council chambers after two new officers were sworn...
January 27, 2015 - 10:16am
January 23, 2015
Fight over Sunday liquor sales continues
ST. PAUL -- Claiming new momentum for a cause that’s been a perennial loser at the Capitol, opponents of Minnesota’s law banning Sunday liquor-store sales said Thursday that they’ll push for a repeal this session. “Coming off an election cycle where this was...
January 23, 2015 - 11:54am
January 21, 2015
State income tax filing season begins in Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Tax season is underway in Minnesota, as residents have been able to file state income tax forms as of Tuesday. The Minnesota Department of Revenue said its online filing system will be available until the file date of April 15. The department’s website also has resources...
January 21, 2015 - 11:05am
December 29, 2014
Levy to jump 32 percent: Amount still below state average
The Perham-Dent School Board approved a 32.23 percent increase on the school’s portion of property taxes for 2015. A balanced budget for the 2015-2016 school year is expected as a result of the increase. The levy was approved as part of the board’s regular meeting on Dec....
December 29, 2014 - 2:31pm
December 26, 2014
Higher Minnesota taxes? State legislators undecided
ST. PAUL – Let’s face it: What most Minnesotans want to know about the upcoming legislative session is whether lawmakers will raise their taxes. The answer is a resounding maybe. In most years, Republicans could be expected to reject any tax increase proposal....
December 26, 2014 - 11:49am