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Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
Yellowjackets cruise in home opener
Perham Lakeside set for the new season
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Dalton James McFadzen
Denise Renee McFadzen
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
DuBois wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program for excellence in book publishing
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Perham area leaders pick up Chamber awards
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'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 15, 2018
Perham subject of Coffee Klatch at historical society
The Otter Tail County Historical Society's Otter Tail 150 Coffee Klatch Series continues on Friday, March 16 at 10 a.m. with Mary Pfeffer, Joan Happel and Sara Canada speaking about Perham. When the Northern Pacific railroad bypassed Otter Tail City in 1871, the line ran north through...
March 15, 2018 - 8:02am
September 6, 2017
'Big Foot' more than a legend in Perham
Boxing has changed a lot over the years, with perhaps one exception - money. The recent Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight was nicknamed...
September 6, 2017 - 4:40pm
April 9, 2015
Life's Silver Linings, Bob Riestenberg: Playing Along
Long-time Perham resident Bob Riestenberg was a visionary who played a pivotal role in changing the agricultural landscape of the area. Farming...
April 9, 2015 - 12:12pm
April 1, 2015
Life in the Kirkbride
About 200 people shuffled in and out of apartments for rent Friday on the grounds of the former Regional Treatment Center in Fergus Falls,...
April 1, 2015 - 11:29am
March 30, 2015
Celebrating Civil War’s end
Bill Crowder played a bugle Thursday as history, military and political leaders gathered in Gov. Mark Dayton’s office to urge Minnesotans...
March 30, 2015 - 10:25am
March 12, 2015
PHS junior interviews hero, civil rights organizer
Every season, students of the Perham High School Speech Team are instructed by their coaches to keep an over-arching goal in mind. “Our...
March 12, 2015 - 11:51am
February 26, 2015
Telling a somber truth: ‘Always Lost’ opens at ITOW
The walls of the exhibit room at Perham’s In Their Own Words Veterans Museum, covered with solemn photos and sobering stories, don’t discriminate...
February 26, 2015 - 11:43am
January 28, 2015
Getting out a message across crossed wires
I just read that, 100 years ago, in 1915, Alexander Graham Bell made his first long-distance telephone call. Although no one knew it at the time, it would be the beginning of the death of Western Union telegraphs. Western Union, which sent its first telegraph message in the late...
January 28, 2015 - 3:58pm
December 24, 2014
Life's Silver Linings: Joyce Koelln reflects on a busy, full life
Editor’s note: This is the eighth and final in a twice-monthly series spotlighting Perham seniors. To hear her tell it, Joyce Koelln has...
December 24, 2014 - 10:51am
December 11, 2014
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
A recent area newspaper gave front-page importance to the fact that the local high school was not going to offer a study hall. Further reading of the article seems to indicate that, in fact, there has been no study hall for some time. I didn’t know you could do away with something...
December 11, 2014 - 4:12pm
Give, share, repeat: Janice Rosenthal’s mission of service
Janice Rosenthal, formerly Mattfeld, has always enjoyed two things – animals and volunteering. As a young farm kid, growing up near Frazee...
December 11, 2014 - 3:13pm
December 1, 2014
Surprise! Renovation work at DL house turns up tombstone for Civil War veteran
When new homeowners Jamie Pollock and Robby Haataja started a flooring project in their Detroit Lakes home, they never imagined they would...
December 1, 2014 - 9:43am
November 21, 2014
Pioneer Grounds contract extended
The History and Cultural Association of East Otter Tail County will continue to run Pioneer Grounds for at least another five years. Last week, with no discussion, the Perham City Council agreed to extend the association's lease of the grounds through March 31, 2020. The new lease...
November 21, 2014 - 1:05pm
October 9, 2014
Herb Limmer: A life of building boats, furniture and memories
Editor’s note: This is the third in a twice-monthly series spotlighting Perham seniors. Although Limmer’s Resort has been located...
October 9, 2014 - 3:09pm
October 8, 2014
Fergus Falls leaders want more details on developer's plans for historic Kirkbride property
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The city of Fergus Falls is seeking more details on financing and plans for the proposed $41-million development project of the historic Kirkbride property before moving ahead with the project. Prospective Kirkbride developer Ray Willey and...
October 8, 2014 - 10:20am