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Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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
May 22, 2018
Looking Back - May 17 edition
10 years ago 1 million gallon water tower plan approved Water and sewer improvements projected at more than $1.3 million are on the docket for...
May 22, 2018 - 9:30am
April 27, 2018
A look back at 100 years
So, you think school history is boring. Does your principal/football coach give bayonet demonstrations with a broomstick on a dressmakers dummy...
April 27, 2018 - 11:30am
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