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2017 Chamber Choice award recipients announced
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
New healthcare plan could have dire effects for county residents: Local healthcare leaders share concerns with Franken, Piper
Men had blood alcohol levels double legal limit in MN crash that killed friend, charges say
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Peggy Lynette Korell
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
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
September 12, 2014
Keys to happiness, Perham pianist finds joy in music
Editor’s note: This is the first in a bi-weekly series spotlighting Perham seniors. Helen Smith was born and raised in Troy Mills,...
September 12, 2014 - 11:33am
June 6, 2014
WWII veteran remembered in ITOW exhibit
The In Their Own Words Veterans Museum is preparing to unveil a new exhibit focused on its newest featured veteran’s story. Arthur Dobias was born in Crookston, Minn., in 1925 and served in the 8th Army Air Force as part of the 493rd Bomb Group based at Debach Airfield in Suffolk,...
June 6, 2014 - 1:02pm