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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
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
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
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
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!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
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
May 21, 2014
Perham library to receive state funds
The Perham Area Public Library will be getting the state funding city officials have been hoping for. The funding, a $257,000 appropriation for repairs related to mold growth, was included in a $1 billion public works spending bill approved by the Minnesota House and Senate last...
May 21, 2014 - 12:19pm
May 9, 2014
Negotiators agree to another $103 million in Minnesota tax cuts for homeowners, farmers, renters, businesses
ST. PAUL – Farmers, homeowners, renters and businesses would share $103 million in a second round of Minnesota tax cuts after negotiators worked out a compromise that is expected to pass the Legislature next week. Lawmakers from both parties hailed the agreement Thursday, saying...
May 9, 2014 - 9:14am
May 8, 2014
Minnesota Senate passes gun restrictions bill
ST. PAUL - A bill to take guns away from Minnesota domestic abuse suspects awaits Gov. Mark Dayton's signature. The Senate passed the measure 60-4 Monday, the final step before the governor signs it into law. Protect Minnesota Board President Joan Peterson applauded the vote....
May 8, 2014 - 4:20pm
May 7, 2014
Minnesota Senate passes medical marijuana bill
ST. PAUL – Minnesotans suffering conditions they feel only marijuana can help cheered Tuesday as senators overwhelmingly approved using extracts...
May 7, 2014 - 9:27am
May 1, 2014
No more ‘Asian’ carp in MN
Minnesota legislators have been trying to get rid of Asian carp for years, and on Monday senators got rid of the ‘Asian’ part of the name. On a split voice vote, senators approved dropping ‘Asian’ from the invasive carp name. “Words matter,” Sen. John Hoffman, D-Champlin,...
May 1, 2014 - 12:33pm
April 29, 2014
MN Senate to debate resuming online voter registration set to be shut down by judge
ST. PAUL – A judge says Minnesota’s online voter registration system is illegal, but senators today will debate a law change to allow it. Senators plan to take up a bill House members passed 129-2 earlier this month, but Sen. Scott Newman, R-Hutchinson, said he does not know...
April 29, 2014 - 9:13am
April 7, 2014
Minn. House, Senate agree on minimum wage increase
ST. PAUL - Legislative leaders agreed to raise the Minnesota minimum wage to $9.50 an hour in 2016, with lower wages for small businesses, those...
April 7, 2014 - 1:06pm
April 4, 2014
House budget bill leans toward greater Minnesota
ST. PAUL -- Much of the money in the Minnesota House's plan to tweak the state's two-year budget would go to greater Minnesota. "We focused...
April 4, 2014 - 3:05pm
MN closes ‘donut hole’ in school funding: Could mean $580K in new revenue for Perham-Dent
Minnesota legislators have closed a ‘donut hole’ in education funding, and it could mean $580,000 in new money for the Perham-Dent School District. Governor Mark Dayton signed the new funding option into law with this session’s omnibus tax bill on March 21. The bill, among...
April 4, 2014 - 3:00pm
April 3, 2014
Bill to close gender pay gap advances in Legislature
ST. PAUL — Minnesota women on average are paid 80 percent of wages men receive, and women who own businesses earn just 60 percent of male entrepreneurs. Bills to help close that gender pay gap are nearing votes in the Minnesota House and Senate. The House Ways and Means Committee...
April 3, 2014 - 10:57am
March 14, 2014
Minnesota House approves lunches for all students
ST. PAUL — Minnesota students would be guaranteed school lunches if senators agree with a House vote. By 130-0, representatives on Thursday approved pumping $3.5 million into the school lunch program. The action came after a February report released by Mid-Minnesota Legal...
March 14, 2014 - 8:52am
February 26, 2014
Minnesota legislators begin work with propane aid, tax talk cut
ST . PAUL — Providing financial aid to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating bills in this polar vortex of a winter came first as the state Legislature launched its 2014 session Tuesday, with work also beginning on an effort to cut $600 million in taxes. The session’s opening...
February 26, 2014 - 9:58am
February 25, 2014
Minn. House votes to provide $20 million for heating bills
ST. PAUL - Minnesota legislators opened their 2014 session today battling the polar vortex. Less than an hour after the session started at noon, the House voted 133-0 to provide a $20 million boost to Minnesotans struggling to pay heating costs this winter. Rural lawmakers stood...
February 25, 2014 - 4:59pm
February 20, 2014
Judge tells Minnesota Legislature to act on sex offender treatment program
ST. PAUL -- A federal judge is putting pressure on the Minnesota Legislature to change how the state deals with some sex offenders. Thursday, five days before the Minnesota Legislature is to convene for its 2014 session, Judge Donovan Frank wrote in a ruling that state lawmakers...
February 20, 2014 - 4:10pm
February 2, 2014
Minimum wage hike still on Minnesota legislative agenda
ST. PAUL – President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech promise to “give Americans a raise” raised the hopes of Minnesotans who want the state minimum wage increased. The Democratic-controlled Minnesota House already is on record in favor of a $9.50-an-hour wage,...
February 2, 2014 - 1:58am