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Yellowjackets cruise in playoff opener
Perham runners gearing up for Sections
Perham earns No. 1 seed
Strong third quarter lifts East Grand Forks over Perham
Perham kicks off post-season with East Grand Forks
VIOLET ESTER LOERZEL
LETTY MAE (MCGOWAN) SHASKY
HILARY LLOYD SATTGAST
Readers' Pet Photos
Fall Home Magazine
All in All in Frazee set to open in style
Baking up a new business: Prospective owner seeks community support to bring a bakery back to downtown Perham
'Everywhere is beautiful’: Ukrainian man is enjoying his time in the Perham area as part of Global Workforce program
Expansion nearly complete at resource recovery facility
VIDEO: Gourd almighty! Ottertail's Pumpkin Festival
The PACC celebrates 25 years
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
A festival to fall for: Perham’s Harvest Fest will offer fun for families, this Saturday
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February 22, 2012
Letter to the editor: Loss of program a real shame
Community Action has been a first responder to poverty in our Minnesota communities for more than 40 years.
letters / opinion
February 22, 2012 - 11:19am
Letter to the editor: What is the point of a fundraiser?
I want to thank Joan and Wanda for their supportive letters to the editor. I found it very interesting that the Perham community has treated other fundraiser recipients the same as we have been treated. So I ask, "Why even have fundraisers?" Do people enjoy speculating, making life...
opinion / letters
February 22, 2012 - 11:18am
February 16, 2012
Letter to the editor: Organization does more than most realize
Very few people in the East Otter Tail area are familiar with the Degree Of Honor Protective Association Service Club, yet this small group of 18 people has done so much for this community. This past year they have donated more than $2,100 to help people less privileged. They have...
opinion / letters
February 16, 2012 - 10:07am
Letter to the editor: A sincere 'thank you'
Grat·i·tude [grat-i-tood, -tyood]. Noun. The quality or feeling of being grateful or thankful. I think gratitude sums up how we feel about the benefit that was held Jan. 28 at Mulligan's for my dad and me. For some reason it doesn't seem as though we can even try to sum up how...
opinion / news / letters
February 16, 2012 - 9:56am
February 9, 2012
Letter to the editor: Partners in Care Council bridges gap between patients and providers
Thank you Trisha Marczak for the kind article you wrote and to those who commented on it. However, I do need to make a correction. During the interview I possibly did not make myself clear to Trisha. The hospital has a great Board of Directors with so many good people on it. Unfortunately,...
letters / opinion
February 9, 2012 - 10:14am
Letter to the editor: A donation is a gift - no strings attached
I am very saddened to hear that Zach Gabbard and his family have not received any money from the funds raised on his behalf since July. Why? I have made numerous donations to the Zach fund during Zach's long recovery. Granted, all totaled, my donations are a pittance in the grand...
local / opinion / letters
February 9, 2012 - 10:13am
Letter to the editor: In support of the Gabbards
The letter to the editor from Courtney Gabbard last week really angered me. How dare people second-guess Zach's family? When you make a donation it is supposed to come from your heart. Then you are done. You have no right to say how or where it is spent. My husband and I donated...
February 9, 2012 - 10:12am
Letter to the editor: Libraries are important part of social fabric
Remember the State Senator who was convicted of an ethics violation for making fun of people that she thought were less than her? Well, the old "convicted" ethics violator is saying crazy things again. Senator Gretchen Hoffman is now saying that libraries are a waste of public dollars...
news / letters / opinion
February 9, 2012 - 10:10am
November 30, 2011
Letter to the editor: Tax stance doesn't add up for resident
I recently noticed something interesting. In the fall of 2010, the State of Minnesota voters turned the Minnesota House and Senate over to the "No More Taxes" GOP. In the fall of 2011, the voters of School District 549 voted no more money for the Perham-Dent Schools. In 2011, the...
November 30, 2011 - 3:57pm
November 16, 2011
Letter to the editor: Thanking 'yes' voters
I want to thank the 1,520 voters that showed their support in our recent Perham School levy vote. I am quite sure that they didn't vote "yes" because they would like to pay more taxes. Rather, I think they realized that strong schools are at the heart of a progressive community. It...
November 16, 2011 - 2:51pm
November 9, 2011
Letter to the editor: Concern for NY Mills
This letter is a result of an incident that happened in my neighborhood on Friday, Oct. 28. Let me preface this by apologizing to Dave Delaney, Roger Salo, as well as the New York Mills firemen that responded to the call of a gas leak at 216 Nowell St. Apparently they were unaware...
November 9, 2011 - 4:07pm
Letter to the editor: Road to socialism should be blocked
Civilization. We all have to agree that it was a wonderful event in world history. It has advanced in different parts of the world in varying degrees, but in the last one-and-a-half centuries, it really took off in America. Back when it started, life was much harder; it was shorter,...
November 9, 2011 - 3:49pm
November 3, 2011
Letter to the editor: Skogen's stance on taxes off
It looks like we can look forward to a weekly letter from Former Senator Dan Skogen. Just to keep things in perspective. The Minnesota Taxpayers League gave Former Senator Dan Skogen a four-year average score of 14 out of a possible 100. That leads me to believe that former Senator...
November 3, 2011 - 9:54am
Letter to the editor: Hospital grateful, adds clarification
We've received many positive comments from the community about our recent name change to Perham Health. We've also received even more comments surrounding the excitement people have for our new hospital, which will open in January with a community open house on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011....
November 3, 2011 - 9:52am
Letter to the editor: City should stay out of business
Why does good old-fashioned competition always get thrown out when it comes to city owned business? The city of Perham opposes a privately owned liquor store in Pelican Rapids because it will affect profits. People like me have to pay inflated prices on products from the city because...
November 3, 2011 - 9:51am