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No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
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
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
Letters to the editor
November 15, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Perham veterans give praise for a ‘job well done’
VFW Post 4020 and Auxiliary would like to take this opportunity to say ‘thank you’ to the following people: Sandra Weiser-Matthews for organizing the Veterans Day program at Perham High School, the students who took part in the program and the students who showed their respect...
November 15, 2013 - 9:49am
November 7, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Hospice not intended to be a last resort
November is National Hospice Month. For more than 30 years, Hospice of the Red River Valley has been providing compassionate care to individuals and families as they navigate life’s final journey. Despite our longevity and reputation for exceptional care, year after year, one...
November 7, 2013 - 3:56pm
Letter to the Editor: Donated deer hides help Habitat
To all this year’s successful deer hunters, congratulations on your successful hunt. We hope you created cherished memories with friends and family. As fellow hunters and volunteers with the East Otter Tail chapter of the Minnesota Deer Hunters Association, we would like you...
November 7, 2013 - 3:54pm
November 1, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Perham’s used school books get sent to Liberia
Thanks to the thoughtful generosity of Perham High School Principal Ehren Zimmerman and school faculty, used textbooks from the school are on their way to Cotton Tree in Liberia, West Africa. It all began when my friend Rev. James Kollie, pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church...
November 1, 2013 - 11:38am
Letter to the Editor: Arts add value to education
I recently read an article titled “Nobel Medicine Winner Says: ‘I Owe it All to My Bassoon Teacher’” (Lebrecht). The title caught my attention, as it wasn’t that many years ago when I had the challenge of finding a professional bassoon musician to mentor a high school student...
November 1, 2013 - 11:34am
October 11, 2013
Letter to the Editor: VFW member shares idea for new memorial
An open letter to the Commander of the VFW, Commander of the American Legion and the Director of Perham Health: Gentlemen, every time I drive past our new hospital, Imarvel at what a nice location it would be for a veterans memorial. If a flagpole were installed in front of the...
October 11, 2013 - 1:13pm
September 26, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Day of Caring was ‘a complete success’
I would like to thank all of the wonderful community members who participated in the United Way Day of Caring event on Sept. 18. Day of Caring is a mobilization of volunteers to celebrate the spirit of giving through service by providing a day of meaningful volunteer opportunities...
September 26, 2013 - 3:36pm
September 5, 2013
Letter to the Editor: Random act of kindness brings tears to veteran
I would like to take this opportunity to thank a total stranger. We did not know her name, but her selfless act has made me appreciate the country we live in even more. On a recent shopping trip to Service Foods in Perham, as we were checking out, this angel behind my father...
September 5, 2013 - 11:54am
July 25, 2013
Letter to the Editor: FairTax could be a workable solution
How important is the FairTax? My answer is another question: How important is the future of the United States? Everyone decries the rampant partisanship on Capitol Hill, which gridlocks progress on a host of issues, existential issues. But have you ever tried to carry on a meaningful...
July 25, 2013 - 3:17pm
November 1, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Shed the label
There are two varying ways to vote - put all your trust in party or put all your trust in people. If you believe the latter, please look closely at the House 8B race. Bob Cunniff is a hard working, middle-of-the-road pro-lifer who says of food stamps, "Assistance is a hand up, not...
November 1, 2012 - 2:35pm
Letter to the Editor: Vote 'no' to Voter ID
A recent newsletter from the American Civil Liberties Union started out this way: "More than 40 years after the Voting Rights Act put an official end to widespread discriminatory voting practices that disenfranchised millions of people, especially African Americans, we are again seeing...
November 1, 2012 - 11:23am
October 30, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Skogen 'gets things done'
When you go to cast your ballot on Election Day, I want you to remember one thing about Dan Skogen: he's the guy who gets things done. Over the past two years, the Minnesota State Senate hasn't been a very productive place: Bill Ingebrigtsen and his colleagues in the senate have...
October 30, 2012 - 10:07am
August 2, 2012
Letter to the Editor: Some politicians 'have to go'
We have two senators representing Minnesota in Washington: Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken. In elections past, the people of Minnesota chose them and President Barack Obama to decide national economic and foreign policy. Our two senators, true to their and a similar presidential philosophy,...
August 2, 2012 - 11:51am
Letter to the Editor: Many downstream residents 'absolutely do not' support drainage plan
The EOT Focus article dated July 19 addressing the Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes (LMKP) proposed outlet was very misleading because it suggested that there was agreement among downstream lakes to allow the outlet project to proceed. This outlet issue has been extensively...
August 2, 2012 - 11:49am
Letter to the Editor: Government 'by the people'
The time is soon approaching for filing for positions in local government for those townships with elections that will be on the ballot with the General Election in November. Please consider giving of your time and talent to come forward and file for a position of supervisor, treasurer...
August 2, 2012 - 11:48am