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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
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
October 9, 2015
Otter Tail County communities seek state funding for projects
Representatives for projects in and near Pelican Rapids, Perham, Parkers Prairie and Henning addressed members of the Minnesota Senate Capital Bonding Committee on Sept. 29. The gathering was held on the campus of M State, Fergus Falls. One of the committee members is State Sen....
October 9, 2015 - 2:44pm
August 21, 2015
Referendum 2.0 is go: Vote on $45.27 million slated for Nov. 24
There will not be a general election this year; however, on Tuesday, Nov. 24, residents of the Perham-Dent School District will be asked to vote for the second time on a building bond levy. Discussion on the referendum was the primary focus at the school board’s regular August...
August 21, 2015 - 2:36pm
July 16, 2015
Scholarships for preschool, some day cares, now available
Families of children attending Kid’s Adventure Preschool in Perham have the potential to earn scholarships to attend, following the school’s renewal with a state rating program. Principal of Heart of the Lakes Elementary School, Jen Hendrickson, who also oversees the preschool...
July 16, 2015 - 2:08pm
June 19, 2015
Healthy surplus expected next year
The Perham-Dent School District is looking at the possibility of almost a $500,000 surplus for the next school year, pending decisions by the state legislature. At the school board’s regular June meeting, the preliminary 2015-2016 budget was approved. The preliminary surplus...
June 19, 2015 - 12:19pm
June 10, 2015
Dayton wants Friday special session
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Legislature appears set to finish passing the state budget on Friday. Details of three vetoed budget bills have been worked out and legislators are ready with two other spending measures, leaving only the formality of four legislative leaders and Gov....
June 10, 2015 - 3:22pm
March 24, 2015
Marijuana smell leads to drug bust
DULUTH, Minn. -- A strong odor emanating from a home in led to the disruption of a $100,000 marijuana operation in northeast Minnesota on Thursday. Charges are pending against a father and son, ages 57 and 26, who were arrested after a search-and-seizure by police and other agencies...
March 24, 2015 - 10:04am
October 14, 2014
Deputy retrieves cash found blowing in the wind
ST. CLOUD, Minn. – With an officer’s sharp eye and a fortunate gust of wind, more than $3,000 in lost cash blowing around a central Minnesota road was returned to its owner. Stearns County Deputy Shirley Zwack was driving down County Road just after 4 p.m. Friday when she...
October 14, 2014 - 9:22am
Minnesota has rising share of people living in unaffordable housing
Housing is becoming harder for more Minnesotans to afford because of rising costs and falling incomes, increasing the share of people living in homes they cannot afford, according to a new study. “A slow economic recovery and rising rental costs have made housing increasingly...
August 14, 2013 - 11:01am
April 10, 2009
Million-penny deadline draws near
The deadline for pennies is May 1, and unless the pennies start falling from heaven, Perham fifth-graders are probably going to fall short of...
April 10, 2009 - 7:00am
March 13, 2009
Honesty, 'karma' inspired Bleichner to return lost cash
The first thing twenty-six-year-old Matt Bleichner looked for was a hidden camera crew. Someone had to be setting him up, he thought, as he...
March 13, 2009 - 7:00am
February 26, 2009
Federal money boosts state road program
Federal funds meant to spur the economy will help make this one of Minnesota's busiest road construction years. Federal economic stimulus money will provide $180 million for 60 Minnesota transportation projects outside the Twin Cities, Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Wednesday. By the...
February 26, 2009 - 2:11pm
December 31, 2008
Forum editorial: Love dogs until they cost money
The good folks of the Red River Valley region say they love dogs, but they don't. Law enforcement officials say they are doing their best to deal with strays and abandoned dogs, but they aren't. "We're not a bunch of inhumane people," says a councilman from a small Minnesota town,...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am