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Weekly police report - May 24 edition
Last day of classes at PHS sparks fun, memories
Minn. plans extra speeding enforcement in July
Otter Tail County Sheriff's report - May 24 edition
No Hub snub at the state: Perham's big project makes it into the bonding bill at $6 million
Perham falls in Section 8AA playoffs
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Wolverines shutdown Perham, fall to DGF
Minten’s blast lifts Perham over Wadena-DC
Perham Tennis team takes another step
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
Summer beauty bloomin' around Perham, thanks to volunteers and donations
'Why did he do such a crazy thing?': Perham man who nearly died in Vietnam learns firsthand about sacrifice
Adult Fishing League kicks off 14th season
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs
Looking Back - May 17 edition
Editorial: Remember this on Memorial Day: Life is a gift
Ask A Trooper: Questions about teen drivers
Tobacco prevention, sustainable quit-smoking help fail to cross session finish line
Your Letters: Why believe the press about political change?
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
October 11, 2013
Opinion: Newspapers are still vital to our lives
Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Internet behemoth Amazon.com, recently bought The Washington Post. John Henry, owner of the Boston Red Sox and a man who made millions upon millions in the investments realm, purchased the Boston Globe not long ago. Warren Buffett — no slouch himself...
October 11, 2013 - 1:42pm
August 1, 2013
Their View: Low minimum wage hurts workers and the economy
As a business owner who runs a manufacturing company with 150 employees, I strongly support increasing the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at just $7.25 an hour since July 24, 2009. It will provide concrete benefits to businesses and will strengthen our overall economy. Fair...
August 1, 2013 - 1:36pm
July 25, 2013
Column: Time to overtax someone else
As July comes to a close, it marks the first month of the state of Minnesota’s latest tax overburdening of the small demographic that are smokers - this time to pay debt on the new Vikings stadium. Center of Disease Control estimates from 2011 state 21.6 percent of men and 16.5...
July 25, 2013 - 3:25pm
July 18, 2013
THEIR VIEW: Our promise to kids
Gov. Mark Dayton’s Children’s Cabinet Right now in Minnesota, 42.5 percent of our first grade students receive free and reduced price lunch, a leading indicator of poverty. Nearly half of those served by Minnesota food shelves are children.
July 18, 2013 - 3:39pm
July 11, 2013
Their View: Dayton, DFL think you’re Richie Rich
Once upon a time, democrat legislators and Governor Mark Dayton promised that the rich would be paying more in taxes and that middle and low income Minnesotans would be shielded from the effects of their policies. Now that July has arrived and many of the new tax increases are...
July 11, 2013 - 4:17pm
June 6, 2013
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
APPLAUSE to all the local graduates who threw their hats into the air at recent commencement ceremonies. Nearly 120 students in Perham and 50 in New York Mills graduated this year, and are now preparing for the next phase of their lives – whether that be college, a career, traveling,...
June 6, 2013 - 3:21pm
April 26, 2013
Their View: Church must ‘teach its own’ about values
After a couple centuries of government support, the Protestant mores that have dominated American culture are disappearing from the public square. A majority of Americans support same-sex marriage, abortion and legalizing marijuana, not to mention other activities and values that...
April 26, 2013 - 2:25pm
April 25, 2013
Their View: The finish line: Trying to find peace
Ryan Taylor, Forum News Service I’ve been across the marathon finish line. Three times. In three cities – Chicago, New York and Fargo. I ran 26.2 miles as fast as my training allowed and as swiftly as my legs, heart and mind would carry me.
April 25, 2013 - 2:16pm
March 20, 2013
Commentary: Gossip today spreads faster, cuts deeper
High school might just be harder today. Not necessarily on the academics side. That’s still up for debate. But on the social side, no doubt. Sure, kids have always been bullied and teased, beat up and rumored to have done this and that. That’s part of growing up, hardening our...
March 20, 2013 - 10:08am
March 7, 2013
APPLAUSE / A PAUSE
This is a monthly feature of our Columns & Commentary page, in which we either applaud a person, group or event for something positive that we feel is worthy of a little credit (Applause), and/or address something that gives us pause; something that we feel deserves to be addressed...
March 7, 2013 - 9:41am
February 28, 2013
Giving back, at home and around the world
Perham Rotary has been giving back to Perham and the surrounding area, as well as to humanitarian projects around the world, for more than 50 years. In 2012, a change was made to the club with the creation of the Perham Rotary Foundation. This non-profit, 501(c)(3) entity is separate...
February 28, 2013 - 9:21am
February 27, 2013
Letter to the Editor: 'Mama' upset after Muslim students asked to leave church program
This school year I am hosting two foreign exchange students who are both Muslim. They are seniors at Perham High School. They are here to learn about America and to inform Americans about their countries, culture and religion and promote better relationships between us. Their experience...
February 27, 2013 - 4:59pm
Guest Editorial: Cell alerts work, raise amber flags
The siren heard around the state last week -- blaring from nearly every cell phone from Worthington to Warroad -- was a siren that led to a joyous, sigh-of-relief, safe return of an abducted 8-month-old baby boy. It signaled a moment of true historic significance. It was the first...
February 27, 2013 - 4:57pm
Their view: Let science help settle gun debate
Between 1973 and 2012, the United States experienced 65 cases of rabies, while the National Institutes of Health offered 89 major research grants to tackle the subject. There were 266 polio cases during that time as well, and the NIH made 129 major polio research awards. Between...
February 27, 2013 - 4:56pm
Column: Upping the odds for humanity
It's been a while since we visited the Darwin Awards, which are awarded posthumously (or is that "post-humorously?") to those adults who, because...
February 27, 2013 - 4:53pm