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2017 Chamber Choice award recipients announced
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
New healthcare plan could have dire effects for county residents: Local healthcare leaders share concerns with Franken, Piper
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
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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
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
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
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
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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!)
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
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September 3, 2015
Heartfelt memories of a long-standing family tradition
Our big get-together of 2015 is behind us now, unforgettably residing in the memories of all the friends and relatives who came to what has become an annual tradition in my family. It is simply called The Barn Dance. Our (my brother and I) parents are long gone at this point,...
September 3, 2015 - 10:12am
July 1, 2015
Nothing beats owning a hardware store
In the world of gift purchasing, nothing can beat the experience I gained in owning and operating a hardware store. Christmas was the biggest of those seasons, but men kept a pretty steady march into the store all year long for birthday and anniversary presents. These were...
July 1, 2015 - 4:15pm
April 24, 2015
Hemped up about ditch weed
This is a headline I saw recently: “Minnesota senator worries hemp would lead to legal marijuana.” I have several thoughts regarding this. Over the years when I was in the HVAC business, most of my skills seemed to involve not figuring out technical things, but figuring...
April 24, 2015 - 12:26pm
April 16, 2015
Family trees, Viking hands and DNA
I’ve been doing a lot of research into my family tree. You know, collecting information on grandparents, building some rudimentary family trees myself. Most of my heritage has already been worked out for me, by others who have put in a ton of work on it. There are some immediate...
April 16, 2015 - 1:24pm
April 8, 2015
Band-ing together at Ft. Bliss
It was 1968, early spring. It was prophetic that the airplane delivering a load of us fresh recruits to El Paso, Texas—Ft. Bliss— for Army basic training had to circle the city for an hour and a half because of a sand storm. And sandy it was. Each evening, when we returned...
April 8, 2015 - 4:12pm
March 11, 2015
Twine’s ‘clear’ story
So, it’s 1969. Me, Tex and Twine are sitting in a five-foot steel culvert buried beneath a couple layers of sandbags that served more for psychological relief than anything. If a 122-mm ChiCom rocket scored a direct hit on us, there weren’t enough sandbags in Vietnam to save...
March 11, 2015 - 2:52pm
March 4, 2015
Sewing the seeds of spring
Spring is coming. You can tell because the seed catalogues are arriving. Every year, about this time, it seems constructive to put down in words what I learned about apple trees this past year. After 35 years of wrangling the darn things, I would have thought that I would have...
March 4, 2015 - 3:14pm
February 18, 2015
Finally! Another family get-together. What with being gone and everyone being busy and just all the stuff that pulls a nuclear family into atomic breakdown, it has become increasingly hard to get all the germs in one house. Meaning: It has become clear to me that whenever more than...
February 18, 2015 - 4:25pm
February 12, 2015
Energy tips from an ol’ HVAC pro
For those of you unfamiliar with my past, I serviced and installed heating, air conditioning and refrigeration products while doing business as Lindy’s Hardware in New York Mills. Then I designed an HVAC (heating, ventilating, air conditioning) program for the tech school in Wadena,...
February 12, 2015 - 1:09pm
February 4, 2015
Frozen creeks and stiff cheeks: memories of youth
It’s important to get some of the really old memories of when we were young down on paper now. One of the earliest things I remember is from when I was probably six or seven, and my brother Mark was five or six. It was spring, probably early March or late February (in northeast...
February 4, 2015 - 3:24pm
January 28, 2015
Getting out a message across crossed wires
I just read that, 100 years ago, in 1915, Alexander Graham Bell made his first long-distance telephone call. Although no one knew it at the time, it would be the beginning of the death of Western Union telegraphs. Western Union, which sent its first telegraph message in the late...
January 28, 2015 - 3:58pm
January 7, 2015
The Prairie Spy: These are a few of my favor-ite films
In keeping with doing something memorable with the New Year, I’m making a resolution (another one, just like the other ones) to watch once again some of my all-time favorite movies. Here they are, in no particular order, although I must confess I have some extra fondness for this...
January 7, 2015 - 2:36pm
December 19, 2014
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Research on this column, which is to be about the worst Christmas gifts ever, reminds me of a time when we decided that only children would receive gifts. Granted, we would all still get stockings, where the rule is: ‘If it don’t fit, don’t get it.’ Male genius. Absolutely. In...
December 19, 2014 - 11:25am
July 25, 2013
Column: Lindy vs. Facebook
I’ve been trying, in my retirement, to become one of those people who put stuff on their Facebook page. Well. Not put. “Post.” See? There’s the first problem with figuring out something -- not knowing the right words with which to phrase the question that will get you...
July 25, 2013 - 3:10pm