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County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
Rural Dent man arrested following road accident
Weekly police report - Jan. 18 edition
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Michael John Grismer
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Ice fishermen, we need your help
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
February 24, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
I am still in awe of the love and support for me, my family and my journey. I never could have imagined the way my benefit turned out. Thank you to everyone who came to fill The Cactus. Many tears of joy have been shed. Thank you to the many generous donors with the amazing donations...
February 24, 2017 - 12:25pm
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Imagine if the state of Minnesota told a small business owner in Perham or elsewhere in Otter Tail County; "We don't think you can profit selling sandwiches or hardware or gasoline or doughnuts or pizza on Wednesdays, so you and all other businesses that sell those items have to...
February 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
February 22, 2017
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
I'm responding to Mike McFeely's Feb. 21st column (in the Fargo Forum) in which he writes about columnist Alan Linda's firing for public "fat shaming." McFeely wrote: "The question for the Journal is how it responds to public pressure next time readers get upset about a column or...
February 22, 2017 - 10:33am
February 13, 2017
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Originally published in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, a Forum Communications Co. newspaper. You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh.
February 13, 2017 - 1:26pm
August 25, 2016
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
My purpose this morning is to raise serious concerns with respect to the White Earth Nation’s proposal to build a casino on the sensitive wetlands of Star Lake’s South Arm. The South Arm of Star is crucial to the entire eco-system of the Star Lake basin. It is extensive, shallow...
August 25, 2016 - 2:29pm
July 21, 2016
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
According the Corporation for National and Community Service, a national study has shown that volunteers who are 50 and older live longer than same age non-volunteers. In addition, a study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and...
July 21, 2016 - 11:20am
July 15, 2016
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Minnesota recently passed a public health milestone. Just over 50 percent of Minnesotans are now protected from the harmful substances in secondhand e-cigarette aerosol in their hometowns. Perham is among the 30 cities and 21 counties in our state that have updated their policies...
July 15, 2016 - 10:27am
June 9, 2016
LTE:Letter carriers’ campaign collects nearly 6,000 pounds of food
Thank you Otter Tail County residents for your support and help in collecting 5,970 pounds of food through the National Association of Letter Carriers food drive last month. The food collected was distributed to eight local food shelves and will go a long way to prevent hunger for...
June 9, 2016 - 4:28pm
LTE:Ingebrigtsen calls for special session
Governor Dayton should call a special session and complete the very work that was agreed upon in a compromised 990 million dollar bonding bill (that included much needed 700 million in roads and bridges funding). This much needed funding was de-railed by the senate metro democrats...
June 9, 2016 - 4:19pm
April 28, 2016
LTE: Jane’s love of Perham was evident in all she did
When I moved to Perham in 1978, it was a substantially different town than it is today. Much change and growth has taken place. Jane Aschnewitz was one of the major agents of change that helped Perham become what it is today. At the time, Jane and the Chamber were both fledglings...
April 28, 2016 - 12:46pm
April 21, 2016
LTE:Keep the train whistles blowing
People of Perham, do you realize the danger that eliminating trains blowing their whistles would cause? That’s the way Amtrak and the carious freight and oil-carrying freights announce to us and our children and grandchildren that they are coming through town so stop your cars,...
April 21, 2016 - 9:32am
LTE: Food Drop helped many in need
Last Wednesday, the United Way coordinated a Mobile Food Drop for people in need in Ottertail city. It was a beautiful day and a great event, at which 92 community members volunteered, and 154 families (485 individuals) received food. United Way does food drop about twice a year...
April 21, 2016 - 9:29am
February 1, 2016
LTE: Perham sponsors hit a 3-pointer with support of basketball tourney
This past December the Perham Backcourt Club organized and held its first Grand 8 Holiday Classic basketball tournament for both the boys and girls basketball programs. The tournament brought six teams from other parts of Minnesota to Perham for two days. Each of those communities...
February 1, 2016 - 11:19am
January 21, 2016
LTE: Have gas prices gone down for all?
Are we being played for fools or being used? Our federal government decided senior citizens disability recipients did not need a raise in Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits because gas prices are cheap (have gone down). Just think about it. Many seniors do not...
January 21, 2016 - 1:06pm
December 31, 2015
LTE: Mom's care at Perham Health fosters appreciation of hospital
On Dec. 3, we admitted our mom to the Perham hospital.Little did we know that she would spend the last 11 days of her life there. As word of her illness spread around the country, relatives and friends started to pour in. Sometimes our singing, laughing (yes, mom wanted her children...
December 31, 2015 - 1:16pm