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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
Fergus Falls to get $3.5 million for demolition of historic former state hospital
Wolverines shutdown Perham, fall to DGF
Minten’s blast lifts Perham over Wadena-DC
Perham Tennis team takes another step
Perham boys tennis advances to Section 8A Championship
Perham gains share of Heart O'Lakes Conference title
Helen M. Smith
James Robert Draack
James R. Draack
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
Adult Fishing League kicks off 14th season
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs
Looking Back - May 17 edition
Perham Health offers 'right way to fall' program
Fergus Falls Police Chief Bergren announces run for Otter Tail County Sheriff
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?
Commentary: At the University of North Dakota, another feud over another logo
Ask A Trooper: How do you become a pilot with the state troopers?
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
May 12, 2018
Minn. Capitol rally highlights need for insulin
ST. PAUL — Nicole Smith-Holt teared up as she spoke about her son to a small crowd on the Capitol steps Saturday, May 12, in St. Paul....
May 12, 2018 - 7:47pm
April 15, 2018
A tax battle is brewing at the state Capitol
ST. PAUL — When the Minnesota Legislature returns from spring break, political mud season will begin with lawmakers having just six weeks to find agreement on how to rewrite the state's tax code. That would be tricky anytime, but it's even more complex this year with the entire...
April 15, 2018 - 12:48pm
March 28, 2018
VP Pence in Minn: 'We're just getting started'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Vice President Mike Pence rallied Minnesota Republicans gathered in Minneapolis on Wednesday by touting the recently passed tax...
March 28, 2018 - 9:46pm
December 20, 2017
Dean wins GOP straw poll for Minnesota governor
EAST GULL LAKE—Matt Dean won the Minnesota governor straw poll among a gathering of Republicans Saturday, Dec. 2. A "straw poll" in politics...
December 20, 2017 - 11:57am
February 25, 2013
Reducing gun violence common goal, Minnesota gun rights and gun control advocates say
ST. PAUL -- Something can be done about gun violence in Minnesota. Gun rights and gun control advocates generally agree on that point, but they don't necessarily agree on what comes next. "To do nothing ...
February 25, 2013 - 10:27am
February 21, 2013
Otter Tail County GOP selects new leadership at convention
The Otter Tail County GOP convened at Thumper Pond in Ottertail on Saturday to select new leaders for the party's executive committee. More than 120 delegates, alternates, and guests attended. Will Blasczyk of Dunn Township was elected to be presiding chair of the convention. Reports...
February 21, 2013 - 6:01pm
Kline pessimistic about avoiding massive federal budget cuts
Minnesota's senior congressional Republican shows little optimism that massive automatic federal spending cuts can be avoided. "My expectation is that we will see the cuts take effect," U.S. Rep. John Kline told reporters Monday after meeting with legislators in the Minnesota Capitol. Kline...
February 21, 2013 - 3:54pm
Coalition seeks $9.50 state minimum wage
A coalition of children's groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota's poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents. Key in a proposal released last Wednesday is raising the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per...
February 21, 2013 - 3:25pm
February 20, 2013
Minnesota expands health care for poor
ST. PAUL -- Another 35,000 poor Minnesotans will get health care under a bill Gov. Mark Dayton signed Tuesday. The bill expands Medical Assistance, the state's Medicaid program. The federally funded expansion would save $129 million in the next two-year budget, supporters say. Opponents...
February 20, 2013 - 11:46am
Early childhood education featured in Minnesota budget plan
ST. PAUL -- Adding money to early childhood education and all-day kindergarten programs, as Gov. Mark Dayton suggests, is important to Minnesota's future, the state House education finance leader says. "Those two programs really pay dividends into the future," Rep. Paul Marquart,...
February 20, 2013 - 11:27am
February 14, 2013
Dayton promotes his tax plan, gay marriage in State of the State address
Minnesota is doing better than most neighboring states, Gov. Mark Dayton told legislators and Minnesotans last Wednesday night in his third State of the State address. And it is doing better than two years ago, he added. "Minnesota's job growth in 2012 was the 12th best among all...
February 14, 2013 - 1:33pm
February 8, 2013
Dayton says Minnesota OK, but needs his budget
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota's financial picture is improving, Gov. Mark Dayton proclaimed in his Wednesday night State of the State address, but policies in the last decade have hampered progress. His solution? Approve the $38 billion two-year budget he proposed two weeks ago that includes...
February 8, 2013 - 12:44pm
Rural DFLers could shoot down gun bills in Minnesota Legislature
ST. PAUL -- The message from Minnesota's rural Democratic senators about this week's gun-bill flurry is simple: Don't expect a warm reception in the Senate. "It's a good thing to vent, but it's not going anywhere," Sen. Tom Saxhaug, DFL-Grand Rapids, said, joining with others in...
February 8, 2013 - 10:02am
February 5, 2013
Bill advances to save Minnesota taxpayers' money this year
ST. PAUL -- As many as 192,000 Minnesotans would benefit if state legislators quickly pass a bill matching state tax law with federal law, the state House Taxes Committee chairwoman says. If that does not happen, Rep. Ann Lenczewski, DFL-Bloomington, told fellow lawmakers Monday:...
February 5, 2013 - 11:28am
February 4, 2013
Obama pushes gun control during Minnesota visit
President Barack Obama emphasized background checks and a ban on military assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in a speech to Minnesota...
February 4, 2013 - 3:07pm