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School board has construction site walk through
Minn. health insurance program breaks previous record for signups
The power of positive thinking
PACC adds to list of improvements for 2018
Jennie-O Turkey barn lost in fire
Yellowjackets second at Melrose/Sauk Centre
Perham gymnasts set new mark against Park Rapids Area
DeBoer's 24 sparks Yellowjackets in home win
Minnesota Miracle saves Vikings from disaster
'Physically and emotionally, I'm drained': Resigning MN coach points finger at problematic parents
Judy K. Houghton
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
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
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Perham Health welcomes Dr. Steven Murrell
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
Star Lake native, 103, has lived through 18 presidents
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
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
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
letter to the editor
January 17, 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
If someone gave you a million dollars wouldn't they ask for the names of the individuals receiving the money? This didn't happen when $620,000 in grant money and $310,000 in abatement money was given to Grow Perham, LLC to build a 24-plex apartment in Perham. Nobody on the Otter Tail...
17 hours 7 min ago
January 2, 2018
We need George Bailey
After my letter to the editor a good and respected friend of mine called me and we discussed our views on Perham. She pointed out to me that my letter should have ended with a solution on the old school and to her surprise I said it did. I also shared my true feeling on the direction...
January 2, 2018 - 3:34pm
December 26, 2017
Kind act is a reminder of goodness in dark times
It seems as though everywhere one turns these days one is inundated with how bad things are in our society. Dirty, partisan politics, clashes between the alt-right and antifa, harassment charges from every direction. It makes one wonder how mean-spirited and selfish we, as a society,...
December 26, 2017 - 9:57am
Vote 'no' and force more practical solutions
Congratulations and thank you Fred Lehmkuhl for voting 'no' on the plans to move forward for more money to repurpose the old school. It looks like the rest of the council is trying to smear you for it.
December 26, 2017 - 9:56am
December 19, 2017
Crazy has a voice in Perham
Crazy has a voice and it is loud and clear in Perham. Please let me explain, Perham does not try to keep up with the Jones, Perham is the Jones. We have a historic school building deemed unfit due to a crack in the wall and failing infrastructure. It was proposed to be demolished...
December 19, 2017 - 9:23am
December 6, 2017
Your letters - Nov. 30 edition
Articles on adoption excellent The articles on adoption were excellent. Thanks to the families who were willing to be interviewed. Both stories gave such a clear picture of what is involved when one makes a decision to adopt. I appreciated their honesty. People who have not had the...
December 6, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 14, 2017
Your letters - Nov. 9 edition
Tax cuts, winners and losers The Republican tax plan has been reported. People are analyzing the plan. The following analysis comes from Heather Long from the Washington Post. First, she comments on the big winners. Big corporations would be the biggest beneficiaries. The bill would...
November 14, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 17, 2017
NFL players' behavior disgust me
Over the last season and especially these last few weeks, I've given this a lot of thought. With all the chaos brought on by Mother nature alone, and all the events taking place all over the world not just in our own backyards, the NFL players and the way they've acted as a whole...
October 17, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 20, 2017
Volunteering has many benefits
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. Another recent study of Americans over age 60 found that those who volunteer reported lower disability levels and...
September 20, 2017 - 5:54pm
September 19, 2017
Letter: My experience with an act of kindness
I was shopping at Shopko and came out with my purchases in the cart and started walking to my car. As I got to my car, a boy came up to me and said, "can I help you?" He was probably 6 or 7. He then opened my car door, put in the bags, took my cart and put it in the cart garage. What...
September 19, 2017 - 5:03pm
Funeral gesture appreciated
The Nick Hofland family would like to give a special heartfelt "thank you" to Dad's nephew Stewart Hofland. Stewart brought a road grader to Dad's funeral and led the funeral procession to St. Henry's cemetery. We so appreciate the gesture and know it made dad smile. We also would...
September 19, 2017 - 9:16am
September 10, 2017
Don't buy produce treated with pesticides
Last Saturday I was outside enjoying the beautiful day when it was interrupted by the all to familiar sound of a helicopter spraying the nearby potato fields, with chemicals that drift on to people and property. At this point ,I like others, had to make the decision to breath shallow...
September 10, 2017 - 10:18am
September 9, 2017
New school year brings funding increases
The new school year is beginning, with students of all ages benefiting from legislation that was enacted in recent months — including helpful funding increases.
September 9, 2017 - 10:18am
August 2, 2017
Your letters - July 27 edition
In my position as the District Manager of the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, I get to interact with many different groups of people. This includes farmers, lakeshore owners, county residents, non-residents, urban residents, rural residents, government agency...
August 2, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 11, 2017
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Project New Hope sponsored by LIONS International provides a free camp for veterans and their families. For many veterans returning home from combat, reconnecting with their families is a challenge. It takes time and understanding to readjust after living apart. The cost is covered...
July 11, 2017 - 4:40pm