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The power of positive thinking
PACC adds to list of improvements for 2018
Jennie-O Turkey barn lost in fire
Woman, 19, dies in Alexandria apartment fire
Looking Back - Jan. 11 edition
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
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Amos Otto Marckel
Michael John Grismer
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
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
Tuffy's Pet Foods invests in Kansas State pet food science program
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
Linda Schultz retirement party set for Dec. 27
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
December 6, 2017
Reading 'Martin Luther' eye-opening experience
Reading the biography "Martin Luther" by Eric Metaxis was an eye-opening experience for me, a German-ancestry Methodist. I was completely unfamiliar with the Catholic church which Luther encountered around the year 1500.
December 6, 2017 - 12:02pm
November 28, 2017
Some Thanksgivings more memorable than others
Just a quick Thanksgiving story. It was 1958, I was 15 years old, and the whole extended family was gathered at the farmhouse in which I grew up. Tables were lined up end to end, table settings were counted over and over. Were there enough chairs? Plates? Table cloths? How to get...
November 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 15, 2017
Deer hunting time to tell tales
Deer hunting is here. Now is when the best part of deer season starts. Now is when hunters get their money's worth, not about hunting specifically, but while spinning yarns about how they got their deer. I think they hunt just so they can talk about it.
November 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
November 6, 2017
It was May, evening, 1969. I and Ted—a radio guy attached to my unit—had, as I remember it, reconfigured a single sideband receiver so that we could tune Hanoi Hannah in. We had to do it on the sly; the lifers frowned on extra-curricular activity. We listened to her, mainly...
November 6, 2017 - 4:40pm
November 1, 2017
Reaching the age for bucket lists
I've reached an age where suddenly The Bucket List makes more sense. A bucket list is a bunch of those things you've never done, things more "out there" than normal. Things unlike doing stuff you've been doing forever, like going to town, going to work, making your bed, washing windows,...
November 1, 2017 - 3:32pm
All we are is dust in the wind? Nah, more like a sandstorm
"Despite obscurities, infelicities, and unanswered questions." So begins one chapter of Carlo Robeli's book titled "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics." He goes on to provide the reader with a dizzying array of guesses about the universe in which we live. Each guess has a substantial...
October 1, 2017 - 8:15am
September 5, 2017
Returned dish brings back memories
Robert's grandmother and my grandmother were sisters. My grandmother and his have been gone a long, long time. A very long time. So when Robert, with whom I had become briefly acquainted many years ago, called me out of the blue and said he had a dish that belonged to me, I was confused....
September 5, 2017 - 10:53am
September 3, 2017
In the greater scheme of things happening around the world comes news brought to me by a friend in church regarding library return book drops. You know, the flip out lid, throw a maximum of three books in there at a time, pinch your fingers because you're trying to hurry the books...
September 3, 2017 - 10:18am
August 28, 2017
Women's roller derby: Who knew it was this scrappy?
By now, you've all heard about women's roller derby action. I've got one daughter active; one retired. Whew. Time goes by quickly, if your kids are retiring from stuff. I attended a roller derby event some time ago. I looked at the program. Their names are truly a hoot. Micky Dismantle....
August 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
August 14, 2017
‘I’ve decided to do something about living forever’
Due to my increasing age—and a direct reverse relationship between my age and my memory—I’ve decided to do something about living forever before I forget about it. I wish that I had asked more older people what might have helped them live longer. There might have been some tips...
August 14, 2017 - 4:40pm
August 6, 2017
Who is the boss here...me or my car?
This recent road trip of a thousand or so miles has proven beyond any doubt that I have finally lived long enough to have become enslaved to a machine. I have a new car, which has the latest car safety software. It has a big picture tube in the middle of the car's dashboard. Ah, yes,...
August 6, 2017 - 8:15am
June 18, 2017
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
I've been connected with the Cultural Center in New York Mills since John Davis came to town in the 80's and began it. We volunteers sanded, peeled lath and plaster, painted, and managed to get the old Karvonen building into shape enough that funding for the rest of what has happened...
June 18, 2017 - 8:15am
June 9, 2017
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
This is about apples. While explaining what I'm going to explain here to a lady in church last Sunday, it dawned on me that I haven't put this in writing. I've written lots of stuff about the forty-plus years I've spent killing apple trees, and-or watching them expire of natural causes....
June 9, 2017 - 5:47pm
June 7, 2017
Life in the Army...it's not always 'blissful'
Although I rarely write anything in sync with existing holidays or times of the year, etc., here's something relative to veterans and Memorial Day weekend. It's something that I experienced while in Army Basic Training in Ft. Bliss, Texas.
June 7, 2017 - 5:30pm
May 27, 2017
The birds and the bees of planting apple trees
After 40 years of killing apples trees, I would have thought that I would have it all figured out by now, but no, such is not the case. Not even close. So you want to plant one apple tree? Or 30. Not much changes, except you do need two in order for one to pollinate the other one....
May 27, 2017 - 10:18am