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Preliminary 2018 county property tax levy adopted
Beware of deer on roads this time of year
Perham school board talks changes in daily procedures
Newly released security video shows exact moment bomb goes off inside Minn. mosque
Perham opens 8AA play with a playoff rematch
Records fall as Yellowjackets roll in season finale
Yellowjackets secure the top seed for Section 8AAA
Perham rallies for share of HOL Conference crown
Perham/NYM swimmers prepping for conference, section meets
Catharine "Cathy" A. Donoho
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
NFL players' behavior disgust me
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Get your 'eek!' on: Area Halloween happenings promise fun and light frights for the whole family
Right on target: Perham Sportsman’s Club keeps growing
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
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
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 30, 2017
The apple doesn't fall far from a Neanderthal's tree
Recent information regarding my ancestry has seemingly predicted and affected my behavior. Not too long ago, I spent half an hour spitting into what looked like a small test tube but which grew to quart size when it became apparent that one doesn't spit all that fast. You go dry,...
July 30, 2017 - 11:07am
July 28, 2017
Can someone drive a semi barefoot?
Question: Can a person drive a semi barefoot? Answer: Yes, a person can drive a passenger vehicle or a commercial motor vehicle barefoot. I am asked this question fairly often. I have seen some footwear that could actually make it difficult for drivers to safely operate a vehicle...
July 28, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 24, 2017
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners earlier this month voted to delay its next decision on a proposed casino/hotel/resort complex on...
July 24, 2017 - 5:02pm
July 22, 2017
Can you be charged for window tint for vehicle purchased at dealer?
Question: Can you be cited for illegal window tint if you recently purchased the vehicle through a dealer? Can the auto dealer can be charged with the violation? Answer: Citations can be issued to you and the dealer that sold you the vehicle with the illegal window tint. The law says...
July 22, 2017 - 10:18am
July 17, 2017
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Question: I have a 1929 Ford "Model A" sedan. My question is, I have fenders on rear of the car but not on the front and I can't find any laws on it. Any help in the law or statute of this would help and I do have collector plates on it if that makes a difference. Answer: Every vehicle...
July 17, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 16, 2017
Letter: Wood Tick
I found the first wood tick of the season; here's my favorite wood tick column: I sat in church last Sunday and marveled as I usually do at how one's mind tends to ramble past thoughts much more freely there. Is it the austere tones of the interior decorating? The largeness of spirit?...
July 16, 2017 - 11:52am
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
July 10, 2017
Letter: Desert Eagle
I don't know a lot of stuff, plus I seem to have reached a point cognitively where the new stuff that I want to learn doesn't stick well. That likely means one of two things: First, maybe I really don't want to know it, or second, the grey matter isn't working like it used to. Or...
July 10, 2017 - 8:10pm
July 8, 2017
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
Question: I was told that the speeding fine in a construction zone had gone up recently. Could you also explain the Zipper Merge for merging into construction zones in Minnesota? Answer: With a recent area work zone crash that left two people injured, this is a great time to talk...
July 8, 2017 - 11:41am
July 4, 2017
'It takes a village' to keep arts in the hearts
There is an old saying that reminds us that 'it takes a village to raise a child.' That same philosophy can be applied to the organizing of an arts festival during Turtle Fest. Some years ago when it became clear that the former St. Stanislaus Catholic church would close its doors,...
July 4, 2017 - 3:32pm
July 2, 2017
What do you do when you see another vehicle coming at you in your lane?
Question: With some recent wrong way head-on crashes in the area, can you provide some tips on what to do if you see another vehicle coming at you in your lane? Answer: When we receive a call that a vehicle is traveling the wrong way, we treat this as an emergency and respond to the...
July 2, 2017 - 10:18am
June 30, 2017
How can we lift the tension between law enforcement and motorists of color?
CHICAGO—My brother-in-law, a volunteer constable in a small Arkansas town, once said that the answer to the tensions and violence between motorists of color and the police was for law enforcement to treat those they are sworn to protect with respect and politeness. The interactions...
June 30, 2017 - 4:40pm
June 26, 2017
Your letters - June 22 edition
Data on Medicaid payments to the upper midwest states The following data about the importance of medicaid to the upper midwest states comes from the editor and from the publisher of the Star Tribune. It was reported in the Wednesday, June 14 edition. In North Dakota, one in four...
June 26, 2017 - 6:01pm