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Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
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
'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
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
November 12, 2017
What are the laws regarding drivers and electronic devices?
Question: Can you talk about the law that covers a driver ability to watch a movie, video or broadcast on a cellphone, tablet or computer while driving? What if the passenger is in possession of the device? Answer: There is a law in Minnesota that says that a television screen shall...
November 12, 2017 - 8:15am
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 5, 2017
Left turns and intersection etiquette
Question: When I learned to drive 50 years ago, my Driver's Ed teacher instructed me to pull into the intersection on a green light, even when there was oncoming traffic, to attempt to make a left turn. I still practice this, green arrows or not. I actually asked a driver's test person...
November 5, 2017 - 10:42am
November 2, 2017
New law helps seniors keep their savings
With all the negativity and political sniping coming out of Washington, D.C., here's a bit of good news — a new law was passed that will help seniors from getting robbed of their lifetime savings. The bipartisan legislation was authored by U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota,...
November 2, 2017 - 8:20am
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
October 31, 2017
Thank you for help with blood drive
On behalf of the Perham Rotary Club, "thank you" for your help and support in this Fall's Blood Drive. Making a difference and helping others can often be life changing. Area businesses, churches and individuals enabled the Red Cross and the Oct. 16 and 17 blood drive to make a difference...
October 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
October 29, 2017
Questions regarding handicapped parking
Question: Both my daughter and I have a disability. I have the handicap license plates on my car and she only has a placard. When she drives my car, does she have to use her placard to park? Answer: The registered license plates are designed for you to be able to park that vehicle...
October 29, 2017 - 8:15am
October 25, 2017
The family farm in Iowa where I grew up, the buildings and land now owned and cared for by my brother Mark, has become more front and center in his and my mind. That's because he has an opportunity to sell the buildings. Because of that, and because those buildings are still quite...
October 25, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 22, 2017
Must drivers use turn signals in roundabouts?
Question: Are drivers required to use turn signals when entering or exiting a roundabout? With a newly constructed roundabout very recently opened in town, I have not once observed a turn signal used. What is the law? Answer: This is a great question as we are seeing more roundabouts...
October 22, 2017 - 8:15am
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
October 15, 2017
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Question: I know that Minnesota has made a lot of progress for traffic safety and less people are dying on our roads but what are other states doing? Answer: For the first time in nearly a decade, preliminary data from the National Safety Council estimates that as many as 40,000 people...
October 15, 2017 - 8:15am
October 11, 2017
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
My 5-year-old grandson, who is a kindergartner, came over with a packet of fund raising material full of worthless crap to help raise money for things that are not covered in the school budget. This is just typical for the way things are done in Perham. The yes voters and school board...
October 11, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 10, 2017
Roundabouts save lives
After explaining loop quantum gravity last week, a new sense of bravery has overtaken me, and this week, despite the probable widespread confusion that will ensue, we will examine another phenomenon. Warning: This topic will arouse new and as yet undiscovered personal feelings. This...
October 10, 2017 - 4:40pm
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Before a deranged mass murderer unloaded onto a Las Vegas crowd, creating the deadliest shooting attack in U.S. history, not a lot of people seemed to know what a bump stock was. Even many avid sportsmen are admitting they had never heard of it before. But this little $100 legal accessory...
October 10, 2017 - 2:58pm