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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
February 1, 2016
Golf board is right to slow down
There seems to be a lot of discussion about what’s going on at Lakeside Golf Course in Perham. Construction started, to the excitement of many, but seemed to come to a screeching halt just before the snow started falling. Rest assured, plans are moving forward to do some needed...
February 1, 2016 - 11:16am
January 22, 2016
AARP says MN best place to retire
According to AARP, Minnesota is the best place in the United States to retire. Clearly they weren't taking weather and temperatures into consideration. What they were taking into account though were housing, health care and services for our older residents. So according to AARP's...
January 22, 2016 - 10:25pm
December 11, 2015
Shop local this holiday season
What goes around comes around. Shopping local becomes a great big circle, with the residents and businesses of Perham the benefactors. With the quaint shops located downtown and down several side streets offering a unique selection of gifts ideas, it shouldn’t be difficult to find...
December 11, 2015 - 1:20pm
December 3, 2015
Many folks contributed to election
To all who helped the Perham-Dent School District referendum pass, a hearty thank you. The voters were the key players last Tuesday, of course, but there were so many who had a hand in the election. Obviously, the committee who gave of their time, energy and talents deserve a big...
December 3, 2015 - 1:28pm
November 5, 2015
Vote for schools Nov. 24
Sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest for the trees. That seems to be the case with the Perham-Dent School District referendum, which voters will decide Nov. 24. What seems clear is that a new high school is needed, and space and security issues must be addressed at the...
November 5, 2015 - 12:56pm
October 8, 2015
Close encounters of the DNR kind
I’ve had two encounters with the DNR—Department of Natural Resources. The first happened at small claims court, a place where I took minor disagreements with customers regarding bill disputes. A trip to small claims court, more often than not, produced mostly entertainment....
October 8, 2015 - 4:54pm
The word ‘another’ has become bothersome with regards to school shootings
Stephen Colbert, on his former late night TV show, The Colbert Report, use to have a funny segment called “The Word,” where he would discuss a topic of the day while spoofing it in phrases and pictures that simultaneously scrolled along the side of the fake newsman’s head....
October 8, 2015 - 4:53pm
September 17, 2015
No time to cry over spilled ketchup
One of the best parts of working for a weekly newspaper is all the great festivals and community gatherings I get to attend. With camera in hand, I love to blend in and snap pictures of these various events that not only bring people together, but also supply a slice true...
September 17, 2015 - 10:32am
July 29, 2015
In the Write Zone
Words and coherently writing them down for others to read have been a big part of my life since I won my first writing competition in the seventh grade. The assignment then was simple: craft an original work of fiction that would conveniently fulfill the creative writing...
July 29, 2015 - 3:51pm
May 21, 2015
Free-range parenting and egg bombs
A recent article in a magazine brought up a concerned citizen’s out-spoken dismay (She called the cops.) because some local parents had let their two children—aged six and ten—play alone in a city park. Gasp. This so riled up the town that before you could ask, “Is...
May 21, 2015 - 3:08pm
April 8, 2015
Someone recently told me that they knew that I was a big supporter of the school referendum. That I was all for raising people’s taxes for a $58 million project because I thought that kids were entitled to it. And also, being a supporter of the school, that I didn’t care...
April 8, 2015 - 4:13pm
March 11, 2015
Sports highlight community involvement, teamwork
The 2014-15 athletic season has brought me several firsts; including my first Minnesota State Cross Country Championship, Heart O'Lakes basketball game and Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. In the past, I have had the opportunity...
March 11, 2015 - 2:57pm
February 12, 2015
Expecting the unexpected
My ‘mama clock’ is ticking, and I figure now is as good a time as any to say my temporary goodbyes. With Simon (the name my husband and I have chosen for our firstborn-to-be) arriving as soon as next week (but who can ever really predict these things?), I’ll soon be off on...
February 12, 2015 - 1:07pm
January 22, 2015
Optimism is a useful quality
One of my favorite quotes is by Winston Churchill: “I choose to be an optimist. It does not seem to be much use to be anything else.” I agree with this sentiment wholeheartedly. I believe all of us have something to feel good about, to be thankful for, to look forward to or...
January 22, 2015 - 3:00pm
December 19, 2014
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Research on this column, which is to be about the worst Christmas gifts ever, reminds me of a time when we decided that only children would receive gifts. Granted, we would all still get stockings, where the rule is: ‘If it don’t fit, don’t get it.’ Male genius. Absolutely. In...
December 19, 2014 - 11:25am