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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
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 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
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
June 13, 2017
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
President Trump has taken the U. S. out of the Paris Climate Accords. He has implied that his reason for getting out of the Accords was that the rest of the world was using the Paris Climate Accords to take advantage of the U.S. and U. S. businesses. That is not how the Paris Climate...
June 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
June 8, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Economic inequality in the United States
We now have both the Republican plan for health care and the Republican plan for the budget. The Republican plan for health care will cut 23 million people off health insurance. It will cut $800 billion dollars from Medicaid. It also has a huge tax cut for the rich and for the...
June 8, 2017 - 1:57pm
June 1, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Why is gas so expensive in Perham?
I love Perham. I have lived here all my life, but I am wondering why the gas prices are so much higher in Perham than anywhere else in the area. Last Friday my husband went to Frazee to get gas because it was 10 cents a gallon cheaper. We have been told it is because Perham is "off...
June 1, 2017 - 8:53am
May 30, 2017
RRVVCB thanks concert attendees
The Red River Valley Veterans Concert Band had the privilege of performing two concerts in Perham on May 11, one at Perham Living and a second...
May 30, 2017 - 4:40pm
May 17, 2017
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
The new Republican repeal and replace plan that passed in the House of Representatives is very similar to the former plan that did not pass. It still includes a tax cut of approximately $880 billion for the rich, for the insurance companies and for the medical device companies. ...
May 17, 2017 - 2:00pm
May 10, 2017
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Set yourself free from codependency; seek help if you need it
Codependency is difficult to define, but is generally any relationship that is mostly one-sided. It's when a person showing low self-esteem and a strong desire for approval has an unhealthy attachment to another person, and puts the needs of that person before his or her own. Codependency...
May 10, 2017 - 9:54am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Trump tax cuts are a bad idea. Here's why.
The information in this letter comes from Forbes. Tony Nitti, a contributor, wrote the article. The article is based upon information from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. According to the Tax Policy Center, the richest 1 percent will enjoy 47 percent of the Trump tax cuts. Do the...
May 10, 2017 - 9:53am
February 24, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
I am still in awe of the love and support for me, my family and my journey. I never could have imagined the way my benefit turned out. Thank you to everyone who came to fill The Cactus. Many tears of joy have been shed. Thank you to the many generous donors with the amazing donations...
February 24, 2017 - 12:25pm
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Imagine if the state of Minnesota told a small business owner in Perham or elsewhere in Otter Tail County; "We don't think you can profit selling sandwiches or hardware or gasoline or doughnuts or pizza on Wednesdays, so you and all other businesses that sell those items have to...
February 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
February 22, 2017
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
I'm responding to Mike McFeely's Feb. 21st column (in the Fargo Forum) in which he writes about columnist Alan Linda's firing for public "fat shaming." McFeely wrote: "The question for the Journal is how it responds to public pressure next time readers get upset about a column or...
February 22, 2017 - 10:33am
February 13, 2017
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Originally published in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, a Forum Communications Co. newspaper. You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh.
February 13, 2017 - 1:26pm
August 25, 2016
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
My purpose this morning is to raise serious concerns with respect to the White Earth Nation’s proposal to build a casino on the sensitive wetlands of Star Lake’s South Arm. The South Arm of Star is crucial to the entire eco-system of the Star Lake basin. It is extensive, shallow...
August 25, 2016 - 2:29pm