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From Perham to Philly: Game was worst experience ever
Congressman Peterson's meeting with 'Ikes' tonight is cancelled
Capitol Chatter: Dayton lofts bonding hail Mary pass
New sailboat decorations added to beachfront: Ice Harvest Committee donation is thanks for community's support
DL's Leonard Thielen--Adam Thielen's grandpa--recounts his days as an ice harvester
Laker defense shuts down Cardinals
Hallisey two-point night in one-goal victory over Bemidji
BASKETBALL: DL win streak at five after nail-biter in Hawley
Freeman stars on shorthanded diving lineup at California Baptist
Area college track update
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
Social Security supports veterans, active duty military personnel
Essentia Health-St. Mary's births
friends & neighbors
MN gas cost rises more than six cents per gallon
Student video contest registration open: Cash prizes for schools and students
Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Keepin' it old 'skool': Old Skool Boutique in Lake Park expands inventory
Salute to Business & Industry
Lantern lit loveliness: Itasca State Park to host special evening activities this Saturday
One-act play subsections set Jan. 25: Detroit Lakes cast to present Ibsen's 'A Doll's House'
Depth perception: Photo exhibit at DL's Trinity Lutheran is 'layered with meaning'
Why do we celebrate MLK Day?
Ed & JoAnne Lillis
Michael & Fern (Zayic) Olson
Tom & Bertha
Richard "Moon" Mellen
Cordell "Corky" Kittelson
Presidents need oversight and scrutiny
Here comes the plow - what do you do?
To curb climate change, cities need the right design
Tongue frozen to flagpole? It happens
Letter: Take a close look at plans for the DL beach area
Hawk or falcon? Tricks to ID look-alike bird species
Bad things happen out there if you aren't prepared
The ice angler's landing net: Alexandria's Dresch makes a product to help get more fish in the pail
Looking back on the year in the outdoors--and ahead to 2018
Thinking small: Wetlands are a whole other world
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
For the love of the homeless: DL native Luke Pechmann poses for animal adoption pin-up calendar
Welcome to the dark side: Local museum's first 'After Dark' event brings sold-out crowds
Minn. mom, former Olympic swimmer, competes for $1M on Survivor TV show
His way to Broadway: Minnesota’s De’Lon Grant has made his Broadway debut in ‘Come from Away’
Construction of ice palace to start today: Cold weather causes slight delay, but still on schedule
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
A frozen crop: Detroit Lake hosts first ice harvest in nearly 50 years
DL's first plunge into Polar Fest: A look back at the beginnings of the area's biggest winter festival
'The Legend of King Isbit': DL's ice palace to be inhabited by a very special royal guest
January 6, 2018
Four-vehicle crash near Perham leads to non-life-threatening injuries
PERHAM, Minn.—A four-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County sent two people to the hospital Friday evening. At 5:26 p.m., a 2013 GMC Sierra driven by Barbara Joanne Olson, 67, of Frazee, Minnesota, was southbound on County Road 60 when she attempted to cross U.S. Highway 10 about...
January 6, 2018 - 9:18am
December 25, 2017
Perham area schools receive generous mysterious gift
Perham area schools have a clear reason to celebrate this Christmas season as they were the recipient of a large gift from the Deloris Barnack Kenner Fund. Why Perham area schools were chosen for the honor is less clear. Kenner, who died in 2015, established the Deloris Barnack Kenner...
December 25, 2017 - 2:00pm
December 10, 2017
Letter: It is what it is--Trump won the election
What does "Take another look at Trump" suppose to mean? I voted for Trump without a second thought and am happy every time he speaks. He makes me feel like someone is in charge. He stands up for and loves this country. Since the election, I have had to tolerate my crazy brother-in-law...
December 10, 2017 - 9:00am
November 28, 2017
Candidates sought for Perham pageant titles
The Perham Pageant Committee is seeking candidates for the titles of Miss Perham, Miss Heart of the Lakes and Miss Heart of the Lakes Outstanding Teen. The pageant will be held Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Perham High School Auditorium. The young women crowned Miss Perham...
November 28, 2017 - 5:30pm
November 24, 2017
Perham's Calvary Lutheran to host Christmas Bake Shoppe Dec. 2
Calvary Lutheran Church of Perham will host its annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Bake Shoppe on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9-11 a.m. It's not too early...
November 24, 2017 - 9:00am
November 23, 2017
Willing and able: Adults with disabilities find pride, friendship through job partnerships in Perham
Just before 9 a.m. last Thursday, the crew of that day's Vic's Popcorn packaging line arrived for its shift at Shearer's Snacks, ready and raring...
November 23, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sportsman's Club Chili Feed raises $70K
More than 700 people attended the Perham Sportsman's Club's 10th Annual Chili Feed, held at The Cactus on Oct. 26. In a press release to the...
November 23, 2017 - 8:00am
November 12, 2017
Liquor sales bolster DL, Perham, Wadena
Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena all did well with their city-owned liquor stores last year. The Detroit Lakes liquor store had sales last year...
November 12, 2017 - 1:00pm
October 4, 2017
Perham woman sentenced for felony theft
Anessa Marie Oldfield, 21, of Perham, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony theft. According to court records, on Sept. 17, 2016, she and another woman were shopping at the Detroit Lakes Walmart and allegedly filled a new tote and backpack with items, then...
October 4, 2017 - 9:47am
September 16, 2017
From Brew to Brygge: Detroit Lakes restaurant owners split from partnership with The Brew in Perham
It's been about a month and some change since Detroit Lakes' Brew location saw a name change and rebranding, now called The Brygge--and everyone...
September 16, 2017 - 8:00am
September 12, 2017
Now seems like a good time to start that bucket list
The Detroit Lakes Tribune ran an article Wednesday on a guy known for being a remarkable man in Perham - Tom Gould, owner of T.A. Gould Jewelry. The article told of Gould's medical diagnoses of normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), a condition that causes a buildup of fluid in the...
September 12, 2017 - 8:43am
September 7, 2017
A heart of Gould: Perham jeweler selling business, checking items off bucket list after NPH diagnosis
Tom Gould buzzes around T.A. Gould Jewelry in Perham talking a million miles a minute. There are customers going in and out, the phones ring...
September 7, 2017 - 8:30am
September 6, 2017
This argument against Tobacco 21 should go up in smoke
There is so much back and forth over whether or not the smoking age should be raised to 21, as city councils in Detroit Lakes, Frazee and Perham contemplate the move. There are some legitimate arguments on both sides, but it does get a little tiring to hear people argue that, "If...
September 6, 2017 - 4:29pm
Tonic Sol-Fa coming to Perham on Friday; several other music performances set for area this weekend
The Emmy-award winning a capella group, Tonic Sol-Fa, will be performing a concert this Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Perham High School...
September 6, 2017 - 2:42pm
August 30, 2017
Mann Financial fundraiser raises, donates $15,000
The team at Mann Financial hosted their third annual golf fundraiser at the Perham Lakeside Golf Course, and $15,000 was donated to area charities....
August 30, 2017 - 2:08pm