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Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
AgweekTV: Sczepanski Farm Insolvency
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Perham tennis drops opener to Moorhead
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Perham students sign National Letter of Intent
Gerard Michael Wasche
Denise Renee McFadzen
Dalton James McFadzen
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Perham area leaders pick up Chamber awards
'Magic' a growing game in and around Perham
Looking Back - April 12 edition
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'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
Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son
government and politics
April 19, 2018
Public Health requests authorization to partner with Public Health Law Center
Last month proposed changes to the county tobacco ordinance were presented by Diane Thorson, Public Health Director and PartnerSHIP4Health's Jason McCoy, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator. The Board of Commissioners directed the Public Health staff to work with the County Attorney's...
April 19, 2018 - 12:53pm
April 18, 2018
More public input sought in new deer plan
Minnesota's new deer plan sets a new statewide harvest target, increases citizen participation in deer management, and outlines ways to keep the population and habitat healthy, according to a Minnesota DNR news release. The Department of Natural Resources is taking online public comments...
April 18, 2018 - 9:41am
April 15, 2018
A tax battle is brewing at the state Capitol
ST. PAUL — When the Minnesota Legislature returns from spring break, political mud season will begin with lawmakers having just six weeks to find agreement on how to rewrite the state's tax code. That would be tricky anytime, but it's even more complex this year with the entire...
April 15, 2018 - 12:48pm
April 13, 2018
Lawmakers look at increased penalties for attacking police
ST. PAUL — Tensions have ramped up in the past couple of years between law enforcement officers and some communities they serve. Some states...
April 13, 2018 - 12:48pm
Perham City Council: Residential building fees amended
A change to the city of Perham's 2018 fee schedule means those building new residential homes will see an additional small fee. Perham city council members made an amendment to the 2018 fee schedule to include a fee for plan review of residential homes after holding a public hearing...
April 13, 2018 - 11:38am
Opportunity zones approved for Pelican, Parkers Prairie
County Economic Development Director Nick Leonard briefed the County Board of Commissioners about opportunity zones, a new community development program established by Congress in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017. Commissioners voted to designate two opportunity zones in Otter Tail...
April 13, 2018 - 8:13am
April 9, 2018
Third time's a charm with Perham Library windows
The Perham municipal liquor store, Landmark Liquor, has a new chip reader machine and a new sign is set to be installed in May. The sign, costing $71,000, will be paid for with liquor store case reserves, not taxpayer funds. A report from liquor store manager Bob Dreger showed that...
April 9, 2018 - 8:26am
April 7, 2018
County will have 24 watercraft inspectors for summer 2018
County Land and Resources Director Bill Kalar told county commissioners on March 27 that 24 watercraft inspectors have been hired to work at...
April 7, 2018 - 10:24am
April 6, 2018
City of Perham and United Community Bank announce $1,000,000 investment in housing program
United Community Bank is working with the city of Perham to help local homeowners reinvest and make improvements in their homes through a $1 million Perham Community Home Improvement Program. The low-interest loans are combined with inspection services from the City of Perham to assist...
April 6, 2018 - 4:53pm
March 30, 2018
Council accepts letter of intent for RTC project: American Covenant Senior Housing Inc. eyes historic buildings
Following a one-hour closed meeting of the Fergus Falls City Council, city leaders have finally pulled the wraps off of a development plan for...
March 30, 2018 - 11:39am
March 29, 2018
West to remain as public works director
Rick West will remain as the county public works director resulting in hiring a county engineer. The latter duties also had been held by West....
March 29, 2018 - 10:40am
March 28, 2018
VP Pence in Minn: 'We're just getting started'
MINNEAPOLIS -- Vice President Mike Pence rallied Minnesota Republicans gathered in Minneapolis on Wednesday by touting the recently passed tax...
March 28, 2018 - 9:46pm
March 27, 2018
Sheriff Schlueter to retire the end of this year
Otter Tail County Sheriff Brian Schlueter has informed the county board of commissioners that he plans to retire the end of this year, on Dec. 31, 2018. His career, in addition to Sheriff Department duties based in Fergus Falls, has included law enforcement work in East Lansing, Michigan,...
March 27, 2018 - 9:06am
March 26, 2018
Local A.B.A.T.E. group meets with Rep. Franson to discuss motorcyclist rights
Local members of the American Bikers for Awareness Training and Education (A.B.A.T.E.) met with Rep. Mary Franson to talk about motorcycle rights,...
March 26, 2018 - 11:35am
March 23, 2018
County board reviews Phelps Mill projects
County Engineer Rick West reviewed with county board members on March 13 a proposed fish passage project at Phelps Mill in central Otter Tail...
March 23, 2018 - 9:57am