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Stacked storm packed a windy punch, but not much snow
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
Everybody 'love, love, loves' Perham's Grandma Odie
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
Yellowjackets rebound with strong win over Park Rapids
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
William J. Cole
Diana Lynn Aker
Carol C. Peterson
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
January 14, 2016
Suspect sought in bank robbery
ROTHSAY, Minn. – Authorities are searching for a white male suspect after a robbery at Farmers State Bank in Rothsay on Tuesday afternoon. Officials said the suspect showed a gun to a teller about 1:20 p.m. and took off with an undisclosed amount of money. They said the suspect...
January 14, 2016 - 12:32pm
January 2, 2016
Detroit Lakes woman must repay $143,000 she stole from employer
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- For the second time in 10 years, a Detroit Lakes woman has been found guilty of embezzlement. Late last month, Stephanie Jo Disse, 45, was sentenced for stealing about $143,000 from her employer in Becker County district court. She was sentenced on one felony...
January 2, 2016 - 11:24am
December 19, 2015
Landlord who shot at tenant pleads guilty
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 63-year-old former Perham trailer park landlord pleaded guilty Thursday in Otter Tail County District Court to an attempted murder charge for shooting a tenant in September. Gerald Duane Skolte pleaded guilty to second-degree intent to commit murder to Otter...
December 19, 2015 - 11:22am
December 17, 2015
Sheriff’s reports: Accidents and a high-speed chase
Woman injured in traffic mishap northwest of Fergus Falls A 49-year-old rural Fergus Falls woman, Tanya Jane Hanstad, struck her head and sustained an arm injury in an accident at 2:56 p.m. on Dec. 3 northwest of Fergus Falls. “A 17-year-old male was westbound on Highway 88 and...
December 17, 2015 - 1:34pm
December 14, 2015
Woman gets year in prison for stealing TVs from Walmart
DETROIT LAKES,Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes woman has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for stealing several televisions from Walmart. Tonya Love Lee Arthur, 36, was found guilty of felony theft and sentenced to one year and one day in prison. She was also fined $1,000 and...
December 14, 2015 - 12:16pm
December 3, 2015
Thefts recently reported in Otter Tail County
Military-type items stolen near Vergas Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputies said a vehicle break-in near Vergas resulted in the theft of approximately $4,000 worth of military-type items, including clothing. Law enforcement officials were informed of the incident on Nov. 28. The...
December 3, 2015 - 12:43pm
November 27, 2015
Multiple thefts reported in OTC
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports recently of thefts and burglaries in various corners of the county. On Nov. 16, a shed was broken into at Leek Lake, northwest of Vergas. Several items totaling $6,000 were taken, including a generator, snow blower,...
November 27, 2015 - 11:00am
November 25, 2015
Charge reduced for Dent man following probation
Otter Tail County Court Administration has clarified a court decision related to the recent court case of Troy Moberg of Dent. In October 2015, a court judge delivered “a discharge of probation” for Moberg. Coinciding with a previous stay of imposition, Moberg successfully met...
November 25, 2015 - 10:41am
Drunken car chase ends in Perham man’s arrest
New York Mills-A 24-year-old Perham man has been arrested and charged with multiple offenses following a report of a prowler and a 17-minute car chase in rural New York Mills. Mark Ternus was charged with theft of a motor vehicle at the time of his arrest. Later, in Otter Tail County...
November 25, 2015 - 10:36am
November 19, 2015
Dent man sentenced for terroristic threats
Otter tail County-Troy Lee Moberg, 44, of Dent, pled guilty to terroristic threats and was sentenced to confinement in the Otter Tail County Jail. Days of sentencing total 60 with credit for time served amounting to 44 days, court records show. Moberg will be on supervised...
November 19, 2015 - 9:50am
Perham 18-year-old charged with arson
Otter tail County-An 18-year-old Perham man faces third-degree arson charges in Otter Tail County District Court for reportedly causing more than $700 in fire damage to property on Oct. 20. Austin James Januszewski allegedly set fire to three trash cans and a portable toilet on...
November 19, 2015 - 9:46am
November 5, 2015
Level 3 offender located in Illinois
UPDATE: Level 3 predatory offender Rico Ronondo Rodriguez has been apprehended in Belleville, Ill. A national warrant was issued on Oct. 26, and today, Rodriguez’s car was located at an apartment building by Belleville police. He was taken into custody without incident, and will...
November 5, 2015 - 3:30pm
November 4, 2015
Perham landlord accused of shooting tenant to plead guilty
Perham-A Perham landlord accused of shooting a tenant in September has taken a plea deal that calls for a 15 year prison sentence. Gerald Duane Skolte, 63, is set to plead guilty to second degree attempted murder in the shooting of Mike Marcell Jr. Charges of first-degree attempted...
November 4, 2015 - 2:42pm
October 31, 2015
Frazee meat market owner charged with possessing snapping turtles out of season
One of the owners of Ketter’s meat market in Frazee has been charged with two misdemeanors for allegedly taking and possessing snapping turtles out of season. Kevin Robert Ketter, 54, of Frazee has been charged in Becker County District Court with possessing wild animals in...
October 31, 2015 - 1:00pm
October 19, 2015
Disse pleads to felony theft
Detroit Lakes-A Detroit Lakes woman accused of stealing about $143,000 from her employer has pleaded guilty to one felony count of theft or diversion of corporate property. Six other felony counts will be dismissed in a plea agreement. Stephanie Jo Disse, 44, of Detroit Lakes,...
October 19, 2015 - 3:58pm