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Man rescued from fall into West Silent Lake
Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
January 14, 2016
Perham man arrested for terroristic threats
On Jan. 8, an Otter Tail County sheriff’s deputy arrested 71-year-old Paul Mart of Perham who was later charged in court with terroristic threats in the second degree and DWI test refusal. At 1:30 a.m. on the day of the arrest the sheriff’s office and Perham police responded to...
January 14, 2016 - 1:06pm
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