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West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
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Minnesota adds 7,300 jobs in June as jobless rates stays at 3.8 percent
Phase I of county buffer program close to completion
Buzz continue run with 7-5 win over Detroit Lakes
Tuffy Nelson classic returns for 32nd year
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Buzz open with upset of Moorhead
Perham wins Great Four State Tournament
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New retail store opens in Ottertail
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
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Relay more than just a fundraiser
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Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
July 15, 2016
Chase from Perham ends in Wadena July 12
A gas drive-off in Perham resulted in the chase of a vehicle that had been stolen in Detroit Lakes on July 12. “The chased ensued along Highway 10 between Perham and Wadena,” said Otter Tail County Sheriff Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons. “The chase ended and an arrest was made at a construction...
July 15, 2016 - 11:03am
July 1, 2016
Charges: Minn. homicide victim was beheaded, stabbed
A 20-year-old Hibbing man was beaten, stabbed and beheaded by an acquaintance — apparently in retribution for an alleged sexual assault — according to charges filed Wednesday. The body of David Alexander Haiman was recovered from a wooded area in the Itasca County community of...
July 1, 2016 - 11:06am
June 17, 2016
Fresh out of prison, Ottertail man nabbed for Dilworth Wal-Mart theft
An Ottertail, Minn., man who was arrested at the Dilworth Wal-Mart on Tuesday, June 14, on suspicion of attempting to make off with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise he didn't pay for told the arresting officer he had just got out of prison and was on parole. According to court...
June 17, 2016 - 10:24am
April 16, 2016
Heroin overdose victim identified
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Police in Detroit Lakes have released the name of the 32-year-old man whose February death due to a heroin overdose spurred an investigation into the two men who might have been the last to see him alive. Christopher Michael Richot was new to Detroit Lakes,...
April 16, 2016 - 11:42pm
April 1, 2016
Dent man caught after leading deputy on 12-mile chase
What began as a seemingly routine arrest Saturday in Swift County ended with a pursuit and $2,000 worth of damage to Sheriff John Holtz’s vehicle. The suspect, Douglas Alan Young, 49, of Dent, had originally been wanted on an Otter Tail County warrant for violating an order for...
April 1, 2016 - 2:33pm
March 14, 2016
Wadena man accused of sexual assault of minor
WADENA, Minn. -- A 39-year-old Wadena man is accused of making sexual advances toward a female juvenile under age 13. Jason Lee Bergeson, 39,...
March 14, 2016 - 11:20am
February 29, 2016
DL motel evacuated during standoff with Dent man
A Detroit Lakes motel was evacuated Sunday night after a Dent man said he had a gun and threatened to shoot officers. The Becker County Sheriff's Office was trying to pick up the 49-year-old man around 7:30 p.m. at the 59er Motel at 19389 Frontage Road on a harassment restraining...
February 29, 2016 - 12:12pm
February 24, 2016
Perham man accused of assaulting, threatening woman with blowtorch
Perham– A 25-year-old Perham man faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly assaulting and also threatening a woman with various weapons and a blowtorch on Saturday, according to his case file. David Wilson Powell reportedly got into an argument with a woman...
February 24, 2016 - 10:57pm
February 11, 2016
Fargo officer shot during stand off
FARGO – A Fargo officer shot Wednesday night during a standoff in north Fargo is expected to die, and the suspected shooter is also dead, Police Chief David Todd says. Todd said at a 2 a.m. Thursday news conference at police headquarters that Officer Jason Moszer, 33, is a six-year...
February 11, 2016 - 2:19pm
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