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Perham man hurt in Highway 10 crash near DL
Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Perham earns a pair of road wins
Yellowjackets cruise in home opener
Perham Lakeside set for the new season
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Dalton James McFadzen
Denise Renee McFadzen
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
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
Make and Take Class set for May 14
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
DuBois wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program for excellence in book publishing
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
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
government and politics
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
DFL endorses Northbird and Branden to run in House Districts 2A and 2B
Two candidates, both with Native American lineage, were endorsed to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives during the 2018 Senate District...
March 23, 2018 - 9:30am
March 21, 2018
County employees caught in middle with license tab, title fiasco
Cyndi Abbott, License Center manager for Otter Tail County, told county commissioners on March 13 that she and her employees are doing their best to serve county residents. Their jobs are not easy these days. That's because county employees who assist vehicle owners have no control...
March 21, 2018 - 9:44am
March 18, 2018
County board reviews ice damage policy
County Land and Resource Director Bill Kalar discussed the current ice damage policy with county board members on March 6. Commissioners requested that RtVision develop a form for property owners to request ice damage repair along their shoreline that has occurred over the past winter....
March 18, 2018 - 8:09am
March 17, 2018
County, state work together on fraud prevention, collections
In a recent year, only 31 people were disqualified from receiving public assistance in Otter Tail County. Nonetheless, county employees work in conjunction with state government to prevent and reduce public assistance fraud and use various collection methods to recover money from...
March 17, 2018 - 12:48pm
March 14, 2018
Perham City Council: Council approves $71K liquor store sign
The municipally owned Landmark Liquor store in Perham will be harder to miss in coming months with a new and improved sign set to be installed....
March 14, 2018 - 11:54am
March 10, 2018
County board awards bonds for Perham refuse project
The County Board of Commissioners, on Feb. 27 and acting on behalf of the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Joint Powers Board, approved the sale of $1.06 million in general obligation waste disposal revenue bonds. This followed a competitive sales process and relates to improvements...
March 10, 2018 - 8:05am
March 8, 2018
County board, state officials discuss use of CARE facility
County commissioners and county employees, on Feb. 27, met in Fergus Falls with representatives of the Minnesota Department of Human Services staff to discuss psychiatric residential treatment facility services. The main issue was use of the Community Addiction Recovery Enterprise...
March 8, 2018 - 8:03am
March 6, 2018
Federal tax bill helps push Minnesota budget into surplus
ST. PAUL — Much of a Minnesota budget surplus is thanks to the federal government. As budget surpluses go, it is not a biggie; "razor thin"...
March 6, 2018 - 4:16pm
March 4, 2018
Final payment made for new holding cells
Final payment to contractors for the addition of five new holding cells at the county jail, and the addition of a new elevator, has been submitted in the amount of $116,324. County commissioners were told that the overall project came in under budget. The final figure is $1.16 million,...
March 4, 2018 - 9:57am
March 1, 2018
Dayton resumes push to open up MinnesotaCare coverage
ST. PAUL — Most greater Minnesota residents have one or two choices for health insurers, which Gov. Mark Dayton said shows a need to expand...
March 1, 2018 - 12:42pm
February 28, 2018
Federal tax bill helps push Minnesota budget into surplus
ST. PAUL — Minnesota's state budget has flipped from being in deficit to surplus, but the added money is less than legislative leaders expected....
February 28, 2018 - 5:21pm
Bill that expands definition of assault weapon introduced in Minn.
ST. PAUL — While one Minnesota House representative has used a little-known rule to get an unexpected hearing on a pair of gun-safety bills this week, another representative has sponsored another that reaches much further than any in recent memory. And she says she may very...
February 28, 2018 - 9:03am
February 24, 2018
SNAP working well in Otter Tail County
Minnesota's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program to help low-income families stretch their household food budgets. For...
February 24, 2018 - 9:06am
February 20, 2018
Gun control rally at Minn. Capitol draws unexpected crowd
ST. PAUL—Before the most recent mass school shooting in Florida, the gun control group known as Minnesota Moms Demand Action expected about...
February 20, 2018 - 7:46pm