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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
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
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 12, 2017
Ottertail Telcom receives grant to expand broadband
Otter Tail County’s Ottertail Telcom in Battle Lake and the Fergus Falls area was one of 42 benefactors of a state grant to expand broadband internet service as announced this morning by Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
January 12, 2017 - 9:15am
January 9, 2017
‘A fantastic time’: Kathy Hemmelgarn has enjoyed 32 years on the Perham Health board
When Kathy Hemmelgarn first joined the Perham hospital's board of trustees 32 years ago, healthcare in Perham was in need of a little life support....
January 9, 2017 - 12:40pm
Benefit planned for 4-year-old NY Mills girl with brain cancer
New York Mills natives Jason and Lacey Schik received gut-wrenching news in June: their oldest child, Lucille, age 4, was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma,...
January 9, 2017 - 10:25am
January 4, 2017
Eating clean: Perham store offers organic foods for those resolving to start a new, improved diet for the New Year
Wayne Isaacson can’t even remember the last time he was sick. His medicine cabinet, stocked with natural healing products like essential oils...
January 4, 2017 - 2:41pm
KLN, Shearer’s open on-site primary care clinic for employees
Workers at KLN Family Brands and Shearer’s Snacks no longer need to call in sick to get that cough checked out. A new on-site primary care...
January 4, 2017 - 2:35pm
Bomb squad disposes of dynamite found in rural Otter Tail County
The Red River Valley Regional Bomb Squad is disposing of about 25 sticks of dynamite Friday, Dec. 30, found at a rural residence along the Otter Tail and Grant county line, an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. The dynamite was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Thursday,...
January 4, 2017 - 8:51am
January 3, 2017
Columnist shares life to help, heal others
Thank you, kindly readers, for kindly stroking my fragile ego occasionally over the past year. When you saw me, you mentioned how much you enjoyed reading about the little things in my life that touched you or gave you a laugh, or gave you something to ponder. Sometimes, I heard you...
January 3, 2017 - 3:00pm
December 29, 2016
Help your letter carrier – Clear ice and snow
Winter’s recent blast in the region has left behind slippery surfaces, blocked streets and walkways, and snow/ice making it hazardous for letter carriers to deliver mail and packages. Post Offices in the region are open. All available mail is sent out for delivery each day and...
December 29, 2016 - 4:25pm
Christmas Day tragedy: family, friends remember 18-year-old killed in car-pedestrian accident
A phone call that every parent prays they never get--least of all on Christmas Day--told Brent Mclaughlin and Tommie Sue that their daughter,...
December 29, 2016 - 4:22pm
December 23, 2016
Perham EMS says thank you after three staff affected by CO poisoning
Perham Area EMS posted this note of appreciation on its Facebook page earlier today for everyone who helped in the recent call that sent three of their staff to Hennepin County Medical Center Monday night: On behalf of Perham Area EMS and our staff, we would like to thank the community...
December 23, 2016 - 11:04am
December 20, 2016
UPDATE: Rural Vergas man who died in CO incident ID'd
A rural Vergas man is confirmed dead as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning early Monday night, according to Lt. Keith Van Dyke of the Otter...
December 20, 2016 - 5:15pm
December 19, 2016
Truck goes through ice on Big Pine Lake in Perham
A truck went through the ice Saturday near Perham. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department said a Ford F-150 was still in Big Pine Lake near...
December 19, 2016 - 11:57am
December 16, 2016
Edward Keller is Perham's Christmas Music Man
Do you hear what I hear? On any given day in Perham between now and Christmas, if you listen, you'll hear it. It's in front of our downtown businesses...
December 16, 2016 - 7:30am
December 14, 2016
UPDATED: Fire destroys OK Tire in Perham; cold weather slows investigation
Authorities are still in the early stages of an investigation into a fire that destroyed OK Tire in Perham late Tuesday night. The state fire...
December 14, 2016 - 3:08pm
December 13, 2016
Perham's Giving Tree needs help from residents
There are approximately 50 cards left on the Giving Tree at Terrie's Gifts. For those of you who would like to purchase a Christmas gift for...
December 13, 2016 - 2:58pm