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Overall, EOTC fair deemed a success
VIDEO: Scenes from the East Otter Tail County Fair
DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Pirates jump on Esox for opening round win
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
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
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
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
April 16, 2016
Young woman, dog dead after train accident in Wadena
A young woman and dog were struck by an eastbound train and killed shortly after 6 p.m. Saturday in Wadena. According to the Wadena County Sheriff's Office, a young female and dog were seen on the train tracks in town east of Highway 71. The train was stopped on the tracks after the...
April 16, 2016 - 11:49pm
April 12, 2016
Do you know these men? Detroit Lakes Police look to identify persons of interest in death investigation
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- Detroit Lakes police are looking for two men who they believe may have the answers in the mysterious death of a 32-year-old...
April 12, 2016 - 3:33pm
April 7, 2016
County residents falling victim to IRS refund fraud
Residents of Otter Tail County are among those nationwide becoming victims of identity theft refund fraud. People who expected a federal tax refund find that someone else has already filed for and received a tax return in their names. On March 31, a Henning area resident called...
April 7, 2016 - 11:21am
Ice off dates early this year, fishing may also be good by opener
The early temperate weather this year has led to more than early crop plantings; it has also allowed for some of the earliest ice off dates and walleye egg harvesting since 2012. A couple of lakes located farther south have even set new records, though cooler temperatures of late...
April 7, 2016 - 11:20am
April 1, 2016
Callaway officials praise drone in helping fight derailment, propane explosion
CALLAWAY, Minn. -- U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., met with emergency responders in Callaway on Thursday and was a little surprised to hear...
April 1, 2016 - 4:20pm
Otter Tail County hires its first AIS specialist
Spencer McGrew, 27, a native of Rollag, Minn., was hired as Otter Tail County’s first Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force Specialist. McGrew was introduced to county commissioners at a March 22 meeting by County Land and Resource Director Bill Kalar. Kalar and Marsha Bowman of the...
April 1, 2016 - 2:31pm
March 25, 2016
Evacuation order lifted after propane fire, train derailment
CALLAWAY, Minn. -- The evacuation of the town of Callaway was lifted as of 10 a.m. Friday. Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander says the threat...
March 25, 2016 - 11:05am
Explosion shakes western Minn. town after tanker truck-train collision
CALLAWAY, Minn. - An explosion shot a ball of flames into the air late Thursday, March 24, hours after a propane tanker truck and train collided...
March 25, 2016 - 10:18am
March 21, 2016
For Detroit Lakes T-shirt maker, it’s also March Madness
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- When Kansas beat West Virginia to win the Big 12 Conference men’s basketball title a week ago before their journies to the NCAA Tournament, those pumped-up Jayhawk players appeared on court right after the game wearing blue T-shirts made by Lakeshirts in...
March 21, 2016 - 2:47pm
March 11, 2016
Sheriff’s reports: 10-year-old assaults school staff member, tractor-trailer tips over, three burgleries and more
Deer Creek school staff member assaulted On March 1, officials at the Deer Creek school reported the assault of a staff member by a 10-year-old male juvenile. The juvenile was cited for fifth degree assault, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities later...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00pm
February 22, 2016
Fallen Fargo officer mourned: ‘We have a hole in our hearts’
FARGO – Twelve days after he was fatally shot in the line of duty, thousands gathered Monday at Scheels Arena to say goodbye to Officer Jason Moszer. “We have a hole in our hearts that we don’t know how to fill,” Fargo Police Chief David Todd said at the funeral, which was...
February 22, 2016 - 3:23pm
February 13, 2016
Minnesota DNR rejects environmental review for irrigation wells
FARGO--The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources decided Friday not to carry out an environmental review of two permits affecting about 195 acres of former forestland that R.D. Offutt Co. plans to convert to potato fields. R.D. Offutt Co., based here, planned extensive conversion...
February 13, 2016 - 1:13pm
February 12, 2016
'It's absolutely horrifying': North Fargo neighborhood reacts to overnight shootout that left officer, suspect dead
FARGO -- Residents in a neighborhood just north of downtown Fargo say they hid in terror during a shootout overnight Wednesday that left a police officer and a suspected gunman dead. Paige Smith, 23, said she grabbed her two babies after hearing the first of an estimated 50 gunshots...
February 12, 2016 - 11:30am
February 11, 2016
Man suspected of shooting officer identified
FARGO -- Investigating an armed standoff Wednesday night that left a Fargo police officer with a gunshot wound expected to be fatal could take a month, authorities say. Officer Jason Moszer, 33, a six-year veteran with the Police Department, was shot by a suspect near the start of...
February 11, 2016 - 2:23pm
February 4, 2016
County board supports family collaborative
The vision of the Otter Tail Family Services Collaborative is to respond to and focus on family weaknesses and strengths throughout the county, by providing education and support. The county board lent its support to the organization during last week’s meeting. Collaborative partners...
February 4, 2016 - 2:10pm