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Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer as nearby states have similar odds of collision
N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Serena Langen reaches career milestone
Perham volleyball runs winning streak to nine with sweep of Hawley
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Charlotte June Huddleston
Herbert H. Limmer
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
March 25, 2016
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
February 3, 2016
18-year-old faces felony charge in nude photos case
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – A Detroit Lakes teen faces felony charges after being accused of forwarding nude photos of an underage Detroit Lakes student to other people. Stephanie Raelyn Johnson-Jonason, 18, faces a felony disseminating pornographic work charge. According to the complaint...
February 3, 2016 - 12:20pm
January 29, 2016
Sheriff’s reports: Deer/car crashes, underage drinking, burglary and vandalism
Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputies urge county residents to beware of deer on roadways, particularly during darkness. They urge drivers to slow down a little, especially when driving in wooded areas. One resident near Vergas swerved to avoid a deer shortly after midnight in the...
January 29, 2016 - 12:00pm
County wants roadway funds added to bonding bill
Otter Tail County Engineer Rick West told county commissioners Tuesday, Jan. 19, he is disappointed that no money for proposed road maintenance is included in the governor’s $1.4 million bonding bill proposal, which means fewer projects will be completed this year. “Roadway funds...
January 29, 2016 - 10:00am
January 28, 2016
Perham man arrested for burglary
A Perham man has been arrested after a construction company west of the city, on Harvest Avenue, reported a burglary to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office on Jan. 20. The number of items and what was taken was not immediately available. The call came in to sheriff’s deputies...
January 28, 2016 - 4:57pm
Wadena man trips on tracks, hit by train
WADENA, Minn. -- A Wadena man has suffered significant injuries to his leg after he tripped on the railroad tracks and was hit by a train. The Wadena Police Department reported receiving a report of a man lying near the railroad tracks shortly after 10 p.m. Monday in Wadena. After...
January 28, 2016 - 9:28am
January 26, 2016
House and garage destroyed in Compton Township fire
By Brian Hansel A house and garage owned by Randy Mills of Wadena was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon in Compton Township of Otter Tail County....
January 26, 2016 - 3:32pm
January 23, 2016
No charges to be filed for now in death of Detroit Lakes woman
MENAHGA, Minn. -- The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension reports no charges will be filed for now in the death of a Detroit Lakes woman who was found dead in a tent in Menahga in the summer of 2014. Previous reports said family members found Kelly Marie Lund, 32, dead in a...
January 23, 2016 - 1:00am