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Man found guilty of sex acts in Frazee trailer park
Woman dies in train-pedestrian accident in Detroit Lakes Saturday night
AgweekTV: McMartin Jr. files for bankruptcy
Little Pine lake home windows shot out
Vergas area man falls victim to jail scam pitch
Perham gymnasts finish second at 8A Championships
WR: Yellowjackets capture third straight Section 8AA Crown
WR: Yellowjacket wrestlers cruise into 8AA Championship
WR: Yellowjackets open 8AA with win over Sauk Centre/Melrose
Perham girls hoops outlast Verndale in overtime
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
Column: Roses are red, violets are blue ... let's go to sleep
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Good news just never gets old
Large and small changes equal emotional upheaval
Grief must be experienced and processed
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
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
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
January 21, 2016
Arrest warrant issued for Indiana man in fatal crash near Barnesville
BARNESVILLE, Minn. -- An arrest warrant on criminal vehicular homicide charges has been issued for an Anderson, Indiana, man who prosecutors say admitted smoking methamphetamines the day before driving his car into the back of the semi ahead of him on Interstate 94 near Barnesville...
January 21, 2016 - 12:43pm
January 14, 2016
10-bed Detox Center may reopen by Feb. 1
The 10-bed Detoxification Center, closed by Productive Alternatives in late December 2015, will hopefully reopen on Feb. 1. The center would be operated by Otter Tail County on a temporary basis. “Details still need to be worked out, but things look promising,” County Human...
January 14, 2016 - 1:24pm
Rogness to lead county board this year
Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls will head the county board of commissioners as chairman for 2016. Vice chairman will be Doug Huebsch of Perham. The other county commissioners are outgoing chairman John Lindquist of Dalton, Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids and Roger Froemming of Parkers...
January 14, 2016 - 1:08pm
Environmental groups, DNR and R.D. Offutt to seek agreement on pines-to-potatoes study
FARGO -- Groups petitioning for an environmental review of a local potato grower's expansion into the pinelands of north-central Minnesota say they're willing to negotiate with the grower and state officials. The Land Stewardship Project, Pesticide Action Network and Toxic Taters...
January 14, 2016 - 12:44pm
January 6, 2016
Wadena man, 44, charged with soliciting 13-year-old girl
PEQUOT LAKES, Minn. -- A 44-year-old Wadena man who thought he would spend New Year's Eve having sex with a 13-year-old Jenkins girl now faces a felony for soliciting a child. The Pequot Lakes Police Department arrested David Lee Hendershot, 44, at about 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve outside...
January 6, 2016 - 1:01pm
January 2, 2016
Public meeting to center on shoreland, sanitation and docks
Otter Tail County residents will have the opportunity to comment about changes to the shoreland management ordinance and sanitation code during a public meeting set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the County Government Services Center (West Fir Avenue) in Fergus Falls. Also addressed...
January 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
County striving to keep detox center operating
The 10-bed detoxification center in northwest Fergus Falls, operated by Productive Alternatives for close to 10 years, is closing the end of December. Financial challenges and difficulty in attracting and maintaining staff are the two main reasons for the closing. Otter Tail County...
January 2, 2016 - 12:00pm