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Man rescued from fall into West Silent Lake
Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
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
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
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
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