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County's broadband speeds rank fourth-worst in MN
Dalton man arrested on allegations of strangling woman
Perham grad Emily Dreyer called 'extreme go-getter'
An American in China: Perham grad Ted Meinhover talks about his job as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in Otter Tail County rollover
Perham/NYM swimmers wrap up dual meet season
Yellowjacket volleyball ready for tough section field
Yellowjacket girls ready to defend section title
Perham boys hoping to extend streak to 15
Perham football advances with 42-25 win over East Grand Forks
Ronald Allen Anderson
Patricia "Pat" Freeman
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
UCB 'Honor Week' a fundraising success for veterans
Teaching at St. Henry's 'like a homecoming' for this Perham grad
'A lifelong experience': For the Hendrickx family, 4-H is a cherished tradition
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Customers can start flocking to Nest on Tuesday
Perham's Therouxs sell Birds, Blossoms and Beyond to Lakes Country Landscaping
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
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
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
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
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
Otter Tail County Board wants DNR to stop stocking muskies
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution requesting that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources stop muskellunge stocking in any new Otter Tail County lake for a five-year period or until such time that sufficient scientific evidence is presented that...
January 2, 2016 - 11:28am
December 28, 2015
Favorite stories of 2015: people of Henning, MN step up to fund funeral of man that touched many even though he couldn't speak or hear
Henning, MN (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - We are celebrating some of our favorite stories from 2015. One piece from WDAY 6 Reporter Kevin Wallevand happened...
December 28, 2015 - 2:26pm
November 6, 2015
Muskie meeting draws big crowd in Fergus
Fergus Falls-It was an overflow town hall meeting last Thursday evening, when people for and against stocking more muskies in Otter Tail County lakes gathered in Fergus Falls. “When a final decision is reached, half of you will be happy and the other half not happy,” said...
November 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
November 4, 2015
County attorney connects with casino planners
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, through County Attorney David Hauser, has addressed concerns with planners of a proposed casino at Star Lake. The casino would be located east of Pelican Rapids and southwest of Perham. Hauser has had conversations with the White...
November 4, 2015 - 2:30pm
Prepare your vehicle for winter weather
You may not want to think about it now, but Old Man Winter is heading this way, toting his special bundle of misery--frigid temperatures, sleet, blowing snow and icy roads. But take heart. You can take steps to arm yourself against this cranky visitor and make the time you spend...
November 4, 2015 - 2:23pm
September 28, 2015
Police seek information after Minnesota man killed in apparent hit-and-run
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 35-year-old man was killed in an apparent hit-and-run in northern Minnesota over the weekend. The Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 2:35 p.m. Sunday about a body in a ditch on Lower Rice Lake Road in the south end of the county....
September 28, 2015 - 12:09pm
September 23, 2015
Warroad extends school week to five days from four, meets mixed reaction
WARROAD, Minn. – Warroad Public School's decision to extend its school week this fall has met some mixed reviews. Kyle Kvarnlov, a sixth-grader, said he preferred the four-day week because he wouldn't have to worry about missing school during basketball tournaments. "Instead...
September 23, 2015 - 3:43pm