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Otter Tail County evolves with emergency management plan
Study names MN as second best run state in nation
Stacked storm packed a windy punch, but not much snow
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
Yellowjackets rebound with strong win over Park Rapids
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
William J. Cole
Diana Lynn Aker
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
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
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
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
August 25, 2016
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota, and in Otter Tail County, are putting an emphasis on keeping area residents safe during the latter weeks of August as part of the extra DWI enforcement campaign that started last week and continues through Sept. 5. We are pleased that the...
August 25, 2016 - 2:26pm
August 11, 2016
Ban smoking in rental housing
A new study shows one way to help smokers quit their deadly habit: Make it more inconvenient. How do you do that? Don't allow smoking in rental housing units. Not only will smokers be less inclined to light up if they have to leave the building to do it, it will result in a healthier...
August 11, 2016 - 12:06pm
July 15, 2016
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Last weekend has come and gone, and along with it another American Cancer Society East Otter Tail County Relay for Life, which by all counts was another successful event. Here are just a few counts that make it an amazing event. Count one – More than 23 teams participated in the...
July 15, 2016 - 10:26am
June 30, 2016
Have fun, but be safe this holiday weekend
The weather forecast for the Fourth of July weekend looks promising, with only chances of rain possible, which in Otter Tail County means it could actually be sunny and beautiful (temps should be in the mid-70s, so not too hot). We hope you enjoy the long weekend of Independence Day...
June 30, 2016 - 9:48am
June 23, 2016
Turtle Fest shows Perham in best light
Despite a slightly soggy week last week -- more than two inches of rain fell from Thursday to Saturday -- Perham’s Turtle Fest was a resounding success according to those who planned and implemented its many activities. We wholeheartedly agree that it was a success, and offer a...
June 23, 2016 - 12:40pm
June 9, 2016
Laura's Law makes crime a felony
It's highly unlikely that SF 3213, AKA Laura's Law, which makes it a felony to interfere with a body or a murder crime scene will affect those of us in Otter country. But all the same, we are not immune to situations that could bring this law into play here, so we support the state...
June 9, 2016 - 4:11pm
May 27, 2016
Pledge to drive free of distractions
One-hundred-sixty-five Perham High School students pledged not to text and drive in an "It Can Wait" campaign conducted recently. Kudos to those 165 students. It earned them first place honors and a $100 prize over three other area schools. But it translates to only 37 percent of...
May 27, 2016 - 3:08pm
May 12, 2016
Tram another example of Perham's can-do attitude
When something needs to get done here in Perham, people don't shy away from the call for help; quite the contrary, often many people from all sectors of the community step up to ensure it happens. So it went with the turtle tram.
May 12, 2016 - 12:10pm
April 28, 2016
Retired people may be solution to labor shortage
You can be unhappy, even angry, about the impending construction of a casino in our neck of the woods, but there is a silver-lining: it may put a large number of people to work; and may result in additional businesses which will provide additional jobs. But with a worker shortage...
April 28, 2016 - 12:25pm
April 1, 2016
Calling all local drivers with a CDL
A group of people are interested in reviving the the local tourist transit vehicle now called the turtle tram and we hope that people will support that drive. The service is hugely popular among tourists who want to tour the town, especially on turtle race days, and it is iconic of...
April 1, 2016 - 3:15pm
March 9, 2016
Kelcey was good for Perham, and we thank him
All the “T’s” were crossed, and all the “I’s” were dotted Tuesday night when the Detroit Lakes city council approved a contract hiring Kelcey Klemm as that city’s leader. This city will say good-by to him in about a month, likely with a public reception, and certainly...
March 9, 2016 - 1:35pm
February 12, 2016
Beware of skimmers at the gas pump
With gas dropping below $1.50 per gallon this week, consumers are seeing extra dollars in their billfolds. But those savings — and a lot more — could quickly vanish if they're not careful. Law enforcement officers and weights and measures inspectors across the country are receiving...
February 12, 2016 - 11:39am
February 5, 2016
Voters, beware of toxic leaders
Hear that peaceful sound of silence? No residents in an uproar, no mobs with torches crowding into government meetings. No bitterly divided school boards or city councils. That’s the sound of competent local government. Not perfect, but doing well. It’s a nice sound, the sound...
February 5, 2016 - 1:41pm
February 1, 2016
Golf board is right to slow down
There seems to be a lot of discussion about what’s going on at Lakeside Golf Course in Perham. Construction started, to the excitement of many, but seemed to come to a screeching halt just before the snow started falling. Rest assured, plans are moving forward to do some needed...
February 1, 2016 - 11:16am
January 22, 2016
AARP says MN best place to retire
According to AARP, Minnesota is the best place in the United States to retire. Clearly they weren't taking weather and temperatures into consideration. What they were taking into account though were housing, health care and services for our older residents. So according to AARP's...
January 22, 2016 - 10:25pm