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Huge floating bog that damaged docks still on northern Minn. lake
Minnesota launches rural helpline
Central Minnesota farm worker faces possible deportation to Guatemala
County artist Charles Beck remembered
State officials sick about feds slashing MinnesotaCare
Perham rallies for share of HOL Conference crown
Perham/NYM swimmers prepping for conference, section meets
Top-ranked Yellowjackets run out in front in Bemidji
Yellowjacket boys close regular season with win
Hunter shoots 700-plus-pound bear in northwest Minnesota
Catharine "Cathy" A. Donoho
Sharon L. Vareberg
George "Joe" Cresswell
Gretta Jean Wegscheid
Sophia Marie Sipe
Area students receive degrees from NDSU
Waldon makes Chancellor's List at Montana Tech
Winnie Margaret Walter
New agent to join Jack Chivers Realty Group
Arvig Donates More Than $100,000 to Local Schools in 2016-17
Arvig named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 best places to work
OK Tire will open new facility in December
OTCHS 90th Annual Meeting in Perham
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
NFL players' behavior disgust me
How many people are dying on roads in the US?
Your letters - Oct. 5 edition
Roundabouts save lives
This is one gun bill that needs to be passed pronto
Concordia Cultural Events presents Offutt Brass
Into the great wide open: Music legend Tom Petty dead at 66
Perham Center for the Arts presents Neil Diamond Tribute Show
Americana-Folk Band playing at Disgruntled Brewery
Kirkbride Arts and History weekend to be held Sept. 15-16
'Failure is not an option': Perham High School students REACH for life-long success
Crash derails Ada man's memory: Kids, wife, parents all strangers
Natural surroundings: Charles Beck's art, home reflect Otter Tail environment
Dog saves owner, scares off burglars
History Mystery of the week: What store is this?
June 14, 2017
Severe storm causes damage throughout the area
Area residents will be doing some serious clean-up after last night’s severe storm. People from all around the Perham area woke up this morning...
June 14, 2017 - 10:54am
June 1, 2017
Local dairy farmer's trip to DC was an 'eye-opener'
A local dairy farmer came away with a newfound respect for hardworking Congressional staff after a two-day trip to Washington earlier this month....
June 1, 2017 - 8:41am
May 25, 2017
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
Rodney Hanson’s many friends and family members are mourning the loss of one of the “good guys.” Hanson, a nearly-lifelong resident of...
May 25, 2017 - 11:06am
May 24, 2017
Richville woman hurt in rollover accident
A Richville woman was injured in a one-vehicle rollover accident north of Vergas yesterday. Veronica Lynn Vennes, age 44, was driving southbound on Becker County Road 17 when she swerved to miss an animal in the road, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. Her vehicle, a 2003 Mitsubishi...
May 24, 2017 - 2:11pm
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
With the first day of spring now behind us, and temperatures jumping up into the 30s, 40s and even 50s, the sap has begun flowing from area maple...
March 24, 2017 - 9:21am
February 28, 2017
Defying the odds: Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Pregnancy, even of the "normal" variety, is no easy task. Forty weeks of mood swings, strange cravings and swollen feet being just a few of the...
February 28, 2017 - 11:11am
January 20, 2017
Vehicle stolen from Vergas recovered near Detroit Lakes
A vehicle stolen at Vergas, and reported on Jan. 18, was later found at Ogema, north of Detroit Lakes. The Otter Tail County Sheriff Office was informed by White Earth tribal authorities that the vehicle had been recovered. In another similar incident, a trailer stolen in West Fargo...
January 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
January 11, 2017
Vergas man injured in collision with semi
A man was injured in a collision between a semi-truck and an SUV north of Vergas Tuesday. Marshall Aaron Rach, age 37, of Vergas, was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes after the crash, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Minnesota...
January 11, 2017 - 10:38am
December 28, 2016
Teen, child hurt in rollover on Highway 10 near Perham
Two juveniles were injured in a rollover accident on Highway 10 west of Perham on Tuesday. The driver, a 17-year-old female, and a 10-year-old...
December 28, 2016 - 10:20am
Baby, child involved in rollover near Frazee
Three Vergas residents, including an infant and five-year-old child, were involved in a rollover accident on Highway 10 on Tuesday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Kaylyn Wehmas, age 23, was driving a 2005 Chevy Equinox too fast for the icy road conditions when she...
December 28, 2016 - 9:31am
November 9, 2016
DL man arrested after Otter Tail County chase early Wednesday morning
A Detroit Lakes was arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 9, after a chase in Otter Tail County. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Clay County Sheriff's Office alerted Otter Tail County authorities...
November 9, 2016 - 4:14pm
October 2, 2016
Vergas child airlifted to Fargo after lawn mowing accident
A child’s leg was partially severed in a lawn mower accident at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Vergas, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s...
October 2, 2016 - 11:10am
July 7, 2016
Accidents reported over holiday weekend
Taylor Erickson,27, suffered a head injury during an ATV accident at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, July 3, on the northeast side of West Battle Lake on private property. He was taken to Perham Health. In an unrelated accident, the driver of another vehicle swerved to avoid a deer, crashed the...
July 7, 2016 - 12:22pm
September 30, 2015
Frazee-Vergas School District purchasing 10 acres
Frazee-Vergas School District is taking steps toward a future, but what that future is is unknown at the moment. The board voted in favor of moving forward on purchasing a 10-acre parcel of land that abuts the district. Superintendent Terry Karger said discussion...
September 30, 2015 - 4:21pm
March 26, 2015
Vergas maple syrup fest is April 11
Get ready for that sweet, sweet taste of maple syrup. Pancakes, milkshakes and more will be getting an extra sweet pairing next...
March 26, 2015 - 12:06pm