Skip to main content
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
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
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 27, 2017
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
MOORHEAD - A 25-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a chase through multiple counties, hitting speeds of 100 miles per hour. Zachary...
March 27, 2017 - 8:57am
March 20, 2017
Motorcycle parts reported stolen in Ottertail
A rural Ottertail home and shop was allegedly burglarized in February. The crime was reported to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office Wednesday. The owner of 33159 Otter Tail River Road reported to the office that floor boards, gauges and fairings for a Harley Davidson motorcycle...
March 20, 2017 - 7:03am
March 3, 2017
Polk County Mailman faces bestiality charge
A Polk County mailman faces felony charges after prosecutors say he broke into a customer's garage and engaged in a sexual act with a dog. Brian...
March 3, 2017 - 8:52pm
January 26, 2015
DL man gets jail for stealing from parents
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 30 days in jail and 10 year supervised probation for burglarizing his parent’s house. Sean Patrick Menard, 28, was granted a stay of imposition, which means if he does not violate his probation, the felony conviction will not go...
January 26, 2015 - 9:55am
December 30, 2014
Ottertail home broken into
A man returned to his home in Ottertail after being gone over the holidays and found his house had been broken into. The main door to the Long Lake Road residence had a glass window broken out of it, through which the burglar or burglars were able to unlock the door. The...
December 30, 2014 - 2:35pm
June 6, 2014
Locker units burglarized
Four storage locker units were broken into in the city of Ottertail sometime between the late evening hours of May 28 and the early morning hours of May 29, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Several items were reportedly missing. Anyone with tips on the...
June 6, 2014 - 11:52am
May 8, 2014
Burglary on Big McDonald
A cabin on Big McDonald Lake, southwest of Perham, was burglarized recently. The burglary was reported to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office the morning of May 2. Miscellaneous items were missing from the cabin, the sheriff’s office said. There were no immediate suspects. An...
May 8, 2014 - 3:29pm
April 10, 2014
Lake cabin robbed near Vergas
Three television sets, a Polaris ATV, power tools and liquor were stolen from a lake cabin at Jolly Fisherman Road, Long Lake, east of Vergas, recently. The call came in to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at 6:32 p.m. on April 4. The case remains under investigation. ...
April 10, 2014 - 11:15am
April 3, 2014
Two burglaries reported in OTC
Two burglaries were reported to the Otter Tail Sheriff’s Office last week. One was reported at 8:01 a.m. on March 27, at Ugstad Plumbing near Fergus Falls. No details were available at press time. The other incident was the theft of a shotgun on Eagle Lake Road, south of Battle...
April 3, 2014 - 1:31pm
March 27, 2014
Burglar to spend 45 days in jail
Jon Chauncey Sheldon, 31, of Fergus Falls, was sentenced March 21 in Otter Tail County District Court. He was previously convicted of burglary in the second degree. Sheldon was sentenced to 45 days in the county jail, according to court records. Credit for time already served is...
March 27, 2014 - 2:52pm
January 23, 2014
Man faces felony for trying to steal from family member
A 56-year-old man caught breaking into an extended family member’s home in Vergas has been charged with felony burglary in the first degree. The man, Wayne Alvin Archer of Detroit Lakes, allegedly entered the home without permission and rummaged through drawers and cabinets in...
January 23, 2014 - 4:14pm
January 9, 2014
Rewind Center burglarized
On Dec. 31, the Otter Tail Sheriff’s Office reported a theft at the Rewind Center at 840 East Main Street in Perham. Taken was a 30-inch Husqvarna snow blower valued at $1,200. There were no suspects immediately after the theft was reported. Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County...
January 9, 2014 - 4:19pm
January 8, 2014
Fish houses burglarized on Rusch Lake
Four fish houses were the target of recent burglaries on Rusch Lake, north of Dent. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputies said padlocks on the doors of each fish house had been cut, allowing the thief or thieves to gain entry inside. The break-ins likely took place Dec. 27...
January 8, 2014 - 1:32pm
January 2, 2014
Dent man arrested for two burglaries
A 27-year-old Dent man has been arrested for his involvement in two burglaries, including one at Nootzie’s Café on Christmas morning. Justin Michael Lemon was arrested by Otter Tail County sheriff’s deputies on Dec. 26, in connection with burglaries at Dent Equity and Nootzies...
January 2, 2014 - 1:19pm
September 18, 2013
DL man sentenced to prison for multiple area burglaries
A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 30 months in prison Friday in Becker County District Court, on multiple counts of second and third degree burglary. Nicholas Wallace Johnson, 22, of 26783 Lidstrom Road, Detroit Lakes, was also ordered to pay almost $500 in court fines and fees,...
September 18, 2013 - 2:18pm