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PHS students perform in Chicago festival
MN mom with history of mental illness gets prison for poisoning baby
JV speech takes first; Yellowjacket team takes second in Osakis
2017 Chamber Choice award recipients announced
Minnesota man, 29, gets probation for fondling 67-year-old woman in her apartment
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
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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
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
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
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
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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
February 21, 2013
First phase of courthouse remodel to stretch into spring
Completion of Phase One of the Otter Tail County Courthouse remodeling project has been pushed back from Feb. 1 to April 15. The extra time will allow contractors to deal with any unexpected issues that may arise from the building's old electrical, plumbing and other systems. Remodeling...
February 21, 2013 - 5:58pm
November 30, 2012
Henning theft suspect on the loose
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating Jeffrey Kampsula, 45, of Henning, a suspect in numerous thefts. He was last known to be in the Henning area and had been avoiding law enforcement. People who might know the whereabouts of...
November 30, 2012 - 12:50pm
August 21, 2012
Otter Tail deputy finds stolen Fargo puppy
FARGO - A puppy stolen from a pet store here over two weeks ago has been recovered safely in Otter Tail County, according to a WDAY News report. Fargo police told WDAY that the puppy was found by a deputy who was following up on a tip he received that led to the women who allegedly...
August 21, 2012 - 8:57am
July 13, 2012
County to go smoke free
Starting Jan. 1, 2013, Otter Tail County buildings, grounds and vehicles will be smoke free. The new policy, approved by the county board of commissioners, will apply to county employees, visitors, contractors and others. County Wellness Coordinator, Janet Lindberg, presented a...
July 13, 2012 - 8:00am
July 5, 2012
County board denies DNR request for East Lost Lake wildlife area
The Otter Tail County board of commissioners, taking a cautious approach on public land expansion, voted 3-2 to deny a Department of Natural Resources request for land acquisition for a wildlife management area at East Lost Lake. At their June 26 meeting, commissioners stated that...
July 5, 2012 - 1:35pm
County establishes emergency fund
Emergencies like the June 2010 tornado that struck Almora in southeastern Otter Tail County require financial resources, in addition to manpower. To that end, the county board of commissioners on June 26 approved establishment of an emergency reserve fund of up to $1 million, over...
July 5, 2012 - 12:58pm
June 13, 2012
County to put up invasive species billboards
The Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force, which has a goal of stopping the spread on invasives into lakes and rivers, is expanding...
June 13, 2012 - 3:13pm
November 23, 2011
Taking quilts, receiving memories
When walking into the Dent Community Center on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, the sound of sewing machines and laughter ring down the hallways. Quilters...
November 23, 2011 - 9:57am
November 15, 2011
County Board denies Dunvilla alcohol permit
The Otter Tail County Board unanimously voted Tuesday against issuing an off-sale liquor permit to a private business in Pelican Rapids. Commissioner Doug Huebsch said the board took into consideration that all cities within the county were against the permit, as city budgets heavily...
November 15, 2011 - 4:16pm
August 3, 2011
Otter Tail County sees increase in abortions
While the state saw a 7 percent drop in abortions from 2009 to 2010, Otter Tail County saw an increase, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Otter Tail County residents contriubted to 10 of the state's 11,505 abortions in 2010. In 2009, the number was between zero and...
August 3, 2011 - 3:00pm
July 14, 2011
Sheriff's office investigating rural burglaries
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office is looking into a number of rural Otter Tail County burglaries. According to the sheriff's report, three storage units in Amor were targeted on Saturday, July 9. Each door's padlocks were cut off. It is not yet known if anything was taken during...
July 14, 2011 - 2:49pm
March 2, 2011
Sandbags available at three locations in county
The Otter Tail County Emergency Operations Team, with approval from the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, has purchased 300,000 sandbags to be available to residents. The Emergency Operations Team is working to set up three distribution locations where residents will have...
March 2, 2011 - 3:00pm
February 16, 2011
USDA home loans available to Otter Tail County residents
The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development offers a 502-direct subsidized home loan program that allows very low and low income residents to buy their own home. Applicants may purchase a new home, existing home or build a new home.
February 16, 2011 - 3:00pm
February 9, 2011
Otter Tail County to supply sand and sandbags to residents fight flooding
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners voted to provide sand and sandbags for county residents. A total of 300,000 sandbags and poly sheetings will be purchased by the county, in preparation for flooding in Otter Tail County this spring. The decision was made after the Emergency...
February 9, 2011 - 3:00pm
July 5, 2010
Three people in critical condition after two-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County
UPDATED: 6:50 p.m. Three people are in critical condition and two others suffered other injuries in a two-vehicle crash Sunday at the intersection of Highway 78 and Highway 210 in Otter Tail County, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. About 7:19 p.m., a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix traveling...
July 5, 2010 - 10:39pm