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Perham students place in Knowledge Bowl meet
Man suffers head injury in crash
Perham sends one to international science fair, team to state science contest
Minn. man charged for swindling $60,000 from friend after faking cancer
DNR urges caution on rapidly deteriorating ice
Anderson overtime winner redemption for Pirates
Perham girls erase deficit, secure home win
Perham wrestlers ready for Section 8AA Individual Championships
Perham gymnastic trio ready for state
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Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
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!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
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
September 19, 2013
Another guilty plea in Pelican murder conspiracy case
A Fergus Falls man, 19-year-old Kevin Forer, is set to be sentenced Oct. 18 in Otter Tail County District Court after pleading guilty to an amended charge of felony first-degree aggravated robbery. Forer is one of eight people charged in a drug-related murder conspiracy case...
September 19, 2013 - 10:02am
Perham man to serve time on drug charge
A Perham man was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court last Monday for fifth degree drug possession after calling a pharmacy and trying to obtain the prescription drugs of a person who had died a month earlier. Brandon Richard Libby, age 30, will serve his time in the county...
September 19, 2013 - 9:58am
September 11, 2013
Dilworth man sentenced to 20 years in Ada baby's death
ADA, Minn. – A Dilworth man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his girlfriend’s baby daughter last fall. In pleading guilty July 29 to a charge of second-degree murder, Raul Perez, 25, admitted he became angry at 22-month-old Ariel...
September 11, 2013 - 11:02am
August 29, 2013
Armored truck driver pleads guilty to stealing money from ATMs
A former armored truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this morning to stealing money from automated teller machines (ATMs) in numerous locations in Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls. Christopher James Diestler, 31, of Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty...
August 29, 2013 - 4:22pm
August 28, 2013
Fergus Falls father, son fight extradition to Otter Tail County on murder charges
PHOENIX – A father and son from Fergus Falls, Minn., who are in jail in Arizona on charges they murdered their relative over a drug debt, are fighting extradition back to Otter Tail County, Minn., WDAY-TV reported. Sixty-four-year-old Michael Alan Burris and 23-year-old Michael...
August 28, 2013 - 9:31am
August 19, 2013
State rests in Quiceno murder trial
The state has rested in its case against Ronald Quiceno for the murder of Travis Buckanaga. The state on Friday questioned the final four witnesses, including the forensic scientists who processed items for fingerprints, and the medical examiner who performed the autopsy on...
August 19, 2013 - 9:42am
August 7, 2013
Deputy charged with sexually touching young boys makes court appearance
The deputy from Mille Lacs County charged with sexually touching young boys at a church camp near Henning appeared in Otter Tail County Court on Monday. Authorities say 29-year-old Aaron Heuer had sexual contact with four boys ages 8-10 at Lutheran Island Camp while volunteering...
August 7, 2013 - 10:21am
Jury selection begins in Detroit Lakes murder trial
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – In a small town, everybody knows everybody – or at least they are all acquainted. That was apparent at the start...
August 7, 2013 - 9:33am
May 13, 2013
Man pleads innocent in shootings
A Detroit Lakes man accused of shooting two people and killing one of them has pleaded innocent to all charges. Ronald Matthew Quiceno, 38 entered his plea Thursday afternoon in Becker County District Court. His attorneys, Joseph Parise and Simon George, also issued a demand...
May 13, 2013 - 10:09am
February 7, 2013
PR man who couldn't stay sober gets 110 month sentence
A Park Rapids man who couldn't refrain from alcohol and killed his friend in a drunken brawl in 2010 is back behind bars for a long time. Judge...
February 7, 2013 - 9:03am
January 30, 2013
UPDATE: Murder charge filed, bail set at $2 million
Charges of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder were filed against a Detroit Lakes man Tuesday in Becker County District Court. Ronald...
January 30, 2013 - 3:24pm
December 12, 2012
Defense attorney seeks suppression of damaging statements mother made to cops about abused child
The public defender for a St. Paul Park woman charged with child abuse said in court Monday she would seek to suppress several statements her client gave to authorities while being questioned. "I will be filing a motion challenging the voluntariness of statements she gave to law...
December 12, 2012 - 3:51pm
Sheriff seeks probe, citing Scannell sex prosecutions
Because Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell prosecutes people who commit sex crimes with minors, and because he is accused of having an inappropriate romantic relationship with a 17-year-old girl, Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk has asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension...
December 12, 2012 - 9:44am
August 29, 2012
New York Mills man sentenced for 2011 fatal crash
The driver in the crash that killed Ty Bell and injured a 15-year-old girl last summer has been sentenced. Daniel Resch, now 22, of NY Mills, was convicted of operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner, a felony offense. He was sentenced Aug. 20 to four years at the...
August 29, 2012 - 4:46pm
June 4, 2010
Molotov cocktail incident has similarities to two Walker fire bombings
Cass County authorities have joined Park Rapids police investigating the similarities between firebombing incidents in both counties. Last month a Molotov cocktail was thrown through a side window of Belle Taine Glass, off Highway 34 in Park Rapids. The cocktail extinguished itself...
June 4, 2010 - 9:28am