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Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Two injured, one critically, in three-car crash
Perham Focus offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
Photo mockups of new Perham High School released
A sweet arrangement: Couple develops hardy bees, solar gardens and location-specific honey
Perham Buzz regroup in victory over Ottertail Central
Perham earns split with Hibbing
Familiar faces take home Turtle Fest Road Race
Perham wins annual wood bat tournament
HOL announces baseball awards
Roger H. Kawlewski
James Ray Peach
Dallas Martin Mursu
Lillyan Ann Schertler
Owen John Kimball
Area students graduate from MState
UND releases honor lists
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
Perham health to celebrate 115 years with community picnic
Schoenenberger grand opening slated for June 11
United Community Bank named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Lender for home improvement loans
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
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
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
Has the 2016 election changed our perception of the truth? Hmmm...
Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
What are the rules regarding transporting fuel cans?
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
'The Turtle Keeper': Where Perham's racing turtles go when they're not being raced
New York Mills author releases memoir
May 16, 2013
Perham man in custody after assaulting police officer
What started as an argument between father and son escalated into a short foot chase between David Loerzel and police, and an eventual felony assault charge. Loerzel, 20, left his home in Perham after an argument with his father prompted a 911 call to the residence, said Perham...
May 16, 2013 - 2:11pm
March 6, 2013
11 horses, three llamas rescued from Vergas farm
Inhumane conditions resulted in law enforcement seizing 11 horses and three llamas from a farm six miles southeast of Vergas last week. An additional...
March 6, 2013 - 1:54pm
March 4, 2013
Officers nab alleged serial burglars
Two Fergus Falls men have been arrested in connection with a string of area burglaries over the past several months. Adam Sundby and Adam Devorak,...
March 4, 2013 - 1:08pm
February 28, 2013
Dalton woman charged for assault on sheriff's deputy
A Dalton woman was arrested after assaulting an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Deputy on Feb. 21. Law enforcement had been called to a residence where a woman was believed to be in physical danger after taking prescription pain killers while at the same time using alcohol. The woman,...
February 28, 2013 - 3:33pm
Accident in Perham leads to injury, arrest
One man was injured and another man arrested as the result of a car accident in Perham. On Feb. 15, a south bound car on County Road 51 ran a stop sign and T-boned an east bound car on Main Street, according to the Perham Police Department. Police said the south bound car was driven...
February 28, 2013 - 3:32pm
Richville man charged with criminal sexual conduct
William Lee Erickson, 38, of Richville, appeared in Otter Tail County district court on Feb. 15, charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Charges relate to an incident on May 28, 2012, at an undisclosed location. Some information was kept confidential due to the involvement...
February 28, 2013 - 3:27pm
February 25, 2013
Two horses dead in neglect case near Vergas
Two horses are dead, and two others reportedly near death, in an animal neglect case on a farm seven miles southwest of Vergas. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department received a call about the animals Sunday morning. As many as 10 horses at the site need rescuing, though that...
February 25, 2013 - 5:14pm
February 21, 2013
Horse neglect hearing pushed back
A court hearing related to charges against the owners of neglected horses near Perham was postponed from Feb. 11 to March 4, due to adverse weather conditions on the previous date. Charges were previously filed against the owners of 11 horses taken from a farmstead north of Perham...
February 21, 2013 - 11:48am
February 20, 2013
3 arrested for stealing $19K in supplies from local business
Local authorities arrested three men Thursday after the suspects tried to get away with more than $19,000 worth of wiring and tools from a local business. At around 1:24 a.m., the Wadena Police Department responded to a report of unknown individuals in the Minnesota Valley Irrigation...
February 20, 2013 - 11:50am
February 14, 2013
Repeat DWI offender gets jail time
Chad Matthew Munson, 40, of Perham, was sentenced Feb. 4 following felony charges of DWI in the first degree. Munson, who was arrested in Otter Tail County last August, had previous multiple convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in the state of Wisconsin, according...
February 14, 2013 - 4:36pm
Man sent to jail for strangulation in Perham
Kenneth Jeremy Colling, age 39 of Ogema, was sentenced Feb. 4 following a felony charge of assault by strangulation relating to a domestic assault in Perham that took place last November. Colling was sentenced to serve 60 days in Otter Tail County jail, according to court documents....
February 14, 2013 - 4:34pm
Perham woman sentenced for burglary
Shalyn Katheryn Sauceda, age 20, formerly of Perham, was sentenced Feb. 4 on a felony charge of burglary in the second degree. According to Otter Tail County Court records, Sauceda's sentence of 28 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee was stayed for 10 years....
February 14, 2013 - 4:31pm
February 8, 2013
Stolen guns, drugs found in bust
Stolen guns and marijuana were turned up in a drug bust in Osakis on January 28. According to the West Central Narcotics Task Force, a search...
February 8, 2013 - 9:54am
February 7, 2013
Attempt to pass plow leads to crash
A driver attempting to pass an Otter Tail County plow truck in a no-passing zone contributed to a two-vehicle accident near Parkers Prairie last week. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department, Kyle Hendershot, 29, of Eagle Bend, violated the law when he tried to pass...
February 7, 2013 - 11:55am
Burglary in Ottertail
A burglar forcefully entered a home in Ottertail on Sunday and stole electronics equipment. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the theft likely took place overnight. It was reported from a residence on Park Circle at 4:20 p.m. on Feb. 3. Taken were a TV and X-Box...
February 7, 2013 - 11:54am