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Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
December 25, 2017
Otter Tail County Sheriff's Reports
Man pulled from icy waters at Walker Lake A man was pulled from cold water at Walker Lake, just north of Otter Tail Lake, after his snowmobile crashed through thin ice on Dec. 16 close to noon. Ottertail city rescue crews pulled the man, Hubert Hovland, out of the water and transported...
December 25, 2017 - 11:08am
November 24, 2017
Weekly Sheriff's Department briefs - Nov. 23 edition
Threats made at residences in Deer Creek, New York Mills Sheriff deputies, on Nov. 14, responded to potentially dangerous domestic disturbances in Deer Creek and New York Mills. Threats had been made before calls came into the county sheriff office. "Law enforcement settled down a...
November 24, 2017 - 1:52pm
November 12, 2017
Scam averted near Pelican Rapids
A woman in rural Pelican Rapids was called by a scam artist saying he was employed with the state of Minnesota. He then ordered the woman to purchase iTunes and send them to a specific address. The woman contacted her son who in turn contacted the Otter Tail County sheriff's office...
November 12, 2017 - 9:57am
November 11, 2017
Weekly police report - Nov. 9 edition
Oct. 30 • Perham merchant reported receiving threatening voicemail. Oct. 31 • Provide traffic control due to power outage causing traffic lights to malfunction. • Two vehicle crash in private parking lot; no injuries. • Issued verbal warning for passing on the right. Nov....
November 11, 2017 - 10:18am
November 4, 2017
Weekly police report - Nov. 2 edition
Oct. 23 • Perham business reported gas drive-off. • Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with vehicle theft. Oct. 24 • Two-vehicle crash on SE 2nd Ave/SE 3rd St; no injuries reported on scene. • Assisted West Fargo Police Department with attempt to locate. • Assisted...
November 4, 2017 - 9:22am
October 27, 2017
Vandal uses shotgun, damages vehicle in Ottertail
Sheriff deputies said a vandal used a shotgun to shoot at a Ford Explorer in the town of Ottertail. The incident was reported on Oct. 19. "A slug was found inside the vehicle," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. "There were no immediate suspects." Van Dyke said...
October 27, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 22, 2017
Weekly police report - Oct. 19 edition
Oct. 9 • False alarm; security was testing alarms and failed to notify dispatch. • Perham resident reported theft of personal property. • Responded to Perham address for 911 hangup call; all okay. Oct. 10 • Perham business reported motorcycle parked on private property. •...
October 22, 2017 - 10:18am
October 11, 2017
Man sentenced after tipping boat while drunk, endangering lives of passengers
The driver of a duck boat that tipped on a Minnesota lake a year ago will be going to jail for drunk driving and child endangerment. Ronald Haugrud...
October 11, 2017 - 9:06am
September 29, 2017
UPDATE: Suspect, officers named following a high-speed chase that resulted in shots fired
Audubon, MN—The Becker County Sheriff's Office has confirmed an officer-involved shooting on Highway 10. According to a press release, just...
September 29, 2017 - 6:25pm
September 18, 2017
Perham police investigate three recent burglaries
Perham police are investigating three separate burglaries that have occurred over the past three weeks. Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby said burglaries were reported Sept. 1, 2 and 11 at three different locations around town: Jean’s the Right Plant Place, Ma’s Little Red Barn...
September 18, 2017 - 9:50am
August 22, 2017
Burglary takes place south of NY Mills
A spool of copper wire and welders were among the items taken from property on 535th Avenue, south of New York Mills. The incident was reported on Aug. 7 but the burglary likely took place several days earlier. The theft took placed at abandoned farm property near Highway 135. "The...
August 22, 2017 - 4:48pm
Aug. 8 Issued verbal warning for speed. Caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; transported for evaluation. Aug. 9 Transported dog at large to Lakeland Vet Hospital. Caller reported losing billfold. Transported injured dog at large to Lakeland Vet Hospital. Responded...
August 22, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 7, 2017
Frazee man gets 25 months after disturbance at Human Services
A rural Frazee man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after bringing three knives to the Becker County Human Services Department, causing a disturbance, and being caught with Fentanyl patches. Donald Arthur Merrill, 45, of rural Frazee has been sentenced in Becker...
July 7, 2017 - 1:33pm
June 28, 2017
Video: Minnesota woman foreshadowed risky YouTube stunt before shooting boyfriend
HALSTAD, Minn. — A fatal shooting that happened here Monday evening, June 26, was captured on video for YouTube while a tweet posted before...
June 28, 2017 - 4:52pm
June 25, 2017
DL man charged with marijuana-growing operation
Cody Joe Johnson, 32, of rural Detroit Lakes has been charged in Becker County District Court with felony second-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on May 15, a Becker County deputy learned of a large marijuana-growing operation in Becker County, allegedly...
June 25, 2017 - 10:18am