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Overall, EOTC fair deemed a success
VIDEO: Scenes from the East Otter Tail County Fair
DNR to stock muskellunge in Gull and Fairmont chains of lakes
AgweekTV: Growers say wheat will help meet rising world food demand
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Pirates jump on Esox for opening round win
Zebra mussels confirmed in East Spirit Lake in Otter Tail County; Lake Osakis in Todd and Douglas counties
Region 14C Tournament kicks off on Friday
Alexandria ends Perham's run at Sub-State 14 Tournament
Centaurs walk off in pitcher's duel
William "Cookie" Helmbrecht
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New retail store opens in Ottertail
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
April 15, 2015
Canadians smuggle marijuana in maple syrup cans, authorities say
DULUTH, Minn. -- A box of maple syrup cans coming through the U.S. border could have provided more than a sugar high. The steel maple syrup cans provided a guise for marijuana coming into the United States from Canada earlier this month. Two Canadians heading south declared...
April 15, 2015 - 12:01pm
March 24, 2015
Marijuana smell leads to drug bust
DULUTH, Minn. -- A strong odor emanating from a home in led to the disruption of a $100,000 marijuana operation in northeast Minnesota on Thursday. Charges are pending against a father and son, ages 57 and 26, who were arrested after a search-and-seizure by police and other agencies...
March 24, 2015 - 10:04am
March 16, 2015
Three in Detroit Lakes arrested after raid uncovers meth worth $60,000 to $85,000
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Three people are in custody after a drug task force raid at a home here yielded almost 20 ounces of meth worth $60,000 to $85,000, said the city’s police chief Monday. Detroit Lakes Police Chief Tim Eggebraaten said law enforcement officers...
March 16, 2015 - 4:47pm
December 9, 2014
9 charged in tri-state meth investigation
MORRIS, Minn. -- Federal drug charges have brought against nine people in two states after an investigation into methamphetamine distribution in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. The multi-state investigation led to the discovery of over 40 pounds of methamphetamine,...
December 9, 2014 - 10:04am
May 6, 2014
Two suspects arrested in Alexandria in large-scale drug bust
Two St. Cloud men were arrested in Alexandria Friday during an investigation into the sale of marijuana, Ecstacy and other drugs in large-scale...
May 6, 2014 - 2:03pm
April 16, 2014
Dairy Queen worker at West Acres accused of dealing cocaine at mall
FARGO – A Dairy Queen employee at the West Acres mall here faces felony drug distribution charges after police allegedly found cocaine and drug-dealing paraphernalia in her purse following a report she had been dealing drugs there. Alyssa Kathleen Weisbeck, 21, of Fargo was charged...
April 16, 2014 - 9:21am
December 5, 2013
Hubbard County drug offenders could lose welfare benefits
PARK RAPIDS —Hubbard County Social Services will ask for permission Dec. 17 to implement a new state law that lets counties deny public assistance to people who use drugs. Hubbard would join other counties, including Becker County, which recently implemented the law. Hubbard...
December 5, 2013 - 12:31pm
September 19, 2013
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
Pot growing operation busted near Alexandria
A marijuana growing operation was busted in Alexandria Friday and a suspect was arrested. Agents and officers from the West Central Minnesota Narcotics Task Force, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Alexandria Police Department executed a search warrant for Warren Michael...
September 11, 2013 - 11:05am
July 25, 2013
More than 5,500 marijuana plants seized in raid
HINCKLEY — Federal, state and local law enforcement joined forces in raiding a marijuana field near Hinckley early Wednesday morning and seizing more than 5,500 marijuana plants with a street value of more than $4,125,000, the Drug Enforcement Administration said. Law officers...
July 25, 2013 - 10:24am
June 27, 2013
Man sentenced for meth
Aaron Jeffrey Schwartz, 23, of Clitherall, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court June 17 following charges of drug possession, including methamphetamine. The sentence follows an incident last June in which Schwartz was pulled over for a vehicle headlight malfunction...
June 27, 2013 - 1:02pm
June 26, 2013
East Grand Forks man at head of big drug ring gets 10 years
Noah Bergland, East Grand Forks, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for his admitted role heading a sprawling drug ring that used 30 admitted conspirators to deal heroin, cocaine, ecstasy and pot from the Twin Cities to the Red River Valley and west to Williston, N.D. Bergland,...
June 26, 2013 - 10:09am
March 15, 2013
Number of teens in Chemical Awareness Program rises
A total of 63 teenagers were served by the Chemical Awareness Program in Otter Tail County in 2012 – that’s up from the 58 served in 2011, and the 52 served the year before that. The program was established several years ago in response to significant juvenile alcohol and drug...
March 15, 2013 - 1:51pm
August 2, 2012
Perham man charged for meth
A Perham man has been charged for possession of methamphetamine and meth paraphernalia. Benjamin Anthony Ruther, 22, was charged in district court on July 24, according to Otter Tail County court records. Law enforcement personnel said Ruther's background includes an April 2011...
August 2, 2012 - 11:14am
June 21, 2012
East Grand Forks teen charged with murder after friend dies from drug overdose
What began as a drug-filled night for five teenage friends in East Grand Forks has now led to a murder charge for one and the death of another...
June 21, 2012 - 10:28am