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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?
Weekly police report - June 14 edition
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
Perham Buzz open with sweep
More medals for Perham on day 2 of Class A Championships
Laraine M. Paulsen
Curtis C. Morken
Ruth Ann Dretsch
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
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Turtle Fest events dodge raindrops Saturday
Perham Health awards scholarships
Grand Parade highlights Friday’s Turtle Fest
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
May 17, 2018
Minnesota House unanimously OKs plan to tighten state’s DWI laws on snowmobiles, ATVs
ST. PAUL -- Lawmakers took a step closer to closing a set of DWI loopholes Wednesday, May 16, after the House unanimously approved a plan to...
May 17, 2018 - 6:44am
May 11, 2018
County DWI court notes 10 years of success
County residents who overcame addiction to alcohol, through the Otter Tail County DWI Court program, conveyed their success stories to county commissioners on May 1. This was part of the 10-year recognition of the county DWI Court. "When we started here in 2008, we were one of only...
May 11, 2018 - 12:22pm
October 3, 2017
Otter Tail County man receives 28th DWI
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn.—An Otter Tail County man may be headed back to prison after being arrested for what is believed to be his 28th...
October 3, 2017 - 7:57am
April 7, 2014
Minn. man sentenced to prison for ninth DWI
PONEMAH, Minn. - A Ponemah man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of driving while intoxicated. James Eugene Dow, 52, was sentenced to 48 months (four years) in prison, with 213 days credit for time already served. He was also...
April 7, 2014 - 2:33pm
March 11, 2014
Sebeka police chief cited for DWI retires; part-time officer named interim chief
At a special meeting Monday, Sebeka City Council members unanimously accepted the retirement of the town’s police chief, who was recently cited for driving while intoxicated, and appointed a part-time officer as interim chief. Eric Swenson, 48, had been a Sebeka police officer...
March 11, 2014 - 11:14am
March 7, 2014
Sebeka police chief cited for DWI plans to retire
Cited for driving while intoxicated, Sebeka’s police chief has decided to retire. Eric Swenson, 48, has been a police officer for nearly 30 years and the Sebeka chief since 2007. Council members will address his retirement notice during a special meeting at 6 p.m. Monday...
March 7, 2014 - 10:06am
March 6, 2014
Sebeka council calls meeting to discuss police chief accused of DWI
SEBEKA, Minn. - The Sebeka City Council will hold a closed meeting at 6 p.m. Monday to discuss the city’s police chief, who was cited last week on a charge of driving while intoxicated. A New York Mills police officer stopped Eric Swenson, 48, just outside city limits about 11...
March 6, 2014 - 10:51am
January 2, 2014
Dent snowmobiler cited for DWI
A 47-year-old Dent man has been charged with driving while intoxicated after flipping a snowmobile over on Highway 108, said the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. The man, whose name was not available, made a previous call to law enforcement to report a stolen wallet. Authorities...
January 2, 2014 - 1:12pm
November 14, 2013
Subsequent DWI case results in felony charge
Jane Barbara Post, 63, of Henning, Minn., was charged in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday with a felony DWI. Post has had prior DWI incidents and one conviction within the past 10 years. The latest incident took place Nov. 8, on Highway 210, east of Henning. Court...
November 14, 2013 - 12:39pm
October 17, 2013
Woman accused of driving drunk with three children in the car
An Ogema woman has been charged in Becker County District Court with three counts of child endangerment and two counts of driving while intoxicated. Jeanna Marie Fineday, 29, is accused of driving drunk with her three minor children in the car. According to court records, during...
October 17, 2013 - 9:31am
August 29, 2013
Drunk driver caught going wrong way down Highway 10
New York Mills police officers pulled over a driver traveling in the wrong lane along Highway 10 on Sunday night. The driver, a 69-year-old male from the Twin Cities area, was arrested for DWI. Fortunately, there were no injuries to other drivers while the intoxicated individual...
August 29, 2013 - 9:53am
August 27, 2013
Moorhead father gets year in jail for DWI with twin daughters in car
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead man was sentenced to almost a year in jail after pleading guilty to child endangerment and drunken driving charges after police say he drove his daughters at speeds up to 100 mph, drinking beers he had them open for him. Thomas Eugene Iverson, 48, pleaded...
August 27, 2013 - 9:10am
May 13, 2009
Local multiple DWI offender arrested again
An Otter Tail County man with more than two dozen DWI-related convictions is being held in the Otter Tail County Jail on suspicion of felony first-degree DWI, according to a jail official. Daniel Allen Bettcher, 56, whose aliases include Danny Lee Bettcher and Daniel Boettcher, was...
May 13, 2009 - 2:12pm