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Wanted man on the loose in rural Otter Tail County
Former northern Minnesota deputy charged with stalking BCA agents
Parents of 3-year-old ND boy who shot himself in head won’t face charges
Minnesota sees 'alarming' rise in STDs, drug-related infections
Perham tennis edges Moorhead, Bemidji
Perham boys take HOL Hawley
Perham golfers roll at home meet
Gopher Road Trip coming to Perham
Yellowjackets ready to head indoors
Harvey W. Henrikson
Kathleen Kaminski Bickell
Elizabeth "Betty" Rutten
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
A business with a view to Perham: Ottertail Glass will open April 10 on Main Street
New Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham on target to continue serving families
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
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
Movies can transport viewers to new heights
Two Perham fellas help one damsel in distress
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!)
Tap that sweet tooth: Vergas, Maplewood both hosting maple syrup events Saturday
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
Giggles, games and goodies: St. Henry's Fun Fair
WE Fest lineup announced for Aug. 3-5 DL music fest
Lakes Area Home and Cabin Show starts Friday
September 21, 2016
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
LAS MIGAS is unique among Spanish music groups, a fascinating blend of Flamenco and Mediterranean styles combine classic and contemporary rhythms,...
September 21, 2016 - 11:48am
Ottertail, county approve tax abatements for Thumper Pond
Local governments are helping Thumper Pond Resort get back on its feet after a catastrophic roof collapse last year. Leaders from both Otter...
September 21, 2016 - 11:08am
September 7, 2016
'Christmas Box' author to speak in Fergus Falls
Richard Paul Evans, author of "The Christmas Box," and other books, will speak Saturday, Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. at Kennedy Secondary School auditorium...
September 7, 2016 - 11:13am
It's a dirty job
About five years ago, after visiting a couple of Dirty Girl runs, Bjorn Ringdahl decided he could create something similar, but gear it toward...
September 7, 2016 - 10:35am
August 18, 2016
Another successful year for Stuff the Bus
The annual Stuff the Bus event, held Aug. 9 in Perham, garnered enough donations to provide about 200 area kids with needed school supplies,...
August 18, 2016 - 8:58am
June 9, 2016
Suicide prevention group foreshadowed shooting
Troubling details have emerged regarding the mental health of Dustin Defiel, the suspect in the shooting death of his father, Rick Defiel. Four years ago, a local suicide prevention organization foreshadowed a shooting while pleading Defiel's heartbreaking story to leaders in Washington,...
June 9, 2016 - 4:06pm
June 2, 2016
Death prompts homicide investigation in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A homicide investigation is underway after police found someone dead in a Fergus Falls home. Police responded to a call for assistance around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1.Officers said it appears the victim died of homicidal violence.The suspect ran from the...
June 2, 2016 - 2:20pm
May 16, 2016
Yellowjackets return to win column
The Perham Yellowjackets offense returned to form with a convincing 10-3 victory over the Fergus Falls Otters at Al Krueger Field at Tuffy's...
May 16, 2016 - 11:25pm
April 28, 2016
Hospitals struggling after closure of county detox center
Otter Tail County has been without a detox program since January, and local hospitals are feeling the strain. Detox patients often sit in emergency departments for hours, or even days, before a spot opens up at a detoxification facility. With the county's detox center shuttered, the...
April 28, 2016 - 1:10pm
October 12, 2015
Perham drops regular season finale
Fergus Falls-The Perham Yellowjacket football team ran into a buzz saw on Oct. 8 when they traveled to Fergus Falls to take on the Otters in...
October 12, 2015 - 6:31pm
September 29, 2015
17-month-old hit, killed by car
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 17-month-old child was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after being hit by a car in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls police say Avah Mae Dirkman was struck about 12:30 p.m. by a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by Katie Diane Black, 29, of Fergus Falls. Reports...
September 29, 2015 - 1:17pm
September 28, 2015
Fergus Falls police kill estranged husband who shot at his wife’s vehicle on I-94
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- An estranged husband suspected of shooting at his wife as they were driving in separate vehicles on Interstate 94 near here early Sunday was shot and killed by Fergus Falls police after being tracked down by State Patrol helicopters. The husband...
September 28, 2015 - 12:05pm
September 18, 2015
The Perham Focus hired new lead write
Debbie Irmen, of Fergus Falls, has joined the news team at the Perham Focus. She will cover Perham schools, businesses, police and fire...
September 18, 2015 - 11:09am
July 2, 2015
Pirates continue streak with rout of Hurricanes
Perham-The formula for the Perham Pirates has been simple. Good pitching and good defense win ball games. The Pirates continued that trend when...
July 2, 2015 - 1:02pm
June 23, 2015
Vigil planned at 7 after two Park Christian students killed, two hospitalized in I-94 rollover
RGUS FALLS, Minn. – Brothers and Park Christian students Zach and Connor Kvalvog died in a rollover crash Tuesday morning on Interstate 94 while traveling to a basketball camp in Wisconsin, according to Moorhead Park Christian boys high school basketball coach Josh Lee. Park...
June 23, 2015 - 2:56pm