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Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
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
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
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
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
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
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
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
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
February 15, 2017
Otter Tail County jail inmate on the loose
The Fergus Falls Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office are looking for an inmate who left his work crew on Tuesday afternoon. At about 12:14 p.m. on Valentine's Day, inmate James Fitzpatrick Helps was on a Sentence to Serve crew when he slipped away unseen and...
February 15, 2017 - 3:39pm
February 7, 2017
Perham grapplers roll in home finale
It was a night of celebration for the Perham Yellowjacket wrestling team. They picked up two victories, honored their seniors, honored their...
February 7, 2017 - 10:34pm
February 3, 2017
Fargo man accused of hitting a man with pool cue
A 27-year-old Fargo man faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly assaulting a man with a pool cue and causing multiple fractures, according to the court complaint. Brian Keith Smith reportedly hit a man over the head with a pool cue on Dec. 17 at a house southwest...
February 3, 2017 - 8:44am
January 30, 2017
Fergus Falls man charged for causing near overdose
An 18-year-old Fergus Falls man faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly providing a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that...
January 30, 2017 - 1:11pm
January 20, 2017
Fergus Falls worker allegedly stole about $43,000 from business
A man who worked for Braun's Vending in Fergus Falls for more than four years is accused in Otter Tail County District Court of embezzling money, according to a court complaint. It says owner Sharon Braun and manager Lori Barry told authorities that Jason Allen Waasdorp, 36, has stolen...
January 20, 2017 - 9:20am
January 19, 2017
Fergus man sentenced for breaking windows and vandalizing car
A 35-year-old Fergus Falls man was given five years of probation in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday for vandalizing a car in a garage and breaking windows at West Fir Avenue last spring. Otter Tail County Judge Waldemar Senyk sentenced Isaiah Lorrell Gross on felony-level...
January 19, 2017 - 9:07am
January 12, 2017
Ottertail Telcom receives grant to expand broadband
Otter Tail County’s Ottertail Telcom in Battle Lake and the Fergus Falls area was one of 42 benefactors of a state grant to expand broadband internet service as announced this morning by Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
January 12, 2017 - 9:15am
December 30, 2016
Boomgaarden, Green help Lakers to tie with Fergus Falls
Things were much closer for the Detroit Lakes Laker boys hockey team when they skated with the Fergus Falls Otters on Thursday, Dec. 29. The Lakers skated to a 1-1 tie with the Otters, dropping the contest in a shootout for tournament purposes. It was a much closer contest than their...
December 30, 2016 - 2:50pm
November 26, 2016
Otters score six to spoil Laker home opener
The Fergus Falls got timely goals to start each period and outplayed a young Detroit Lakes squad in a 6-2 victory to open the season at Kent...
November 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
November 11, 2016
Laker girls hockey set to open season
The winter season begins Saturday, Nov. 12 when the Detroit Lakes girls hockey team faces the Otters in Fergus Falls in the season opener for both teams. "The biggest thing is we have to score goals and that's something we worked on all week," Laker head coach Gretchen Norby said....
November 11, 2016 - 1:59pm
September 29, 2016
Crew cleans hazardous material at Otter Tail County Recycling Center
Authorities are wondering what was spilled yesterday at a recycling center in Fergus Falls. Workers say a chemical leaked out of a recycling container, and what happened next forced them to evacuate. Officials told Forum News Service that when the material spilled on the ground, it...
September 29, 2016 - 8:40am
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