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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
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
June 8, 2015
Minn. man says cops caused him to miss birth of son, sues
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
June 8, 2015 - 2:04pm
May 19, 2015
SB: Yellowjackets rally in playoff opener
Perham-Yellowjacket senior Brittany Miller said she was nervous before her final at bat at Arvig Park. The senior leadoff hitter hid her nerves...
May 19, 2015 - 9:49pm
April 24, 2015
Man loses arm at Fergus Falls industrial plant
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 38-year-old employee at Northern Contours in Fergus Falls had his right arm ripped from his body around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday. The arm got entangled in a moving industrial router at the Northern Contours thermofoil plant, according to CEO Larry Skow. “This...
April 24, 2015 - 12:01pm
April 17, 2015
Fergus Falls Man dead in crash near St. Peter
ST. PETER, Minn. - A Fergus Falls man is dead after a rollover crash north here shortly before noon on Thursday. Minnesota State Patrol officials said a Dodge Ram was headed north on Nicollet County Road 20 at about 11:51 a.m. when it went off the roadway north of...
April 17, 2015 - 2:22pm
April 1, 2015
Life in the Kirkbride
About 200 people shuffled in and out of apartments for rent Friday on the grounds of the former Regional Treatment Center in Fergus Falls,...
April 1, 2015 - 11:29am