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Man rescued from fall into West Silent Lake
Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
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'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
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!)
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
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
March 22, 2017
White supremacist says fire at his new home in small ND town was arson
NOME, N.D. -- A 108-year-old church recently bought by an unwelcomed white supremacist burned to the ground Wednesday, March 22, in this small...
March 22, 2017 - 11:09pm
March 1, 2017
UPDATE: Fire at northern Minnesota church donation site for poor ruled arson
DEERWOOD, Minn. -- A fire -- ruled an arson -- not only destroyed two structures early Wednesday morning in Deerwood in northern Minnesota, but...
March 1, 2017 - 9:55pm
Two people, cat rescued from Fergus Falls apartment fire
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- Two people were rescued from a burning apartment late Tuesday night, Feb. 28, in Fergus Falls after police and the fire...
March 1, 2017 - 1:53pm
December 16, 2016
Investigator: Oil burner likely cause of OK Tire fire
After reviewing video surveillance from the burned out OK Tire building in Perham, investigators concluded that the fire started close to a waste...
December 16, 2016 - 2:31pm
December 14, 2016
Fire engulfs OK Tire in Perham
Perham - Fire Crews and emergency response teams from Perham, Dent, New York Mills, Vergas, Bluffton and Detroit Lakes, along with the Minnesota...
December 14, 2016 - 6:09pm
November 9, 2016
Firefighters called to Tuffy's
The Perham, New York Mills and Frazee-Vergas fire departments responded to a fire call at Tuffy’s Pet Foods in Perham this morning. First Avenue...
November 9, 2016 - 10:53am
September 21, 2016
Fire consumes Kennedy grain elevator in northwestern Minnesota
KENNEDY, Minn.—A grain elevator in Kennedy was destroyed Wednesday, Sept. 21, in an early morning fire. Multiple fire departments responded...
September 21, 2016 - 8:22am
September 16, 2016
Man dies from burns in apparent accident
Chester Cole, 54, of Perham, died last week from burns sustained in what the Perham Police Department said was an accident. Emergency responders, including EMS and the Perham Police and Fire Department, were called to 447 5th St. NW in Perham after witnesses reported seeing the victim...
September 16, 2016 - 5:24pm
January 26, 2016
House and garage destroyed in Compton Township fire
By Brian Hansel A house and garage owned by Randy Mills of Wadena was destroyed by fire Monday afternoon in Compton Township of Otter Tail County....
January 26, 2016 - 3:32pm
August 5, 2015
Woman in town for We Fest admits to starting local pub on fire
A Montana woman in town for WE Fest ended up in the Becker County Jail on arson charges before even making it to the festival. Sandra...
August 5, 2015 - 3:35pm
July 30, 2015
Fire at Tuffy’s caused by truck mishap
Through a chain of unfortunate circumstances, what might have been a minor accident turned into an event that required a multi-agency response...
July 30, 2015 - 12:02pm
May 14, 2015
Fire destroys Ottertail, Minn., apartment building
OTTERTAIL, Minn.—Several fire departments were unable to stop a blaze from destroying an apartment building here Wednesday night. The...
May 14, 2015 - 10:35am
May 12, 2015
Two women dead in Minn. hog farm fire
JASPER, Minn.—Two women died in a hog barn fire near Jasper in southwest Minnesota on Monday morning. Sharla Drew, 50, and Kristy Giesler, 32, both of Jasper, died when a barn the two were inside caught on fire. A statement from the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said...
May 12, 2015 - 10:09am
April 30, 2015
2,000 hogs die, barn destroyed in Hector area fire
HECTOR, Minn. — About 1,400 adult hogs and 600 piglets died Wednesday as the result of the fire that also destroyed a barn about four miles west of Hector. The Renville County Sheriff’s Office received several 911 calls shortly after noon reporting the fire, according to...
April 30, 2015 - 10:45am
April 28, 2015
Lake Park, Minn., elevator catches fire
LAKE PARK, Minn. – Crews extinguished a large fire at an elevator here Monday night. At times, the flames shot up an estimated 30 feet. The...
April 28, 2015 - 10:13am