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Fair Play: Snapshots from the 2015 East Otter Tail County Fair
Lake improvement districts hold annual meetings, discuss drainage plan
Prepping portables: Temporary classrooms installed at HOTL
Catholic WorkCamp volunteers serve Lakes area
Local area students spend week at RYLA camp
Pelican Rapids shuts down Dent
Blake Anderson wins Harrier Half Marathon
Perham’s Allie Doll representing Team USA in Italy
Oakwood Golf Course hosting Pine to Palm qualifier
Blues eliminate Buzz from post-season
John "Buddy" Orville Gleason Jr.
Schornack ~ Mitchell
Births this week
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Births this week
New storage facility comes to Main Street in Perham
In the Write Zone
Things happen for a reason, not always happy reasons
Survival of the fittest: immigrating to Minnesota
St. Urho Finnish Wife Carrying Contest a head scratcher of a tradition
Cherry picking: A metaphor for life, and more importantly, pie
March 4, 2013
Shed, skidsteer lost in New York Mills fire
A shed, skidsteer, about 30 bales of hay and several other farm items were lost in a fire in New York Mills on Friday. Charles Jacobson, of...
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March 4, 2013 - 1:35pm
February 18, 2013
Underwood home lost in fire
A rural Underwood home burned to the ground last Wednesday evening. No one was injured in the fire, which may have started around the home's heating unit, but officials deemed the house a complete loss. According to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, dispatch...
February 18, 2013 - 10:55am
December 27, 2012
Otter Tail Lake bait shop destroyed by fire
An early-morning fire on Wednesday destroyed Ken's Tackle on the southwest side of Otter Tail Lake. A passerby, at 4:19 a.m., called emergency personnel, reporting that smoke and flames were visible and coming through the roof. The roof had already caved in when first responders...
December 27, 2012 - 11:10am
December 7, 2012
Fire destroys pole barn, milking house in Battle Lake
A pole barn, milking house, two sheds and other property were destroyed in a fire in Battle Lake late last night. Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the buildings engulfed in flames. A Case tractor, fishing boat and ATV were also lost in the fire. A malfunctioning...
December 7, 2012 - 1:23pm
October 3, 2012
Air attack quells fast moving grass fire in NE Hubbard County as second blaze erupts
A fast moving grass fire in northeastern Hubbard County Tuesday afternoon had authorities issue an evacuation order for nearby residents while...
October 3, 2012 - 11:54am
July 16, 2012
Barn near Perham destroyed in fire; all people, livestock okay
Otter Tail County sheriff's officials believe a late-night fire Saturday that destroyed a barn was accidental. According to the sheriff's department,...
July 16, 2012 - 1:01pm
Boat catches fire on Pelican Lake
No one was hurt when a Fargo woman's boat started on fire on Pelican Lake last Thursday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office received a report of a boat on fire on the north side of the lake at about 10 a.m. The boat belongs to Linda Butler, 66, of Fargo, N.D. Original reports...
July 16, 2012 - 12:55pm
July 3, 2012
Lightning causes apartment fire in Vergas
A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of an apartment fire in Vergas on Tuesday morning. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's...
July 3, 2012 - 3:47pm
June 21, 2012
Minor fire at Ottertail campground
Firefighters from the city of Ottertail responded to a fire June 14 at the Ottertail Campground. Smoke was reported in a trailer about 3:40 p.m. on Robin Road. Authorities said damage was minimal.
June 21, 2012 - 2:38pm
May 20, 2012
Fire scorches Nimrod area again
Authorities do not know what caused a wildfire that burned 93 acres northeast of Nimrod Monday. The blaze, called the Orton Fire by the DNR, scorched property generally northward along Bunny Hill Road and Big Swamp Creek by the south end of Huntersville State Forest. Sebeka firefighters...
May 20, 2012 - 10:37am
October 2, 2008
Levy-lobbying fires up as referendum vote nears
Voters will decide November 4 whether or not to increase funding to the Perham-Dent schools by an estimated $950,000 to $1 million. Campaign efforts on the increased levy have been limited mostly to Together for Kids, a group promoting a "yes" vote to increase local taxes by $695...
October 2, 2008 - 12:00am