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N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Perham volleyball extends streak with home win over Bemidji
Josie Beachy has worked hard to help her team, and herself, grow
Charlotte June Huddleston
Herbert H. Limmer
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
September 7, 2011
Controlling water through the years: Drainage system benefits evolve
Discussions of drainage systems are regularly associated with high water levels and flooding - but that wasn't always the case. The ditch system in Otter Tail County was created in the early 1900s to rid farmlands of soggy conditions. Ditches have evolved into a system that now...
September 7, 2011 - 3:00pm
August 24, 2011
Perham-area flood relief plan could move forward
A proposal to alleviate flooding for Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes by including it in the Ditch 25 drainage system still has life. After...
August 24, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 17, 2011
Residents of flooded lakes near Perham search for solution: County holding public meeting on Ditch 25 system
Residents of Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes have had enough. This summer's fun has been replaced with efforts to keep rising water at...
August 17, 2011 - 3:00pm
April 29, 2011
Perham flood with 'no end in sight': Slowly rising lakes have no access to natural drains
PERHAM, Minn. - When a landlocked lake with no outlet starts flooding your property, what then? You do what Dolores and Don Bernauer were up...
April 29, 2011 - 9:54am
April 20, 2011
Some East Otter Tail County lakes see record flooding
Some area lakes are experiencing record high waters. Kerb's, Paul, Little McDonald and Devil's Lake near Perham are all at an all-time high,...
April 20, 2011 - 3:00pm
April 8, 2011
Creeping closer: Red River in Fargo eclipses 2010 crest; projected to hit 39 to 40 feet Sunday
Fargo's flood fight largely wrapped up Thursday, and Moorhead officials hope final sandbags will be placed today as the Red River swells toward...
April 8, 2011 - 9:41am
April 5, 2011
Sandbag distribution starts today as Red rises
It's go time. And as the flood fight ramps up today in the metro and surrounding communities, Fargo and Moorhead officials are telling homeowners...
April 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
March 7, 2011
Recurring flood fight in Otter Tail County leads to area weariness
It's been months since flooding was an immediate threat to Doug Seiler's home in rural Fergus Falls, along the Otter Tail River. But Seiler still wakes with a start at the silence of his sump pumps and checks his basement first thing each morning just to make sure it's still dry. "If...
March 7, 2011 - 9:29am
February 9, 2011
Otter Tail County to supply sand and sandbags to residents fight flooding
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners voted to provide sand and sandbags for county residents. A total of 300,000 sandbags and poly sheetings will be purchased by the county, in preparation for flooding in Otter Tail County this spring. The decision was made after the Emergency...
February 9, 2011 - 3:00pm
March 25, 2010
Nothing like the mighty Red River, Perham experiences flooding of its own
Perham experienced flooding of a different sort, when a lake formed between the public library and the history museum last week. An old water...
March 25, 2010 - 10:01am
April 21, 2009
Highway 108 west of Pelican Rapids to be detoured due to flooding
The Minnesota Department of Transportation will close Highway 108 west of Pelican Rapids before noon today due to water on the roadway. Traffic will be detoured onto Highway 59, Otter Tail County Road 28 and Otter Tail County Road 21 until further notice. For more information: ---...
April 21, 2009 - 9:09am
April 10, 2009
Area praised for flood relief efforts
East Otter Tail continues to receive praise for its contributions to the flood-fighting efforts in the Red River Valley. Volunteering were area firefighters, the Rotary Club, and too many groups and individuals to mention here. And, of course, the students and staff at the Perham...
April 10, 2009 - 7:00am
April 3, 2009
Flood-fighting firefighters from Otter Tail
First year Otter Tail County Commissioner John Lindquist was among a trio of Dalton Volunteer Firefighters who were at the scene of the Red River...
April 3, 2009 - 7:00am
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Today's youth: Burden, or resource?
As a society, do we view children as a burden or a resource? Unfortunately, I believe we too often, see them as the former. Don't get me wrong. We like them and they are nice to have around but you can't deny it, they ARE expensive. My goodness, if we didn't have to educate them,...
April 3, 2009 - 7:00am
April 2, 2009
New York Mills basement floods to four feet
This spring's record-setting flooding hit home for New York Mills residents Robert and Karen Thompson, when their basement was flooded to four feet. As it continued to rain heavily on Monday, March 23, the runoff started pouring into their basement at about 1 a.m. According to Karen,...
April 2, 2009 - 7:00am