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Homelessness in the Becker, Otter Tail County area hard on elderly
Minn. vice principal arrested on suspicion of soliciting a child for sex
MN man accused of following woman, girl for more than 20 miles
PHS students perform in Chicago festival
MN mom with history of mental illness gets prison for poisoning baby
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Goodhue takes down LP-A Raiders for second straight year
Minnesota Boys State Basketball Tournament--Thursday action
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Marjorie Ann Fraki
Peggy Lynette Korell
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
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
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
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
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
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
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