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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
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
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
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May 30, 2013
Overnight rain as much as 5 inches poses street flooding issues in Fargo
FARGO – The Fargo-Moorhead area was hit with heavy rains overnight, causing some issues on streets in north Fargo and West Fargo. Fargo’s Hector International Airport reported 4.5 inches of rain as of 7 a.m. this morning, while Moorhead reported 2.85 inches, said Dave Kellenbenz,...
May 30, 2013 - 10:06am
April 29, 2013
Red River crest in Fargo pegged at 37 feet late Tuesday or early Wednesday
The Wild Rice River, a key tributary in how the north-flowing Red floods in Fargo, was contributing less than expected because of more snowmelt...
April 29, 2013 - 9:59am
April 4, 2013
County prepares for potential overland flooding; sandbags available starting Friday
The Otter Tail County Emergency Operations Team is working to set up three distribution locations where residents can access sandbags, sand, and plastic needed to construct dikes for the upcoming spring thaw and potential overland flooding. Bags that are filled on site will be available...
April 4, 2013 - 3:58pm
March 29, 2013
Sandbag volunteers asked to call hotline
FARGO – The Volunteer Hotline will begin answering calls and scheduling sandbag volunteers at 8 a.m. on Monday. All interested volunteers are asked to call the hotline at (701) 476-4000 to schedule a volunteer time in advance. Volunteers will be needed most between 3 and 7 p.m....
March 29, 2013 - 9:52am
March 21, 2013
Fargo to build 500,000 new sandbags to prep for flood that could rival 2010, 2011
FARGO – City officials here plan to fill 500,000 more sandbags as worries mount that flooding this spring could be as bad as it was in 2010...
March 21, 2013 - 9:17am
March 14, 2013
Ditch 25 outlet plan on pause
An appeal filed in court, along with the discovery of zebra mussel veligers, have put plans for a Ditch 25 outlet on indefinite hold. The appeal, filed in January by an attorney for the McDonald Lake Association, contends that the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners acted in...
March 14, 2013 - 3:31pm
July 25, 2012
Feds reject individual flooding aid
Federal officials today rejected Minnesota's request to financially help individuals affected by last month's floods in the northeastern part of the state. "It has been determined that the damage to dwellings from this event was not of such severity and magnitude as to warrant" establishing...
July 25, 2012 - 2:27pm
June 6, 2012
Devil's Lake homeowners face more flooding
Six homes and cabins along Devil's Lake near Perham have become unlivable in the past year as water levels inch upward. Though down slightly...
June 6, 2012 - 12:50pm
May 27, 2012
Flood warning has passed; more storms to come
A flood warning expired at 1 p.m. today for northern Otter Tail County, northern Wilkin, southwestern Becker, southeastern Clay and southern Wadena counties. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall in excess of 4 inches had fallen from east of Perham to Wadena.
May 27, 2012 - 11:40am
August 31, 2011
Devils Lake residents aim to end flooding, hope to form Lake Improvement District
Faced with record flooding, residents on Devils Lake are taking the first step to fight back. The Otter Tail County Board has adopted a resolution...
August 31, 2011 - 3:00pm
July 12, 2011
Homeowners face unique flood fight against lake with no inlet or outlet
July 12, 2011 - 12:38pm
Boat capsizes, boys rescued from Otter Tail River
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. - Three boys had to be rescued from the Otter Tail River on Monday night after their hunting boat capsized. The incident happened around 7:40 p.m.
April 12, 2011 - 9:12am
April 7, 2011
Dayton declares flood emergency
ST. PAUL - The Minnesota National Guard will send 200 soldiers to join the Moorhead-area flood fight today. Col. Dirk Kloss of the Guard said the soldiers will help patrol dikes and provide "a quick reaction force" to conduct dike repairs. Activating the soldiers came shortly after...
April 7, 2011 - 9:35am
November 23, 2009
Red River Valley flood threat less likely with warm weather
FARGO -- Topsoil conditions are wet and river levels are high this fall in the Red River Valley, but with a warmer and drier winter possible, the National Weather Service said significant flooding this spring is less likely. The area may get a break, thanks to an El Nino weather...
November 23, 2009 - 3:03pm
November 18, 2009
Halstad residents wary of diversion
HALSTAD, Minn. - People who live in and around Halstad are concerned that a Red River flood control diversion around the Fargo-Moorhead area...
November 18, 2009 - 11:24am