Skip to main content
Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
March 17, 2017
A new plan, and new hope, for flood relief west of Perham: Little McDonald, Kerbs, Paul and Devils lakes are working together on a permanent solution to a long-standing problem
After more than a decade of repeatedly dashed hopes and millions of dollars in damages, frustrated property owners on high-water lakes west of...
March 17, 2017 - 11:30am
May 20, 2015
Will flooding worsen?
Rainfall and heavy rainfall go together. That is, when there is a pattern of above-average and more frequent rainfall, it is also more likely...
May 20, 2015 - 6:42pm
September 14, 2014
Hurricane Odile Impacting Baja California
Hurricane Odile is barreling toward Baja California. Right now, a Category 3 storm with max sustained wind at 125 mph. It projected to ride along...
September 14, 2014 - 7:25pm
September 3, 2014
Dayton warns Diversion Authority not 'to kick sand in the face of Minnesota'
BRECKENRIDGE, Minn. – Gov. Mark Dayton had strong words for the contentious $1.8 billion Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project at a meeting Tuesday with local and state officials that attracted a large public audience here.
September 3, 2014 - 10:15am
July 16, 2014
UPDATED: High water levels continue to be a concern
Gov. Mark Dayton and his public safety commissioner made stops in Wadena and Ottertail last week as part of a tour of storm damage in central...
July 16, 2014 - 4:08pm
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