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Weekly police report - May 24 edition
Last day of classes at PHS sparks fun, memories
Minn. plans extra speeding enforcement in July
Otter Tail County Sheriff's report - May 24 edition
No Hub snub at the state: Perham's big project makes it into the bonding bill at $6 million
Perham falls in Section 8AA playoffs
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Wolverines shutdown Perham, fall to DGF
Minten’s blast lifts Perham over Wadena-DC
Perham Tennis team takes another step
Helen M. Smith
James Robert Draack
James R. Draack
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
Summer beauty bloomin' around Perham, thanks to volunteers and donations
'Why did he do such a crazy thing?': Perham man who nearly died in Vietnam learns firsthand about sacrifice
Adult Fishing League kicks off 14th season
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs
Looking Back - May 17 edition
Editorial: Remember this on Memorial Day: Life is a gift
Ask A Trooper: Questions about teen drivers
Tobacco prevention, sustainable quit-smoking help fail to cross session finish line
Your Letters: Why believe the press about political change?
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
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
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'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
August 10, 2015
Detroit Lakes woman identified as victim in fatal Devils Lake boat accident
DEVILS LAKE, N.D. – Officials have identified the victim in a fatal boating crash on Devils Lake. The victim is 26-year-old April Stenger...
August 10, 2015 - 5:43pm
August 5, 2015
Becker County dispatcher dies after Wymer Lake incident
A Becker County dispatcher has died after becoming unresponsive in Wymer Lake, just south of Frazee. According to the Otter Tail Sheriff’s Department, Marvin Anderson, 60, of Frazee was out in a pontoon around 2 p.m. Monday with his family when he jumped into the water...
August 5, 2015 - 10:17am
May 18, 2015
Man who drowned in Otter Tail County lake identified
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned in Lake Jewett Friday night. Family members told authorities they heard Cadreau yelling for help after the boat he was in capsized on the south side of the lake around 10 p.m. Friday.
May 18, 2015 - 12:08pm
Body pulled from Detroit Lake identified
The body of the man recovered from Little Detroit Lake on Friday has been identified as 33-year-old Markus Fales of Detroit Lakes, according to a news release from Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander. Law enforcement recovered Fales' body in a search of an area of Little...
May 18, 2015 - 11:54am
July 11, 2014
Lake management training available to lake associations
Alex Gehrig of the Freshwater Society is leading an effort to recruit eight lake associations in Otter Tail County for the Healthy Lakes and Rivers Partnership. The partnership is an introduction to and training in lake management planning, with a specific focus on the needs and...
July 11, 2014 - 3:36pm
June 14, 2012
All-State Lutheran Choir to sing in Battle Lake
The 2012 Minnesota All-State Lutheran Choir, making its 43rd annual tour, will present a concert on Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Battle Lake. About 40 Lutheran youth, chosen through auditions from all over the state of Minnesota, will be performing a...
June 14, 2012 - 11:10am
January 27, 2012
Battle Lake man sustains minor injuries in rollover
A one-car rollover accident in Otter Tail County has left a Battle Lake man with minor injuries. Daniel James Punicki, 58, sustained a laceration to his left hand and reported soreness after rolling his van into a ditch on Thursday morning, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's...
January 27, 2012 - 10:43am
September 12, 2010
Charges: Former Lake Park-Audubon coaches fondled players at hotel
Two former Lake Park-Audubon high school girls' basketball coaches sexually touched two players and offered them alcohol during an out-of-town tournament in December, according to court documents released Friday. The documents, filed in Stearns County (Minn.) District Court, charge...
September 12, 2010 - 11:02pm
May 28, 2009
Ottertail seeks to shore up city's Shoreland Ordinance
At a public hearing May 19, the city of Ottertail took a preliminary step in working toward developing a comprehensive zoning ordinance for the city. Discussion primarily centered around differences between the city's existing Shoreland Ordinance and the Shoreland Ordinance Otter...
May 28, 2009 - 7:00am
May 18, 2009
Dent woman charged with fleeing police officers
A Dent, Minn., woman is facing felony charges of fleeing a peace officer and first-degree driving while intoxicated-test refusal in connection with a high-speed car chase that took place in Becker County last week. Marlene Jean Honer, 49, of 40133 Purlieu Road, Dent, made her first...
May 18, 2009 - 10:25am
May 4, 2009
Galaxy maintains charm of classic Minnesota vacation spot
Zaundra Bina Guest Contributor Galaxy Resort proprietors Ron and JoAnn Bina are approaching their 30th year milestone as owners of a family-owned...
May 4, 2009 - 7:00am
March 25, 2009
Lund issued permit for fishing tourney
Staff reports Over $30,000 in prize money is up for grabs at the Lund Mania Fishing Tournament set for July 3 on Otter Tail Lake. Lund and the community group helping to organize the event completed the most crucial task in the planning phase this week by obtaining the necessary...
March 25, 2009 - 12:21pm
March 24, 2009
Two missing snowmobilers in Lake of the Woods accident identified, wife and mother of missing from Frazee
Two snowmobilers who went through the ice on Lake of the Woods Saturday afternoon have been identified as a father and son from Warroad. Divers continued to search today for Wayne Windahl, 47, and Jeremy Windahl, 16, according to a news release from the Ontario Provincial Police. There...
March 24, 2009 - 1:37pm
March 11, 2009
Pondweed invasion chokes 70 acres of Big Pine
The Lord told Adam we'd struggle with weeds. Curlyleaf pondweed, a lake-choking invasive species has set up residence in Big Pine Lake, andm it's increasing acreage. The Pine Lakes Improvement District (LID) Board of Directors have met more than once recently to discuss the iss...
March 11, 2009 - 2:47pm
March 8, 2009
Girl, 17, found after Amber Alert issued in Fergus Falls kidnapping
A 17-year-old girl reportedly abducted at gunpoint Saturday night by her step-father in Fergus Falls, Minn., was located just after 1 a.m.
March 8, 2009 - 5:11pm