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Otter Tail County evolves with emergency management plan
Study names MN as second best run state in nation
Stacked storm packed a windy punch, but not much snow
Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
Perham grapplers storm through triangular
Offensive woes continue for Laker girls in loss to Prairie Centre
Perham girls stifle Breckenridge in first HOL win
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
William J. Cole
Diana Lynn Aker
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
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
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
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'
November 11, 2016
Lake outlet plan has major change
An outlet for land-locked lakes west of Perham has a new route, according to the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. The old plan, with support of a $10 million grant from the Minnesota State Legislature, included moving water from the northeast side of Little McDonald Lake...
November 11, 2016 - 2:50pm
August 4, 2016
Beauty of lakes part of fishing in Otter Tail County
Fishing on various lakes in Otter Tail County provides enjoyment in addition to catching a walleye, northern, bass, sunfish or other fish. This is the time of year to marvel at the beauty of 1,000 bodies of water we call lakes in this county. On Thursday morning, July 21, retired...
August 4, 2016 - 11:44am
October 9, 2015
Leonard discusses details of Star Lake Casino
Nick Leonard, Otter Tail County’s new director of economic development and tourism, recently answered questions about the proposed Star Lake casino to members of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners at a meeting on Oct. 6. The proposed casino, which also would include...
October 9, 2015 - 10:52am
October 2, 2015
Lake outlet contract signing delayed
Although the Minnesota State Legislature has approved $10 million to fund an outlet plan to alleviate chronic high water levels on Little McDonald, Kerbs, Paul and Devils Lake, a final contract agreement between Otter Tail County and the state of Minnesota has been pushed back...
October 2, 2015 - 12:01pm
September 25, 2015
Area landowners send letter to DNR over proposed pumping project for Lake Improvement District
A recent decision to move forward with a pump installation program designed to alleviate continuing high water issues on Little McDonald, Paul, Kerbs and Devils Lakes, prompted a group of area landowners, farmers, irrigators and property stakeholders, to sign and send a three-page...
September 25, 2015 - 9:15am
August 27, 2015
WCCO profiles Perham: City selected for Goin' to the Lake series
With a bevy of microphones, camera equipment, and vans fitted with satellite dishes on top, WCCO rolled into town Aug. 19 with a full docket...
August 27, 2015 - 4:51pm
August 20, 2015
Lake outlet funding includes Lake Improvement District (LID) dollars
The lake outlet plan for land-locked lakes west of Perham has the support of $10 million approved by the Minnesota State Legislature. Cost overruns, however, will need support of lake property owners. On Aug. 11, a motion by County Commissioner Doug Huebsch of Perham...
August 20, 2015 - 10:48am
August 19, 2015
Founder of Zorbaz chain dies
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – The man who founded Minnesota's Zorbaz restaurant chain has died. Tom Hanson launched Zorbaz more than...
August 19, 2015 - 10:26am
August 6, 2015
DNR names local lakes for possible muskie management
After almost two years of discussion on introducing muskellunge management to certain Otter Tail County waters, the Department of Natural Resources, Section of Fisheries, has announced candidate lakes for its program. Loon, Lizzie and Franklin Lakes are the three water bodies...
August 6, 2015 - 11:40am
July 31, 2015
Lake improvement districts hold annual meetings, discuss drainage plan
Three area lake improvement districts held their annual meetings within recent weeks, and one of the primary topics was the lake outlet plan that could affect them all. The LIDs, which met independently, were those of Little Pine and Big Pine lakes; Little McDonald, Kerbs and...
July 31, 2015 - 11:07am
July 16, 2015
Aquatic invasive species: more than just zebra mussels
Between billboards on the highway and notice signs on boat landings, zebra mussels get a lot of attention as an aquatic invasive species (AIS)....
July 16, 2015 - 1:53pm
July 15, 2015
Throughout the summer, many people will make the trek to one of the region’s many lakes. But with an infection contracted in a lake being blamed for the death of an Alexandria boy, many may hesitate before packing up and heading out to the lakes. However, health officials...
July 15, 2015 - 12:00pm
June 18, 2015
East Silent Lake Resort celebrates 100 years
With roots dating back to 1915, East Silent Lake Resort shows no signs of slowing down at the spry young age of 100. Nick Leonard, owner...
June 18, 2015 - 12:41pm
April 21, 2015
Divers find no zebra mussels in Minnesota lake after treatment
SHOREWOOD, Minn. - Initial searches by divers indicate a three-step treatment of Christmas Lake in the western Twin Cities suburb of Shorewood for zebra mussels has been effective, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The dive, conducted inside...
April 21, 2015 - 10:07am
March 4, 2015
UPDATE: Man dies, grandson hospitalized after ATV breaks through ice near Alexandria Tuesday night
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A man pulled from a central Minnesota lake on Tuesday has died, family members say, while his 2-year-old grandson is...
March 4, 2015 - 1:44pm