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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
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
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
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
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
November 7, 2012
Newcomers elected to NYM School Board
Amy Wallgren, Kristina Ehnert, Julie Adams, and Wendy Hetland will be four newcomers on the New York Mills school board. With 13 of the 14 precinct totals at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, Wallgren had the most votes with 1,297, followed by Ehnert with 1,119, then Adams with 1,111 and...
November 7, 2012 - 3:05am
Gerber to be first female mayor in NYM; Roder and Schik take open council seats
Julie Gerber will be the first female mayor of New York Mills. Gerber won the seat with 315 votes against candidate Kenny Friese, who had 254 votes, according to unofficial totals on Tuesday night. Gerber has previously served a four-year term on the city council. Betsy Roder...
November 7, 2012 - 3:04am
Ottertail, Richville, Dent and Township election results
With little to no competition, incumbents easily won their seats back in elections in Ottertail, Richville, Dent and most area townships. Ottertail In Ottertail, Heather Rosenthal was reelected to her position on the city council with 215 votes. This will be her second 4-year term...
November 7, 2012 - 3:03am
Steady stream at the polls: Voter turnout strong in state, county
A remarkable 91 percent of all eligible voters in Otter Tail County poured into the polls Tuesday, mirroring reports of high turnout around Minnesota...
November 7, 2012 - 2:59am
November 2, 2012
Three burglaries reported yesterday in Otter Tail County; Perham area resident awakens to find intruder in the house
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department responded to three reports of burglaries yesterday. A resident near Perham, on Aerovilla Road, was awakened shortly after midnight on Thursday, Nov. 1 after hearing the dog bark. The resident heard a door shut, turned on the lights, and...
November 2, 2012 - 2:02pm
October 26, 2012
After 27 DWIs, Bettcher to go free once more
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. - People here know Danny Bettcher for all the wrong reasons. Many also know the number: He's had 27 convictions for drinking...
October 26, 2012 - 8:44am
October 23, 2012
Vergas man, New York Mills teen injured in accident
Two drivers were injured in an accident between New York Mills and Bluffton on Saturday, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol. A 1990 Chevrolet pickup, driven by a 17-year-old from New York Mills, was southbound on 570th Ave. and failed to yield the right of way, entering...
October 23, 2012 - 9:32am
October 16, 2012
School bus sideswipes car near Perham
The driver of a school bus has been cited for failure to yield after a minor accident near Perham last week. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver of the bus, 58-year old Larry Grieger of New York Mills, sideswiped a car at the junction of Highways 10...
October 16, 2012 - 10:05am
October 7, 2012
Meridee Gabbard publishes book
PERHAM, Minn. - Meridee Gabbard was never a writer. But when her son collapsed on a basketball court two years ago due to cardiac arrest, suffered 30 minutes without oxygen and spent months in recovery, Gabbard needed a way to cope. During her son Zach's recovery, Gabbard started...
October 7, 2012 - 11:36pm
October 4, 2012
Alex man dies in crash -- had ties to Perham and Detroit Lakes area
A 42-year-old Alexandria man -- with ties to the Perham and Detroit Lakes area -- died following a one-vehicle crash on Highway 29 Friday night. Kyle Neitzert was driving his 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 north, just south of the intersection with County Road 13 at about 10:30 p.m....
October 4, 2012 - 10:55am
Grass fires throughout area Wednesday, snow to fall Thursday
According to a report from the New York Mills Fire Department, grass fires were battled north and south of New York Mills simultaneously Wednesday...
October 4, 2012 - 7:05am
October 3, 2012
Wolverines alum collapses during volleyball game Tuesday evening
The Perham-Wadena Deer Creek volleyball game was temporarily suspended and the gymnasium cleared during the third set of play after a fan in...
October 3, 2012 - 2:04pm
September 27, 2012
Two injured in motorcycle crash
Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash near New York Mills Tuesday evening. Michael Wallgren, 36, of Burtrum was driving and Angela Fisette, 36, of Perham was the passenger. They were heading westbound on County Road 67 approaching a curve when the motorcycle went off the...
September 27, 2012 - 10:44am
September 19, 2012
Shopko grand opening draws crowds
Beginning around 8 a.m. last Thursday, eager shoppers lined up outside the Perham Shopko, waiting for the doors to open at about 9 a.m. The...
September 19, 2012 - 3:25pm
Weaving the past into the present: Traditional rug braiding
Jo Anne Flom of Perham has been weaving and braiding rugs since she was six years old. Through the years she has come to realize one thing:...
September 19, 2012 - 3:16pm