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Voyageurs Park grows by 61 acres
Uncle gets 12 years for murdering nephew
Gas prices expected to stay low for the holidays
Coping with cancer, with community support
Health officials investigate listeria outbreak in caramel apples
Second half run propels Battle Lake over Perham
Yellowjacket girls basketball races past Crosby-Ironton
Perham gymnasts top Becker at home
Perham holds off second half surge
Yellowjacket girls fall at Breckenridge
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Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
Fate of Perham bakery uncertain
New Oasis convenience store opens
Small Business Saturday makes small impact
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Gettin' Lizzie With It: Guide to gift wrap, Christmas edition
Letter to the Editor: This year's musical failed to promote morality
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
Perham's new public art mural unveiling is set for this Sunday
GALLERY: Parade lights up Perham
A holiday bright spot: Perham’s Parade of Lights
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
news / crime / local
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 and driving offenses, believed to be the most ever accrued in the state. The police who made the arrests remember him. The prosecutors...
crime / local / news
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...
news / accidents / local
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...
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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...
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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....
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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 afternoon. The fire north of town took firefighters a few hours to knock down, with mutual aid from Perham, Wolf Lake and the Department...
local / news
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 the Wolverines' crowd collapsed. According to Perham Activities and Athletic Director Fred Sailer, the young man involved graduated from Wadena-Deer...
local / sports / news
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...
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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 first 100 shoppers that brisk morning were each given $10 gift cards, and all shoppers throughout the weekend could sign up for prizes. Shopko...
business / local
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: "Rug making isn't about the rugs." "There is a therapy in this (process)," Flom explained in an interview last week. From the long-standing...
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September 19, 2012 - 3:16pm