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Crew cleans hazardous material at Otter Tail County Recycling Center
Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer as nearby states have similar odds of collision
N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
Serena Langen reaches career milestone
Perham volleyball runs winning streak to nine with sweep of Hawley
Ryder Cup neighborhood gets no-pedestrian zone in Chaska
Perham boys cross country top Class A team at Mega Meet
Covington leads the pack at Milaca Mega Meet
Charlotte June Huddleston
Herbert H. Limmer
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham hosts annual Harvest Fest Saturday
Community blood drive happening in October
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Felix joins Karkela, Hunt and Cheshire law firm
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
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'
It's a dirty job
April 10, 2015
Second Chance Boutique offers up-scale used clothing in current fashions
With an eye for fashion and a knack for retail, the mother-daughter duo of Trisha Kawlewski and Barb Torgerson set out to bring quality, trendy...
April 10, 2015 - 11:16am
March 13, 2015
Seeing a pattern of growth
Students at Perham High School showcased their quilting abilities on March 5 in the school’s senior hallway. The patterns and colors on...
March 13, 2015 - 10:55am
March 9, 2015
Grow Perham through Grow Minnesota: The Backyard
Emily Rutten, Associate Director of the Perham Area Chamber of Commerce, and volunteer chamber member Tamara Langen recently visited The Backyard...
March 9, 2015 - 10:36am
February 23, 2015
Perham man hurt in car-train accident recovering at Fargo hospital
A Perham man who was hurt in a head-on car-train collision in town last Tuesday is in recovery at Sanford Health in Fargo, N.D. Alec Scott Bjerke, 21, was seriously injured when his car was struck by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe tanker train on the west side of Perham, near...
February 23, 2015 - 12:58pm
February 16, 2015
Fuel transfer found to be likely cause of fatal 2013 plane crash
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined the probable cause of a fatal plane crash near Parkers Prairie. In February 2013, 41-year-old Adam Menze of Ottertail was on his way back from Illinois when his plane crashed in a rural driveway. Menze died in the crash....
February 16, 2015 - 5:02pm
Train and semi-trailer collide near Perham
A Perham man is OK after the trailer of a semi-truck he was driving was struck by a freight train on Friday. John Ruther, age 54, was pulling an empty grain hopper trailer behind his semi while crossing the railroad tracks at the intersection of Highway 10 and 505th Street, west...
February 16, 2015 - 1:41pm
February 6, 2015
Perham man dies after being ejected from pickup
A 33-year-old Perham man was killed after being ejected from his pickup truck in a rollover accident on Thursday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said Jeremiah Fiedler lost control of his vehicle while negotiating a curve on a gravel road northeast of Perham. The accident...
February 6, 2015 - 2:33pm
January 29, 2015
Cheese louise! Bongards’ churns out the cheddar, 24/7
There’s a place in Perham where the people keep working all day and night, even after the cows have come home. In 1908, Bongards’...
January 29, 2015 - 4:48pm
December 4, 2014
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
The first week’s “Light Up Your Christmas” Shop Perham Punch Card Promotion winners have been drawn. Congratulations to: -Jill Michaelson; Landmark Liquors $25 gift certificate and $5 Super 8 gift certificate. -Anna Grannes; Place in the Country/Gathering Grounds...
December 4, 2014 - 12:25pm
December 1, 2014
Arvig to close Verizon Wireless stores
Arvig has decided to exit the Verizon Wireless business, the company announced Monday. All Arvig Verizon Wireless locations will close permanently on Dec. 31, 2014. “It was a difficult decision, but it is ultimately best for our customers, employees and overall company...
December 1, 2014 - 3:43pm
Family speaks on Dent woman's crossbow murder
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – “You said you loved my sister, but when you love someone, you don’t murder them.” Those were the words spoken by Karen Woessner to the man who killed Geraldine Kading of Dent last year when he shot two arrows into her chest with a crossbow. ...
December 1, 2014 - 3:21pm
Feed truck hits rail bridge near Vergas
A feed truck struck and damaged a Canadian Pacific Railroad bridge near Vergas on Friday. The accident occurred at 9:50 a.m. Nov. 28 near the intersection of Highway 36 and Freedom Flyer Road, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said. Moderate damage to bridge railroad...
December 1, 2014 - 2:43pm
Otter Tail County man injured in fire
A home was damaged and a man suffered burns to his hands as the result of a fire northeast of New York Mills on Nov. 22. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said a garage fire spread to the adjoining house, which received substantial damage. The property is located in a rural...
December 1, 2014 - 10:57am
November 17, 2014
Frazee man sentenced for choking his girlfriend
A Frazee man was sentenced to nearly two years in prison for assaulting and choking his girlfriend at a Fourth of July party this past summer. Brian Todd Thunstedt, 34, was arrested at Acorn Lake Trailer Park on Highway 10, where officers found him lying in a ditch, intoxicated...
November 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
SWAT team called to Ottertail for false alarm, arrest made
The Otter Tail County SWAT team was called out to a home in rural Ottertail early Monday morning for what turned out to be a false alarm. At about 3:50 a.m., 22-year-old Jordan Kawlewski, of Andover, Minn., called 911 to report that a handgun and long gun had been used to threaten...
November 17, 2014 - 1:42pm