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(Video) It's on! The East Otter Tail County Fair
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
Capitol Chatter: Smith opens climate change office
Minnesota adds 7,300 jobs in June as jobless rates stays at 3.8 percent
Phase I of county buffer program close to completion
Buzz continue run with 7-5 win over Detroit Lakes
Tuffy Nelson classic returns for 32nd year
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Dennis Green dies
Buzz open with upset of Moorhead
Perham wins Great Four State Tournament
Berthold (Bud) Schwarz
Michael "Mike" Brakefield
Marlin M. Ziegler
Alice Elsa Fankhanel
Bella Bonita Bloom
Norah Danielle Erickson
Hank Lee Engle
Ezekiel Jesse Sipe
Adaline Elise Hagen
New retail store opens in Ottertail
Two OTC dairy farms honored for superior cow care
Whisk from Scratch officially opens
New radio station offers Christian Catholic viewpoint
Helmer Companies selling publications to Forum Communications
LTE: Foster Grandparent program designed for older volunteers
Debbie's Digest: Bucket list pared down by one now
LTE:50 percent of Minnesotans protected from e-cigarette aerosols
Relay more than just a fundraiser
Debbie's Digest: Precision required
Richville plans summer fun events
Author to sign copies of latest historical book in Perham
Minnesota comedian Mitzie Calgaro still learning the ropes of her craft
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Dent Daze goes super hero style
October 27, 2014
Underwood man burned in fire
A 64-year-old rural Underwood man was burned after an electric pump ignited and caused an explosion near a large burn pile and drums of oil last Thursday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said a Jensen Lake property, near East Lost Lake, was the location of what ultimately...
October 27, 2014 - 3:05pm
Plea deal reached in crossbow death
The Detroit Lakes man accused of shooting two arrows into a rural Dent woman with a crossbow, killing her, has entered into a plea agreement. In that agreement, David Lee Stensrud, 58, would plead guilty to second degree murder (with the count of first degree murder dropped)...
October 27, 2014 - 11:47am
September 22, 2014
Guilty verdict in salmonella case; Tainted peanut butter led to the deaths of Perham woman, eight others
Three former peanut company officials have been found guilty in connection with a salmonella outbreak that killed nine people in 2008 and 2009,...
September 22, 2014 - 3:54pm
September 15, 2014
SUV hits church in Dalton
A 1994 Ford Explorer ran into Our Savior’s Ten Mile Lutheran Church in Dalton on Saturday. A driver suffering from a medical condition went off the road and hit the church at about 10:30 a.m., according to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. Steven...
September 15, 2014 - 12:53pm
September 4, 2014
High winds, heavy rain and hail cause damage around the area
A band of severe weather passed through the area last night, downing power lines, knocking down trees and causing damage to buildings and personal...
September 4, 2014 - 11:57am
Reward offered to help catch Schram Cemetery vandals
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for recent vandalism to Schram Cemetery. The rural Vergas cemetery was reported as vandalized on Aug. 20. According to a press release from the...
September 4, 2014 - 11:26am
September 2, 2014
Two hurt when pickups collide at highway speed near Perham
An Osage man and a New York Mills man were both injured when one Chevy Silverado rear-ended another on Highway 10 Friday afternoon near Perham. Paul E. Myllykangas, 29, of Osage and Olaf C. Hetland, 21, of New York Mills, both suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according...
September 2, 2014 - 12:08am
Ottertail residents OK after I-94 crash; two from Fargo seriously hurt
Two Fargo residents suffered serious injuries after their vehicle hit a deer, spun out, and was hit broadside by another vehicle on I-94 in Douglas County Saturday evening. Two people from Ottertail were involved, but were not injured, in the crash, according to the Minnesota...
September 2, 2014 - 12:04am
July 14, 2014
Series of unlawful events lands man in jail
A 24-year-old Detroit Lakes man was arrested in Otter Tail County on Sunday after a series of unlawful events, including vehicle theft and DWI. A press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office states: After getting into an argument at a wedding reception in Ottertail,...
July 14, 2014 - 10:55am
July 9, 2014
Dayton seeks presidential disaster declaration for flooded Minnesota counties
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday asked that counties damaged by floods last month be declared a presidential disaster area. Dayton also added 16 counties to the state disaster list, meaning 51 of Minnesota's 87 counties - including Otter Tail County - reported damage...
July 9, 2014 - 4:01pm
July 7, 2014
‘Armed with hope, to finish the fight’: Relay for Life is July 11
For the 19th year, teams will don purple, walk all night and make their mark on the fight against cancer. The East Otter Tail County Relay...
July 7, 2014 - 8:00am
July 5, 2014
Boys and Girls Clubs to host 3rd annual motorcycle ride
On Saturday, July 12, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Detroit Lakes and Perham will host their Third Annual Ride for the Future motorcycle ride. The ride is held to raise awareness for after school and summer programming provided to Becker and Otter Tail County youth. “Last year...
July 5, 2014 - 10:35am
July 4, 2014
‘Our kids deserve way better’: Task force holds first meeting, tours PHS
A grand total of 13 parents, educators and community members attended the first Perham-Dent School District task force meeting on June 25. Those who attended toured Perham High School from top to bottom in order to get a feel for the building’s condition and possible work...
July 4, 2014 - 1:29am
July 3, 2014
New York Mills man hurt in crash
A New York Mills man suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries in an accident on Highway 10 on Monday. David Braukmann, age 60, was taken to Perham Health after the crash. Details of his injuries were unknown at press time. According to a report by the Minnesota...
July 3, 2014 - 3:26pm
Perham Police Reports, June 23-29
June 23 11:17 a.m. Found open door on house; checked and secured residence. 3:19 p.m. Referred to appropriate agency. 10:03 p.m. Transported dog at large (golden lab) to Lakeland Vet. June 24 7:15 a.m. Transported dog at large (brown lab cross) to Lakeland Vet. 1:40...
July 3, 2014 - 3:25pm