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No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
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
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 25, 2013
DNR warns of thin ice danger
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said this week that the thin layers of ice currently forming on Minnesota waters are not safe. The DNR recommends that anyone heading out on the ice carry a set of ice picks, check with a local bait shop or resort about ice conditions,...
November 25, 2013 - 2:41pm
Dent couple takes first place at international syrup competition
A pair of Dent maple syrup makers celebrated a sweet victory at this year’s international maple syrup competition. Stu and Corinne Peterson,...
November 25, 2013 - 2:36pm
November 20, 2013
County board hears pros and cons of MNsure
Acknowledging that the federal Affordable Care Act remains controversial, Otter Tail County’s Human Services Director, John Dismore, told county commissioners last week that there is no doubt the program benefits people in need, even though others may see increases in taxes and...
November 20, 2013 - 3:36pm
October 11, 2013
Man with 44 arrests in 18 Minnesota counties sentenced to prison
DULUTH, Minn. – In the annals of crime, Richard Donald Hegquist, 37, won’t rank up there with Chicago’s Al Capone or Boston’s Whitey Bulger. But with a string of 44 arrests in 18 Minnesota counties since 1996, the Ham Lake resident finally made the big time in the eyes...
October 11, 2013 - 12:28am
October 9, 2013
Victim's sleuthing leads to 3 arrests in F-M purse-snatching
MOORHEAD – A woman is being credited for the arrest of an alleged purse thief and his two accomplices after confronting him, then using her own credit card information to track him down for police. According to court documents filed against three people in Clay County District...
October 9, 2013 - 10:32am
October 7, 2013
That’s one giant puffball mushroom
Pat Kennelly came across some large puffball mushrooms in his yard. His wife, Sharon, said that the one her husband is holding is about 12 inches...
October 7, 2013 - 2:59pm
Retired Minnesota Catholic priest removed from ministry
DULUTH, Minn. – A retired Catholic priest who served much of his career in the Northland has been removed from ministry after an accusation of child sexual abuse more than a generation ago. The Diocese of Duluth announced Sunday that the Rev. Cornelius Kelleher “has recently...
October 7, 2013 - 2:51pm
September 30, 2013
Q&A on the new health insurance exchange
A new way for Minnesotans to buy health insurance begins Tuesday. Most Minnesotans who even know about MNsure seem to have lots of questions....
September 30, 2013 - 1:53pm
September 27, 2013
Minnesota Power energy plan gets OK
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved Minnesota Power’s plan to add more wind-generated electricity, add some hydro and natural-gas-generated electricity and to continue burning coal, as well. The commission on Wednesday approved the utility’s 2013 energy...
September 27, 2013 - 12:50pm
September 18, 2013
NY Mills man announces bid for House District 2B
David Sobieski has announced his candidacy for Minnesota House District 2B and his intention to seek the DFL endorsement. Sobieski is a resident...
September 18, 2013 - 2:30pm
August 29, 2013
New levy appears likely
The Perham-Dent School Board has preliminarily approved a new General Education Levy of up to $300 per student. Board members voted in favor of the levy at a meeting last week, easily meeting a state deadline of Sept. 30. The board could still opt to under-collect and levy for...
August 29, 2013 - 12:56pm
August 28, 2013
Fergus Falls father, son fight extradition to Otter Tail County on murder charges
PHOENIX – A father and son from Fergus Falls, Minn., who are in jail in Arizona on charges they murdered their relative over a drug debt, are fighting extradition back to Otter Tail County, Minn., WDAY-TV reported. Sixty-four-year-old Michael Alan Burris and 23-year-old Michael...
August 28, 2013 - 9:31am
August 14, 2013
Minnesota has rising share of people living in unaffordable housing
Housing is becoming harder for more Minnesotans to afford because of rising costs and falling incomes, increasing the share of people living in homes they cannot afford, according to a new study. “A slow economic recovery and rising rental costs have made housing increasingly...
August 14, 2013 - 11:01am
Lake Park mayor charged with stealing thousands from sister with Down's syndrome
LAKE PARK, Minn. – The mayor of this small Minnesota community said Tuesday he’ll continue being mayor while facing felony charges of stealing thousands of dollars from his sister, a Down’s syndrome patient in an assisted-living facility nearby. Aaron Wittnebel, 32, was...
August 14, 2013 - 10:34am
July 2, 2013
'People blew it up on purpose,' Peterson says of farm bill
CROOKSTON, Minn. — U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson said changes to food stamps sabotaged a new Farm Bill in the House of Representatives, but he is pushing for new legislation. Dozens of area residents gathered Monday at the University of Minnesota-Crookston campus to visit with politicians...
July 2, 2013 - 1:55pm