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‘We get silly sometimes’: Local mentorship pair love to laugh
KLN preps for next wave of workers
Ranchers are howling over wolf ruling
Jaycees donate to library, childcare Association
Referendum talks continue, repairs approved at PHS
Slow starting Jackets fall to Trojans
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
DAVID ALEXANDER NELSON
JOHN A. MERKINS
MELVINA "MEL" ALMIDIA TRIEGLAFF
GORDON "GORDY" ALLEN JOHNSON
Cheese louise! Bongards’ churns out the cheddar, 24/7
Grandma G’s snacks are a family affair
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
Papacito’s gets a new owner
Turning phone books into a booming business: Ralph Logan retires from Arvig after 36-year career
Getting out a message across crossed wires
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Optimism is a useful quality
Bobcats common in the area, though rarely seen
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
New York Mills is set for the second annual Winter Light Festival on Feb. 2
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
August 19, 2009
COLUMNIST: Iowa get-together produces Balderdash
A get-together in Iowa for the semi-semi-bi-annual barn dance recently produced yet another Balderdash game. Here it comes. See how smart you are by correctly guessing the answer. Grab whomever is sitting there and challenge them. Don't bet much money, probably. Balderdash, in case...
August 19, 2009 - 5:10pm
August 15, 2009
Minnesota waterfowl season dates and limits announced
With continental populations of many species of ducks again near record highs, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has established a 60-day duck season that opens Oct. 3 with a daily bag limit of six ducks. Bag limits for most species will be the...
August 15, 2009 - 10:59am
August 14, 2009
DNR, DU, FWS Hamden Slough team up for Youth Waterfowl Day hunt
Youth who have an interest in becoming waterfowl hunters are eligible to participate in a mentored hunt on Saturday, Sept. 19, on the 3,170-acre Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge near Detroit Lakes. Application deadline is Monday, Aug. 17. Participants will be selected by lottery. The...
August 14, 2009 - 10:56am
August 13, 2009
Little McDonald Lake walleye regulation to be discussed Sept. 9
Little McDonald Lake's experimental walleye regulation will be the focus of a public meeting from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Perham Area Community Center in Perham. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fisheries staff is soliciting comments on whether to modify,...
August 13, 2009 - 12:28pm
Sign up now for a hunter education class
With the fall hunting seasons just around the corner, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging all hunters to sign up now for a hunter education class. "Though classes are held throughout the year, we offer more of them in late summer and early fall," said Capt....
August 13, 2009 - 10:58am
Otter Fest 2009 draws record turnout
Despite overcast skies and a cooler than average summer day, this year's annual Otter Fest city celebration on August 8 brought out a record crowd. Families flanked the city's streets well before the parade was set to take off down Ottertail's main drag. As people set up their stations...
August 13, 2009 - 7:00am
August 10, 2009
Five years of rodeo action marked with Red Horse event Aug. 13-15
It's where the Wild West meets the Great North. It's pro rodeo action at its best as the Red Horse Ranch Arena brings the 5th Annual Red Horse Ranch PRCA Rodeo to Fergus Falls. This year's event is set for August 13-15. Rodeo action begins at 8 p.m. nightly with gates opening...
August 10, 2009 - 7:00am
August 5, 2009
NYM Farmers Market celebrates National Farmers Market Week
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack has proclaimed August 2-8 as National Farmers Market Week. In celebration, the New York Mills Farmers Market is having a "tasting" day on Saturday, Aug. 8. The public is invited to come sample fresh breads, homemade jams, jellies, pickles, organic...
August 5, 2009 - 1:00pm
August 4, 2009
Celebrate in Ottertail August 7-8--parade, fireworks, street dance
With an antique tractor pull, buggy rides, turtle races, a street dance, fireworks, and much more, this year's Otter Fest celebration promises to be a delightful weekend for people of all ages. The city celebration kicks off on Friday, August 7, with a demo derby at 7 p.m. The derby...
news / entertainment
August 4, 2009 - 8:00am
July 27, 2009
Attendance was up at EOT Fair
The East Otter Tail County Fair completed its four-day run Sunday, July 26. Attendance was up considerably this year, in large part because...
July 27, 2009 - 5:12pm
July 23, 2009
Riestenbergs recognized as 2009 'U of M Farm Family'
The Mark and Annettee Riestenberg family of Perham has been named Otter Tail County's "2009 Farm Family of the Year" by the University of Minnesota. The Riestenberg family farm was started by Mark's great grandfather in the late 1890s. Mark and Annette bought the farm in 1990 after...
July 23, 2009 - 11:02am
Should penalty be charged for escaped livestock in NY Mills?
Cows on the loose could cost money for the responsible party in New York Mills. After a black angus, estimated at weighing about 1,000 pounds, escaped at the meat locker July 6 and led an informal posse on a "slow speed" chase, New York Mills Mayor Larry Hodgson suggested a charge....
news / local
July 23, 2009 - 9:56am
July 17, 2009
Federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 on July 24
The U.S. Department of Labor reminds employers and employees that the federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 on Friday, July 24. With this change, employees who are covered by the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will be entitled to pay no less than $7.25 per hour. ...
news / business
July 17, 2009 - 8:50am
July 14, 2009
Summer Recreation Swimming Lessons Set to Begin July 20
PACC runs swim lessons each season of the year. Once per year, typically the last session of the summer, is reserved for the Summer Rec lessons. These lessons are at reduced rates over what is typically charged of participants. Some openings are still available in levels from Water...
news / community / sports
July 14, 2009 - 7:00am
July 10, 2009
Zorbaz celebrates 25 years on Little Pine
"I started here in 1984 for Jeff and Bonnie Tweeton," explains Todd Colliton of his Zorbaz beginnings. "I was 16 years old." Twenty-five years later, Colliton is the owner of the Perham Zorbaz restaurant, located on Little Pine Lake. Having started as an employee at Zorbaz the first...
July 10, 2009 - 7:00am