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Authorities uncover couple's 'sex room' in Minn. sexual assault case
20 measles cases prompt warning from Minnesota officials
Man in jail after 100 mph chase through Otter Tail County
Man whose boat crashed on Minnesota river found alive
Charges dropped against Minn. woman accused of sex trafficking
Golfers get relief from armchair judges watching video
Perham sweeps Anderson-Cole Invitational
Extra inning rally gives Pequot Lakes a road win
Yellowjackets walk off on US Bank Stadium
Perham Tennis earns home win over rival
Harvey W. Henrikson
Mary Ann A. Paavola
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
UPDATED: 'It was time to find someone to carry the baton,' Dean's Country Market owner says on sale to Central Market
A business with a view to Perham: Ottertail Glass will open April 10 on Main Street
New Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham on target to continue serving families
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
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!)
Tap that sweet tooth: Vergas, Maplewood both hosting maple syrup events Saturday
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
Otter Tail County District Court
March 7, 2017
Men arrested with 570 pounds of drugs near Fergus Falls: Street value worth $1.75M
Three men from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area face charges in Otter Tail County District Court after they were pulled over Wednesday in a truck...
March 7, 2017 - 9:05am
February 20, 2017
Man found guilty of sex acts in Frazee trailer park
A 31-year-old Alton, Texas, man was found guilty in Otter Tail District Court Thursday by a jury of committing sexual acts with a child and filming...
February 20, 2017 - 2:29pm
Fergus Falls worker allegedly stole about $43,000 from business
A man who worked for Braun's Vending in Fergus Falls for more than four years is accused in Otter Tail County District Court of embezzling money, according to a court complaint. It says owner Sharon Braun and manager Lori Barry told authorities that Jason Allen Waasdorp, 36, has stolen...
January 20, 2017 - 9:20am
January 19, 2017
Fergus man sentenced for breaking windows and vandalizing car
A 35-year-old Fergus Falls man was given five years of probation in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday for vandalizing a car in a garage and breaking windows at West Fir Avenue last spring. Otter Tail County Judge Waldemar Senyk sentenced Isaiah Lorrell Gross on felony-level...
January 19, 2017 - 9:07am
January 4, 2017
OTC judge convicts Sebeka man in shooting incident
An 18-year-old Sebeka man pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday to shooting a handgun at three people in Perham on Aug. 5. Judge Sharon Benson convicted Taylor Ray Allen Luster of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Initially, Luster was charged...
January 4, 2017 - 2:14pm
December 19, 2015
Landlord who shot at tenant pleads guilty
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 63-year-old former Perham trailer park landlord pleaded guilty Thursday in Otter Tail County District Court to an attempted murder charge for shooting a tenant in September. Gerald Duane Skolte pleaded guilty to second-degree intent to commit murder to Otter...
December 19, 2015 - 11:22am
March 27, 2014
Burglar to spend 45 days in jail
Jon Chauncey Sheldon, 31, of Fergus Falls, was sentenced March 21 in Otter Tail County District Court. He was previously convicted of burglary in the second degree. Sheldon was sentenced to 45 days in the county jail, according to court records. Credit for time already served is...
March 27, 2014 - 2:52pm
Erhard man sentenced to one year in jail for drug possession
Terry Al Krog, 51, of Erhard, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court on Friday for drug possession in the fourth degree. Court records show Krog was sentenced to 365 days in the county jail, with credit for time already served amounting to 241 days. He also will pay...
March 27, 2014 - 2:43pm
February 6, 2014
Frazee man sentenced to jail for felony theft
A 19-year-old Frazee man will be spending 20 days in jail after making a plea agreement on felony charges of theft and moving property. Robert Leroy Scheiben was sentenced Jan. 30 in Otter Tail County District Court. Under the plea agreement, he will serve the time in jail, make...
February 6, 2014 - 3:07pm
Man arrested after sledge hammering two vehicles
Benjamin Anthony Ruther, 23, of Perham, was arrested near Vergas last Sunday on charges of felony criminal damage and disorderly conduct. After an argument, Ruther allegedly used a sledge hammer to damage two vehicles. The incident took place at 293rd Avenue, southwest of Vergas....
February 6, 2014 - 2:34pm
Perham man sent to prison for criminal sexual conduct
A Perham man will do time in prison for felony criminal sexual conduct with a minor. Larry Leo Geleneau, 46, was sentenced on Jan. 30 in Otter Tail County District Court to 144 months in the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. An early release will be dependent on good...
February 6, 2014 - 2:33pm
May 9, 2013
Wrong-way DWI driver facing three separate charges
The man who was recently caught driving drunk the wrong way down Highway 10 after sending officers on a short chase is now facing charges. Taylor (J.D.) Steiner, age 32, of Rothsay, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court on May 1. According to court documents, he is being...
May 9, 2013 - 1:47pm
Burglar caught red-handed charged
The burglar who was caught red-handed while stealing from a residence in rural Dalton has been charged with burglary in the second degree. On April 28, Jon Chauncey Sheldon, age 30, of Fergus Falls, was taken by surprise when three owners of the residence he was burglarizing returned...
May 9, 2013 - 1:31pm
April 25, 2013
Man charged for strangulation
Jacob Fredrick Salomonson, 31, of Battle Lake, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court last Thursday on a charge of domestic assault by strangulation. The charge relates to an incident in Battle Lake on April 17 in which an unidentified victim was allegedly assaulted and strangled...
April 25, 2013 - 2:04pm