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$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Newest poll shows 'Minnesota is in play' with Clinton up by 7 percentage points
Perham's Deconcini, Beachy, crowned Homecoming king and queen
Live stream: Jacob Wetterling funeral service at 10 a.m. today
Riders crossing N.D. 'cowboy up' for cancer awareness
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
Perham volleyball extends streak with home win over Bemidji
Josie Beachy has worked hard to help her team, and herself, grow
Charlotte June Huddleston
James "Jim" S. Lindholm
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
Otter Tail County
June 9, 2016
Laura's Law makes crime a felony
It's highly unlikely that SF 3213, AKA Laura's Law, which makes it a felony to interfere with a body or a murder crime scene will affect those of us in Otter country. But all the same, we are not immune to situations that could bring this law into play here, so we support the state...
June 9, 2016 - 4:11pm
Suicide prevention group foreshadowed shooting
Troubling details have emerged regarding the mental health of Dustin Defiel, the suspect in the shooting death of his father, Rick Defiel. Four years ago, a local suicide prevention organization foreshadowed a shooting while pleading Defiel's heartbreaking story to leaders in Washington,...
June 9, 2016 - 4:06pm
May 27, 2016
Wheelage tax takes effect this year
Following a public hearing in 2015, the the Otter Tail County Board approved a wheelage tax of $10 on vehicle license tab renewals starting this year which means residents will pay more for those renewals. Funds will go to specific county roadway improvement as part of a 25-year transportation...
May 27, 2016 - 3:21pm
May 13, 2016
Commissioners look at data to determine future needs
Otter Tail County Commissioners are assessing data and how to best use the information in various areas, such as population growth, housing needs and environmental project as it looks to meet the needs of residents in the future. Otter Tail County, which is larger in size than the...
May 13, 2016 - 1:59pm
May 12, 2016
Sheriff's Report: Accident and road rage
Teenager injured in rural Underwood accident A 17-year-old female was injured in a traffic accident at 6:24 p.m. May 3 northeast of Underwood, at the intersection of 310th Avenue and 240th Street. The driver lost control on a gravel curve and the vehicle rolled into the ditch. "The...
May 12, 2016 - 12:15pm
Otter Tail County letter carriers help 'Stamp Out Hunger'
On May 14, the rural and city letter carriers in Otter Tail County will deliver much more than mail when they walk and drive along their postal routes. They will also collect the goodness and compassion of their postal customers participating in the 24th annual NALC National Food...
May 12, 2016 - 12:14pm
May 5, 2016
Drones used for inspections of ditches in Otter Tail County
In April, under two pilot projects, use of a drone proved to be successful for ditch inspections conducted in Otter Tail County. The two locations...
May 5, 2016 - 11:00am
April 29, 2016
County Board, area lawmakers meet
Roadway maintenance funding and others issues were discussed Tuesday, April 19, when the five members of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners met with area legislators at the state capitol in St. Paul. "Our goal was to discuss proposed bills and legislation that could affect...
April 29, 2016 - 11:42am
April 28, 2016
Boiler problems create budget shortfall
Thanks to a perfect storm of boiler problems at the Perham Resource Recovery Facility including low steam prices and low commodity prices for recyclables, the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority saw its 2015 budget blown sky high and has had to turn to its member counties...
April 28, 2016 - 1:43pm
Hospitals struggling after closure of county detox center
Otter Tail County has been without a detox program since January, and local hospitals are feeling the strain. Detox patients often sit in emergency departments for hours, or even days, before a spot opens up at a detoxification facility. With the county's detox center shuttered, the...
April 28, 2016 - 1:10pm
Retired people may be solution to labor shortage
You can be unhappy, even angry, about the impending construction of a casino in our neck of the woods, but there is a silver-lining: it may put a large number of people to work; and may result in additional businesses which will provide additional jobs. But with a worker shortage...
April 28, 2016 - 12:25pm
April 14, 2016
Dental outreach clinic for kids planned
A dental outreach clinic for kids is planned April 27 and 28, at the Otter Tail County office building in New York Mills. The clinic is specifically for the dental needs of children ages 1 to 18 years of age. Dental health staff will be available to provide all dental services for...
April 14, 2016 - 12:29pm
April 7, 2016
Ice off dates early this year, fishing may also be good by opener
The early temperate weather this year has led to more than early crop plantings; it has also allowed for some of the earliest ice off dates and walleye egg harvesting since 2012. A couple of lakes located farther south have even set new records, though cooler temperatures of late...
April 7, 2016 - 11:20am
April 1, 2016
Overflow crowd fills Dent Community Center
Dent-An overflowing crowd filled the Dent Community Center to voice their concerns about a proposed three-story casino and hotel planned on...
April 1, 2016 - 3:58pm
February 29, 2016
DL motel evacuated during standoff with Dent man
A Detroit Lakes motel was evacuated Sunday night after a Dent man said he had a gun and threatened to shoot officers. The Becker County Sheriff's Office was trying to pick up the 49-year-old man around 7:30 p.m. at the 59er Motel at 19389 Frontage Road on a harassment restraining...
February 29, 2016 - 12:12pm