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Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
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
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
Otter Tail County
February 8, 2017
Man hurt after rear-ending snow plow in Fergus Falls
A Clitherall man was injured after rear-ending a snow plow on Interstate 94 in Fergus Falls on Tuesday. Kim Douglas Biederman, age 62, was driving a 2006 Chevy Uplander westbound in the left lane of the interstate when he rear-ended a MnDOT 2014 International plow during snow removal...
February 8, 2017 - 8:16am
February 7, 2017
'He has a guardian angel,' relative says of toddler who survived head-on crash
A 2-year-old boy was the only survivor of a head-on crash Sunday, Feb. 5, that killed his mother and another driver in Otter Tail County. The...
February 7, 2017 - 7:30am
February 3, 2017
Fargo man accused of hitting a man with pool cue
A 27-year-old Fargo man faces charges in Otter Tail County District Court for allegedly assaulting a man with a pool cue and causing multiple fractures, according to the court complaint. Brian Keith Smith reportedly hit a man over the head with a pool cue on Dec. 17 at a house southwest...
February 3, 2017 - 8:44am
January 25, 2017
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
It's really hard not to call these guys the 'dynamic duo.' The tongue-in-cheek moniker would fit, given the pair's complementary skill sets and...
January 25, 2017 - 12:13pm
January 23, 2017
One person injured in semi, SUV crash in Otter Tail County
FARGO—One person was injured in Minnesota's Otter Tail County in a crash involving a semi and a sports utility vehicle with attached trailer. The State Patrol said the crash happened on Highway 10 in Bluffton just before 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21. According to Sgt. Jesse...
January 23, 2017 - 11:04am
January 19, 2017
The waiting game: all's quiet on the casino front as processes play out
A longer-than-expected permitting and environmental review process has temporarily stalled the Star Lake Casino project, and has caused its original opening date to be pushed back. Representatives for the proposed Shooting Star development had first said the facility would be complete...
January 19, 2017 - 11:35am
January 17, 2017
Vehicle breaks through ice on West Battle Lake
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office reported that the wheels of a vehicle and fish house being pulled broke through the ice near a pressure ridge on Jan. 10 at 4:33 p.m. on the west side of West Battle Lake. “The vehicle owner was pulling the fish house onto the lake with a...
January 17, 2017 - 10:46am
Semi full of potatoes tips near Perham
A semi with a trailer full of potatoes tipped onto its right side east of Perham on Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. The accident took place at the intersection of Highway 8 and 565th Avenue. A local farmer assisted the owner of the truck, Craig Pietila of Menahga, Minn., with removing the load...
January 17, 2017 - 10:45am
January 12, 2017
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
Sue Nelson, long time resident of Otter Tail County, has joined the sales staff of Bachmann Carow Real Estate in rural Perham.
January 12, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ottertail Telcom receives grant to expand broadband
Otter Tail County’s Ottertail Telcom in Battle Lake and the Fergus Falls area was one of 42 benefactors of a state grant to expand broadband internet service as announced this morning by Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Smith.
January 12, 2017 - 9:15am
January 10, 2017
Be careful out there: Snowy, slippery roads a hazard today
There have been multiple reports this morning of vehicles stalling and sliding into the ditch as drivers contend with blustery, slippery, snowy...
January 10, 2017 - 9:58am
January 9, 2017
Three hurt in Highway 10 rollover near NY Mills
Three people were injured in a rollover accident on Highway 10 just east of New York Mills early this morning. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Matthew Brian Mollohan, age 42, of Henning, had just turned westbound on Highway 10 off of Otter Tail County Road 76 in Newton Township...
January 9, 2017 - 4:32pm
January 4, 2017
4 injured in Otter Tail County rollover
Four people were injured in a rollover accident west of Henning in Otter Tail County about 2:11 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, near the intersection of Highway 108 and County Road 16, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Sarah M. Herron, 33, New York Mills, was southbound on Highway 108 toward...
January 4, 2017 - 8:57am
Bomb squad disposes of dynamite found in rural Otter Tail County
The Red River Valley Regional Bomb Squad is disposing of about 25 sticks of dynamite Friday, Dec. 30, found at a rural residence along the Otter Tail and Grant county line, an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office spokesman said. The dynamite was discovered about 3:30 p.m. Thursday,...
January 4, 2017 - 8:51am
January 3, 2017
UPDATED: Rollover results in serious injury near Perham
One person was seriously injured in a rollover accident on Highway 10 west of Perham Wednesday night. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the injured party, who has not yet been identified, was driving a 2001 Ford Ranger eastbound down the highway when the vehicle spun out, entering...
January 3, 2017 - 4:05pm