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Perham man hurt in Highway 10 crash near DL
Phelps Mill fish passage options will be studied
Stafki awarded the Seagate Excellence In Science Mentoring Award
Perham Speech Team sends two to state
Pelican Rapids man sentenced
Perham earns a pair of road wins
Yellowjackets cruise in home opener
Perham Lakeside set for the new season
Full house for annual decoy gathering
Bear hunt applications available; May 4 deadline
Dalton James McFadzen
Denise Renee McFadzen
Gerard Michael Wasche
Maddison Caroline Hendershot
Josiah Alvin Barnes
Alfred G. Kempf
Arvig set to hire 160 in IT, sales and construction this year
Grounds for firing...up a celebration: Gathering Grounds in Perham marks 20th Anniversary
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Record home sales at record prices a highlight of sales study
AARP providing tax help in Perham and beyond
Make and Take Class set for May 14
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
DuBois wins IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award program for excellence in book publishing
Looking Back - April 19 edition
A historic journey: Saved Henning Trinity Building on its way onto National Register of Historic Places
Ask A Trooper: How do troopers help people with opioid addiction?
I had a strange dream
Ask A Trooper: What is the length limit for loads off the rear of a pick-up?
Ask A Trooper: What are the 'right on red' rules?
GE washing machine gives up the ghost
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
Minnesota poets to read at Wadena County Historical Society April 19
Perham to be center of 'Magic' Saturday
The Ultimate Tribute Show benefitting arts center to feature hits from the 50s and 60s
Cultural Center hosts Monkey Mind Pirates by Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
Otter Tail County
February 3, 2018
County, DNR work together to fight invasive species
The Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Task Force continues to take a proactive approach in stopping the spread of invasives throughout...
February 3, 2018 - 9:57am
County board adopts emergency operations plan
Each year Otter Tail County's Emergency Operations Plan is updated to reflect the most current information and to enhance existing information, documentation and practices. And each year the plan, through County Emergency Manager Patrick Waletzko, is brought to the county board's...
February 3, 2018 - 9:06am
January 28, 2018
Perham refuse funding public hearing scheduled
County commissioners voted to schedule a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, for the issuance of general obligation bonds for the Perham refuse burner. The project will be coordinated by the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA) and consist of...
January 28, 2018 - 8:17am
January 26, 2018
Going pink at curbside: Local initiative raises money for area hospice houses
Pat Udelhofen likes to stand out in her neighborhood development in Perham. She also likes to stand up for something she believes in, including...
January 26, 2018 - 1:54pm
Rural Otter Tail County looks to capitalize on Minnesota Super Bowl
Otter Tail County is at it again. The rural county in west central Minnesota has received national attention in recent years for its award-winning...
January 26, 2018 - 10:20am
January 24, 2018
Otter Tail County joins in call for more mental health facilities
County commissioners agreed with Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom on Jan. 23 that Minnesota's mental health system does not have the capacity...
January 24, 2018 - 1:52pm
January 21, 2018
New county website in the works
The county government website is up for renewal in 2018, and on Jan. 9 the five-person county board of commissioners approved a contract for...
January 21, 2018 - 9:30am
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners has an ongoing commitment to help fund the east and west county fairs, in Perham and Fergus Falls, respectively. However, in return for the ongoing financial assistance to the summer fairs is the county board's request for financial information...
January 21, 2018 - 8:18am
January 19, 2018
Feedlot expansion hearings held in Otter Tail
County commissioners, on Jan. 2, convened two public meetings on feedlot expansions, on behalf of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). County board members reminded attendees that testimony summaries are sent to the MPCA in St. Paul, with final decisions made at the state...
January 19, 2018 - 10:43am
January 7, 2018
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
The year 2018 will be very special for Otter Tail County as residents celebrate the county's 150th anniversary, dating back to 1868. An exhibit will open on Feb. 9 at the Otter Tail County museum (historical society) on the west side of Fergus Falls. The first group of non-Native...
January 7, 2018 - 2:29pm
Wind energy, solar projects have support from county board
Otter Tail County commissioners have responded to opposition to proposed wind and solar projects in Scambler and Dunn townships, north of Pelican Rapids. Commissioners expressed disappointment in seeing opposition to the projects from townships, lake property owners and lake associations....
January 7, 2018 - 1:29pm
January 6, 2018
Perham area resident loses $9,000 to scam artist
A Perham area resident was scammed and lost $9,000, thinking there would be a large inheritance. Sheriff deputies on Dec. 29 said they have suspects in mind. Authorities warn residents of Otter Tail County to beware of people who contact you posing as attorneys or banking personnel,...
January 6, 2018 - 11:13am
January 5, 2018
Garbage amounts lower as recycling use increases in Perham
The single-sort recycling program that started in Perham last June has grown in users and appears to be a welcome addition to Perham's amenities....
January 5, 2018 - 2:17pm
December 25, 2017
Otter Tail County Sheriff's Reports
Man pulled from icy waters at Walker Lake A man was pulled from cold water at Walker Lake, just north of Otter Tail Lake, after his snowmobile crashed through thin ice on Dec. 16 close to noon. Ottertail city rescue crews pulled the man, Hubert Hovland, out of the water and transported...
December 25, 2017 - 11:08am
December 24, 2017
County tax levy will likely increase 3.48 percent
Otter Tail County taxpayers will be seeing a smaller increase in their taxes in 2018 than they did in 2017. During the county board's annual levy and budget hearing, held Dec. 12, board members and County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein said the percent of levy increase from 2017 to...
December 24, 2017 - 11:24am