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UPDATE: Last of 9 prisoners who escaped in state van caught on Minneapolis bridge
Near the front lines
Street improvements underway in Ottertail
‘Because of others’ sacrifices’: Perham fourth graders are the first in the country to perform new WWII musical
Woman, 2 toddlers hurt in Otter Tail County crash
Speicher to compete at National Championships
Perham upsets Osakis in subsection semifinals
Yellowjackets run streak to nine straight
Perham tennis downs Minnewaska, falls to Crookston
Perham girls golf continues HOL dominance
Herbert R. Woods
Bruce D. Williamson
Tristan Adam Wike
Jaxson Michael Umland
Brooklyn Rae Collins
Chase Owen Hall
Leo James Nordick
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
Local bank president among those who met with President Trump
Don't let the bugs bug you: new mosquito prevention business coming to Perham area
New border tax would affect Minnesota businesses
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
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
MN House and Senate budget proposals concerning
What is a bumper height law and the law about tires that extend out past the fenders?
Letter: The new Republican repeal and Replace plan
Investing in a 21st Century workforce
It isn't driver's ed until ma is screaming in your right ear
Perham area calendar of events
High tunnel gardening class, kids' wet felting class set for on May 20
Bring your lawn chairs: Ottertail’s Tuesday summer concerts at the park are back
Elementary art exhibit showcases students' best
Great American Think-Off finalists announced
Otter Tail County
March 8, 2017
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
Blandin Foundation announced today that it has awarded five grants totaling $149,000 that assist rural Minnesota communities in advancing high-speed Internet access and use in their communities. Otter Tail County will benefit from grant funding that will map existing fiber, towers...
March 8, 2017 - 4:37pm
Winds overturn dock on Big Pine Lake
Gale-force winds over the past couple of days have done more than cause residents to hold onto anything loose on their person, it also overturned...
March 8, 2017 - 3:35pm
March 4, 2017
Bridge work: Report shows 10 bridges in Otter Tail County are 'structurally deficient'; that's better than average
Otter Tail County is doing slightly better than most when it comes to the condition of its bridges. According to a report released last week...
March 4, 2017 - 9:00am
March 3, 2017
Cell tower ordinance adopted in Ottertail
A new cell tower ordinance was approved for the city of Ottertail at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Ottertail City Council. The meeting opened with a public hearing regarding the ordinance. The hearing was closed with no comments received from the public.
March 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 27, 2017
Icy roads lead to accidents around Otter Tail County Saturday
Snowfall and icy roadways on Saturday evening, Feb. 25, resulted in several accidents in many areas of Otter Tail County. Injuries were minor. Five people were in a vehicle that rolled northwest of Fergus Falls at 8:51 p.m. The vehicle slid into a ditch at the intersection of Highway...
February 27, 2017 - 3:14pm
February 24, 2017
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Imagine if the state of Minnesota told a small business owner in Perham or elsewhere in Otter Tail County; "We don't think you can profit selling sandwiches or hardware or gasoline or doughnuts or pizza on Wednesdays, so you and all other businesses that sell those items have to...
February 24, 2017 - 12:22pm
February 15, 2017
Otter Tail County jail inmate on the loose
The Fergus Falls Police Department and the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office are looking for an inmate who left his work crew on Tuesday afternoon. At about 12:14 p.m. on Valentine's Day, inmate James Fitzpatrick Helps was on a Sentence to Serve crew when he slipped away unseen and...
February 15, 2017 - 3:39pm
Fergus Falls man faces two felony drug charges
Teddy Raymond Millage Jr., 24, of Fergus Falls has been charged in Becker County District Court with two felony counts of fifth-degree controlled substance crime. According to court records, on Feb. 4, law enforcement officers were looking for a red car occupied by a suspect in a...
February 15, 2017 - 9:53am
February 13, 2017
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea; don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
Originally published in the Detroit Lakes Tribune, a Forum Communications Co. newspaper. You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh.
February 13, 2017 - 1:26pm
Fire destroys house at Marion Lake near Dent
Fire destroyed a house at Marion Lake, southeast of Dent, early Friday morning, Feb. 10. Sheriff deputies and firefighters from Dent, Perham...
February 13, 2017 - 11:34am
February 11, 2017
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Three Lake Region Electric Cooperative linemen volunteered their time to help bring power to the nation of Haiti in December. Anthony Spaeth,...
February 11, 2017 - 11:00am
February 8, 2017
Star Lake Casino opponents say the project is still not a done deal
Opponents of the Star Lake Casino say the White Earth Nation project is still a long ways from being built. Ty Dayton, president of the Star...
February 8, 2017 - 4:18pm
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