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Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
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Everybody 'love, love, loves' Perham's Grandma Odie
Henning native receives lifesaving award
Woman hurt in SUV rollover north of Fergus Falls
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
Yellowjacket boys hoops open season on the road
Perham grapplers open season at Wadena
Jackie Mann Invitational returns with stacked field
Carol C. Peterson
Carol A. White
Edward (Skip) W. Hoger Jr.
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
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
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
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'
Otter Tail County
October 23, 2016
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in Otter Tail County rollover
Three people were injured after a rollover crash in Otter Tail County. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that the crash took place Friday morning around 3:37 a.m. A vehicle being driven by Karmvir Gill, 36, of Winnipeg was traveling eastbound on I-94. The vehicle entered the median...
October 23, 2016 - 12:20pm
October 20, 2016
State House, Sentate candidates meet in OT county forum
Candidates for Minnesota Senate District 8 and State House District 8A agree that maintaining roadways in Otter Tail County and across the state needs to be addressed, though disagree about how to fund transportation. Incumbent State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, opposed by Shawn Olson,...
October 20, 2016 - 4:30pm
September 27, 2016
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
The Perham Focus is planning a new series of feature stories, tentatively titled, "Characters, kind folks and curmudgeons: Portraits of some...
September 27, 2016 - 12:50pm
September 18, 2016
Otter Tail County authorities identify body found in parking lot
OTTERTAIL, Minn. - Authorities in Otter Tail County have identified the body found outside a restaurant Friday afternoon. According to an autopsy report, 67-year-old Joseph Brennan died of natural causes while walking from the Hoot N Holler to his home. His body was found east of...
September 18, 2016 - 8:13am
September 16, 2016
Three people face charges for multiple burglaries
PARKERS PRAIRIE — Three people face charges in Otter Tail County District Court stemming from the alleged burglary of several locations in Parkers Prairie and Douglas County. On Sept. 4, Otter Tail County sheriff's deputies found that Cody Allen Church, 29, Tianna Marie Janisch,...
September 16, 2016 - 5:26pm
Dayton praises Otter Tail County for buffers, water quality initiatives
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, meeting with Otter Tail County board members and other local officials in Fergus Falls on Sept. 7, praised the county...
September 16, 2016 - 2:54pm
September 7, 2016
Garden Club installs signs to prevent loss of state flower
Until recently, a stretch of County Highway 49, known locally as Marion Lake Road, could also have been called a kill zone. Numerous Lady Slipper...
September 7, 2016 - 3:46pm
September 2, 2016
Absentee ballot registration opens Sept. 23
Otter Tail County Election Administration encourages voters to verify or update their voter registration by Tuesday, Oct. 18, to save time at the polling site on election day. Registration will close temporarily for 20 days prior to the general election on Nov. 8, and reopen on election...
September 2, 2016 - 9:34am
August 25, 2016
State recommends 70 percent cut in Otter Tail Power's proposed rate increase
The Minnesota Department of Commerce is recommending a 70 percent reduction in the $19.3 million rate increase proposed by Otter Tail Power for electric service in 2016. Four public hearings on the utility's rate proposal will be held August 24 and 25 in Bemidji, Crookston, Fergus...
August 25, 2016 - 2:32pm
August 11, 2016
Otter Tail County serving younger children with more challenging problems
Younger children with more problems are being served at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead, County Probation Director Desta Lutzwick told county board members at their Aug. 2 meeting. "The center is now serving kids as young as 10 years old," said Lutzwick, "and...
August 11, 2016 - 12:34pm
'Working Land' photographs on display at Perham Library
A new exhibit of photographs titled "Working Land: New Rural Photographs," is on display at the Perham Public Library during August.
August 11, 2016 - 12:22pm
Law enforcement appreciation celebration is Friday
The first-ever community celebration to show appreciation Perham and Otter Tail County law enforcement is planned from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at NP Park on Main Street in Perham. It will also raise money for needed equipment by the two agencies. Among the activities will be...
August 11, 2016 - 12:15pm
August 4, 2016
Beauty of lakes part of fishing in Otter Tail County
Fishing on various lakes in Otter Tail County provides enjoyment in addition to catching a walleye, northern, bass, sunfish or other fish. This is the time of year to marvel at the beauty of 1,000 bodies of water we call lakes in this county. On Thursday morning, July 21, retired...
August 4, 2016 - 11:44am
July 22, 2016
West Fargo woman injured in Otter Tail County crash
A West Fargo woman was hurt Friday, July 22, in a two-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota Highway Patrol. Jodi Olstad, 24, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol said. Olstad, who was wearing a seat belt, was treated at a hospital in...
July 22, 2016 - 8:33pm
July 21, 2016
Phase I of county buffer program close to completion
Phase I of a three-phase buffer initiative to help prevent pollution from entering county waters is nearly complete, Brad Mergens, manager of the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, told county commissioners Tuesday, July 12. Conservation buffers are best described...
July 21, 2016 - 12:53pm