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Minnesota drivers expected to hit more than 42,000 deer as nearby states have similar odds of collision
N.D. man among two dead in I-94 crash in central Minn.
Perham's DeConcini, Beachy crowned Homecoming king and queen
Seeking local 'characters, kind folks and curmudgeons' for upcoming story series
$114,577 winning lottery ticket sold in Perham at Dean's Country Market
Serena Langen reaches career milestone
Perham volleyball runs winning streak to nine with sweep of Hawley
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
Charlotte June Huddleston
Herbert H. Limmer
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
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
January 14, 2016
Rogness to lead county board this year
Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls will head the county board of commissioners as chairman for 2016. Vice chairman will be Doug Huebsch of Perham. The other county commissioners are outgoing chairman John Lindquist of Dalton, Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids and Roger Froemming of Parkers...
January 14, 2016 - 1:08pm
January 2, 2016
County striving to keep detox center operating
The 10-bed detoxification center in northwest Fergus Falls, operated by Productive Alternatives for close to 10 years, is closing the end of December. Financial challenges and difficulty in attracting and maintaining staff are the two main reasons for the closing. Otter Tail County...
January 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
Public meeting to center on shoreland, sanitation and docks
Otter Tail County residents will have the opportunity to comment about changes to the shoreland management ordinance and sanitation code during a public meeting set for 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the County Government Services Center (West Fir Avenue) in Fergus Falls. Also addressed...
January 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
December 28, 2015
Favorite stories of 2015: people of Henning, MN step up to fund funeral of man that touched many even though he couldn't speak or hear
Henning, MN (WDAY/WDAZ TV) - We are celebrating some of our favorite stories from 2015. One piece from WDAY 6 Reporter Kevin Wallevand happened...
December 28, 2015 - 2:26pm
December 26, 2015
County board passes muskie resolution
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution requesting that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources stop muskellunge stocking in any new Otter Tail County lake for a five-year period or until such time that sufficient scientific evidence is presented that...
December 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
December 17, 2015
Sheriff’s reports: Accidents and a high-speed chase
Woman injured in traffic mishap northwest of Fergus Falls A 49-year-old rural Fergus Falls woman, Tanya Jane Hanstad, struck her head and sustained an arm injury in an accident at 2:56 p.m. on Dec. 3 northwest of Fergus Falls. “A 17-year-old male was westbound on Highway 88 and...
December 17, 2015 - 1:34pm
December 3, 2015
Thefts recently reported in Otter Tail County
Military-type items stolen near Vergas Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputies said a vehicle break-in near Vergas resulted in the theft of approximately $4,000 worth of military-type items, including clothing. Law enforcement officials were informed of the incident on Nov. 28. The...
December 3, 2015 - 12:43pm
November 27, 2015
County lends financial help for senior housing
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, in order to help facilitate senior housing projects in cooperation with government and private industry, has agreed to be the conduit for financing of new revenue bonds. Conduit bonds are issued by governmental units such as Otter Tail...
November 27, 2015 - 10:00am
October 9, 2015
Toxic Taters protests at Perham McDonalds
A Minnesota-based group will lead a Tuesday protest against use of potatoes treated with pesticides. The Toxic Taters Coalition plans to...
October 9, 2015 - 2:39pm
Leonard discusses details of Star Lake Casino
Nick Leonard, Otter Tail County’s new director of economic development and tourism, recently answered questions about the proposed Star Lake casino to members of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners at a meeting on Oct. 6. The proposed casino, which also would include...
October 9, 2015 - 10:52am
October 2, 2015
Lake outlet contract signing delayed
Although the Minnesota State Legislature has approved $10 million to fund an outlet plan to alleviate chronic high water levels on Little McDonald, Kerbs, Paul and Devils Lake, a final contract agreement between Otter Tail County and the state of Minnesota has been pushed back...
October 2, 2015 - 12:01pm
September 29, 2015
17-month-old hit, killed by car
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A 17-month-old child was pronounced dead Monday afternoon after being hit by a car in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls police say Avah Mae Dirkman was struck about 12:30 p.m. by a 2009 Dodge Journey driven by Katie Diane Black, 29, of Fergus Falls. Reports...
September 29, 2015 - 1:17pm
September 28, 2015
White Earth Nation to build casino on Star Lake in Otter Tail County
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. – The White Earth Nation said Friday that it plans to build a casino on the shore of Star Lake in Otter Tail County, though not all residents in the out-of-the-way neighborhood are excited by the news. The proposed site for the casino is near...
September 28, 2015 - 12:54pm
WE looking at building casino on Star Lake
The White Earth Nation plans to build a casino in Otter Tail County on the shore of Star Lake, tribe spokesman Gary Padrta said Friday. The tribe, which owns the Shooting Star Casino and Hotel in Mahnomen, announced last month that it plans to construct another casino...
September 28, 2015 - 12:27pm