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Girl identified who died in apparent drowning in central Minnesota
From an A to 'Incomplete': How N.D., Minn. political leaders grade Trump's first 100 days
AgweekTV: Bargain bull
Perham girl places 3rd in state art contest
Perham student places eighth at Class A State Speech meet
Fargo South baseball player with Down syndrome gets varsity hit
Lakes Area Penguin Swimmers Registration
Three straight conference wins for Perham boys golf
Northwest Minnesota school in danger of losing fall, winter sports
Golfers get relief from armchair judges watching video
Edward DaWaine Sawyer
Lucy Minnie Brasel
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Lil' Evil relocating to new, larger location on Perham's East Main
Papacito's expanding into Detroit Lakes
UPDATED: 'It was time to find someone to carry the baton,' Dean's Country Market owner says on sale to Central Market
A business with a view to Perham: Ottertail Glass will open April 10 on Main Street
New Schoeneberger Funeral Home in Perham on target to continue serving families
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
Paula Quam column: A humble hello, a heavy-hearted goodbye
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
Tap that sweet tooth: Vergas, Maplewood both hosting maple syrup events Saturday
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
Otter Tail County
November 9, 2016
With win, Nornes happy to continue work in Legislature
Rep.Bud Nornes (R-Fergus Falls) kept his House District 8A seat following Tuesday’s election, handily winning 2-1 over his challenger, CJ Holl, a businessman from Pelican Rapids, who sought to prevent Nornes from serving his 11th term. “You always feel good when it’s over and...
November 9, 2016 - 12:37am
November 8, 2016
Elections include local people who care about city, county and state issues
Aside from the presidential race, which many people have said has them scratching their heads, the local races include qualified people who care about their community, their county and their state.
November 8, 2016 - 10:13am
Wadena woman dead, man in hospital after high-speed chase into Otter Tail County
A Wadena woman is dead and the murder suspect in the hospital Monday night after leading authorities on a chase through Wadena and Otter Tail Counties. The female found dead in the home has been identified as Maragret St. Marie, 27, of Wadena, Minn. Antonio St. Marie who is being...
November 8, 2016 - 9:10am
November 3, 2016
Perham's Doug Huebsch seeks another term on Otter Tail County board
, Perham resident Doug Huebsch is running against Richard (Rick) Snelgrove, of New York Mills for the District 1 County Board seat. Here are...
November 3, 2016 - 3:44pm
NYM's Richard Snelgrove hopes to gain Otter Tail County Commissioner seat
Richard (Rick) Snelgrove, of New York Mills, is running against Perham resident Doug Huebsch for the District 1 County Board seat. Here are his...
November 3, 2016 - 3:36pm
November 1, 2016
Dogs shot after chickens killed near NY Mills
Dogs which reportedly killed 30 chickens north of New York Mills were in turn shot and killed by the owner of the chickens. This incident, which occurred along Highway 67 north of New York Mills, was reported to the sheriff's office at 9:11 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27. "The owner of...
November 1, 2016 - 2:32pm
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