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Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Weekly police report - June 14 edition
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
Perham Buzz open with sweep
More medals for Perham on day 2 of Class A Championships
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Laraine M. Paulsen
Curtis C. Morken
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Turtle Fest events dodge raindrops Saturday
Perham Health awards scholarships
Grand Parade highlights Friday’s Turtle Fest
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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
December 6, 2017
County board will soon decide on lease with juvenile center
Otter Tail County, which currently contracts for 4.5 beds per day at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead, will need to soon...
December 6, 2017 - 1:22pm
November 24, 2017
Weekly Sheriff's Department briefs - Nov. 23 edition
Threats made at residences in Deer Creek, New York Mills Sheriff deputies, on Nov. 14, responded to potentially dangerous domestic disturbances in Deer Creek and New York Mills. Threats had been made before calls came into the county sheriff office. "Law enforcement settled down a...
November 24, 2017 - 1:52pm
November 23, 2017
Preliminary work for Perham area lakes outlet project to begin
The long-awaited drainage project for landlocked lakes, west of Perham, will be completed in 2018. Beneficiaries will be lake residents at Little...
November 23, 2017 - 4:53pm
Otter Tail County Board Briefs
County renews contract with Moorhead juvenile center Otter Tail County Commissioners recently approved a 2018 annual purchase agreement between the county and the juvenile center in Moorhead for 4.5 beds, at a cost of $83,500 per bed. County Probation Director Desta Lutzwick invited...
November 23, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 19, 2017
East Otter Tail County 4-H Recognition and Awards Program
Area youth and adults were recognized for their service and achievements at the annual East Otter Tail County 4-H Recognition and Awards Program...
November 19, 2017 - 6:58am
November 16, 2017
Perham area calendar
Every Wednesday Community Meal Perham: At New Creation Lutheran Church from 5-6:30 p.m. Free meals served. Free will donations accepted. Thursday-Sunday, November 16-19 Children of Eden Perham: At the Perham High School Auditorium. Perham's 2017 community musical. Performances start...
November 16, 2017 - 9:56am
Tri-County EMS offers free Stop the Bleed kits
The Tri-County Health Care Emergency Medical Service (EMS) is championing a Stop the Bleed initiative in Wadena, Todd and Otter Tail counties....
November 16, 2017 - 8:53am
November 13, 2017
County approves $1 million superheater replacement in Perham
Assistant Solid Waste Director Zach Fjestad reported to county board members that a superheater at the Perham Resource Recovery Facility (PRRF)...
November 13, 2017 - 3:32pm
November 6, 2017
County to seek state funding to upgrade voting equipment
It's time for counties across Minnesota, including Otter Tail County, to upgrade their voting equipment. "The last upgrades, with state assistance, took place back in 2006," said County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein to county commissioners on Oct. 24. To that end, Otter Tail County...
November 6, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 30, 2017
County fee per license tab renewal will increase in 2018
Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the county wheelage tax of $10 on vehicle license tab renewals will increase to $20 per license tab. State law allowed for Otter Tail County and other counties in Minnesota to enact fees of $10 per license tab for calendar years 2016 and 2017 and to raise the...
October 30, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 29, 2017
County board takes look at long-range planning
County Public Works Director Rick West discussed with county board members a proposal for long-range planning in coordination with SRF Consulting...
October 29, 2017 - 10:18am
October 23, 2017
Update: Missing Otter Tail County man found
UPDATE: The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department reports that Paul Baker has been located and isn't in any danger. The report says that...
October 23, 2017 - 8:18am
October 21, 2017
Man reported missing in Otter Tail County
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in finding a man who has been missing since Tuesday, Oct. 17. Paul Tracy Baker, 50, was last seen Tuesday leaving a residence near Dent, the sheriff’s office reported on Saturday, Oct. 21. Baker was going to...
October 21, 2017 - 6:05pm
October 20, 2017
Preliminary 2018 county property tax levy adopted
A net county preliminary property tax levy of $39.1 million for 2018 was adopted Sept. 26 by the county board of commissioners. This represents...
October 20, 2017 - 5:59pm
Get your 'eek!' on: Area Halloween happenings promise fun and light frights for the whole family
Local communities are making it frighteningly easy to scare up a little Halloween fun this year. Several family-friendly spooktacular events...
October 20, 2017 - 3:53pm