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Licorice during pregnancy linked to health issues for kids
Fargo woman has seat at Oscars red carpet
AgweekTV: Celebrating FFA
Trump vows military to be ‘bigger and better and stronger than ever before’
Perham students place in Knowledge Bowl meet
Perham crowns four wrestling champions, send eight to state
Jada Olsen takes all-around bronze
Yellowjacket swimmers kick off the Section 5A Championships
Yellowjacket wrestlers send eight to the 8AA Individual Finals
Yellowjacket girls fall in quadruple overtime thriller
Wilma (Jeanne) Wilder Lueders
Troy A. Ash
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
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
Otter Tail County
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
Authorities identify Fargo girl hit by boat on Otter Tail County lake
The 12-year-old girl who fell off an inner tube and was hit by a passing boat on Clitherall Lake Sunday, July 17, has been identified by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. Faith Hodge, of Fargo was being pulled on the tube by a boat around 1:30 p.m. Sunday when she fell off and...
July 21, 2016 - 8:52am
June 30, 2016
Nyberg sculpture on the road to Byron from Vining
Otter Tail County Metal Sculpture Artist, Ken Nyberg, has another piece of work "on the road." The Byron Minnesota Schools near Rochester, Minn., commissioned Nyberg to make two bear cubs. It will match the mother bear at the high school that Nyberg made years ago. The mascot for...
June 30, 2016 - 10:31am
June 20, 2016
Council learns more about Uber
The Perham City Council learned more about a popular taxi service app that could replace Joyride, a county-wide program offering safe rides home. Uber allows people with a smartphone to call a general phone number which is routed to a local driver hired by the company. The driver...
June 20, 2016 - 11:03am
June 9, 2016
Laura's Law makes crime a felony
It's highly unlikely that SF 3213, AKA Laura's Law, which makes it a felony to interfere with a body or a murder crime scene will affect those of us in Otter country. But all the same, we are not immune to situations that could bring this law into play here, so we support the state...
June 9, 2016 - 4:11pm
Suicide prevention group foreshadowed shooting
Troubling details have emerged regarding the mental health of Dustin Defiel, the suspect in the shooting death of his father, Rick Defiel. Four years ago, a local suicide prevention organization foreshadowed a shooting while pleading Defiel's heartbreaking story to leaders in Washington,...
June 9, 2016 - 4:06pm
May 27, 2016
Wheelage tax takes effect this year
Following a public hearing in 2015, the the Otter Tail County Board approved a wheelage tax of $10 on vehicle license tab renewals starting this year which means residents will pay more for those renewals. Funds will go to specific county roadway improvement as part of a 25-year transportation...
May 27, 2016 - 3:21pm