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JV speech takes first; Yellowjacket team takes second in Osakis
2017 Chamber Choice award recipients announced
Bat-killing fungus expanding across Minnesota
To help and to heal: Perham pastor moving to Thailand to help people being trafficked
New healthcare plan could have dire effects for county residents: Local healthcare leaders share concerns with Franken, Piper
HOL all-star game returns Sunday
Comeback bid falls short as Columbia Heights finishes off Fergus Falls
Breckenridge boys fall in state tournament opener
Ninth annual old-timers wrestling tournament
Highest-paid receiver Thielen says there are still a lot of non-believers
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Peggy Lynette Korell
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Must be ‘ruff’: The Backyard now pampering dogs and cats with full-service grooming salon
Rumors of sporting goods store opening in Perham 'absolutely false'
Blandin Foundation awards broadband grant to Otter Tail County for feasibility study
New kid on the (cheese) block: Bongards store opening Thursday in Perham
Mexican restaurant, Los Jalapeno Taqueria in Perham now open
Otter Tail County women who died within days of each other were related
'How beautiful the brain is': Perham woman and crash survivor, Kellie Smith, reaches out to others like her with new brain injury support group
PHS students collecting change for food pantry
Perham Trolley seeks drivers for summer events
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
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
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
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
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
Otter Tail County
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
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