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Perham FFA students meet with legislators
Lake Park Mayor Aaron Wittnebel sentenced to 30-days jail
Hwy 78 lane closures underway through mid-May
Officers search for robbery suspect
Wadena girl killed in ATV rollover accident
Hawley wins opening HOL boys golf meet
Studer named UMAC pitcher of the week
Jazz topple Wolves in Adelman's possible finale
Football: Minnesota district scheduling puts rivalries on shaky ground
East Grand Forks head football coach steps down
HOWARD MARVIN KARKELA
EDWIN ALBERT LENIUS
DOUGLAS C. RUDOLPH
BEVERLEY ANN (PARCHEM) VADNAIS
Sophia Samantha Stevens
Luke Allen Mumm
Wyatt Jeremy Guck
Hunter Herbert Galbrecht
Weslee Allen Beyer
Lakes Café to reopen soon sporting a fresh new look
Perham grants Tuffy’s a temporary road closure
City garage site rezoned to Light Industrial
Tri-Board addresses PACC’s future
Otter Tail Power names new president
Letter to the Editor: Turnout at fundraiser a disappointment
Editorial: Sparking up a conversation about outdoor fire danger
Letter to the Editor: Corrupt trading in crude oil is the biggest crime of the century
Column: I’m just sayin’: There’s a methane to this madness
Column: How not to talk to women
Fun for families: The Perham Community Carnival
McCartney to play Fargodome, Target Field
Take a gamble on this year’s Spring Fling
Chamber awards banquet is coming up next Thursday
Miss Perham Scholarship program to host two fundraisers April 26
Otter Tail County
December 7, 2012
Fire destroys pole barn, milking house in Battle Lake
A pole barn, milking house, two sheds and other property were destroyed in a fire in Battle Lake late last night. Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the buildings engulfed in flames. A Case tractor, fishing boat and ATV were also lost in the fire. A malfunctioning...
December 7, 2012 - 1:23pm
No seat changes at county level
Otter Tail County Commissioners and Soil and Water Supervisors all ran unopposed in the 2012 election, easily hanging on to their positions. Commissioner Douglas Huebsch, who represents District 1 (including Perham, New York Mills, Dent, Richville and other areas), was reelected...
November 7, 2012 - 3:02am
August 17, 2012
County board briefs: Big McDonald, Marion lakes start LID process
Big McDonald Lake is joining Marion Lake in a quest to establish a Lake Improvement District (LID). The purpose is to enable lake residents to become more fully engaged in management of water quality, have more say in water level control and become involved with issues such as aquatic...
August 17, 2012 - 12:20pm
August 2, 2012
County continues Ditch 25 discussions
At a meeting Tuesday, the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners revisited their plan to drain excess waters from Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes through several downstream lakes and waterways, including part of Ditch 25. Other than making some minor word changes to the document,...
August 2, 2012 - 12:31pm
August 1, 2012
DNR's request for land at East Lost Lake gets a second look
Two county board members, along with representatives of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resoruces, met with members of the county conservation committee and others on July 25 concerning the DNR's request to purchase property at the west end of East Lost Lake. The county board...
August 1, 2012 - 2:43pm
July 26, 2012
County board briefs: Residents on Marion Lake push for LID status
Close to 140 residents of Marion Lake, east of Dent, are in favor of establishing a Lake Improvement District. A group of lake residents addressed the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners on July 17, with board members receptive to the idea. A public meeting will be held Monday,...
July 26, 2012 - 10:40am
Sheriff's Office issues several traffic warnings
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department issued several traffic warnings for speeding on July 19 at various locations throughout the county. Among the locations were along Highway 29 in the eastern section of the county, as well as the intersections of Highway 1 and 145th Street...
news / crime
July 26, 2012 - 10:29am
July 20, 2012
County emergency services funds will provide revolving loans
Otter Tail County Commissioners were informed last week of the newly established Rapid Response Emergency Fund that will provide revolving loans to communities in crisis.
July 20, 2012 - 8:00am
July 19, 2012
County to develop comprehensive zoning plan
Otter Tail County officials are taking steps to develop a comprehensive countywide zoning plan. The county's current zoning plan is basically made up of highway setback, sanitation code, and subdivision controls ordinances, according to County Attorney David Hauser. Brian Armstrong,...
news / business
July 19, 2012 - 12:05pm
July 18, 2012
Lake residents reach consensus; County approval expected next week on drainage plan
Residents of Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes met with downstream property owners Monday evening to come up with a consensus for a drainage...
July 18, 2012 - 3:11pm
June 28, 2012
Otter Tail County man gets jail time for meth
Paul Gerald Robertson, 46, of Pelican Rapids, was sentenced June 18 in Otter Tail County Court for methamphetamine-related charges. According to court documents, Robertson entered a guilty plea. The charges related to an investigation that took place in September 2011. The sentence...
news / crime
June 28, 2012 - 2:49pm
County board puts the spotlight on economic development
Otter Tail County commissioners, following an analysis of population trends and other data by West Central Initiative, are taking strides to...
June 28, 2012 - 10:00am
June 27, 2012
County saves on workers' comp
Due to cost containment and joint risk sharing with a number of other counties, Otter Tail County's annual workers' compensation premium was reduced from nearly $400,000 to about $50,000 in 2011. Otter Tail County is one of 81 members of the Minnesota Counties Intergovernmental ...
June 27, 2012 - 12:54pm
December 28, 2011
County levy down 1.78% for 2012
Residents of Otter Tail County escaped an increased county tax levy for 2012. The County Board passed the levy - down 1.78 percent from last year. Commissioner Doug Huebsch said the county was able to decrease the levy, even in tough times, because of successful efforts to streamline...
news / local
December 28, 2011 - 5:14pm