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Your legal rights: Beware of utility shut-off scams
Two teenagers injured in crash on Highway 29
Looking Back - Jan. 18 edition
New county website in the works
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
Minnesota Misery: Vikings dominated by Eagles in NFC Championship game
Adam Thielen laments Vikings' inability to 'check the last box'
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Lyle D. Severson
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Ice fishermen, we need your help
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
'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
Ottertail City Council
March 3, 2017
Cell tower ordinance adopted in Ottertail
A new cell tower ordinance was approved for the city of Ottertail at the Feb. 16 meeting of the Ottertail City Council. The meeting opened with a public hearing regarding the ordinance. The hearing was closed with no comments received from the public.
March 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
A preliminary engineering report regarding surface improvements for portions of Maple Avenue, Lake Avenue, and the alley between Maple Avenue and Lake Avenue was reviewed at the Nov. 17 meeting of the Ottertail City Council. At an October council meeting a separate report was presented...
December 3, 2016 - 10:30am
September 21, 2016
Hilltop Lumber set to expand in Ottertail
A public hearing regarding a conditional use permit for Hilltop Lumber was held at the beginning of the Sept. 15 regular meeting of the Ottertail City Council. There were no comments from members of the public, so the hearing was closed and the meeting commenced.
September 21, 2016 - 11:55am
April 29, 2016
Tree planting set for May 21 in Ottertail
The third and final phase of the Ottertail Landscaping Project will soon be completed. "Fifty-nine trees will be planted," reported Council member Ron Grobeck at the April 14 meeting of the Ottertail City Council. Local volunteers are scheduled to plant the trees on Saturday, May...
April 29, 2016 - 11:41am
January 26, 2016
Thumper Pond will rebuild popular water park
Thumper Pond to rebuild water park Heidi Kratzke For the Focus Thumper Pond representatives recently announced plans to rebuild the resort’s popular water park following the roof collapse last April. Brad Stevens, Thumper Pond general manager, shared the architectural plans...
January 26, 2016 - 10:31am
May 29, 2014
Ottertail holds off on comprehensive plan
After originally deciding to go forward with a comprehensive plan for the city of Ottertail, council members are now questioning whether or not such a plan would be the best use of city resources at this time. Discussion about the comprehensive plan was brought up at the May 15...
May 29, 2014 - 3:45pm
April 25, 2014
Plans in the works for Ottertail mud run
With the Smokin’ Iron tractor pull no longer planned for the city of Ottertail this year, a group has requested to use the tractor pull grounds to hold a mud run instead. The event would include 60-70 trucks, which race down a fast track and mud pit. The goal is to get through...
April 25, 2014 - 12:13pm
March 27, 2014
Ottertail approves fire department rate changes
The City of Ottertail has changed its rate schedule for fire department equipment and personnel under the Otter Tail County Area Fire Services Mutual Aid Agreement. City councilors accepted a resolution approving the rate changes at a March 13 meeting. Updated costs are as follows:...
March 27, 2014 - 3:01pm
February 28, 2014
Ottertail plans Main Street sidewalk, paving
Beautification efforts are underway in the city of Ottertail. Paving and the possibility of adding sidewalks on Main Street was discussed in depth at the Feb. 20 city council meeting. Several Main Street business owners attended the meeting to share their views on the proposed...
February 28, 2014 - 10:23am
January 24, 2014
Ottertail improvement projects in the works
The city of Ottertail is looking into a variety of city beautification and improvement projects during the coming year. Members of the city council spent a significant portion of their Jan. 16 meeting reviewing the progress of these various projects. “The pier project is on...
January 24, 2014 - 11:24am
December 5, 2013
Street, sidewalk and other improvements being considered by Ottertail City Council
With roadside landscaping plans underway, a new fishing pier project in the works, and plenty of ideas for improvements in the downtown area, the Ottertail Planning Committee has been hard at work over the past year. At a Nov. 21 meeting, the Ottertail City Council took some time...
December 5, 2013 - 4:56pm
October 24, 2013
St. Paul House to be relocated
One of Ottertail’s oldest structures will soon find a new home within the city. The St. Paul House, currently located near the intersection of Highways 108 and 78, will make the trek down Highway 108 to its new location near the Ottertail Creamery building. Ed Smith, current...
October 24, 2013 - 2:08pm
May 23, 2013
Ottertail bike path dedication set: Summer Concert Series cancelled
As the weather continues to warm up, more and more people are taking their first walk, run, or bicycle ride down Ottertail’s new bike path. The path, which was completed last fall, serves as a connection between the “old town” portion of Ottertail City and the newer area...
May 23, 2013 - 11:20am