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Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
HOL wraps up 2016-17 basketball season
Perham's Richter verbally commits to play football for the Gophers
Bluejays end Raiders’ season in consolation semis
Fergus Falls advances to Minnesota Class 3A boys fifth-place game
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Former intern joins KW as showing agent
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
Two local veterans receive Quilts of Valor quilts
New board members elected to The Bridge Community Pantry
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
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!)
A contest for real saps: Vergas' Maple Syrup Festival to include tasting competition
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
May 11, 2015
Perham-Dent Schools bond vote tomorrow
Polling locations for the Perham-Dent School bond referendum will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12. The question on the ballot...
May 11, 2015 - 11:19am
April 17, 2015
Building codes not enforced where Thumper Pond was built
OTTERTAIL, Minn.—The collapsed roof for the water park of Thumper Pond Lodge here was built in one of the areas of Minnesota where inspections...
April 17, 2015 - 2:17pm
April 16, 2015
UPDATE: Roof Collapses at Thumper Pond Water Park
OTTERTAIL, Minn. - The collapse late Tuesday night of the roof over Thumper Pond Lodge's waterpark here could have ended worse, a neighbor...
April 16, 2015 - 10:49am
March 12, 2015
Otter Tail Lake seeing unusual ice heave
Ice is a normal part of winter along Minnesota’s lakes. However, this year, some property owners on Otter Tail County Lakes are dealing with...
March 12, 2015 - 12:01pm
February 16, 2015
Fuel transfer found to be likely cause of fatal 2013 plane crash
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined the probable cause of a fatal plane crash near Parkers Prairie. In February 2013, 41-year-old Adam Menze of Ottertail was on his way back from Illinois when his plane crashed in a rural driveway. Menze died in the crash....
February 16, 2015 - 5:02pm
January 22, 2015
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
Family Dollar in Ottertail officially opened its doors to the public on Saturday, marking the occasion with a grand opening celebration. The...
January 22, 2015 - 11:23am
January 19, 2015
Man arrested after driving car into lake
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. – One man was arrested after driving into Otter Tail Lake, Minn., on Saturday night. According to police, around 9 p.m. Saturday a man drove into open water on Otter Tail Lake, about 20 miles north and east of Fergus Falls, Minn. The...
January 19, 2015 - 11:09am
December 15, 2014
Two rescued from roof of car in Otter Tail Lake
Two people were rescued from the roof a car that had gone through the ice on Otter Tail Lake Saturday morning. The driver, 34-year-old Bryan Franklin of Clitherall, spent the night fishing and became disoriented in the fog that morning, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office...
December 15, 2014 - 1:23pm
November 4, 2014
Local election results
Perham Mayor and City Council No surprises here – all three candidates, all of them incumbents, faced no opponents and will be back for another term. Perham’s Mayor will remain Tim Meehl, who received 97 percent of the vote (write-ins got the other 3 percent). Fred...
November 4, 2014 - 10:42pm
October 31, 2014
Where ‘Cabin Fever’ isn’t such a bad thing
Ottertail area residents have a new place to grab their morning cup of Joe. Cabin Fever Coffee Roasters and Espresso Bar officially opened...
October 31, 2014 - 11:08am
October 27, 2014
Groomed for success: Country Paws and Claws opens in Ottertail
With a passion for pets and a history of prepping cows for cattle shows, Densise Loerzel has put her skills and talents to good use by opening...
October 27, 2014 - 11:37am
Ottertail plans park improvements
New equipment will soon be added to Ottertail’s city park. At the Oct. 16 meeting of the Ottertail City Council, resident Vanessa Neels discussed some planned improvements. Neels recently met with a representative from an equipment company to discuss a wish list that had been...
October 27, 2014 - 8:00am
October 22, 2014
VIDEO: Gourd almighty! Ottertail's Pumpkin Festival
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival was a smashing success – a day that really dropped some jaws. As visitors played carnival games...
October 22, 2014 - 12:14pm
October 16, 2014
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Outdoor activities will be going on near...
October 16, 2014 - 11:24am
September 12, 2014
Polka Fest hurdles Mother Nature
The theme for this year’s Polka Daze was, essentially, “Don’t let anyone tell you polka isn’t hard work.” Ottertail was all set...
September 12, 2014 - 10:43am