Skip to main content
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
Community meetings set to discuss future of the HUB
Rep. Erin Murphy in New York Mills to learn about child care cooperative
School board has construction site walk through
Minn. health insurance program breaks previous record for signups
Perham grapplers win home finale against Detroit Lakes
Morris named finalist for NHSACA Coach of the Year
Take 5: Keys to the NFC Championship game
Yellowjackets second at Melrose/Sauk Centre
Perham gymnasts set new mark against Park Rapids Area
Michael John Grismer
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Amos Otto Marckel
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
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
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
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
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
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
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
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
May 14, 2015
Fire destroys Ottertail, Minn., apartment building
OTTERTAIL, Minn.—Several fire departments were unable to stop a blaze from destroying an apartment building here Wednesday night. The...
May 14, 2015 - 10:35am
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).
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