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Sheriff candidates to speak at candidate forum June 19
Milking it for all its worth: Getting milk to Bongard’s in Perham is precise, multi-step process
Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Calvin Mayfield Sr.
Rose Marie Guck
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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 21, 2015
Cause of Thumper Pond Lodge roof collapse still unknown; major renovation planned
OTTERTAIL, Minn.--Investigators still haven't determined what caused an April 14 collapse of the roof over the waterpark and spa at Thumper Pond Lodge, but plans are in the works for a major renovation of the lodge found in the middle of an evergreen forest in Ottertail, General...
May 21, 2015 - 11:48am
Ottertail family’s car to be featured in Excelsior event
The third annual 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance will feature more than 150 juried, historical and superbly-conditioned cars and classic boats...
May 21, 2015 - 11:46am
May 18, 2015
Man who drowned in Otter Tail County lake identified
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who drowned in Lake Jewett Friday night. Family members told authorities they heard Cadreau yelling for help after the boat he was in capsized on the south side of the lake around 10 p.m. Friday.
May 18, 2015 - 12:08pm
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