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Coping with cancer, with community support
Health officials investigate listeria outbreak in caramel apples
Otter Tail County man who killed nephew being sentenced today
4 teens arrested in in Halloween night home invasion in Alexandria
HOTL students hold book drive
Second half run propels Battle Lake over Perham
Yellowjacket girls basketball races past Crosby-Ironton
Perham gymnasts top Becker at home
Perham holds off second half surge
Yellowjacket girls fall at Breckenridge
BRADIE E. BAUCK
HELEN NURMI BERNU
JOHN GARTON NIKKARI
Kicking off Christmas at Cupkie’s
Fate of Perham bakery uncertain
New Oasis convenience store opens
Small Business Saturday makes small impact
Shop Perham Punch Card promotion week one winners announced
The worst Christmas gifts I could find
Gettin' Lizzie With It: Guide to gift wrap, Christmas edition
Letter to the Editor: This year's musical failed to promote morality
The Prairie Spy: Without study hall, where can kids get into trouble?
Perham's new public art mural unveiling is set for this Sunday
GALLERY: Parade lights up Perham
A holiday bright spot: Perham’s Parade of Lights
August 10, 2012
The otter makes a move
The icon of Ottertail was relocated Tuesday to a spot that will be more visible to bicyclers and Highway 78 travelers. The city's well-known...
news / entertainment / community
August 10, 2012 - 1:23pm
August 9, 2012
Ottertail streets in need of upgrades
The condition of Ottertail streets was discussed in depth at the August 2 meeting of the Ottertail City Council. Over the past few years, the city has been looking into making some repairs on numerous roads. Ottertail Maintenance Coordinator Lee Sherman said he'd like to see the...
news / local
August 9, 2012 - 11:47am
Ottertail businesses start new promotion
The Ottertail Business and Community Association has introduced a new program designed to encourage area residents and tourists to explore all the city has to offer. The Ottertail Passport is a free booklet filled with a variety of promotions and savings from participating Ottertail...
business / local
August 9, 2012 - 10:05am
August 8, 2012
Otter-the-ordinary family fun; Otter Fest celebrates 20 years
Ottertail is a small town that knows how to put on an impressive community event. One of the best examples is the success of the city's annual Otter Fest celebration. "This is our 20th year of Otter Fest," says event organizer Kathy Wagenman. The dates for this year's festival are...
entertainment / events
August 8, 2012 - 2:32pm
A smashing good cause
Demo derby drivers don't usually 'think pink' when it comes to their car color. Black, white, red, blue - sure. But pink? Well, thanks to the...
news / features / local / events
August 8, 2012 - 2:12pm
July 30, 2012
Break-in at At The Hop
A drunk man broke into At The Hop Diner in Ottertail on Sunday morning, and then fell asleep. Diner owner Marlys Stahlecker discovered the man inside the building after arriving at work at about 7 a.m. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, Clint Howitz, age 42 of...
news / crime
July 30, 2012 - 11:18am
July 26, 2012
Kids have fun fishing in memory of 'Rocky'
Peter "Rocky" Rognlie, a Fargo native who enjoyed fishing as a youth at Otter Tail Lake, died Aug. 30, 2011, in a traffic accident at age 54. Rocky may be gone but is not forgotten, and area youth are learning to fish in his memory. A special fishing event came about from a donation...
community / news / sports / features
July 26, 2012 - 11:28am
Ottertail bike path bid award creates questions
A public forum was held in conjunction with the July 19 Ottertail City Council meeting in order to discuss the bid award for the city's bike path project. Community members at the meeting voiced their concerns and questions about a local company not receiving the bid for the project. The...
July 26, 2012 - 10:38am
July 11, 2012
Ottertail to hold Community Auction
Ottertail will hold its annual Community Fundraising Auction on Saturday, July 14. A social hour and lunch will start at 4 p.m., with the live auction beginning at 5 p.m. Items up for bid include Twins tickets, a gas furnace, lawn and garden services, gift baskets, spa packages,...
news / events / entertainment
July 11, 2012 - 2:42pm
Elmer's BBQ reopens under new partnership
That "place with the best ribs around," Elmer's Texas Barbeque, is now open and running again, with a new business partner in the mix. Rodger Heaton bought into the business, located between Ottertail and Battle Lake on Highway 78, sharing ownership with Mary Wilson. Wilson, who...
July 11, 2012 - 2:18pm
July 5, 2012
Three Lakes Run to be held in Ottertail
A "Three Lakes Run," sponsored by Firestarters Ministries, is planned for Saturday, July 21 in Ottertail. The event will include a 10K run and a 5K run/walk. "The 5K will start by Portage Lake and end by the Creamery. The 10K will start at the Creamery and end at the Creamery," race...
sports / news / events
July 5, 2012 - 2:06pm
Ottertail accepts bid for riprap project
The city of Ottertail will be putting in riprap along its Donald Lake shoreline in an effort to prevent further erosion. At a meeting of the city council on June 21, Ottertail City Clerk/Treasurer Elaine Hanson reported that the city received two quotes for the riprap project. Both...
July 5, 2012 - 1:28pm
June 28, 2012
New mini golf course in Ottertail
Nick's Bar and Grill in Ottertail just added something new to the menu - an 18-hole mini golf course. Owner Nick Opatz said he bought the course...
entertainment / business
June 28, 2012 - 10:00am
June 21, 2012
Katrina Moenkedick of Perham has been accepted and has registered for fall classes at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Moenkedick is the daughter of Andy and Katy Moenkedick.
education / local
June 21, 2012 - 2:59pm
Berry patches open for the season
Moll's Berry Farm south of Ottertail is now open for picking. This hasn't been the best berry season due to extreme spring weather, according...
news / entertainment / business / events
June 21, 2012 - 2:50pm