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Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
Minn. college student remains missing
Man arrested after break in, high-speed chase through four Minn. counties
Remains found may be those of missing Minnesota man
Faith, forgiveness help Minn. parents deal with daughter's death at hands of drunk driver
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
Breckenridge falls to New Richland-H-E-G
Marjorie Ann Fraki
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
September 14, 2015
Dalton first responder pleads not guilty to cash theft after Kvalvog accident
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - The Dalton first responder accused of stealing money from a fatal crash scene is pleading not guilty. Tara Lindquist...
September 14, 2015 - 4:14pm
September 10, 2015
Five found dead in home on Lake Minnetonka
GREENWOOD, Minn. -- Five people were reportedly found dead Thursday afternoon in an apparent murder-suicide at a home on Lake Minnetonka on the west side of the Twin Cities metro area. South Lake Minnetonka police were called to the home, in the small community of...
September 10, 2015 - 4:44pm
September 9, 2015
One dead in western Minn. stabbing
MONTEVIDEO, Minn. - One person is dead as a result of a stabbing Tuesday in Montevideo in western Minnesota. The 44-year-old victim and the 54-year-old suspect are both from Montevideo, according to a news release from the Montevideo Police Department. The...
September 9, 2015 - 11:02am
In spat over neighbor's killed chickens, Minn. man accused of punching deputy in face
BRAINERD, Minn. – A 63-year-old Brainerd man who is charged with punching a deputy in the face after a confrontation over his dog who was...
September 9, 2015 - 9:48am
September 4, 2015
VIDEO: Shooting incident in Perham
Video from the scene.
September 4, 2015 - 12:40pm
August 27, 2015
Wadena man says estranged brother may have called in human remains report
Accusations, rumors and mystery are surrounding a Wadena farm this week. This after investigators issued a search warrant looking for human remains. Unexpectedly Monday morning, Dan Hansen says his farm about two miles north of Wadena was swarming with investigators....
August 27, 2015 - 4:33pm
August 25, 2015
Arrest made in connection with Detroit Lakes house fire
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. - Authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to a suspicious house fire Monday in Detroit Lakes. Jade...
August 25, 2015 - 5:13pm
August 11, 2015
Thief River Falls man in serious condition following shooting
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. — After being shot twice in the chest, a Thief River Falls man was recovering in a Fargo hospital Monday, while prosecutors were still compiling charges against the alleged shooter. Ryan Houle, 28, was identified Monday as the man shot at...
August 11, 2015 - 9:56am
July 10, 2015
Perham Police Reserves short on members
At the most recent Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday, June 23, Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby noted the lack of numbers in the Perham Police Reserves. The Reserves is a volunteer group of people that help out with the Perham Police Department with special events “Right...
July 10, 2015 - 10:54am
July 6, 2015
Sheriff's Posse lends the law a hand
On foot, four-wheeler and horseback, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Posse has assisted local law enforcement for almost 50 years. Comprised...
July 6, 2015 - 10:56am
June 24, 2015
Area man sought in domestic assault, fleeing officer case
An area man, who has yet to be arrested, is being charged with fleeing an officer, domestic assault and more. At about 7:40 a.m. Tuesday, Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence several miles southeast...
June 24, 2015 - 10:50am
June 12, 2015
Domestic disturbance turns into standoff at Thief River Falls farmstead
THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn. -- Authorities were still at a farmstead southeast of Thief River Falls late Thursday night after a reported domestic disturbance, although a woman at the home was released and safe. The incident started at about 10:20 a.m. when the Pennington County Sheriff's...
June 12, 2015 - 12:19pm
June 9, 2015
Sheriff's deputy on leave after apparently entering home while intoxicated
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A Clearwater County Sheriff's Office deputy has been placed on unpaid leave after allegedly entering a Clearbrook, Minn., residence while intoxicated. According to a release from Clearwater County Sheriff Darin Halverson, the sheriff's office received...
June 9, 2015 - 2:55pm
June 8, 2015
Minn. man says cops caused him to miss birth of son, sues
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Battle Lake man is suing the city of Fergus Falls, the Fergus Falls Police Department and two police officers alleging that officers caused him to miss the birth of his child by wrongfully detaining him while he was enroute to the hospital. However,...
June 8, 2015 - 2:04pm
May 26, 2015
2 dead, including shooter, after gunshots at Grand Forks Walmart
Two people are dead after a shooting at the Walmart in south Grand Forks early this morning. The Grand Forks Air Force Base said a local...
May 26, 2015 - 1:44pm