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Yellowjackets cruise in playoff opener
Perham runners gearing up for Sections
Perham earns No. 1 seed
Strong third quarter lifts East Grand Forks over Perham
Perham kicks off post-season with East Grand Forks
VIOLET ESTER LOERZEL
LETTY MAE (MCGOWAN) SHASKY
HILARY LLOYD SATTGAST
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Fall Home Magazine
All in All in Frazee set to open in style
Baking up a new business: Prospective owner seeks community support to bring a bakery back to downtown Perham
'Everywhere is beautiful’: Ukrainian man is enjoying his time in the Perham area as part of Global Workforce program
Expansion nearly complete at resource recovery facility
VIDEO: Gourd almighty! Ottertail's Pumpkin Festival
The PACC celebrates 25 years
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
A festival to fall for: Perham’s Harvest Fest will offer fun for families, this Saturday
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October 17, 2014
Policing the skies: Perham Police Chief gets his wings
He’d always wanted to be a pilot. Why? “I don’t know, I just always did,” said Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby. He can remember his first time in a small airplane. “It was a friend of my dad’s, when we were very little, in Lisbon, (N.D.),” Hoaby said in a...
news / local
October 17, 2014 - 10:44am
July 12, 2013
Peeved at the police: Some NYM residents say ‘nitpicky’ enforcement is hurting businesses
Several New York Mills residents voiced their concerns, sometimes angrily, about the city’s police force during a public forum at Monday’s city council meeting. Their chief concern was the enforcement of traffic laws in the city and surrounding area, and the perceived detrimental...
news / local
July 12, 2013 - 11:56am
June 27, 2013
Man airlifted to Fargo hospital after standoff in Beltrami County
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Minn. — A man was taken into custody and airlifted to a Fargo hospital after more than a four-hour armed standoff with police here Wednesday evening. Police have not released the name of the man, but Jeff Deppa said the suspect is his son, 34-year-old Miquell...
news / state
June 27, 2013 - 10:30am
February 8, 2013
Perham PD gets two new squad cars
The Perham Police Department is replacing two of its squad cars with two all black 2013 Ford Police Interceptor sedans. The department's lease...
news / business
February 8, 2013 - 10:00am
Perham Police see spike in traffic calls
When it comes to drunk driving accidents, Otter Tail County remains one of the top 13 deadliest counties in Minnesota. For local drivers, this means more police on the road. The State Department of Public Safety is working on this issue alongside local law enforcement, including...
February 8, 2013 - 7:00am
January 30, 2013
Terry Frost is WPD's newest officer
Terry Frost is the latest full-time police officer to join the ranks of the Wadena Police Department. A former Marine, Frost is a veteran of...
January 30, 2013 - 1:08pm
July 12, 2012
Perham Police Report, July 1-8
July 1 2:15 p.m. Moorhead man issued citation for speed. 3:01 p.m. Woodbury man issued citation for speed. 3:12 p.m. Lake Park man issued citation for speed. 4:13 p.m. Yuba City woman issued citation for speed. 4:26 p.m. Perham man issued citation for speed. 8:20 p.m. Elk River...
news / crime
July 12, 2012 - 10:17am
New York Mills Police Report, July 2-7
July 2 8:00 a.m. Assisted EMS with an ambulance call. 10:59 a.m. Cited a motorist for speeding. 11:28 a.m. Assisted with a civil matter. 2:19 p.m. Took several reports of a temporary sign obstructing view of traffic at an intersection. The sign was moved to an alternate location....
news / crime
July 12, 2012 - 10:08am
June 27, 2012
Perham Police Report, June 18-24
June 18 9:23 a.m. Complaint of a car blocking handicap parking space in private parking lot. 9:35 a.m. Caller requesting information on previous contact. 11:00 a.m. Adult male turned himself in on a warrant. 12:30 p.m. Two-vehicle crash in a private parking lot. 2:00 p.m. Perham...
news / crime
June 27, 2012 - 2:52pm
New York Mills Police Report, June 18-25
June 18 6:12 p.m. Assisted with ARMER Radio System training at Dent Fire Department. 6:42 p.m. Cited a motorist for speed. 10:16 p.m. Took a report of one group of people harassing another. The matter was resolved without charges. June 19 8:57 a.m. Took a report of evidence...
news / crime
June 27, 2012 - 2:51pm
February 2, 2012
Minnesota bill to end teacher seniority sparks debate
MOORHEAD - A bill introduced in the Legislature to end the use of seniority in determining teachers' job security is getting mixed reviews from administrators and teachers in Moorhead and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton schools. The pending legislation, sponsored by Rep.
news / education
February 2, 2012 - 12:37pm
May 20, 2009
18-year-old held for ink pen stabbing at Wadena-Deer Creek High School
An 18-year-old man was arrested Monday night in Wadena after allegedly stabbing a 17-year-old girl with an ink pen. The Wadena Police Department responded to the Wadena-Deer Creek high school parking lot at 8:30 p.m. Monday on a report of an altercation. Officers learned the man...
May 20, 2009 - 12:03pm
May 14, 2009
LETTER TO EDITOR: Offended by disrespect for law enforcement
Last week Louis Hoglund used a column to recognize that Todd Sandahl retired from the Perham Police Department. Todd was a good police officer who spent a major part of his life serving our area. Todd certainly deserves recognition. I think it is unfortunate, however, that Hoglund...
May 14, 2009 - 10:15am
May 8, 2009
COLUMN: Todd Sandahl was an uncommon cop
Cops, for the most part, are little boys who just got bigger. An exception to that gross exaggeration, however, is the guy who just retired from the Perham Police Department: Todd Sandahl. I've had lots of contacts with police officers over the years. For the most part, those...
May 8, 2009 - 7:00am
March 11, 2009
Suspects in Fergus Falls kidnapping appear in court
An Elbow Lake man and his stepson made their first court appearances Tuesday in connection with the weekend abduction of a 17-year-old girl. David Randy Sabby, 46, faces 10 criminal charges ranging from kidnapping to sexual assault to violating an order for protection. Sabby is...
March 11, 2009 - 1:48pm