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Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
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
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
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
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
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
September 24, 2017
East Otter Tail County 4-H taking enrollment for the new year
Oct. 1 is not only the beginning of National 4-H Week but also the beginning of a new 4-H year, thus a great time to join East Otter Tail County 4-H, where creativity, connectedness and character development grows through adult and youth partnerships and families learning and leading...
September 24, 2017 - 1:51pm
Three injured in Bluffton area accident
Three people were injured in a traffic accident near Bluffton in eastern Otter Tail County. The mishap took place at 6:30 p.m. Saturday evening, Sept. 9. "There were four people in the vehicle as it traveled in a southeasterly direction on Highway 10," said County Sheriff Administrative...
September 24, 2017 - 8:15am
September 23, 2017
County board in tune with juvenile center needed changes
Otter Tail County currently contracts for 2.75 beds per day at the West Central Regional Juvenile Center in Moorhead. However, due to increased...
September 23, 2017 - 12:55pm
September 18, 2017
County farmers have more buffer funding assistance
Brad Mergens, district manager for the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, is informing farmers in Otter Tail County that additional...
September 18, 2017 - 6:27pm
County Board okays EIS findings declaration, cost
The county board of commissioners, on Sept. 5, gave momentum to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process for the proposed Star Lake casino....
September 18, 2017 - 4:40pm
Zebra mussels confirmed in Ten Mile Lake in Otter Tail County
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has confirmed zebra mussels in Ten Mile Lake in west-central Minnesota's Otter Tail County. Staff at Ten Mile Lake Resort contacted the DNR when they found suspected zebra mussels on a pontoon boat being removed from the lake. DNR...
September 18, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 11, 2017
Lake looking for KO in fight against starry stonewort infestation
When announcing the discovery of starry stonewort in Lake Minnewaska last week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the invasive algae has never been eradicated from any U.S. lake where it has been found. Minnewaska Lake Association President Mike Stai believes the...
September 11, 2017 - 6:35pm
Become an extension master gardener in East Otter Tail County
The East Otter Tail County Master Gardeners invite adult community members to join them for an Open House on Sept. 11 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Perham. If you have an interest in plants and gardening and would enjoy sharing that interest with others you can...
September 11, 2017 - 4:40pm
September 10, 2017
Motorcyclist injured near Lake Lizzie
A 19-year-old motorcycle driver from Fargo sustained injuries in an accident at 6:40 p.m. on Aug. 29 near Lake Lizzie, northeast of Pelican Rapids. "The injuries were non-life threatening," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. The injury was sustained by M. Kirk...
September 10, 2017 - 8:15am
September 5, 2017
OT County weighs in on self-driving vehicles
Self-driving vehicles are seen as the way of the future in Otter Tail County and all across the state and nation. To that end, county board members...
September 5, 2017 - 6:17pm
September 2, 2017
RV catches fire on Interstate 94
A recreational vehicle (RV) heading west caught fire on Interstate 94, near the junction with Highway 59, at 6:57 p.m. on Aug. 22. The location was northwest of Fergus Falls and southwest of Elizabeth. The unit was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. Occupants...
September 2, 2017 - 11:13am
August 26, 2017
Riding lawn mower tips, driver rescued
Sheriff deputies reported that the driver of a riding lawn mower was rescued after the mower tipped and pinned the driver. The location was near Highway 3, northeast of Erhard. "The man was pinned under the three-point hitch," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke...
August 26, 2017 - 8:15am
August 20, 2017
2017 Miss Vergas Royalty
Alex Day was crowned Miss Vergas at the 32nd annual Miss Vergas Scholarship Program held Aug. 10 at the Vergas Event Center. Alex is the daughter...
August 20, 2017 - 9:53am
August 12, 2017
Fire destroys barn near Pelican Rapids
The sheriff’s office reported that a barn northwest of Pelican Rapids was destroyed by fire early in the morning on Aug. 4. The location was near Highway 21 in the northern section of Norwegian Grove Township, near the Clay County line. “The barn, 100 years old, was fully engulfed...
August 12, 2017 - 12:24pm
Veterans get back outdoors: Non-profit organization provides recreational therapy to veterans and active duty
“I don’t know much about anything, but I think some of America’s best young men served in this war.” This a quote from “Forrest Gump.” No words could ring more true as some of America’s best men and women fight to keep the U.S. safe; however, not all of them come home...
August 12, 2017 - 8:15am