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Man rescued from fall into West Silent Lake
Perham driver arrested for off-road drunken driving, fleeing officers
No bomb found after threat in Pelican Rapids
Toddler, whose mother was stabbed during abduction, found safe; suspect arrested
Anglers rescued after falling through ice on northern Minnesota lakes
Richter commits to Golden Gophers
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
Donald "Don" Darrell Schermerhorn
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
July 30, 2014
Man accused of exchanging nude pictures with minor
A Detroit Lakes man is facing two felony charges in Becker County after allegedly exchanging nude pictures with a 15-year-old girl via Facebook. Dallas Dale Petree, 19, made his initial court appearance on the charges of possessing pornographic work-computer disk/electronic/magnetic/optical...
July 30, 2014 - 2:31pm
July 25, 2014
Alexandria couple killed in rollover in Kansas
An Alexandria, Minn., couple died in a rollover north in Kansas on Thursday. The victims were Kay Dianne Pautz, 69, the driver, and her passenger, Gary Walter Pautz, 70. The accident happened at 3:55 p.m., north of McPherson, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. Pamela...
July 25, 2014 - 1:45pm
July 18, 2014
Perham Living now a VA-certified nursing home
Every day at about 2:30 in the afternoon, like clockwork, Margaret Huebsch visits her husband, James. A resident of Briarwood assisted living in Perham, Margaret walks the short distance to Perham Living nursing home, where her beloved life partner of 67 years waits, looking...
July 18, 2014 - 9:44am
July 16, 2014
UPDATED: High water levels continue to be a concern
Gov. Mark Dayton and his public safety commissioner made stops in Wadena and Ottertail last week as part of a tour of storm damage in central...
July 16, 2014 - 4:08pm
July 14, 2014
Series of unlawful events lands man in jail
A 24-year-old Detroit Lakes man was arrested in Otter Tail County on Sunday after a series of unlawful events, including vehicle theft and DWI. A press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office states: After getting into an argument at a wedding reception in Ottertail,...
July 14, 2014 - 10:55am
June 19, 2014
Dayton declares state of emergency in 35 counties
Gov. Mark Dayton declared a state of emergency Thursday in 35 Minnesota counties, including Otter Tail County, in response to flooding and other problems related to heavy rainfall in recent days. Dayton’s executive order makes a range of state resources available and engages...
June 19, 2014 - 2:33pm
March 4, 2014
Sebeka Police Chief accused of DWI
Sebeka Police Chief Eric Swenson is awaiting a court appearance after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. In his latest brush with the law, Swenson was pulled over at about 11 p.m. Feb. 26, New York Mills police officer Bruce Wangsness said Monday. The incident report...
March 4, 2014 - 8:40am
October 7, 2013
Documentary about Detroit Lakes native wins Emmy
A 30-minute documentary featuring a singer/songwriter raised in Detroit Lakes has been awarded an Emmy Award by the Upper Midwest Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award was announced on Sept. 28 in Minneapolis. “My Way Back Home: Caroline Smith,” won the...
October 7, 2013 - 11:12am
October 3, 2013
Murder suspect now faces porn charges
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - The suspect in a Lake Hattie killing has been charged with possession of pornography. Fredrick William Bachman, 27, formerly of Laporte, faces seven counts of possession of pornographic works, each punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and/or a $5,000...
October 3, 2013 - 1:45pm
June 26, 2013
Taco Bell worker accused of groping drive-thru customers
FARGO – A Taco Bell worker here is accused of groping the breasts of two customers who ordered food in the drive-thru, offering to give at least one of the women free tacos in exchange. Austin James Brady, 20, is scheduled to appear today in Cass County District Court on charges...
June 26, 2013 - 9:53am
June 21, 2013
Perham area hit hard by storms
Massive hail, 60-70 mph winds and heavy rainfall hit the Perham area overnight last night, creating power outages, flooding, some road closures...
June 21, 2013 - 11:20am
June 3, 2013
Man killed in Alexandria stabbing attack
One man is dead after a stabbing attack Saturday in Alexandria, Minn. Alexandria police and Douglas County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call around 1 p.m. that a man had been stabbed in the chest at 1705 6th Ave. E., Lincoln Estates. The county medical examiner was...
June 3, 2013 - 11:43am
April 21, 2013
Two inmates' jailbreak short-lived
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – Two Becker County jail inmates are back in custody after a short-lived escape Saturday. Sheriff Kelly Shannon said 30-year-old Scott Allan Sellers and 20-year-old Arlan Ray Bergstrom escaped from the jail by removing a metal plate from the handicap shower,...
April 21, 2013 - 4:07pm
March 29, 2013
Plane crashes on Lake Latoka in Alexandria
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A single-engine, fixed-wing airplane crashed on northwest Lake Latoka in Alexandria shortly after 10:30 a.m. this morning....
March 29, 2013 - 12:19pm
Agency says less oil spilled in derailment
PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed in Otter Tail County, Minn. And the track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday. The latest estimate from the Minnesota...
March 29, 2013 - 12:03pm