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Perham Speech Team brings home state medals
House bill earmarks funds for library
Resident request may prompt speed study on County Road 51
OK health ranking for Otter Tail County
Kid’s Adventure adds full-day programming, adjusts tuition
Jazz topple Wolves in Adelman's possible finale
Football: Minnesota district scheduling puts rivalries on shaky ground
East Grand Forks head football coach steps down
Scheidecker named team MVP at girls basketball awards ceremony
Summer LAPS registration Monday, April 21
HOWARD MARVIN KARKELA
EDWIN ALBERT LENIUS
DOUGLAS C. RUDOLPH
BEVERLEY ANN (PARCHEM) VADNAIS
Rotarian Bob Sim named A Paul Harris Fellow
Weslee Allen Beyer
Makenna Kay Kort
Cassidee May Sazama
Koli Lane Torgerson
Lakes Café to reopen soon sporting a fresh new look
Perham grants Tuffy’s a temporary road closure
City garage site rezoned to Light Industrial
Tri-Board addresses PACC’s future
Otter Tail Power names new president
Letter to the Editor: Corrupt trading in crude oil is the biggest crime of the century
Column: I’m just sayin’: There’s a methane to this madness
Column: How not to talk to women
Editorial: Distracted driving deserves our full attention
Guest Editorial: The healthier our children, the better our society
Stellar performance by Perham High School Choir
Take a gamble on this year’s Spring Fling
Chamber awards banquet is coming up next Thursday
Miss Perham Scholarship program to host two fundraisers April 26
Ottertail eggs-travaganza Saturday
December 27, 2012
Otter Tail Lake bait shop destroyed by fire
An early-morning fire on Wednesday destroyed Ken's Tackle on the southwest side of Otter Tail Lake. A passerby, at 4:19 a.m., called emergency personnel, reporting that smoke and flames were visible and coming through the roof. The roof had already caved in when first responders...
December 27, 2012 - 11:10am
December 20, 2012
Minnesota schools dealing with rumors, threats
One arrest, rumors and reports of more potential school violence in the wake of the Connecticut school shooting caused disruptions in Minnesota schools Wednesday.
December 20, 2012 - 10:08am
December 17, 2012
Icy roads lead to accidents in Otter Tail County
Icy roads led to several accidents over the weekend in many areas of Otter Tail County. Fortunately, according to the sheriff's department,...
news / accidents
December 17, 2012 - 12:10pm
Park Rapids man to fulfill 'lifetime dream' after winning lottery
Gary Holk will be heading to Alaska on a moose hunt with his son next fall, thanks to a lucky number. The fulfillment of a "lifetime dream"...
December 17, 2012 - 11:12am
December 15, 2012
Minnesota schools do what they can to prevent shootings
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota officials say they have tried to prepare for school shootings like one Friday in Connecticut, but there always is more they can do. "We need to collaboratively do a better job of securing those kids," said state Sen.
December 15, 2012 - 3:23pm
December 10, 2012
Two fall through ice on Grove Lake
Two men escaped injury after falling through the ice on a lake in Otter Tail County on Friday. Colton Kellen, age 20, of Fargo, N.D., and Jacob Stevens, also age 20 and of Fargo, fell through the ice on Grove Lake after a night out ice fishing. In a report from the Otter Tail County...
news / accidents
December 10, 2012 - 10:02am
December 7, 2012
Winter weather expected this weekend; be safe on the roads
A series of systems are expected to bring snow and strong winds into parts of Minnesota, and the state Department of Transportation is urging motorists to be aware of road conditions before traveling. Updated road conditions are always available online at www.511mn.org or by calling...
December 7, 2012 - 3:12pm
Fire destroys pole barn, milking house in Battle Lake
A pole barn, milking house, two sheds and other property were destroyed in a fire in Battle Lake late last night. Emergency responders arrived at the scene to find the buildings engulfed in flames. A Case tractor, fishing boat and ATV were also lost in the fire. A malfunctioning...
December 7, 2012 - 1:23pm
Extra DWI enforcement starts this weekend
Minnesota law enforcement officers this weekend are uncorking December-long increased DWI patrols as part of the nationwide effort, "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." County sheriff's offices, municipal agencies and the State Patrol will work overtime hours this month to focus on...
December 7, 2012 - 10:37am
December 2, 2012
Father addresses teacher's 'naked' iPad photo
Some Wadena-Deer Creek parents say they are unhappy with the lack of information being provided by WDC leaders in a case involving students who allegedly saw an inappropriate photo on a teacher's iPad. WDC Superintendent Dr.
news / education
December 2, 2012 - 2:24pm
For Minnesotans, health insurance will be a few clicks away
ST. PAUL -- More than a fifth of Minnesotans will sit down at a computer, or talk to someone using a computer, a year from now answering a series of questions. It may look like they are on Travelocity planning a vacation, or maybe searching Amazon.com for the right gift. Instead,...
December 2, 2012 - 2:15pm
November 30, 2012
With recount complete, Franson has 12-vote lead
A two-day recount put Minnesota State Representative Mary Franson 12 votes ahead of Bob Cunniff, apparently sending her to a second term in the House. The State Canvassing Board is to certify the vote Tuesday. Franson, R-Alexandria, picked up one vote Thursday during the Otter Tail...
November 30, 2012 - 12:12pm
Cunniff concedes race for District 8B
Democratic candidate Bob Cunniff conceded the race for Minnesota's District 8B House seat last night, stating that he will not pursue legal arguments after the automatic recount is completed. Cunniff was in a razor-thin race with incumbent candidate, Republican Mary Franson. DFL...
November 30, 2012 - 10:30am
November 28, 2012
Judge sides with Franson, orders removal of 35 ballots
State House District 8B candidate Mary Franson won a legal decision involving her one-vote victory over Bob Cunniff. Last Tuesday, Judge David Battey granted Franson's request to declare that "obvious errors" had occurred in the election, which will trigger a process Franson favored:...
November 28, 2012 - 3:34pm
Minnesota House 8B recount begins this week
ST. PAUL -- A hand recount of 21,288 votes in a state House race begins Wednesday. Douglas County officials begin the work at 8:30 a.m. in the courthouse in Alexandria. In Otter Tail County, the recount begins at 9 a.m. Thursday in Fergus Falls. The State Canvassing Board on Tuesday...
November 28, 2012 - 3:20pm