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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
Minn. Republicans' cuts to health, human services include shifts into next fiscal year
Staying safe and warm: Homelessness programs have a big impact in the area
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
January 3, 2013
Dodge pickup goes up in flames
A pickup truck went up in flames New Year's Day after its owner left a propane heater inside the cab. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office and first responders were called to 51201 U.S. Highway 59, near the Otter Tail and Becker County line, at about 7 p.m. with a report of a diesel...
January 3, 2013 - 11:54am
January 2, 2013
2013 Think-Off question revealed
The 21st annual Great American Think-Off announces its question for 2013: "Which is more ethical: Sticking to your principles or being willing...
January 2, 2013 - 1:27pm
Multiple accidents reported between Christmas and New Year's
At least eight separate car accidents occurred in the area this holiday season. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported seven accidents between Christmas and New Year's Eve, and the Minnesota State Patrol also reported one. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported...
January 2, 2013 - 11:41am
December 30, 2012
TCHC secures $3 million expansion
Tri-County Health Care (TCHC) officials announced Dec.
December 30, 2012 - 10:15am
December 28, 2012
10-year-old dies in Minnesota sledding accident
DASSEL, Minn. - A 10-year old girl from North Carolina died Thursday after a sledding accident at her grandparents' home in rural Dassel. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, emergency crews were called to the Craig and Barbara Kay residence in Dassel Township around...
December 28, 2012 - 9:47am
December 27, 2012
DL police officer resigns, is charged with gun crime
A former Detroit Lakes police officer has been charged with a gun crime. Mathew Brun, 33, has been charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a gross misdemeanor. Brun resigned from the police department Dec. 20, prior to the gun charge being filed by the Hubbard County Attorney's...
December 27, 2012 - 12:34pm
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,...
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...
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