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Fire destroys home at Rocky's Resort
Arvig warns of phone scam
DL man rescued from car in Pelican River
Safe Routes to School plan lays groundwork for healthy change
A home for the holidays: Incentives, buyer’s market make this a good time to purchase a house in Perham
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Guest Editorial: 5 years later: A promise of cleaner water and a healthier environment
Column: Cure a nosebleed.. and other home remedies
Editorial: Help ‘clear the way’ for postal workers this winter
Low marks for handling of Charlie Fleck’s contract
From Miss Minnesota to musician
Tickets on sale for ‘Friends of Friends’ charity event
Museums to host holiday open houses
Schmidts create new ‘dancing’ light show
Get into the Christmas spirit With a free concert by Heart O’ Lakes Harmony
PWMS students signed to talent agency
Angel of Hope vigil is tonight in Perham
Owen Ryan Bromeling
Brooks Thomas Moch
William Wade Davis
Timberwolves 121, Pistons 94
Boys Basketball: Impressive road win for Jackets at Crosby
Vikings RB Peterson will not have surgery
Winner of Big Buck Contest Announced
Perham wins third straight game
GERTRUDE F. HARVEY
Salon on Second gets new owner, new name
Anderson joins Counselor Realty of DL
Santa Anonymous donation boxes out at businesses
Focus Thanksgiving office hours
Flowers and fudge: a perfect pair - Calla opens in Perham
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
November 7, 2012
No seat changes at county level
Otter Tail County Commissioners and Soil and Water Supervisors all ran unopposed in the 2012 election, easily hanging on to their positions. Commissioner Douglas Huebsch, who represents District 1 (including Perham, New York Mills, Dent, Richville and other areas), was reelected...
November 7, 2012 - 3:02am