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Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
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Angel of Hope vigil canceled
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
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Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
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The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
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Another kind of 'dance fever'
March 13, 2014
Thefts near Vergas, Henning
Two separate thefts were reported in the area last week. A dishwasher was stolen from a residence on Rose Lake, near Vergas. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said the dishwasher later turned up after being pawned. The call came in on March 7. Also, sometime between March...
March 13, 2014 - 1:08pm
March 10, 2014
Thief steals money from Girl Scout cookie sales
Nearly $800 in Girl Scout cookie sales money was reported stolen from a home near Richville on Friday. The theft likely took place between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office reported. The house, located at Amor Township Drive, southwest of town,...
March 10, 2014 - 1:31pm
February 27, 2014
Craigslist traces stolen ice auger back to Dent
A person purchased an ice auger on Craigslist, a classified advertisements website, only to learn the auger had been stolen from a resident of Dent in Otter Tail County. The buyer purchased the auger for $400. The original owner wants the auger returned to him. As of Feb. 21, legal...
February 27, 2014 - 3:04pm
February 20, 2014
2 axle trailers stolen
Two 16-foot tandem axle trailers carrying approximately $5,800 worth of scaffolding were reportedly stolen from a property southeast of Perham, on 441st Street. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, a past tenant of the property is a possible suspect. The theft...
February 20, 2014 - 12:22pm
January 23, 2014
Fish house stolen northeast of Perham
A fish house was stolen off of Bear Lake northeast of Perham last week. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said the theft likely took place between 7 p.m. last Tuesday and 8 a.m. last Wednesday. Stolen was a 17-foot home-made fish house with black corrugated steel siding....
January 23, 2014 - 4:17pm
January 22, 2014
Moorhead woman sentenced for stealing almost $500,000 from dental office
MOORHEAD – A Moorhead woman was sentenced to almost four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing almost $500,000 dollars from the dental office where she worked as manager. Teresa Rae Larson, 45, was sentenced in Clay County District Court Tuesday to three years and...
January 22, 2014 - 11:21am
January 2, 2014
Steel thief sentenced to jail
A man who used a chop saw to cut up stolen steel I-beams and then sold them to an area business has been sentenced to 180 days in jail. Christopher Lee Haugen, age 27, of Rothsay, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court on Dec. 23. This came about following a conviction...
January 2, 2014 - 1:16pm
Burglaries reported in Perham area
Otter Tail County sheriff’s deputies were informed on Dec. 26 of the theft of a portable fish house from in front of a thrift store on East Main Street in Perham. The theft took place between Dec. 24 and Dec. 26. The value was estimated at close to $100. The sheriff’s office...
January 2, 2014 - 1:14pm
November 25, 2013
Thief River Falls, Minn., teen pleads guilty to theft of airplane
Geoffrey Biteman pleaded guilty Monday to theft of an airplane in Roseau, Minn., as part of a deal that will see him serve 60 days in jail and 60 days on electronic home monitoring, said Michael Grover, a Roseau County prosecutor. The 18-year-old was charged with unlawfully taking...
November 25, 2013 - 4:01pm
November 15, 2013
2 charged in theft of nearly 2,000 Christmas trees from forestland
HIBBING, Minn. – Call it a black spruce market. Two Meadowlands residents have been arrested and charged with stealing nearly 2,000 spruce...
November 15, 2013 - 9:23am
November 1, 2013
Grain truck stolen near Dent
A grain truck with approximately 250 bushels of high moisture corn was stolen along Highway 35 near Dent. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said the theft took place between midnight and 8 a.m. on Oct. 22. The incident was called in to authorities at 9:36 a.m. that day....
November 1, 2013 - 11:21am
August 29, 2013
Armored truck driver pleads guilty to stealing money from ATMs
A former armored truck driver pleaded guilty in federal court earlier this morning to stealing money from automated teller machines (ATMs) in numerous locations in Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes and Fergus Falls. Christopher James Diestler, 31, of Fergus Falls, pleaded guilty...
August 29, 2013 - 4:22pm
July 11, 2013
Thefts reported around the area
A Perham resident who lives on 435th Street reported on June 28 that a checkbook account number had been stolen. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said forged documents amounted to $2,100. Perham police are attempting to locate a man who allegedly stole cable from his former...
July 11, 2013 - 11:23am
August 2, 2012
Juveniles arrested after Xbox theft
Two juveniles were arrested July 26 in connection with a burglary of Xbox electronics in rural Elizabeth. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the theft included approximately $940 worth of Xbox equipment. The suspects were taken to the juvenile detention cent...
August 2, 2012 - 11:13am
Man gets jail time for New York Mills church burglary
A man who was an accomplice in the theft of a safe at Trinity Lutheran Church in New York Mills in 2006 was sentenced in district court July 24. Jeremy Dale Sommerland, 26, formerly of NY Mills, was sentenced for burglary and damage of property in the first degree. He will serve...
August 2, 2012 - 11:10am