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Sheriff candidates to speak at candidate forum June 19
Milking it for all its worth: Getting milk to Bongard’s in Perham is precise, multi-step process
Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Calvin Mayfield Sr.
Rose Marie Guck
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
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.
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
July 26, 2012
Erhard woman sentenced for theft
Kristi Le Marie Ringquist, 20, also known as Kristi Le Marie Smith, of Erhard, was sentenced in Otter Tail County District Court July 16 for theft and burglary in the second degree. The sentence of 10 days is a stay of imposition with successful completion of probation resulting...
July 26, 2012 - 10:27am
July 19, 2012
Man crashes, tries to steal pickup near Parkers Prairie
An Eagle Bend man was arrested July 13 after an accident and attempted theft of a pickup truck. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 46 and 140th Street, east of Parkers Prairie, at 2:04 a.m. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department reported that a vehicle driven...
July 19, 2012 - 11:37am
July 5, 2012
Classic car stolen near Henning
A classic car was stolen right out of its owner's garage northwest of Henning on Tuesday. According to a press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, a brown 1957 two-door Chevrolet was stolen sometime between noon and 7 p.m. on July 3. It is believed the car was pulled...
July 5, 2012 - 10:59am