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An American in China: Perham grad Ted Meinhover talks about his job as a diplomat at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing
Two adults, 4-year-old injured in Otter Tail County rollover
118 trees relocated from middle school to site of new high school
AgweekTV: Combining Ag and Learning
Otter Tail County man died of natural causes
Perham football advances with 42-25 win over East Grand Forks
Otters rush past Perham in regular season finale
Perham/NYM swimmers add to its section total
Perham Cross Country closes out with sweep
Yellowjackets capture HOL Title
Ronald Allen Anderson
Patricia "Pat" Freeman
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
UCB 'Honor Week' a fundraising success for veterans
Teaching at St. Henry's 'like a homecoming' for this Perham grad
'A lifelong experience': For the Hendrickx family, 4-H is a cherished tradition
Local resident receives national award for excellence in cancer advocacy
Perham's Therouxs sell Birds, Blossoms and Beyond to Lakes Country Landscaping
TSMA's October meeting planned in Glenwood Oct. 4
Nest business opening in October
Preparing to become a caregiver takes planning
Store owner makes clean break from business
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
It's a dirty job
September 12, 2013
Ole’s Ride raises $9,300 for hospice
The fourth annual Ole’s Ride, held Aug. 24 raised $9,300 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Over the past four years, the ride has raised a total of $22,900 to help provide hospice care to patients and families in Vergas and the surrounding area. The event is held in memory...
September 12, 2013 - 12:20pm
August 28, 2013
Man gets jail time for neglect of 17 horses
The caregiver for six horses that were found dead, and 11 more neglected, at a farmstead near Vergas last winter has been sentenced to one year in jail. William Vance Tompkins, age 19, of Owasso, Okla., had been entrusted with the care of the horses by his mother, Penny Fick, and...
August 28, 2013 - 2:51pm
July 25, 2013
Wanted: Wiener dogs for Looney Daze race
Vergas Looney Daze will be featuring a fun and unique new event this year – wiener dog races. Dubbed the 2013 Wiener Dog Nationals, the races will take place on the Saturday of Looney Daze, Aug. 10, at the Vergas Diamond. KLN Enterprises is sponsoring the event. Organizers...
July 25, 2013 - 1:49pm
July 8, 2013
Dilworth man loses two fingers to fireworks
VERGAS, Minn. – A Dilworth man lost two fingers in a fireworks accident Friday, according to a release from the Otter Tail County Sherriff’s Office. Jason Holweger, 25, was reloading a two-inch wide cannon-style firework around 10:30 p.m. Friday night near Vergas. While he...
July 8, 2013 - 10:09am
June 19, 2013
Vergas Loon turns 50
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the design and dedication of Vergas’ iconic loon statue. The public is invited to participate in...
June 19, 2013 - 10:44am
June 17, 2013
Vergas man gets prison time for shooting man
A Vergas man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Jack Thomas Nelson, 19, of 29319 415th St., Vergas, was ordered to serve 36 months (three years) in prison, with credit for 191 days...
June 17, 2013 - 12:02pm
January 7, 2013
Loader hits railway bridge
The cab of a front-end loader struck the underside of a railroad bridge at Highway 36 and Sybil Lake Road, near Vergas, at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 4. The cab was sheared off and came to rest on the roadway, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said. The loader was a total loss. The...
January 7, 2013 - 2:19pm
January 2, 2013
Fire damages home in Otter Tail County
VERGAS, Minn. - No one was injured in a fire that damaged a home early Tuesday in Otter Tail County. The Vergas and Dent fire departments and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office responded at 2:39 a.m. to a report of a fire in the wall of a house in the 32000 block of Mallard Drive. Vergas...
January 2, 2013 - 5:14am
July 10, 2012
Explosion totals home, injures one in Vergas
A man suffered minor injuries in a home explosion in Vergas on Monday that left his house a total loss. The homeowner, Peter Hansen, 67, was inside at the time of the explosion, according to a release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. He was transported to Perham Health...
July 10, 2012 - 8:38am
July 3, 2012
The Hairy Man of the Vergas Trails - fact or fiction?
For the last five decades, the legend of the Hairy Man of the Vergas Trails has intrigued many who have decided to venture out into secluded...
July 3, 2012 - 3:52pm
Lightning causes apartment fire in Vergas
A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of an apartment fire in Vergas on Tuesday morning. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's...
July 3, 2012 - 3:47pm
June 28, 2012
Vergas man sentenced for burglary
Ira James Anderson, 31, of Vergas, was sentenced June 15 for burglary and drug-related charges. The charges stemmed from incidents in Otter Tail County. Anderson also has faced charges in Becker County. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, Anderson was committed...
June 28, 2012 - 2:50pm
May 31, 2012
Benshoof: SyFy show in Vergas to investigate the Hairy Man
May 31, 2012 - 9:20am
August 24, 2011
Vergas royalty named at pageant
Makenzi Kovar, 16, of Vergas, was named Miss Vergas 2011 during this month's Vergas Looney Daze. Kovar will be a senior at Perham High School,...
August 24, 2011 - 3:00pm
August 10, 2011
Vergas to go completely looney
Vergas will go completely looney when it celebrates its annual Looney Daze celebration starting today and running through Sunday, Aug. 14. Plenty...
August 10, 2011 - 3:00pm