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Charges filed against truck driver in crash that killed Vining teen: Jason Vadner had license suspended, revoked seven times prior to crash
First ever breakfast on the farm event set for Aug. 5 in Perham
"Mumble strip" installation begins July 17 on west central Minnesota highways
Driver overcorrects, ends up injured in wrong lane of Highway 10
Perham rallies past EGF in Sub-State 14 opener
Vikings must solve identity crisis in training camp
Vikings moving training camp to Eagan starting in 2018
Buzz close out season with sweep
BSU removes ‘interim’ tag, officially names Bolte head football coach
Delores M. Wasche
Deitra "DeeDee" Smith
Nova Jo Ann Zajac
Hailey Jean Kopveiler and Grant Jacob Kopveiler
Leona Grace Silk
Henry Robert Kertscher
Adeline Rose Sautter
Health screenings coming to Perham
From family to family: New York Mills Dean’s Country Market has new local owners
Another year older and still kickin': Perham Health celebrates 115th anniversary
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
A recipe for success: Richville cafe owner creates 'A Little Summer Fun'
Johnny Cash Tribute Show is tomorrow in Perham
MS Pizza Ranch fundraiser in Perham is April 24
Perham prom, post prom planned April 29 at PWMS
Family ties built during dirt digging
Do I need a front fender on my collector's car?
Letter: Wood Tick
Contributions of many lead to $10,000 to Project New Hope
Letter: Desert Eagle
How do you use a zipper merge in construction zones?
'Art in Your Park' in New Yorks Mills offered to area kids
Entertainment briefs - June 22 edition
Maplewood State Park to host local, live talent June 17
Live raptors at cultural center June 16
Historic tour of Perham to be held June 15
December 30, 2014
Four-wheeler falls through Rose Lake
A 19-year-old Vergas male escaped injury and made it to shore after the four-wheeler he was driving went through the ice on Rose Lake at about 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 26. The unidentified male denied medical attention and was taken home by his father, unharmed. Authorities said he had...
December 30, 2014 - 2:30pm
November 20, 2014
Trophy of a lifetime
Though the Boone & Crocket-scored 185-point buck that 16-year-old Malcolm Bradbury bagged with one shot on the afternoon of Nov. 10 may...
November 20, 2014 - 11:52am
September 4, 2014
Reward offered to help catch Schram Cemetery vandals
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is offering a $500 reward for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for recent vandalism to Schram Cemetery. The rural Vergas cemetery was reported as vandalized on Aug. 20. According to a press release from the...
September 4, 2014 - 11:26am
Vergas author at book-signing
It’s been 14 years since Vergas-area resident Ernest Schanilec published his first book, “Blue Darkness.” “It’s now in...
August 4, 2014 - 10:31am
July 5, 2014
Vergas man's heart issues pave way for handball national title
FARGO — Tom Olson endured four heart surgeries in the past 10 years with the constant reminder of his family’s history of heart disease lingering...
July 5, 2014 - 8:07am
June 20, 2014
Vergas man unhurt in one-car accident
A Vergas man escaped injury after his vehicle went off the road and landed in a slough. Joshua David Moltzan, 31, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville too fast along Leek Lake Drive in Vergas when he lost control of the car around a curve, according to a press release from the...
June 20, 2014 - 12:26pm
April 10, 2014
Lake cabin robbed near Vergas
Three television sets, a Polaris ATV, power tools and liquor were stolen from a lake cabin at Jolly Fisherman Road, Long Lake, east of Vergas, recently. The call came in to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at 6:32 p.m. on April 4. The case remains under investigation. ...
April 10, 2014 - 11:15am
April 8, 2014
Vergas to hold Maple Syrup Festival
There are few things better than a community that comes together in celebration of the sweet things in life – like pure maple syrup. The...
April 8, 2014 - 9:41am
November 21, 2013
New Vergas fest just gits 'er done
What could be more redneck than deer hide covered floats, camouflage outfits and running for beer, dressed in blaze orange? Find out Nov....
November 21, 2013 - 9:52am
October 10, 2013
Two Vergas residents hurt in accident
Two people were injured in an accident near Vergas last Tuesday morning. Torey Sonnenberg, age 36, of Vergas, was parked in an approach along Highway 17 when his vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck driven by Doreen Richard, 68, also of Vergas, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s...
October 10, 2013 - 2:59pm
September 12, 2013
Vergas hunter, deer farm owner puts $9,400 on buck
VERGAS, Minn. - Mike Summers of Summers Deer Farm has turned to social media to advertise a shot at a prized buck. On Craigslist, $9,400 will get you into Summers Game Farm, 25 acres near Vergas and the chance to be the hunter to bags and brings home at Tarzan, the 4-year-old buck. “Last...
September 12, 2013 - 3:00pm
Ole’s Ride raises $9,300 for hospice
The fourth annual Ole’s Ride, held Aug.
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