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Sanford bash for 15,000: Concert featuring Fergie, Lionel Richie, marks completion of nearly $500 million hospital
Two injured, one critically, in three-car crash
Perham Focus offered in E-PAPER format free through June 30
Photo mockups of new Perham High School released
A sweet arrangement: Couple develops hardy bees, solar gardens and location-specific honey
Perham Buzz regroup in victory over Ottertail Central
Perham earns split with Hibbing
Familiar faces take home Turtle Fest Road Race
Perham wins annual wood bat tournament
HOL announces baseball awards
Roger H. Kawlewski
James Ray Peach
Dallas Martin Mursu
Lillyan Ann Schertler
Owen John Kimball
Area students graduate from MState
UND releases honor lists
Lake Region Electric Coop to expand with natural gas
Perham health to celebrate 115 years with community picnic
Schoenenberger grand opening slated for June 11
United Community Bank named a Minnesota Housing Top Producing Lender for home improvement loans
Perham Hotel Receives Top Honors at GrandStay Hospitality, LLC Brand Conference
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
St. Henry's Church conducts renewal weekend
Oh my aching head: Advice for headache and migraine sufferers
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Letter: The U.S. is weaker when it works alone
What are the rules regarding transporting fuel cans?
How to control those apple maggot flies DIY style
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
'The Turtle Keeper': Where Perham's racing turtles go when they're not being raced
New York Mills author releases memoir
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
July 13, 2011
Vergas man sentenced for fleeing officer, assault
A Vergas man was sentenced Thursday in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle and a gross misdemeanor charge of fourth degree attempted assault. Kevin James Towey, 28, of 49863 Trowbridge Circle East, Vergas, was sentenced to...
July 13, 2011 - 3:36pm
Lakeside Hangouts: Billy's Bar and Grill in Vergas a summer hotspot
VERGAS, Minn. - Ron and Linda Flemming are relative newcomers to Billy's Corner Bar and Grill in Vergas. But the Flemmings, who recently bought...
July 13, 2011 - 10:46am
July 11, 2011
Woman runs over man near Vergas
A man suffered injuries to his legs after being run over by a woman at a resort near Vergas on Friday evening. The woman was attempting to leave the scene of a domestic dispute around 10:15 p.m. when she accidentally drove over the man who she had been arguing with, according to...
July 11, 2011 - 11:03am
April 25, 2011
Spanky's Stone Hearth near Vergas to re-open May 4
On May 4, 2005, Josh Hanson took over Spanky's Stone Hearth and opened it as his own after working there for 10 years. On May 4, 2011, he will...
April 25, 2011 - 10:00am