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River dam relicensing reviewed in Otter Tail County
Perham students learn about electrical safety
Weekly police report - May 24 edition
Last day of classes at PHS sparks fun, memories
Perham falls in Section 8AA playoffs
A nod to his rising fame, museum unveils Adam Thielen bobbleheads
Wolverines shutdown Perham, fall to DGF
Minten’s blast lifts Perham over Wadena-DC
Perham Tennis team takes another step
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
Hayden Beth Mitchell
Dixie Kathaleen Rehborg
Dairy farmers fight back against deceptive advertising
Minnesota jobless rate remains steady
Western Minnesota farmers catch up with spring planting after late start
KLN's temporary housing could help break barriers to employment
Burgau honored by Blue Cross
Summer beauty bloomin' around Perham, thanks to volunteers and donations
'Why did he do such a crazy thing?': Perham man who nearly died in Vietnam learns firsthand about sacrifice
Adult Fishing League kicks off 14th season
United Way of Otter Tail and Wadena counties announces funded partner programs
Looking Back - May 17 edition
Editorial: Remember this on Memorial Day: Life is a gift
Ask A Trooper: Questions about teen drivers
Tobacco prevention, sustainable quit-smoking help fail to cross session finish line
Your Letters: Why believe the press about political change?
Ask A Trooper: Is prescription window tint allowed?
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
Red River Valley Veterans concerts slated for May 3 in Perham
Bingo, BBQ and storytelling spectacle at two NYM locations
'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
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
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