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Icy roads lead to accidents around Otter Tail County Saturday
Sunday liquor sales approved by Minn. Senate, but issue not settled
Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Baby found safe in Willmar after possible abduction
Licorice during pregnancy linked to health issues for kids
Perham crowns four wrestling champions, send eight to state
Jada Olsen takes all-around bronze
Yellowjacket swimmers kick off the Section 5A Championships
Yellowjacket wrestlers send eight to the 8AA Individual Finals
Yellowjacket girls fall in quadruple overtime thriller
Herbert R. Woods
Noreen M. Huwe
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Steve's Sanitation buys Jon & Son's Disposal
Local ag experts make a 'dynamic' team: Jerry Morberg, Michael Steeke start Dynamic Cropping Systems
Arvig names new director of marketing
City approves Mexican restaurant liquor license; Owners plan to open soon
Nelson joins Bachmann Carow Real Estate team
A ceremony full of heart: new Valentine Royalty crowned at Perham Living
Three weeks in Haiti a life-changing experience for three OTC men: LREC linemen from Pelican Rapids help bring power to nation
Dancing through life: Long-time loves Wayne and Pearl Romann reflect on 68 “easygoing” years together, on and off the dance floor
Blue Jackets awarded to local FFA members
Bless her heart: Jan Nermoe faces heart disease with perseverance and determination
Letter to the Editor: Sazamas offer thanks for neighbors' generosity
Letter to the Editor: Sunday liquor sales resolution based on rhetoric
Guest Editorial: Don't believe your lying eyes, just believe us (wah-ha-ha!)
Letter: Quit whining; fat shaming is warranted
McFeely: Here is the column that got writer booted from Fergus Falls newspaper
Bill Paxton, 'Titanic' and 'Big Love' Star, Dead at 61
Watch live: April the giraffe captivating millions in anticipation of birth
Polar plunge set to make a splash in Perham this weekend
TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who 'made it after all,' dies at 80
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
February 27, 2017
Vergas woman delivers baby that wasn't expected to live
Pregnancy, even of the "normal" variety, is no easy task. Forty weeks of mood swings, strange cravings and swollen feet being just a few of the more common inconveniences, but Kelsey Zitzow received a more disheartening shock around the 21 week mark when doctors told her and her husband...
19 hours 2 min ago
January 20, 2017
Vehicle stolen from Vergas recovered near Detroit Lakes
A vehicle stolen at Vergas, and reported on Jan. 18, was later found at Ogema, north of Detroit Lakes. The Otter Tail County Sheriff Office was informed by White Earth tribal authorities that the vehicle had been recovered. In another similar incident, a trailer stolen in West Fargo...
January 20, 2017 - 12:36pm
January 11, 2017
Vergas man injured in collision with semi
A man was injured in a collision between a semi-truck and an SUV north of Vergas Tuesday. Marshall Aaron Rach, age 37, of Vergas, was taken to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes after the crash, where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, the Minnesota...
January 11, 2017 - 10:38am
December 28, 2016
Teen, child hurt in rollover on Highway 10 near Perham
Two juveniles were injured in a rollover accident on Highway 10 west of Perham on Tuesday. The driver, a 17-year-old female, and a 10-year-old...
December 28, 2016 - 10:20am
Baby, child involved in rollover near Frazee
Three Vergas residents, including an infant and five-year-old child, were involved in a rollover accident on Highway 10 on Tuesday evening. The Minnesota State Patrol reports that Kaylyn Wehmas, age 23, was driving a 2005 Chevy Equinox too fast for the icy road conditions when she...
December 28, 2016 - 9:31am
November 9, 2016
DL man arrested after Otter Tail County chase early Wednesday morning
A Detroit Lakes was arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 9, after a chase in Otter Tail County. According to a report released by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: The incident happened about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when the Clay County Sheriff's Office alerted Otter Tail County authorities...
November 9, 2016 - 4:14pm
October 2, 2016
Vergas child airlifted to Fargo after lawn mowing accident
A child’s leg was partially severed in a lawn mower accident at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Vergas, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s...
October 2, 2016 - 11:10am
July 7, 2016
Accidents reported over holiday weekend
Taylor Erickson,27, suffered a head injury during an ATV accident at 7:40 p.m. Sunday, July 3, on the northeast side of West Battle Lake on private property. He was taken to Perham Health. In an unrelated accident, the driver of another vehicle swerved to avoid a deer, crashed the...
July 7, 2016 - 12:22pm
September 30, 2015
Frazee-Vergas School District purchasing 10 acres
Frazee-Vergas School District is taking steps toward a future, but what that future is is unknown at the moment. The board voted in favor of moving forward on purchasing a 10-acre parcel of land that abuts the district. Superintendent Terry Karger said discussion...
September 30, 2015 - 4:21pm
March 26, 2015
Vergas maple syrup fest is April 11
Get ready for that sweet, sweet taste of maple syrup. Pancakes, milkshakes and more will be getting an extra sweet pairing next...
March 26, 2015 - 12:06pm
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