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Sheriff candidates to speak at candidate forum June 19
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
Perham Buzz open with sweep
More medals for Perham on day 2 of Class A Championships
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Laraine M. Paulsen
Curtis C. Morken
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Turtle Fest events dodge raindrops Saturday
Perham Health awards scholarships
Grand Parade highlights Friday’s Turtle Fest
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
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
'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
November 7, 2012
Perham city, school board election results
Candidates for Perham School Board faced one of the most competitive local races, with eight - including all three incumbents - vying for just three open seats. With 100 percent of precincts reporting late Tuesday, it was revealed that incumbents Cindy Huber and Sue Von Ruden will...
November 7, 2012 - 3:07am
Newcomers elected to NYM School Board
Amy Wallgren, Kristina Ehnert, Julie Adams, and Wendy Hetland will be four newcomers on the New York Mills school board. With 13 of the 14 precinct totals at 11 p.m. on Tuesday night, Wallgren had the most votes with 1,297, followed by Ehnert with 1,119, then Adams with 1,111 and...
November 7, 2012 - 3:05am
Gerber to be first female mayor in NYM; Roder and Schik take open council seats
Julie Gerber will be the first female mayor of New York Mills. Gerber won the seat with 315 votes against candidate Kenny Friese, who had 254 votes, according to unofficial totals on Tuesday night. Gerber has previously served a four-year term on the city council. Betsy Roder...
November 7, 2012 - 3:04am
Ottertail, Richville, Dent and Township election results
With little to no competition, incumbents easily won their seats back in elections in Ottertail, Richville, Dent and most area townships. Ottertail In Ottertail, Heather Rosenthal was reelected to her position on the city council with 215 votes. This will be her second 4-year term...
November 7, 2012 - 3:03am
Steady stream at the polls: Voter turnout strong in state, county
A remarkable 91 percent of all eligible voters in Otter Tail County poured into the polls Tuesday, mirroring reports of high turnout around Minnesota...
November 7, 2012 - 2:59am
November 2, 2012
Three burglaries reported yesterday in Otter Tail County; Perham area resident awakens to find intruder in the house
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department responded to three reports of burglaries yesterday. A resident near Perham, on Aerovilla Road, was awakened shortly after midnight on Thursday, Nov. 1 after hearing the dog bark. The resident heard a door shut, turned on the lights, and...
November 2, 2012 - 2:02pm
October 26, 2012
After 27 DWIs, Bettcher to go free once more
NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. - People here know Danny Bettcher for all the wrong reasons. Many also know the number: He's had 27 convictions for drinking...
October 26, 2012 - 8:44am
October 23, 2012
Vergas man, New York Mills teen injured in accident
Two drivers were injured in an accident between New York Mills and Bluffton on Saturday, according to a report by the Minnesota State Patrol. A 1990 Chevrolet pickup, driven by a 17-year-old from New York Mills, was southbound on 570th Ave. and failed to yield the right of way, entering...
October 23, 2012 - 9:32am
October 16, 2012
School bus sideswipes car near Perham
The driver of a school bus has been cited for failure to yield after a minor accident near Perham last week. According to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol, the driver of the bus, 58-year old Larry Grieger of New York Mills, sideswiped a car at the junction of Highways 10...
October 16, 2012 - 10:05am
October 7, 2012
Meridee Gabbard publishes book
PERHAM, Minn. - Meridee Gabbard was never a writer. But when her son collapsed on a basketball court two years ago due to cardiac arrest, suffered 30 minutes without oxygen and spent months in recovery, Gabbard needed a way to cope. During her son Zach's recovery, Gabbard started...
October 7, 2012 - 11:36pm
October 4, 2012
Alex man dies in crash -- had ties to Perham and Detroit Lakes area
A 42-year-old Alexandria man -- with ties to the Perham and Detroit Lakes area -- died following a one-vehicle crash on Highway 29 Friday night. Kyle Neitzert was driving his 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT2 north, just south of the intersection with County Road 13 at about 10:30 p.m....
October 4, 2012 - 10:55am
Grass fires throughout area Wednesday, snow to fall Thursday
According to a report from the New York Mills Fire Department, grass fires were battled north and south of New York Mills simultaneously Wednesday...
October 4, 2012 - 7:05am
October 3, 2012
Wolverines alum collapses during volleyball game Tuesday evening
The Perham-Wadena Deer Creek volleyball game was temporarily suspended and the gymnasium cleared during the third set of play after a fan in...
October 3, 2012 - 2:04pm
September 27, 2012
Two injured in motorcycle crash
Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash near New York Mills Tuesday evening. Michael Wallgren, 36, of Burtrum was driving and Angela Fisette, 36, of Perham was the passenger. They were heading westbound on County Road 67 approaching a curve when the motorcycle went off the...
September 27, 2012 - 10:44am
September 19, 2012
Shopko grand opening draws crowds
Beginning around 8 a.m. last Thursday, eager shoppers lined up outside the Perham Shopko, waiting for the doors to open at about 9 a.m. The...
September 19, 2012 - 3:25pm