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Feedlot expansion hearings held in Otter Tail
Perham City council reorganizes
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
Community meetings set to discuss future of the HUB
Perham shuts down Pelican Rapids for 14th straight win
Jackets defense shuts down Frazee Girls
Perham grapplers win home finale against Detroit Lakes
Morris named finalist for NHSACA Coach of the Year
Take 5: Keys to the NFC Championship game
Michael John Grismer
Dollena "Dolly" Nundahl
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dr. Brooke Hamann serving on the Minnesota state emergency response team
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
If you’re using Facebook to find your news, you’re going to be seeing less of us
What is the correct following distance?
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
January 10, 2018
Circumstances around shooting of woman still unknown in Mahnomen County
MAHNOMEN, Minn. – Law enforcement officials are trying to piece together the circumstances that led to an unidentified woman being dropped...
January 10, 2018 - 7:06pm
December 25, 2017
Otter Tail County Sheriff's Reports
Man pulled from icy waters at Walker Lake A man was pulled from cold water at Walker Lake, just north of Otter Tail Lake, after his snowmobile crashed through thin ice on Dec. 16 close to noon. Ottertail city rescue crews pulled the man, Hubert Hovland, out of the water and transported...
December 25, 2017 - 11:08am
November 24, 2017
Weekly Sheriff's Department briefs - Nov. 23 edition
Threats made at residences in Deer Creek, New York Mills Sheriff deputies, on Nov. 14, responded to potentially dangerous domestic disturbances in Deer Creek and New York Mills. Threats had been made before calls came into the county sheriff office. "Law enforcement settled down a...
November 24, 2017 - 1:52pm
November 12, 2017
Scam averted near Pelican Rapids
A woman in rural Pelican Rapids was called by a scam artist saying he was employed with the state of Minnesota. He then ordered the woman to purchase iTunes and send them to a specific address. The woman contacted her son who in turn contacted the Otter Tail County sheriff's office...
November 12, 2017 - 9:57am
November 11, 2017
Weekly police report - Nov. 9 edition
Oct. 30 • Perham merchant reported receiving threatening voicemail. Oct. 31 • Provide traffic control due to power outage causing traffic lights to malfunction. • Two vehicle crash in private parking lot; no injuries. • Issued verbal warning for passing on the right. Nov....
November 11, 2017 - 10:18am
November 4, 2017
Weekly police report - Nov. 2 edition
Oct. 23 • Perham business reported gas drive-off. • Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with vehicle theft. Oct. 24 • Two-vehicle crash on SE 2nd Ave/SE 3rd St; no injuries reported on scene. • Assisted West Fargo Police Department with attempt to locate. • Assisted...
November 4, 2017 - 9:22am
October 27, 2017
Vandal uses shotgun, damages vehicle in Ottertail
Sheriff deputies said a vandal used a shotgun to shoot at a Ford Explorer in the town of Ottertail. The incident was reported on Oct. 19. "A slug was found inside the vehicle," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. "There were no immediate suspects." Van Dyke said...
October 27, 2017 - 3:32pm
October 22, 2017
Weekly police report - Oct. 19 edition
Oct. 9 • False alarm; security was testing alarms and failed to notify dispatch. • Perham resident reported theft of personal property. • Responded to Perham address for 911 hangup call; all okay. Oct. 10 • Perham business reported motorcycle parked on private property. •...
October 22, 2017 - 10:18am
October 11, 2017
Man sentenced after tipping boat while drunk, endangering lives of passengers
The driver of a duck boat that tipped on a Minnesota lake a year ago will be going to jail for drunk driving and child endangerment. Ronald Haugrud...
October 11, 2017 - 9:06am
September 29, 2017
UPDATE: Suspect, officers named following a high-speed chase that resulted in shots fired
Audubon, MN—The Becker County Sheriff's Office has confirmed an officer-involved shooting on Highway 10. According to a press release, just...
September 29, 2017 - 6:25pm
September 18, 2017
Perham police investigate three recent burglaries
Perham police are investigating three separate burglaries that have occurred over the past three weeks. Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby said burglaries were reported Sept. 1, 2 and 11 at three different locations around town: Jean’s the Right Plant Place, Ma’s Little Red Barn...
September 18, 2017 - 9:50am
August 22, 2017
Burglary takes place south of NY Mills
A spool of copper wire and welders were among the items taken from property on 535th Avenue, south of New York Mills. The incident was reported on Aug. 7 but the burglary likely took place several days earlier. The theft took placed at abandoned farm property near Highway 135. "The...
August 22, 2017 - 4:48pm
Aug. 8 Issued verbal warning for speed. Caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; transported for evaluation. Aug. 9 Transported dog at large to Lakeland Vet Hospital. Caller reported losing billfold. Transported injured dog at large to Lakeland Vet Hospital. Responded...
August 22, 2017 - 4:40pm
July 7, 2017
Frazee man gets 25 months after disturbance at Human Services
A rural Frazee man has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after bringing three knives to the Becker County Human Services Department, causing a disturbance, and being caught with Fentanyl patches. Donald Arthur Merrill, 45, of rural Frazee has been sentenced in Becker...
July 7, 2017 - 1:33pm
June 28, 2017
Video: Minnesota woman foreshadowed risky YouTube stunt before shooting boyfriend
HALSTAD, Minn. — A fatal shooting that happened here Monday evening, June 26, was captured on video for YouTube while a tweet posted before...
June 28, 2017 - 4:52pm