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MN city council member faces disorderly conduct charge after berating reporter at meeting
DL man gets nearly 10 years for criminal sexual conduct
Two roadway accidents reported
Construction site theft near Perham
Nov. 13 is date for next tobacco ordinance hearing
Vikings' Adam Thielen ties NFL record, and Charlie Hennigan's family celebrates
Vikings’ 37-17 win over Jets puts them on top of NFC North
Perham wrestler Ty Moser commits to North Dakota State
Barnesville edges Perham for HOL Championship
Perham boys out in front at Bemidji Invitational
Marjorie Ruth Smith
Gustav Norel Arneson
McKenzie Jo-Lynn Layman
Dane Allen Field
Minnesota kids take part in chemical exposure study
New scam on Facebook urges you to forward this message to all your friends. Don’t do it.
Minnesota farmer talks process of going organic; rebates for certification available through MDA
Sanford Health namesake donated over $1 billion, and he still made Forbes billionaires list
Arvig donates to Empowering Kids Perham and St. Henry's
She grew up protesting outside abortion clinics. Now, she performs them at North Dakota’s only clinic.
Cool weather fails to drive off Harvest Fest crowd
Lions scholarship deadline Nov. 15
Family, friends pay tribute to Hawley grad who died unexpectedly
Traveling, broke and hungry: An inside look at what homelessness is like in Detroit Lakes
Do farm vehicles need pilot cars?
Ask A Trooper: Is it a violation if the third brake light stops working?
Ask A Trooper: Can a trooper write a ticket for an infraction they didn't witness?
Slow down to give and receive kindness
Linda: In the mail
Adam Thielen's cousin co-authors new book about his rise from small-town boy to NFL star
New book celebrates Otter Tail County's 150th anniversary
Perham area calendar - October 4 Edition
Area artists sought for mobile art project
The land of milk and money: Local dairy farmers cope with chronically low milk prices, uncertain futures
'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
October 10, 2018
Weekly police report
Oct. 1 • 10:14 a.m. Referred caller to appropriate agency for theft/fraud • 2:55 p.m. Complainant reported garbage piling up and causing odor at Perham residence • 3:32 p.m. Received report of possible OFP violation Oct. 2 • 2:50 p.m. Runaway juvenile • 5:07 p.m. Runaway...
October 10, 2018 - 11:17am
October 5, 2018
Weekly police report - Oct. 4 edition
Sept. 24 • 12:14 a.m. Caller reported suspicious individual, unable to locate • 4:15 p.m. Perham businesses reported receiving verbal threats; all okay Sept. 25 • 10:27 a.m. Two-vehicle crash at E. Main St./SE 2nd Ave.; no injuries • 1:36 p.m. Perham business reported vandalism...
October 5, 2018 - 6:20am
September 27, 2018
Weekly police report - Sept. 24 edition
Sept. 17 • 10:39 a.m. Perham merchant reported theft in progress • 3:54 p.m. two vehicle crash at intersection of southwest sixth avenue and southwest fifth street; no injuries Sept. 18 • 4:46 a.m. Perham resident reported person trespassing into private residence • 11:35...
September 27, 2018 - 8:01am
August 3, 2018
County residents warned about pop-up computer scam
On July 20 a county resident, using his computer north of Henning, received a pop-up page with a replica of a Microsoft screen. An audio told the resident to provide a money card for $100 in order to clear up computer infections. Unfortunately, the Henning area resident took the bait...
August 3, 2018 - 10:04am
June 21, 2018
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
The driver of a motorcycle sustained a broken leg in a cycle-deer accident south of New York Mills at 5:46 p.m. on June 12. The victim, who was taken to the Perham hospital, also sustained other lacerations. Sheriff deputies said the location of the accident was near the intersection...
June 21, 2018 - 8:52am
May 19, 2018
Sheriff's report - May 17 edition
Thefts in rural Perham, Henning Appliances were taken from a vacant dairy farm north of Perham. The incident was reported to sheriff deputies on May 9. The location of the theft was along Highway 51, near Little Pine Lake. Two gopher traps were taken from a garage south of Ottertail...
May 19, 2018 - 9:06am
May 6, 2018
Passenger injured in ATV accident
A teenage passenger on an ATV was injured at 6:30 p.m. on April 25 on 500th Street northeast of New York Mills, in the extreme northeastern section of Otter Tail County. Another teenager, age 16, was driving the ATV but was not injured. The injured passenger was transported by ambulance...
May 6, 2018 - 12:48pm
April 15, 2018
House break-in reported northeast of Fergus Falls
Sheriff deputies reported a break-in and thefts near Highway 18, northeast of Fergus Falls, on April 2. Homeowners reported the break-in at 6:26 p.m. Taken were a strong box from a bedroom, cash, collector coins, personal documents and other items. The investigation was continuing...
April 15, 2018 - 10:28am
March 30, 2018
Money recovered after OT County resident falls victim to scammer
Some of the money stolen by scammers from an 85-year-old female resident of Otter Tail County has been recovered. After an investigation took place, $29,000 was recovered. How much money was not recovered was not immediately available. On March 5 the victim received phone calls informing...
March 30, 2018 - 8:54am
March 10, 2018
Minor injuries in car crash near Pelican Rapids
A vehicle crash near Pelican Rapids, at the intersection of 190th Avenue and 410th Street near the south side of town, resulted in minor injuries to three juveniles. There were four juveniles in the car which included a juvenile driver. The single-vehicle accident took place at 4:13...
March 10, 2018 - 1:52pm
February 23, 2018
Man dies after paraskiing on West Battle Lake
Sheriff deputies reported on Feb. 19 that a Richville man died after paraskiing on West Battle Lake on Saturday, Feb. 17. The man was identified as 64-year-old Dennis Stanford of Richville, a community located southwest of Perham. "He was found unconscious and unresponsive on the...
February 23, 2018 - 12:06pm
February 17, 2018
Drug bust near Fergus Falls
A drug bust took place Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, about 1:30 p.m. near the Big Chief truck stop south of Fergus Falls, close to Interstate 94. County sheriff deputies referred media outlets to the State Highway Patrol. Later, area news outlets reported that State Patrol officers,...
February 17, 2018 - 9:06am
January 28, 2018
Fight with brother leads to arrest
A fight between two brothers who were traveling in a vehicle east of Pelican Rapids resulted in the vehicle entering the ditch. Arrested was the driver, 51-year-old Troy Mitchell Dahl, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who had reportedly pointed a handgun toward Tyler Dahl of Pelican Rapids....
January 28, 2018 - 9:57am
January 13, 2018
Tractors destroyed in rural Pelican Rapids fire
Sheriff deputies reported that five John Deere tractors were destroyed Dec. 31 in a fire on the north side of Prairie Lake, north of Pelican Rapids. The location was close to 450th Street and the time of the fire was 11:41 a.m. "Our office and first responders received a report of...
January 13, 2018 - 10:18am
January 6, 2018
Perham area resident loses $9,000 to scam artist
A Perham area resident was scammed and lost $9,000, thinking there would be a large inheritance. Sheriff deputies on Dec. 29 said they have suspects in mind. Authorities warn residents of Otter Tail County to beware of people who contact you posing as attorneys or banking personnel,...
January 6, 2018 - 11:13am