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Otter Tail County first in state to raise tobacco purchasing age
Vergas man sentenced for injury crash
Perham man sentenced for assault
Sheriff's Report: Close to $3,000 in items taken from storage locker
Perham Police Report
Otters down Laker girls in hockey opener
Perham marches on with 48-17 victory over Two Harbors
Video preview: Perham ready to face Two Harbors in Class AAA Tournament
Otter Tail County to host 2019 Minnesota Governor’s Deer Opener
Perham boys win second straight with a statement
Josephine Elizabeth Petru
Maxine June Mittag
Lakeshore real estate market up, down in town
New car and pet wash in Perham is a first for LAC
MNsure open enrollment begins with new software
Mall of America has splashy plans for water park upgrade; nonprofit financing proposed
AgweekTV: 70th Harvest
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
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 will make it more difficult for young adults to quit smoking
Opinion Letter: Tobacco 21 is a policy designed to fail
I got my first deer 50 years after military training
Ask a Trooper: Is my ride too low?
Kindness is Contagious: Kindness lights up the space around us
Perham Area calendar
Solo show about Walt Whitman explores male relationships: Cultural Center to host 'Leaves of Grass -- Illuminated" on Nov. 3
Perham Area calendar
Adam Thielen's cousin co-authors new book about his rise from small-town boy to NFL star
November is National Diabetes Month: Perham's Paul Sonnenberg has lost 120 pounds to gain freedom from type 2 diabetes
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
Otter Tail County Sheriff
November 7, 2018
Fitzgibbons wins Otter Tail County Sheriff's race by .03 percent
Current Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons is the next sheriff of Otter Tail County. In a tight race, he edged out opponent and Fergus Falls Police...
November 7, 2018 - 1:05am
October 31, 2018
Sheriff's Report: Accident southwest of Underwood
A driver was injured slightly in a one-vehicle accident southwest of Underwood, near Wall Lake, just after midnight in the early morning of Oct. 27. Dense fog was a factor in the accident, with the driver ending up in the ditch. The mishap took place near the intersection of Highways...
October 31, 2018 - 3:43pm
Report says sheriff deputy actions justified in Randklev case
An investigative report says the discharge of a firearm by an Otter Tail County sheriff deputy in the Anthony Randklev incident on July 22, 2018, was justified. Randklev, 39, of Pelican Rapids was taken into custody near Erhard, following an abduction. He was not injured and the woman...
October 31, 2018 - 11:09am
September 14, 2018
The Sheriff's Report: Neglect of child cited in court case
According to the county sheriff detention center documents, a Perham woman was in custody related to neglect of a child charges. Taken to the county jail in Fergus Falls, reported by law enforcement on Aug. 31, was 20-year-old Amanda Guddendorf. Court records state that a three-month-old...
September 14, 2018 - 9:06am
September 7, 2018
Burglary in Deer Creek reported Aug. 27
The theft of close to $100 in quarters was reported to the sheriff office from a resident of Deer Creek on Aug. 27. Entry was made through a window and the money was taken from a glass jar. Deputies have conducted several interviews. Meds stolen near Bluffton A restaurant east of...
September 7, 2018 - 8:55am
July 26, 2018
Stolen property recovered
More than $3,000 worth of items stolen from a home at North Ten Mile Lake, southwest of Dalton, have been recovered. Sheriff deputies reported on July 18 that the stolen items were in possession of a juvenile. The youth took the items when the home owners were away from their residence,...
July 26, 2018 - 9:06am
June 24, 2018
Sheriff candidates to speak at candidate forum June 19
The Republican Party of Otter Tail County has scheduled a Candidate Forum for Kile Bergren, Barry Fitzgibbons and Jason Hoaby, who have filed as candidates for election as Sheriff of Otter Tail County. The Forum will take place before the GOP Party of Otter Tail meeting on Tuesday,...
June 24, 2018 - 9:57am
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 24, 2018
Otter Tail County Sheriff's report - May 24 edition
Camper destroyed by fire Fire destroyed a camper at Sybil Lake, south of Vergas. The incident was reported to sheriff deputies on May 14. The Vergas fire chief, in communication with County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke, said the items lost inside the 8-by-24-foot camper...
May 24, 2018 - 9:06am
May 20, 2018
Fergus Falls Police Chief Bergren announces run for Otter Tail County Sheriff
Kile Bergren recently announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Otter Tail County. Bergren and Sheriff Brian Schlueter have worked closely on many...
May 20, 2018 - 8:45am
May 11, 2018
Garages destroyed by fires in Otter Tail County
Two garages were destroyed by fires on May 6 in different parts of Otter Tail County. One fire took place at 1:13 p.m. southeast of New York Mills and the other fire was located northeast of Perham, The fire near New York Mills took place near Highway 76. Nothing of significance was...
May 11, 2018 - 11:20am
April 24, 2018
Rural Perham murder: Pipe wrench reportedly used in brutal killing of mother, son
FERGUS FALLS—Dressed in orange jail clothing and wearing restraints on his hands and feet, William Lynn Hillman had his first court appearance...
April 24, 2018 - 4:20pm
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons to file for Otter Tail County Sheriff
Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons announced his candidacy for Sheriff of Otter Tail County. Having served under current Sheriff Brian Schlueter,...
April 24, 2018 - 9:57am
April 21, 2018
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
Sheriff deputies, on April 11, reported that a house east of Erhard on Highway 24 had extensive damage following a fire. A heat lamp for chickens was the likely cause of the fire. Several baby chicks perished as a result of the fire. Safety experts note that some chickens may try...
April 21, 2018 - 8:40am
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