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Twenty-three head of Black Angus cows and 32 Black Angus calves, valued at approximately $50,000, are missing from a farm near Henning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department said the owner noticed the missing cattle when he was moving the herd and conducted a head count. Authorities believe the cattle were stolen sometime in the last 10 days. They were taken from a property at Rocky Ridge Road southeast of Henning. An investigation is continuing. By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent
Two people were injured in an accident near Vergas yesterday morning. Torey Sonnenberg, age 36, of Vergas, was parked in an approach along Highway 17 when his vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck driven by Doreen Richard, 68, also of Vergas, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said.
Up to a nine percent property tax levy increase may be enacted in the 2014 tax year for the Perham-Dent School District. At a meeting last week, the school board set a preliminary tax levy of $3.07 million, up 9.17 percent from this year’s $2.8 million. The preliminary levy may be lowered, but cannot go up further, before being finalized in December. The Minnesota Department of Education determines the maximum school levy amounts using data provided by the schools, according to Perham-Dent Superintendent Mitch Anderson.
What family is this? ‘History Mystery’ is a weekly feature of the Perham Focus. Working in partnership with the History Museum of East Otter Tail County, we will publish a ‘mystery photo’ each week, challenging you, our readers, to answer a question about it.
Jean Hallberg, a local financial associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, has been designated as Certified in Long Term Care (CLTC). The CLTC program is independent of the insurance industry and focuses on helping financial service professionals meet their client’s long-term care needs.
This Saturday, Sept. 28, pack a lunch and head to Glendalough State Park for a fun-filled day of fall family activities. At 10 a.m., a park naturalist will lead a casual ride of about four miles along the new Glandalough bike trail. Riders will learn about the fall changes in the prairie and forest while getting the chance to enjoy the autumn scenery. Participants should meet with their bikes, water and sunscreen at the park’s trail center. After lunch, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., Archery in the Park will be offered at the Molly Stark picnic area.
He was dying. He just knew it. Flat on his back on a bed in the intensive care unit in a hospital in Alexandria, Minn., hooked up to strange machines that measured just how fast, he kind of figured, his death was arriving. His wife was there beside him. He kind of remembers telling her things like what to do about the farm, what needed doing, where things were, how to run the furnace, other odds and ends that seemed important (but in fact were not, all things considered). Mostly, he remembers nurses draining blood from him by the gallon.
I would like to thank all of the wonderful community members who participated in the United Way Day of Caring event on Sept.
As the effort got underway to turn the tragic shootings at the Washington Navy Yard into one more politically-charged anti-gun drama, some facts surfaced, much to the dismay of the media and those who would use the killings as another attempt at “reasonable gun laws.” With a figure of over 20,000 gun laws already on the books, when is enough, enough? (That figure is often touted, and dates back to 1965 – before the sweeping and prolific passage of laws made after the assassination of Robert F.
Perham’s first-ever Day of Caring has received praises from all directions within the community. “We had a final count of 92 students,” said Christi Stoll, the Volunteer and Events Coordinator at United Way of Otter Tail County. That number far exceeded her expectations: she had been hoping 50 students would register. Even though it was drizzling and foggy for most of the morning last Wednesday, nine private home and four city projects were still finished an hour before expected. Garbage bags were filled with trash and leaves, fences painted and flower beds cleaned. “People neve