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Jeremy Tyler Dempewolf, 23, of Fergus Falls, appeared in Otter Tail County District Court on May 17 for allegedly knowingly failing to give written notice of his new residence to a corrections agent. As a predatory offender, he was also was cited for failure to register with the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction in the area where he works. The charges add up to a felony case. On Jan. 13, 2013, it was discovered that Dempewolf’s ankle bracelet had been tampered with.
The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office reported that on May 16 a truck hit three power lines north of Pelican Rapids, leading to temporary outages. The incident took place at 1:07 p.m.
‘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 to answer a question about it. Contact us at 346-5900 or email email@example.com . Congrats to Don Seifert, who was the first to let us know that Frank Bernauer and Art Hemmelgarn were the subjects of last week’s History Mystery photo. Many others submitted the right answer, too.
As the weather continues to warm up, more and more people are taking their first walk, run, or bicycle ride down Ottertail’s new bike path. The path, which was completed last fall, serves as a connection between the “old town” portion of Ottertail City and the newer area along Highway 78. At the May 16 regular meeting of the Ottertail City Council, councilors approved a motion to fund a ribbon-cutting event for the city’s new walking/bike path. The budget for the event was estimated at $300. “We will meet at 11 a.m.
Once again the Perham “Go-Getters” represented the community with style at the area Walk MS. This year’s walk was held May 5 at the M State Community College in Fergus Falls. Walkers and volunteers came together with a single goal of stomping out Multiple Sclerosis. Walkers could choose the quarter-mile laps indoors or one-mile laps outdoors.
Keller Williams Realty held a successful Red Day food drive outside of Service Foods in Perham recently, collecting 489 pounds of food and $519.
Winners of the 2013 North Dakota Professional Communicators Communications Contest were recently recognized at the annual spring conference in Minot, N.D. Twenty one members earned 122 awards for their work in print media, photography, advertising, writing for and development of the web, promotion, public relations, marketing, speeches and books. Among the winning members is Merrie Sue Holtan, of Perham. Holtan received three first place awards for specialty articles about home, sports and travel, as well as a first place award for a personality profile.
Two Perham Health Clinic employees were recognized for their contributions to the nursing profession by Sanford Health at its May 9 awards ceremony. Prior to the event, Sanford employees were invited to submit nominations for nurses they felt were deserving of special recognition.
Shopko Hometown in Perham donated $250 to the Perham Agricultural Society.
Potatoes, fuel, oil and equipment were among items destroyed after an R.D. Offutt storage building was struck by lightning. The building, located on Highway 29 near Bluffton, was struck during a storm at about 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. Fire departments from Bluffton, Deer Creek and Wadena were dispatched to the scene. Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent