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Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
Looking for a little loot? You might find it at Arvig Park
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
New Heart O' Lakes league has kids hooked on fishing
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'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
Otter Tail County
January 24, 2018
Otter Tail County joins in call for more mental health facilities
County commissioners agreed with Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom on Jan. 23 that Minnesota's mental health system does not have the capacity...
January 24, 2018 - 1:52pm
January 21, 2018
New county website in the works
The county government website is up for renewal in 2018, and on Jan. 9 the five-person county board of commissioners approved a contract for...
January 21, 2018 - 9:30am
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners has an ongoing commitment to help fund the east and west county fairs, in Perham and Fergus Falls, respectively. However, in return for the ongoing financial assistance to the summer fairs is the county board's request for financial information...
January 21, 2018 - 8:18am
January 19, 2018
Feedlot expansion hearings held in Otter Tail
County commissioners, on Jan. 2, convened two public meetings on feedlot expansions, on behalf of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). County board members reminded attendees that testimony summaries are sent to the MPCA in St. Paul, with final decisions made at the state...
January 19, 2018 - 10:43am
January 7, 2018
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
The year 2018 will be very special for Otter Tail County as residents celebrate the county's 150th anniversary, dating back to 1868. An exhibit will open on Feb. 9 at the Otter Tail County museum (historical society) on the west side of Fergus Falls. The first group of non-Native...
January 7, 2018 - 2:29pm
Wind energy, solar projects have support from county board
Otter Tail County commissioners have responded to opposition to proposed wind and solar projects in Scambler and Dunn townships, north of Pelican Rapids. Commissioners expressed disappointment in seeing opposition to the projects from townships, lake property owners and lake associations....
January 7, 2018 - 1:29pm
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
January 5, 2018
Garbage amounts lower as recycling use increases in Perham
The single-sort recycling program that started in Perham last June has grown in users and appears to be a welcome addition to Perham's amenities....
January 5, 2018 - 2:17pm
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
December 24, 2017
County tax levy will likely increase 3.48 percent
Otter Tail County taxpayers will be seeing a smaller increase in their taxes in 2018 than they did in 2017. During the county board's annual levy and budget hearing, held Dec. 12, board members and County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein said the percent of levy increase from 2017 to...
December 24, 2017 - 11:24am
New EcoCenter in the works near Battle Lake
An EcoCenter for outdoor learning, research and creative activities—from biology to creative writing—will likely be built in Eagle Lake Township, south of Battle Lake. The center would be a cooperative effort with the University of Minnesota in Morris.
December 24, 2017 - 10:22am
December 18, 2017
Rethemeiers named as Outstanding Agriculturists from Otter Tail County
Arnie and Carol Rethemeier were recently honored at the 2017 NDSU Harvest Bowl as the Outstanding Agriculturist from Otter Tail County. Arnie...
December 18, 2017 - 10:05am
December 16, 2017
Ditch 48 hearing planned for Jan. 22
A public hearing for the redetermination of benefits for Ditch 48, in Otto Township west of New York Mills, will be held Jan. 22, 2018, at 7 p.m. at the County Law Enforcement Center in Ottertail City. The meeting will be held for property owners within the Ditch 48 catchment basin...
December 16, 2017 - 11:20am
December 7, 2017
Perham area calendar
Every Wednesday Community Meal Perham: At New Creation Lutheran Church from 5-6:30 p.m. Free meals served. Free will donations accepted. Thursday, December 7 Taste of the Holidays Perham: At Central Market from 3-7 p.m. Samplings from dozens of vendors; $5 a plate with proceeds benefiting...
December 7, 2017 - 11:19am
December 6, 2017
State could pass along funding responsibilities to counties
Possible state revenue shortfalls in 2018 could result in the state legislature passing along more funding responsibilities to Otter Tail County...
December 6, 2017 - 8:17pm