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Learning how to speak English in Perham: Language class lets loose at the first ESL Fiesta
Man files lawsuit after he slipped, fell at UND football game
13-year-olds involved in car theft, chase, crash in Otter Tail County
Perham locals bike and hike to beat MS
County ditch hearings review work near NY Mills, Dalton
Perham takes first at HOL-DGF, Belka medalist
Rooney no-hits Warroad on way to sweep of Warriors
Perham splits with Frazee in HOL finale
Glamping app offers quirky, quaint camping: Hipcamp.com encourages landowners to open space for camping
Bison runner Covington wins the Fargo Marathon women's 10K
Rose S. Martodam
Edna M. Holmquist
Del & Jan Meyer
Charles Herbert Carlson
Farmers under pressure
Forum Communications to purchase Rochester newspaper
May Beef Month: It's what's for dinner!
Future of Farming: First autonomous farm in region
Families feeding families: South Dakota farmers react to livestock opposition
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IN THE JUVENILE COURT OF BENTON COUNTY
So many options now for our 'last wishes'
These are some of the bravest faces around lakes country
Letter: Plan to see the movie 'Unplanned' -- our country needs it
Ask a Trooper: What do you think about raising speed limits?
My sepsis survivor's story: I was lucky
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Come on down: Forum columnist Nicole Phillips wins car on 'The Price is Right'
'I'm a good person': Schizophrenia has turned Kyle Larson's life upside down
'A big demon': Joe Johnson shares his story of addiction, getting clean, and the changed man he is today
'I can't stop moving': ADHD is an element of everyday life for 17-year-old Keagan Gilbert
A lifetime with the game - Raboin retires after three decades with DL hockey
'Living a roller coaster': Two years after the suicide of her son, Heather Berry is still haunted by grief and trying to adjust to a new normal
March 14, 2019
Frost reaches water main depth in Detroit Lakes; utility urges measuring water temperatures
Detroit Lakes Public Utilities is urging residents to check their water temperatures as frost penetrates deep into the ground, reaching the level...
March 14, 2019 - 9:26am
December 31, 2018
Otter Tail COLA fulfilled its mission in 2018
The year 2018 was another successful year for the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA). This was especially true with water...
December 31, 2018 - 11:00am
September 25, 2015
Area landowners send letter to DNR over proposed pumping project for Lake Improvement District
A recent decision to move forward with a pump installation program designed to alleviate continuing high water issues on Little McDonald, Paul, Kerbs and Devils Lakes, prompted a group of area landowners, farmers, irrigators and property stakeholders, to sign and send a three-page...
September 25, 2015 - 9:15am
July 31, 2015
Lake improvement districts hold annual meetings, discuss drainage plan
Three area lake improvement districts held their annual meetings within recent weeks, and one of the primary topics was the lake outlet plan that could affect them all. The LIDs, which met independently, were those of Little Pine and Big Pine lakes; Little McDonald, Kerbs and...
July 31, 2015 - 11:07am
July 16, 2015
Aquatic invasive species: more than just zebra mussels
Between billboards on the highway and notice signs on boat landings, zebra mussels get a lot of attention as an aquatic invasive species (AIS)....
July 16, 2015 - 1:53pm
May 19, 2015
Arsenic poses risks for area's private wells
FELTON, Minn. — Gerald Steinbach's well water contains an odorless, colorless, naturally occurring health risk that seeps from underground. The...
May 19, 2015 - 3:40pm
March 13, 2015
'Stick it to Fargo': Disputed Otter Tail comment does not sit well with Clay commissioners
MOORHEAD – A disputed comment has caused a rift between two county commissions that are partners in the Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion...
March 13, 2015 - 11:01am
February 23, 2015
Minnesota lawmakers want final say on water quality rules
Environmental groups are alarmed about an effort at the Minnesota Legislature to put the brakes on new rules designed to keep the state’s lakes and rivers clean. Unlike past attempts to give the Legislature more power over water protection, the latest effort involves...
February 23, 2015 - 10:42am
February 13, 2014
UPDATE: Water service lines at heightened risk of freezing up
Due to continuous extreme cold weather this winter, the frost table is lower than previous years. This may result in frozen water service lines in some places. If you are concerned about your service line freezing, you can check your water temperature by running your water until...
February 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
August 16, 2013
Water tower work progressing
Workers from Champion Coatings, of Savage, Minn., continue to transform the water tower by Prairie Wind Middle School. The work is to be completed...
August 16, 2013 - 10:03am
July 12, 2012
Boat parades a fun tradition on area lakes
Photos by Marie Nitke/FOCUS Fourth of July boat parades are always popular with local lake dwellers and their friends and family. Decked out...
July 12, 2012 - 1:52pm
September 7, 2011
Controlling water through the years: Drainage system benefits evolve
Discussions of drainage systems are regularly associated with high water levels and flooding - but that wasn't always the case. The ditch system in Otter Tail County was created in the early 1900s to rid farmlands of soggy conditions. Ditches have evolved into a system that now...
September 7, 2011 - 3:00pm
August 31, 2011
Devils Lake residents aim to end flooding, hope to form Lake Improvement District
Faced with record flooding, residents on Devils Lake are taking the first step to fight back. The Otter Tail County Board has adopted a resolution...
August 31, 2011 - 3:00pm
August 24, 2011
Perham-area flood relief plan could move forward
A proposal to alleviate flooding for Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes by including it in the Ditch 25 drainage system still has life. After...
August 24, 2011 - 1:00pm
August 17, 2011
Residents of flooded lakes near Perham search for solution: County holding public meeting on Ditch 25 system
Residents of Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes have had enough. This summer's fun has been replaced with efforts to keep rising water at...
August 17, 2011 - 3:00pm