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County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
Minnesota FFA Foundation presents jackets to members of Perham FFA Chapter
Rural Dent man arrested following road accident
Weekly police report - Jan. 18 edition
Minnesota Misery: Vikings dominated by Eagles in NFC Championship game
Fast start, strong finish helps Perham close out Esko
Bears steal pivotal section game from Lakers
If Vikings win Sunday, expect Super Bowl ticket prices to jump
Ahmad Rashad, neighbor Michael Jordan cheer on Vikings
Michael John Grismer
Colton Norbert Benke
On the night you were born the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered. "Life will never be same." Because there had never been anyone like you ever in the world. So enchanted with you were the wind
Oscar James Buchanan
Congratulations to Kenny Richter on his retirement! Kenny is retiring December 31, 2017 as a Combination Technician with Arvig Enterprises, Inc. in Perham. Kenny has been with the Company for over 40 years
Lyla Faye Haman
Wanted: (Grumpy) Head brewer
VIDEO: Brothers re-open Perham tire business
Nominations being taken for 2018 Chamber Choice Awards
Perham Living makes U.S. News & World Report's list of Best Nursing Homes for 2017-18
Nelson named General Manager of the year
Dent Fiesta to raise money for local projects
Rock-A-Booster 4H Club Wins Award
Miss Perham and Miss Heart of the Lakes Pageant, Jan. 13
Hey, baby: Perham Health’s first baby of the New Year is born
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
Do cars need to pull over for police during pursuit?
Ice fishermen, we need your help
LETTER: No more taxpayer money to group without full disclosure
Once again, I'm drinking the purple Kool-aid
Cold weather tips for stalled or stuck vehicles
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
A whole 'slew' of fun: Slew Foot Family Christmas Concert to hit Perham
Free Matinees in Perham are a tradition that goes back decades
Christmas bake sale and concert to be held in Vergas Dec. 3
'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
January 19, 2018
Two-vehicle crash leads to injuries
A two-vehicle crash led to injuries Sunday afternoon. The accident occured on Highway 10 at milepost 55 near Hobart Township at 12:30 p.m. The Kia Sportage was traveling east on highway 10 in the right lane alongside a semi traveling also traveling east in the left lane. The Chevy...
January 19, 2018 - 8:21am
January 8, 2018
Four-vehicle crash near Perham leads to non-life-threatening injuries
A four-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County sent two people to the hospital Friday evening. At 5:26 p.m., a 2013 GMC Sierra driven by Barbara Joanne Olson, 67, of Frazee, Minnesota, was southbound on County Road 60 when she attempted to cross U.S. Highway 10 about 5 miles northwest...
January 8, 2018 - 8:00am
January 6, 2018
Four-vehicle crash near Perham leads to non-life-threatening injuries
PERHAM, Minn.—A four-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County sent two people to the hospital Friday evening. At 5:26 p.m., a 2013 GMC Sierra driven by Barbara Joanne Olson, 67, of Frazee, Minnesota, was southbound on County Road 60 when she attempted to cross U.S. Highway 10 about...
January 6, 2018 - 9:18am
December 27, 2017
Two adults, child die in Hibbing fire; another child critically injured
HIBBING, Minn. — Two adults and a child are dead and another child is being treated for life-threatening injuries after an early morning...
December 27, 2017 - 8:39am
December 25, 2017
3 escape Suburban after it plunges into lake on Christmas Eve
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Three people escaped a vehicle after it broke through the ice Sunday, Dec. 24, on Little Detroit Lake here. The Becker...
December 25, 2017 - 1:04pm
Two drivers involved in Henning area accidents
Two drivers, one of who was injured, were involved in traffic accidents near Henning, one in the early morning and the other in the early evening on Dec. 11. A Deer Creek resident rolled a vehicle close to 6 a.m. at the intersection of Highways 67 and 140, northeast of Henning. The...
December 25, 2017 - 11:08am
December 14, 2017
Minn. man, 75, dies, three teens injured in crash on icy Highway 71 near Bemidji
BEMIDJI, Minn. -- A 75-year-old Park Rapids man has died and three teenagers were injured in a crash on an icy, snow-covered state Highway 71...
December 14, 2017 - 7:46pm
December 3, 2017
Staples teen dies in collision with semi on 210
David Jacob Miller, 17, of Staples died Thursday morning when the 2000 Horse Buggy Landau he was driving was rear-ended by a 2011 Mack 600 semi-truck driven by Douglas William Calkins, 60, Deerwood. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Miller's horse and buggy was westbound on...
December 3, 2017 - 5:09pm
November 20, 2017
Three-year-old wounded by accidental gunshot in Deer Creek
DEER CREEK — A 3-year-old in Deer Creek was apparently shot by a 5-year-old Sunday morning, Nov. 19, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said. The victim is in stable condition at Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, the office said without releasing any names.
November 20, 2017 - 8:19am
September 26, 2017
Authorities asking for public's help in hit and run case
The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public's help in locating a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash on Aug. 22. between midnight and 12:30 a.m. The vehicle was believed to be traveling eastbound on I-94 , just west of the Brandon exit in an active construction zone when...
September 26, 2017 - 3:58pm
September 1, 2017
Elmer’s Texas Barbecue destroyed in fire
In the early morning hours on Friday, Rodger Heaton, owner of Elmer’s Texas Barbecue, was jolted from his sleep by a loud boom. Confused and...
September 1, 2017 - 5:31pm
August 16, 2017
Vehicle loses power, goes into ditch
The driver of a Ford F150 went into a ditch when his truck suddenly lost power on Highway 78. Jeffrey Fritz, 31, was traveling north on the highway. He was transported to Perham Hospital for minor injuries. He was wearing his seat belt at the time of the crash and alcohol was not...
August 16, 2017 - 1:50pm
August 8, 2017
One injured after car hits tree
A Pelican Rapids man was injured Sunday evening while traveling in a Toyota Sienna on Highway 108. The vehicle, which was driven by Hodan Ismail Ali, 29, was eastbound near the Bur Oak Hills Road intersection when it entered the right ditch and hit a tree, causing the car to roll...
August 8, 2017 - 12:29pm
August 1, 2017
Motorcyclist struck from motorcycle by deer
While travelling northbound on Highway 59, a motorcyclist was struck from a motorcycle by a deer. The motorcycle come to a rest on the shoulder of the highway after continuing on for approximately 300 feet, after the driver, Dean Earl Nelson, 61, of Erhard, was struck from it. Nelson,...
August 1, 2017 - 9:51am
Motorcyclist loses control, lands in median
A motorcyclist lost control in the left lane while travelling eastbound on Interstate 94 on July 29 and ran off the road into the median just before 1 p.m. The driver of the motorcycle, William Terrance Casey, 52, of Dilworth, was transported to Lake Region Hospital with non-life...
August 1, 2017 - 9:48am