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Otter Tail County Board adopt animal bite and dangerous dog ordinance
AgweekTV: Trade War Escalates
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
Perham chosen one of America's best small towns to visit
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
Rose Marie Guck
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
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Arnoldy makes dean's list at St. Cloud State
Doll makes Dean's List at Mayville State
Mural dedicated at Turtle Park
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Guest editorial: A bipartisan Farm Bill that works for Minnesota
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
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
crime and courts
May 23, 2018
Minnesota man sentenced for beating newborn 'like grown man'
ST. PAUL -- Johnny Taylor repeatedly punched his newborn son’s face like “he was a grown man,” almost killing him, according to a Ramsey...
May 23, 2018 - 7:11pm
May 22, 2018
Minn. teacher arrested for alleged child sexual abuse
DULUTH -- A 33-year-old Duluth middle school teacher has been arrested for alleged child sexual abuse. The woman was booked into the St. Louis...
May 22, 2018 - 3:53pm
May 20, 2018
Court orders stay of imposition
A judge in Otter Tail County ordered a Stay of Imposition on March 30 for a Pelican Rapids man, 55-year-old William Donald Dayton. He will have a felony charge reduced to a misdemeanor if the he remains law abiding during a five-year probationary period. Dayton had been convicted...
May 20, 2018 - 9:06am
May 19, 2018
Weekly police report - May 17 edition
May 7 • Assisted Perham resident with transportation. • Two-vehicle crash on Lakeside Dr/W Main St; no injuries. May 8 • Issued verbal warning for speed. • Issued verbal warning for stop sign violation. • Issued verbal warning for handicap parking violation. • Issued verbal...
May 19, 2018 - 10:56am
Sheriff's report - May 17 edition
Thefts in rural Perham, Henning Appliances were taken from a vacant dairy farm north of Perham. The incident was reported to sheriff deputies on May 9. The location of the theft was along Highway 51, near Little Pine Lake. Two gopher traps were taken from a garage south of Ottertail...
May 19, 2018 - 9:06am
May 17, 2018
Public asked for help finding a missing two-year-old child: May be in Iowa or Minnesota
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with the Camden Police Department in South Carolina are asking for the publics...
May 17, 2018 - 11:38am
May 16, 2018
Minnesota man charged with pulling down sleeping woman’s pants on train
ST. PAUL -- A woman was sleeping on a light rail train heading into downtown St. Paul earlier this spring when she was startled by a man pulling...
May 16, 2018 - 9:33pm
Study: Minnesota has the least drug problems in the country
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota is the state in the country with the least drug problems, according to a personal finance website that studies a variety...
May 16, 2018 - 4:32pm
May 15, 2018
'I refused to quit fighting.' Woman turned to meth after husband was killed, but drug court rescued her
FARGO—Laura Gaarsland sits at the dining room table of her north Fargo home chuckling at a photo of her family in 2013. "We were trying...
May 15, 2018 - 7:02pm
May 14, 2018
Alexandria man charged with dangerous chase, fight with officers in Detroit Lakes
DETROIT LAKES, Minn.—An Alexandria man has been charged in Becker County District court after he allegedly led a deputy on a dangerous...
May 14, 2018 - 10:04pm
Firefighter, injured in assault outside Minnesota bar, dies from injuries
FORADO, Minn. — A man who was assaulted outside of a bar and grill has died from his injuries. Steven "Beaver" Hlinsky, 46, a long-time...
May 14, 2018 - 1:53pm
May 11, 2018
County DWI court notes 10 years of success
County residents who overcame addiction to alcohol, through the Otter Tail County DWI Court program, conveyed their success stories to county commissioners on May 1. This was part of the 10-year recognition of the county DWI Court. "When we started here in 2008, we were one of only...
May 11, 2018 - 12:22pm
Perham police report - May 10 edition
May 1 • Responded to Perham business for alarm; false alarm. • Issued verbal warning for stop sign violation. May 3 • Caller reported hit and run in private parking lot. • Issued verbal warning for speed. • Caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; all okay. •...
May 11, 2018 - 8:19am
May 4, 2018
Weekly police report - May 3 edition
April 23 • Driver spun tires in private parking lot causing rocks to strike another vehicle breaking rear window. • Caller reported vehicle parked on roadway for extended time. • Caller requested welfare check on Perham resident; all okay. • Caller reported intoxicated male...
May 4, 2018 - 8:35am
April 28, 2018
Detroit Lakes man sentenced for animal cruelty for slamming puppy into floor full of feces several times, injuring it
Brandon Scott Hesse Hamilton, 32, of Detroit Lakes has been sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of animal cruelty. According...
April 28, 2018 - 12:38pm