Skip to main content
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
May 15, 2018
Six people in the hospital after crash in Wadena County
Six people are in the hospital after a crash on Highway 10 in Verndale just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13. Minnesota State Patrol reports 77-year-old Charles Bimberg of Verndale was stopped facing north on Brown Street NW, then attempted to cross Highway 10. His vehicle was then...
May 15, 2018 - 9:24am
May 11, 2018
Garages destroyed by fires in Otter Tail County
Two garages were destroyed by fires on May 6 in different parts of Otter Tail County. One fire took place at 1:13 p.m. southeast of New York Mills and the other fire was located northeast of Perham, The fire near New York Mills took place near Highway 76. Nothing of significance was...
May 11, 2018 - 11:20am
April 21, 2018
Otter Tail Sheriff's Report - April 19 edition
Sheriff deputies, on April 11, reported that a house east of Erhard on Highway 24 had extensive damage following a fire. A heat lamp for chickens was the likely cause of the fire. Several baby chicks perished as a result of the fire. Safety experts note that some chickens may try...
April 21, 2018 - 8:40am
March 23, 2018
Sheriff's Report: Scams averted, Perham car accidents cause injuries
Sheriff deputies heard from a Clitherall resident on March 13 who reported that someone used his Social Security number to obtain two cell phones that were charged to the account of the Clitherall resident. The total bill was $500 but Verizon said the Clitherall resident will not...
March 23, 2018 - 11:31am
March 13, 2018
Perham woman injured in 2-vehicle crash near Frazee
A Perham woman was injured Thursday evening, March 8, in a two-vehicle collision on state Highway 87, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Anna Teresa Johnson, 34, suffered injuries that were not life-threatening in the crash, which occurred about 4:20 p.m., the Patrol report said....
March 13, 2018 - 4:26pm
January 28, 2018
Fight with brother leads to arrest
A fight between two brothers who were traveling in a vehicle east of Pelican Rapids resulted in the vehicle entering the ditch. Arrested was the driver, 51-year-old Troy Mitchell Dahl, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who had reportedly pointed a handgun toward Tyler Dahl of Pelican Rapids....
January 28, 2018 - 9:57am
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 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
June 30, 2017
Two injured in traffic mishap near Dead Lake
The Sheriff's Office reported two injuries in a motorcycle accident at 11:15 a.m. on June 23, along Highway 115 near Dead Lake in central Otter Tail County. "The motorcycle struck a deer and the driver and passenger were both ejected from the cycle," said County Sheriff Administrative...
June 30, 2017 - 6:10pm
May 24, 2017
Vehicle lands in ditch, man injured near Perham
Sheriff deputies reported that a driver lost control of his vehicle which entered a ditch at the intersection of Highway 13 and 500th Street, north of Perham and north of Big Pine Lake. The driver swerved to avoid hitting a deer on May 9. His injuries were minor, according to sheriff...
May 24, 2017 - 4:40pm
October 20, 2015
One person killed in car crash
Battle Lake-One person died in a car-semi truck crash about two miles west of Battle Lake near the Solid Waste Transfer Station on State Highway 210. The driver of the semi, Donald Becker, 64, of Park Rapids, sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Jesse Grabow...
October 20, 2015 - 10:47am
May 30, 2015
Two people hurt in crash near Dent
Dent-Two people are hurt after a crash west of Dent. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department says 68-year-old Richard Swanson of Dent was heading west on Highway 108 when he stopped for ducks in the road. An SUV driven by 43-year-old Nicole Rydell of Perham then rear ended...
May 30, 2015 - 8:23pm
March 19, 2015
Perham man injured after falling asleep at the wheel
A Perham man was hurt in a crash here overnight when he ran off the road after falling asleep at the wheel. Minnesota Highway Patrol officials said Jeffrey D. Fritz, 28, was headed east on Highway 10 near Mile Marker 70 shortly before 12:17 a.m. when he fell asleep at the wheel. Fritz’s...
March 19, 2015 - 12:18pm
February 18, 2015
UPDATED: Man injured in train-vehicle accident in Perham
The Perham Police Department has released the identity of the man injured Tuesday evening when his car was struck by a train in Perham. Alec...
February 18, 2015 - 2:31pm
June 20, 2014
Vergas man unhurt in one-car accident
A Vergas man escaped injury after his vehicle went off the road and landed in a slough. Joshua David Moltzan, 31, was driving a 1999 Pontiac Bonneville too fast along Leek Lake Drive in Vergas when he lost control of the car around a curve, according to a press release from the...
June 20, 2014 - 12:26pm