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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
June 21, 2018
Motorcyclist suffers broken leg near Mills
The driver of a motorcycle sustained a broken leg in a cycle-deer accident south of New York Mills at 5:46 p.m. on June 12. The victim, who was taken to the Perham hospital, also sustained other lacerations. Sheriff deputies said the location of the accident was near the intersection...
June 21, 2018 - 8:52am
May 19, 2018
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 6, 2018
Passenger injured in ATV accident
A teenage passenger on an ATV was injured at 6:30 p.m. on April 25 on 500th Street northeast of New York Mills, in the extreme northeastern section of Otter Tail County. Another teenager, age 16, was driving the ATV but was not injured. The injured passenger was transported by ambulance...
May 6, 2018 - 12:48pm
April 15, 2018
House break-in reported northeast of Fergus Falls
Sheriff deputies reported a break-in and thefts near Highway 18, northeast of Fergus Falls, on April 2. Homeowners reported the break-in at 6:26 p.m. Taken were a strong box from a bedroom, cash, collector coins, personal documents and other items. The investigation was continuing...
April 15, 2018 - 10:28am
March 30, 2018
Money recovered after OT County resident falls victim to scammer
Some of the money stolen by scammers from an 85-year-old female resident of Otter Tail County has been recovered. After an investigation took place, $29,000 was recovered. How much money was not recovered was not immediately available. On March 5 the victim received phone calls informing...
March 30, 2018 - 8:54am
March 10, 2018
Minor injuries in car crash near Pelican Rapids
A vehicle crash near Pelican Rapids, at the intersection of 190th Avenue and 410th Street near the south side of town, resulted in minor injuries to three juveniles. There were four juveniles in the car which included a juvenile driver. The single-vehicle accident took place at 4:13...
March 10, 2018 - 1:52pm
February 23, 2018
Man dies after paraskiing on West Battle Lake
Sheriff deputies reported on Feb. 19 that a Richville man died after paraskiing on West Battle Lake on Saturday, Feb. 17. The man was identified as 64-year-old Dennis Stanford of Richville, a community located southwest of Perham. "He was found unconscious and unresponsive on the...
February 23, 2018 - 12:06pm
February 17, 2018
Drug bust near Fergus Falls
A drug bust took place Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, about 1:30 p.m. near the Big Chief truck stop south of Fergus Falls, close to Interstate 94. County sheriff deputies referred media outlets to the State Highway Patrol. Later, area news outlets reported that State Patrol officers,...
February 17, 2018 - 9:06am
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 13, 2018
Tractors destroyed in rural Pelican Rapids fire
Sheriff deputies reported that five John Deere tractors were destroyed Dec. 31 in a fire on the north side of Prairie Lake, north of Pelican Rapids. The location was close to 450th Street and the time of the fire was 11:41 a.m. "Our office and first responders received a report of...
January 13, 2018 - 10:18am
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
August 11, 2017
Stolen mess hall bell returned to Camp Cherith after 35 years
In the fall of 1982 Camp Cherith, a local kids’ summer camp north of Vergas, was winding down for the year, closing for the winter, as usual. But this time, something was different. When maintenance came to check on the buildings they noticed an important piece was missing: the...
August 11, 2017 - 3:00pm
June 17, 2016
Fresh out of prison, Ottertail man nabbed for Dilworth Wal-Mart theft
An Ottertail, Minn., man who was arrested at the Dilworth Wal-Mart on Tuesday, June 14, on suspicion of attempting to make off with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise he didn't pay for told the arresting officer he had just got out of prison and was on parole. According to court...
June 17, 2016 - 10:24am
January 2, 2016
Detroit Lakes woman must repay $143,000 she stole from employer
DETROIT LAKES, Minn. -- For the second time in 10 years, a Detroit Lakes woman has been found guilty of embezzlement. Late last month, Stephanie Jo Disse, 45, was sentenced for stealing about $143,000 from her employer in Becker County district court. She was sentenced on one felony...
January 2, 2016 - 11:24am
December 14, 2015
Woman gets year in prison for stealing TVs from Walmart
DETROIT LAKES,Minn. -- A Detroit Lakes woman has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for stealing several televisions from Walmart. Tonya Love Lee Arthur, 36, was found guilty of felony theft and sentenced to one year and one day in prison. She was also fined $1,000 and...
December 14, 2015 - 12:16pm