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DL man sentenced for animal cruelty
Murder suspect bludgeoned Otter Tail County mother, son with pipe wrench, charges say
County museum abloom with events this weekend
Commemorating the one-room schoolhouse: Museum seeks stories, photos, info on country schools for upcoming book
'The Ash Girl': DLHS's spring play offers darker take on familiar fairy tale
Vikings open season at home against 49ers, have four nationally televised games
Raiders down Patriots late in season-opening victory
Summit to address football concerns in Minnesota
Gorden to be inducted to MHSGCA Hall of Fame
Nordick selected as new Park Rapids Activities Director, head football coach
Unwrapping #MeToo with grace
It's almost time to light the 'Fire in February': DL preacher's plans taking shape to mobilize community to read Bible's Book of Acts
'Fire in February': DL preacher hopes to mobilize local faith community to read Bible's Book of Acts
LP-A Elementary recognized for achieving positive student outcomes
Snappy side: Festive Pomegranate Salad sure to shine on holiday menu
friends & neighbors
Parent company of Herberger's could be headed for liquidation
Detroit Lakes couple forced to spend extra $2,000 on flights home after being stranded in Mexico by Sun Country
Peterson: Work mandate for food stamps imperils next farm bill
Arvig to boost workforce by 160
Ketter joins Mid-Minnesota as DL branch manager
Special music event coming to DL library April 24
What's coming up for arts and entertainment around the region
What's new in arts and entertainment around the region
Crawling with creativity: Detroit Lakes' 2nd Annual Art Crawl set for April 19-21
Stories sought for new musical set in Otter Tail County
Merle R. Meyer
George B. Scarborough
Family of slain child says multiple people called Otter Tail County social services
Letter: Help make these school projects community plans
Letter: Thumbs up to all you snowplow drivers
Letter: An alternative DL school building plan
Divided loyalties--don't be quick to judge
Ice-out shaping up to be late: Brutally cold April will impact May fishing opener
Wild turkey a success story in Minnesota
Snowy start to steelhead season: Despite snowstorm, Brule River anglers turn out for opener
Now is the time to clean, repair your birdhouses
Let's bring back the fishing pier at Dunton Locks
Getting ahead of the curve: Cancer rehab in DL helps patients get back into life
'We'll strive to be fair': Two of Becker County’s top legal eagles talk about upcoming judgeships
Ruby's Pantry helps families make ends meet; Local mom of 7 shares her story
Adolescent anxiety is on the rise, and social media may be part of the problem
Minnesota Made: Enjoy some movies shot in the Lake of 10,000 Lakes
Letter: Ice palace co-chairs thank the community
Youth fishing derby on Little Detroit Lake was 'great success'
The walls came tumbling down: Ice palace demolished on Friday
Totally tube-ular!: Elementary school students get outside to slide
Polar Fest's inaugural hotdish challenge brings in big, hungry crowd
Otter Tail County
August 22, 2017
McFeely: Casino opponents get a victory, for now
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Opponents of a proposed casino project on Minnesota's Star Lake won an important victory Tuesday, Aug. 22, but whether...
August 22, 2017 - 9:15pm
July 27, 2017
Zebra mussels confirmed in Rush Lake in Otter Tail County
Zebra mussels have been found in Rush Lake in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR said in...
July 27, 2017 - 6:05pm
July 24, 2017
McFeely: Otter Tail County delays decision on Star Lake Casino
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners earlier this month voted to delay its next decision on a proposed casino/hotel/resort complex on...
July 24, 2017 - 5:02pm
July 19, 2017
Perham man hurt when strong winds cause semi to crash
A Perham man was injured when the semi he was driving was blown off the road by strong winds during a storm Monday afternoon on Highway 10 in Otter Tail County. Myron Leo Steinhofer, 54, of Perham was transported to the Perham hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries,...
July 19, 2017 - 12:29pm
May 13, 2017
Teen hurt in rollover crash near Staples
A Fergus Falls teen was hurt in a one-car rollover Saturday morning near Staples. Kayla Ruby Rastedt, 18, of Fergus Falls suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Staples hospital. According to the State Patrol, she was driving a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis eastbound...
May 13, 2017 - 7:05pm
One hurt when motorcycles collide near Underwood
An Elizabeth man was injured when his motorcycle rear-ended another motorcycle Saturday afternoon on Otter Tail County Road 35 north of Underwood. Thomas David Miranowski, 66, of Breckenridge, was northbound on a 2007 Yamaha. He was slowing to fix a mechanical problem when he was...
May 13, 2017 - 6:54pm
UPDATE: Authorities investigate deadly crash in Otter Tail County
Otter Tail County, Minn. (WDAY/WDAZ-TV)--Authorities in Otter Tail County are investigating a deadly crash. It happened around 6 Thursday morning...
April 13, 2017 - 3:53pm
March 20, 2017
Women who died within days of each other were related
FARGO—Family and friends have gathered here and in Minnesota's Otter Tail County to deal with the sudden, untimely deaths of two women...
March 20, 2017 - 10:17am
March 14, 2017
Homeowner charged with arson after fire destroys Ottertail home
OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Fire heavily damaged a home here Saturday night, March 11, resulting in officials calling it a complete loss, an Otter...
March 14, 2017 - 8:26am
February 13, 2017
Letter: Star Lake Casino a bad idea--don't drink the tribal Kool-Aid
You'd never realize from that Detroit Lakes Tribune's promotional piece about the Star Lake Casino that the South Arm of Star Lake is a big slough. A swamp. A wetland. A marsh. Sorry, all you developers who were meant to get all excited, there's no magic wand that will turn mud bottoms...
February 13, 2017 - 9:23am
February 8, 2017
Opponents say Star Lake Casino is far from a done deal
Opponents of the Star Lake Casino say the White Earth Nation project is still along ways from being built. It faces environmental obstacles,...
February 8, 2017 - 5:00pm
February 6, 2017
Both drivers die in head-on collision near Deer Creek Sunday; 2-year-old boy survives
The drivers of both vehicles were killed in a head-on collision Sunday afternoon near Deer Creek in Otter Tail County. The names were not released pending notification of relatives. According to the State Patrol, a 2001 Chevy Tracker, driven by a 63-year-old Parkers Prairie woman,...
February 6, 2017 - 11:51am
February 2, 2017
Build it and they will come...probably: Casino could lead to housing boom in Star Lake area
The new White Earth-owned Star Lake Casino near Dent could be the catalyst for developing the Star Lake, Dead Lake and Mud Lake area in Otter...
February 2, 2017 - 2:22pm
February 1, 2017
Letter: White Earth should shoot down plans for Star Lake Casino
Shooting Star Corporation has plans to build a new casino, which will be the third one for the White Earth Nation, at remote Star Lake in Otter Tail County. It's a bad idea. Here's why: First of all, it's an environmental disaster. It would replace a beautiful, wild, untouched area...
February 1, 2017 - 2:00pm
January 22, 2017
New York Mills man hurt in car-semi crash on Highway 10 Saturday
A New York Mills man was hurt when his Chevy Avalanche was rear-ended by a semi tractor-trailer rig Saturday morning. Daniel Eugene Hegg, 73, of New York Mills was taken to Tri-County Hospital in Wadena with non-life-threatening injuries, according to the State Patrol. He was wearing...
January 22, 2017 - 12:25am