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Beautiful weather graces the final weekend of Water Carnival
8 Minnesota counties declared disaster areas, with more expected
Record rains, funnel clouds and 80-mph winds batter region from Larimore, N.D., to Crookston, Minn.
Sealcoating on Airport Road today
Neighbor, 16, saves fire victim in St. Paul duplex
Thielen enters training camp fighting for WR spot
Area wrestlers to compete in biggest tourney in U.S.
LP-A’s Swegarden tosses 2 TDs in All-Star classic
Angels head into playoffs
U-18 squad finish in 2nd place
In the Zone
New United Way president wants us to ‘pay it forward’
Photo of the Day
This guy’s got glass: Detroit Lakes artist creates stories using glass and light
Detroit Lakes FFA members travel to D.C. for conference
Youth attends language village immersion program
Friends & Neighbors
WE Fest 2014
79th Annual Northwest Water Carnival
Garden-grown delights: Union Central residents enjoying fresh veggies this summer
Kings of the kitchen
Assumption Catholic Church ‘blessed’ with parish center
Garfield company making its mark in the archery field
Brad Laabs: High water can cause dramatic changes on area lakes
Blane Klemek: Adaptable kestrels probably the most observed raptor
Now is the time to take a hunter safety course
Lake Mille Lacs night fishing opens July 21
Gasoline experts say ‘shop around’ for dips
Plain language award celebrated in MN
Norby traveling to D.C. for retail conference
DL woman opens up pet sitting business
Summer day care means tax credit
‘Survey shows’ is a good trend in itself
Jeff Van Wychen: Price of government to hit all time low
The race for campaign cash
Letter: Minimum wage increase a win-win
Teach your children common facts
Creedence, revisited: Band to play at Shooting Star Casino this Friday
Frazee Turkey Days is next weekend
Minnesota author to hold book signing in Detroit Lakes Saturday
Northwest Water Carnival continues through this weekend in Detroit Lakes
‘History Hike through Frazee’ starts at Lions Park July 26
Otter Tail County
June 24, 2010
Once destined for big lakeshore development, Dead Lake acreage is now preserved
Two hundred acres on Dead Lake will forever remain undeveloped, The Trust for Public Land and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced recently. The conservation deal concludes a battle over the proposed Blue Heron Bay development on Dead Lake. According to a news...
June 24, 2010 - 2:26pm
June 18, 2010
Bemidji woman injured in crash near Battle Lake
A Bemidji woman was injured in a broadside accident Friday afternoon near Battle Lake. The accident was reported at 1:39 p.m. at Highway 210 and Highway 78. Sherry L. Tucker, 61, of Bemidji was transported by Ringdahl Ambulance to Lake Region Hospital with non life-threatening...
June 18, 2010 - 10:46pm
May 31, 2010
Three injured as Explorer pulling boat plunges into lake in Otter Tail County
An SUV pulling a boat on Highway 78 Sunday in Otter Tail County left the roadway and entered a body of water, leaving three people injured. The accident was reported at 4 p.m. on Middle Lake Road and Highway 78 near the town of Battle Lake, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The...
news / accidents
May 31, 2010 - 1:39pm
February 9, 2010
Elbow Lake man gets 12 years for abduction, rape of teenage girl
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
news / crime
February 9, 2010 - 8:35am
March 18, 2009
Otter Tail County Green Day is coming
The Otter Tail County Garden Day will be held April 4 at the Underwood Public School. This year, two keynote speakers will be featured -- Tom Geiser, local hometown favorite and former co-owner of Landscapes by Tom and Greg, will lead off the day at 9 a.m. Endnote speaker, Eric...
March 18, 2009 - 10:30am
February 27, 2009
Fargo man in critical condition after head-on collision in Otter Tail County
FARGO - A 48-year-old Fargo man is in critical condition at a hospital here following a head-on collision Thursday morning on Highway 59 in Otter Tail County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Paul Polzin, 48, was driving a 2001 Buick southbound about 9:23 a.m.
February 27, 2009 - 12:59pm
January 14, 2009
Barroom bragging lands snowmobiler in jail
Snowmobiler Cody Vanlith, 22, Maple Lake, learned a lesson about bragging after his barroom tale ended up getting him arrested on Saturday night. The story started on Friday, January 9, when the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office attempted to stop a snowmobile for operating against...
January 14, 2009 - 12:00am
January 9, 2009
Snow clearing big business for New York Mills couple
NEW YORK MILLS - For a New York Mills couple, plowing snow is an enjoyable winter activity and small business at the same time. Sometimes though,...
January 9, 2009 - 12:00am
January 6, 2009
Jobless Minnesotans eligible for free tuition at MSCTC-Fergus Falls
Jobless Minnesotans may be eligible to receive free tuition at the Minnesota State Community and Technical Colleg Fergus Falls campus. President Ann Valentine announced today some classes beginning next week are not full, so the campus is making the openings available for people...
January 6, 2009 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Why did people choose Otter Tail County?
PERHAM - Wanted: Rural folks interested in preserving the history of their township. With Minnesota's 150th year of statehood being celebrated all year long, there is hardly a better time to be thinking about history -- be it in St. Paul or in Norwegian Grove Township, Otter Tail...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
February 28, 2008
County considers dog bite policy for strays
Stray dogs are a problem in Wadena County, according to Carolyn Hartman, coordinator of the Wadena County Humane Society, and commissioners agreed to look into developing a policy to address the issue. "I'm just concerned about what will happen in the future," Hartman said. "You...
February 28, 2008 - 12:00am