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Man accused of kidnapping, assault
Rally Day for dementia
Fargo couple involved in shootout with deputy tied to burglary at veterinary clinic
Tanker carrying de-icer rolls over on icy I-94 near Evansville
Eastern Minnesota under air quality alert
Vikings to dip into free agency
Lady Hornets’ playoffs run ends
Local Sports Scores - Thursday, March 6th
Rebels overcome halftime deficit, beat Vikings in OT
Lucky Fun Run will be March 15
In the Zone
Immersed in literature one word at a time
French toast brunch with Rep. Green in Lake Park Saturday
Social Security: Money earned pre-retirement shouldn’t reduce benefits
Essentia Health-St. Mary’s births
Remmen named to U of M dean’s list
Friends & Neighbors
Prairie chicken blind available next month at Hamden Slough
Brad Laabs: When do you think area lakes will be ice free?
Blane Klemek: Like Aladdin’s carpet, flying squirrels really don’t fly — they glide
Learn how to make maple syrup at Minnesota state parks
Bear researcher's two-week ‘trial’ concludes; judge will issue report in late April
Another try at Sunday liquor sales could start with 'baby step'
DL's Chris Reep earns top honors for growth
General surgeon joins Essentia Health St. Mary's in Detroit Lakes
A view from the top: Detroit Mountain construction in full force
ProBuild hires new general manager for DL, Hawley
Teacher exams important but not a one-size-fits-all
Eric Bergeson: Young or old, we’re all ‘phonies’
Letter: Thanks for your ‘Giving Hearts’ Becker County
Here’s how to get public records
Lynn Hummel: DIDOs — better than the Oscars
Grace Lutheran hosts Hop Into Spring Dinner March 22
Danell Haspel: ‘Wearin’ of the Green’ at Detroit Lakes Library
Piano duo to perform two concerts as part of Motion theater fundraiser Saturday at Holmes
Lakes Area Chorale, Youth Choir to make debut at March 9 concert in DL
Detroit Lakes library full of Dr. Seuss magic this month
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Miss Northwest Committee looking for volunteers
Northland Real Estate Guide
Guide to Becker County 2014
July 22, 2009
Otter statue location in Ottertail rejected due to burial mounds in area
OTTERTAIL - A state archaeologist gave the official "no" to a request to place the city of Ottertail's metal otter statue near the Highway 78/108 intersection. At the July 16 Ottertail City Council meeting, Ottertail Lions Club member Jerry Smith informed the council that the archaeologist...
July 22, 2009 - 9:21am
July 17, 2009
Otter Tail County COLA to discuss managing septic systems, ordinances
The general board meeting of the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) will be held Saturday, July 25, at 9 a.m. at the Community Center in Ottertail. Heidi Lindgren from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will present information pertinent to homeowners...
July 17, 2009 - 5:55pm
June 24, 2009
Ottertail's Smokin' Iron pulls off record-breaking event
A record-breaking Smokin' Iron event was pulled off Friday and Saturday in Ottertail, as the Region 3 Tractor Pull attracted the most ever hitches...
June 24, 2009 - 12:00pm
June 17, 2009
A smokin' legacy
The Smokin' Iron Tractor Pull has been something of a hidden treasure the last seven years, an event which is tucked away in the small and quaint...
sports / news
June 17, 2009 - 12:17pm
Ottertail to host seventh annual Smokin' Iron
The National Tractor Pullers Association kicks off the Region III tour with competition set to take place in Ottertail, at 7 p.m. Friday and...
sports / events
June 17, 2009 - 11:11am
September 25, 2008
A wild moose chase in Ottertail
At first glance, it appeared to many to be some sort of a practical joke: a moose cutout strategically placed in the middle of an autumn cornfield? And then the creature turned its head. Ottertail residents were greeted with a surprise visit from an unusual, and by all accounts,...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Ottertail COLA to discuss water plan
The Ottertail Coalition of Lake Associations will hold its last monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Ottertail Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. Darren Newville, District Manager of the East Otter Tail County Soil and Water Conservation District, will be the speaker...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Ottertail opens new 'cop shop'
"The needs that we have can be better met by working out of the center of the county," explained Operations Lieutenant Mike Boen, who has an office at the new Sheriff's Operations Center in the city of Ottertail. Boen served as one of the facility's tour guides on September 13,...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Tales from the bark side: Fannie the beagle
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where summer's magic show opens with a breath taking dawn and ebbs slowly into the west at sunset. Pinks, purples, oranges, reds and an assortment of other vivid colors parade across the sky in silent splendor. There are...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Tubing event winds up pretty uneventful
Last week, and for the first time this season, I went tubing down the Ottertail River. Now, you may (or may not) remember a column I wrote about a month ago concerning tubbing, another hobby of mine which involves paddling a large plastic storage tub around a reasonably sized body...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
July 23, 2008
Scrappy opponents want Otter Tail County to scrap proposed junkyard law
If nearly 150 people at an informational meeting had their way, Otter Tail County's "Junkyard Ordinance" rough draft would be headed immediately to the scrap heap. County officials had their backs against the walls -- literally -- at the July 9 New York Mills meeting. The county's...
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
Otter Tail requests rate increase
ST. PAUL - Minnesota regulators will decide whether to grant Otter Tail Power Co. its first electric utility rate increase in more than two decades. The Fergus Falls-based utility told regulators in a Tuesday hearing that it needs more revenue for the company to remain financially...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am
July 6, 2008
Bo Peep of the 21st century
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where the night has given way to a golden morning; replete with birdsong, flowers, and calming quiet not often found here at Rosswood. The dogs lay silently in their kennels after a night of singing back at coyotes and other...
July 6, 2008 - 12:00am