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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
August 20, 2012
Wadena man faces malicious child punishment charge
A Wadena man faces a felony count of malicious punishment of a child as well as gross misdemeanor assault after a July 12 incident. Court documents said on July 16, Wadena County authorities and human service workers spoke with a woman regarding an assault on her child. She said...
crime / news
August 20, 2012 - 8:50am
August 16, 2012
Zebra mussels infest new pond in Otter Tail County, report shows
Despite having multiple waterways and more lakes than any other county in the U.S., Otter Tail County has stayed relatively 'safe' from aquatic invasive species infestations when compared to others in Minnesota. Yet, zebra mussels have made their mark here. The nonnative species...
August 16, 2012 - 9:52am
August 6, 2012
Second otter attack reported in the Northland
Forget pesky mosquitoes or black bears. It's angry otters that are chasing visitors out of the woods in northern Minnesota. In less than a month, unusually aggressive otters have attacked two Twin Cities women swimming in Northland lakes about 60 miles apart. They're two of the three...
August 6, 2012 - 8:46am
July 29, 2012
Stolen Camaro clocked at 135 mph
FARGO - Law enforcement officials say they are looking for the driver of a stolen vehicle who was involved in a high-speed chase Thursday afternoon that crossed state lines and reached speeds of 135 mph. Sgt. Troy Hischer of the North Dakota State Patrol said he chased a stolen black...
July 29, 2012 - 3:19am
July 5, 2012
One dead, another injured in tractor accident in Erhard
One person died and another suffered minor injuries in a tractor accident in Erhard on Friday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office received a report of a rolled over tractor at about 6 p.m. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found a juvenile female and adult male pinned beneath...
July 5, 2012 - 8:51am
July 4, 2012
Lightning causes apartment fire in Vergas
A lightning strike is believed to be the cause of an apartment fire in Vergas on Tuesday morning. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's...
July 4, 2012 - 1:41pm
June 3, 2012
Markers stolen from veteran's graves returned
Forty-nine star markers stolen off veteran's graves in Otter Tail County have been found and returned to law enforcement. A man brought the markers to the Battle Lake Police Department after finding them on the side of the road near the intersection of Highway 78 and North Silver...
June 3, 2012 - 2:30pm
May 27, 2012
Heavy rains drench area; more storms to come
Heavy rains soaked northern Otter Tail County, northern Wilkin, southwestern Becker, southeastern Clay and southern Wadena counties Saturday night and early Sunday morning. According to the National Weather Service, rainfall in excess of 4 inches had fallen from east of Perham to...
May 27, 2012 - 3:00pm
May 21, 2012
Runners from both near, far reach personal goals at Fargo Marathon
FARGO - Coming into this weekend, John Everett had completed marathons in less than four hours in 49 states. Make it 50 for 50. The 51-year-old Missouri man checked off the final destination on his list with a three-hour, 38-minute showing in the Fargo Marathon on Saturday. "It...
May 21, 2012 - 9:03am
Otter Tail County to light highway intersections for safety
Highway intersections in various parts of Otter Tail County will be lighted, making those roadways safer. The federal government will be picking up 90 percent of the $148,000 tab for the projects. Rick West, a county highway engineer who also serves as public works director for Otter...
May 21, 2012 - 8:58am
May 18, 2012
Community Action office in New York Mills closing: Up to 70 employees will be laid off, program to relocate to Detroit Lakes
The Otter Tail-Wadena Community Action office in New York Mills is in its final days as programs shift to Mahube-Otwa Community Action. Otter Tail-Wadena's Executive Director Davis Leino-Mills, along with Mahube-Otwa's Executive Director Leah Pigatti, presented the situation to the...
May 18, 2012 - 9:38am
Study finds pesticides in central Minnesota air
A recent report indicates that residents in Perham, Frazee and other parts of central Minnesota face frequent exposure to multiple pesticides in the air they breathe. The report, "Pesticide Drift Monitoring in Minnesota," was authored by the Pesticide Action Network and involved...
May 18, 2012 - 9:36am
May 11, 2012
Minnesota anglers expect a 'normal' fishing opener
Anglers can talk about the early spring, ideal water temperatures and whether the fish have recovered from spawning, but the opening day of walleye season in Minnesota always comes down to getting out there and learning firsthand what the fish are doing. That's Duane Peterson's approach,...
May 11, 2012 - 8:54am
May 10, 2012
Emergency communications to improve across Otter Tail County
Otter Tail County is one of many across Minnesota facing a narrow-banding compliance date of Jan. 1, 2013. The goal is to improve communications...
May 10, 2012 - 9:26am
May 9, 2012
Stadium bill is pressed for time as it moves forward
ST. PAUL - The task of finding a way to build a Vikings stadium falls to six legislative negotiators after the House and Senate passed different plans. The stadium half dozen will negotiate to find compromises that the Legislature can accept when the bill returns for full House and...
May 9, 2012 - 11:31am