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MDH says new strain of dog flu, found in Detroit Lakes, was treated successfully
Car salesman rescues trucker in fiery crash in Roseville, Minn.
Former Minneapolis cop gets longer sentence for assaulting girls
Fargo man charged with fleeing officer
Laker boys south subsection golf champions
Minnesota 8U hockey numbers increase
Three Raiders receive all-conference baseball nods
Six Lakers named to Mid-State all-conference softball team
Angels improve to 4-1
Two friends paddle the remote Little Fork River
What happens when a company won’t fix a misspelled name
Being the perfect packer
DL couple plans wedding visit around national parks
Artichokes can help kids learn to love veggies
Friends & Neighbors
Youth, volunteers produce TV ad for Ice Cream Truck
National Star of Life Award goes to Kaiser
Lamppa steps away from oil pipeline biz
Low interest loans available for farmers
Beware: Not all pay-day loans legit
'Tomorrowland' is a well-intentioned mess
Book signing Friday in Detroit Lakes
June 11 concert set to support Vergas Trail
Magic and music show set June 4 at local library
Watercolor exhibit opens June 21 at Hjemkomst Center
Minnesota tobacco use down
Bad luck gets the blame and a bad rap
Marquart: ‘Every vote I take’ is for rural MN
Letter: Saddam Hussein was a WMD himself
Follow the rules and stop AIS
More bears, likely looking for food, wandering near homes in Minnesota this year
Minn. DNR using iFish app to net data with the help of anglers
Otter Tail Lakes Country Fishing Report
Zebra mussels found in Christmas Lake
Northern Minnesota study focuses on sandhill cranes
Lake & Home Real Estate - June 2015
Summer Scene - May 2015
Discover the outdoors at wildlife sanctuary
Try one of the many golf courses in the area
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
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