Area News

  • Stolen vehicle recovered

    | Published on July 10, 2018 at 3:23pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    A vehicle reportedly stolen in Dalton at 12:30 p.m. on July 3 was recovered close to 4 p.m. the same day near Rush Lake, south of Perham. Arrested was the driver, 31-year-old Andrew Dettman of St. Paul. A passenger, 29-year-old Zachary Gordon of Houston, Texas, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance. Both were taken to the county jail in Fergus Falls. The arrests were made near… Read More

  • Zebra mussels confirmed in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County, Floyd Lake in Becker

    | Published on July 10, 2018 at 8:00am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Zebra mussels have been confirmed in Jewett Lake in Otter Tail County and Floyd Lake in adjacent Becker County, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Watershed district staff alerted the DNR to the discovery of an adult zebra mussel attached to a native clam in Floyd Lake. DNR invasive species specialists found several adult zebra mussels in three areas of the lake. Swimmers reported finding… Read More

  • Summer history series starts with county places named after Civil War veterans

    | Published on July 3, 2018 at 4:08pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Just in time to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Otter Tail County, it’s the Perham Summer History Series!  How did the townships of Otter Tail County get their names? Find out these hidden histories at the History Museum of East Otter Tail County in Perham. There is no charge and refreshments will be served.  In… Read More

  • ‘Building a better mousetrap’

    | Published on July 3, 2018 at 4:00pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Shock-absorbing snowplow invention earns Otter Tail Hwy. Dept. ‘Innovation Award’ Otter Tail County Highway Department has been awarded first place in Minnesota Local Technical Assistance Program’s (LTAP) ‘Build a Better Mousetrap Competition.’  The Otter Plow Cushion, designed by highway maintenance staff, has received state-wide attention for its innovation. Minnesota LTAP’s award recognizes technical solution designs… Read More

  • New statue unveiled at Underwood vets memorial

    | Published on July 3, 2018 at 3:58pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


      Military veterans, family members and friends gathered Wednesday evening, June 27, for the unveiling of the “We leave no man left behind” statue at Underwood Veterans Memorial Plaza. Honorees, representing all wounded warriors, were Bruce Hanstad and Donald Klaksvik.  The lead person for this project was Ron Shebeck, post historian for the Underwood American Legion. The… Read More

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