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The Perham Police Department responded to an incident at Barrel O' Fun last week after a report that a woman had been hurt in a forklift accident. Around 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 19, 52-year-old Karen Christiansen suffered unspecified injuries when a pallet full of boxes she was pulling was struck by a forklift, causing the boxes to fall on her. She was taken by ambulance to Perham Health. Her condition was unknown at press time. The driver of the forklift told the responding officer that she came around a corner and honked her horn three times before hitting the pallet Christiansen was pulling.
Otter Tail County continues to see a rise in gun applications, with many people surmising a link to the national debate on Second Amendment rights. On Feb. 22, the county sheriff's office reported five permit to carry applications, three permits to purchase and two handgun renewals. This was for the previous day, on Feb. 21. Permit to carry applications must be renewed every five years, and applicants must first take classroom training. Permit to purchase renewals take place every year.
The White House claims thousands of jobs are at stake with today's beginning of a federal sequester, automatic cuts in most federal programs. Here are some cuts the White House and U.S. Rep.
Girls' Basketball Sub-Section 8AA Wadena-Deer Creek 47, Frazee 46 Emily Miron 17 points Sydney Schissel 12 points Caitlin Volkmann 10 points Next: No. 5 WDC vs. No. 1 Hawley, 6 p.m., March 2, at Concordia College-Moorhead Sub-Section 5A Bertha-Hewitt 71, Verndale 55 B-H Ashton Kapphahn 29 points Arei Stokes 19 points Verndale Shania Glenz 22 points Jordyn Glenz 11 points Boys' Basketball Browerville 74, Verndale 59 Dallas Ehrmantraut 23 points Josh Gilb 13 points Next: West Sub-Section 5A playoffs, 7 p.m., March 7, at Pillager.
Mit-Ti-Quab Archery League (Week 3) Team Points Prairie Archery 21.0 Kerns Elecronics & Lazers 18.0 Jefferson Hearing Aid Center 14.0 Super One 13.0 Bullseye Bar & Grill 8.0 J C L Minerals 6.0 Webers Wadena Hardware 4.0 Total Team Running Handicap Points Prairie Archery 3258 Kerns Electronics & Lazers 3234 Jefferson Hearing Aid Center 3213 Super One 3210 Bullseye Bar & Grill 3160 J C L Minerals 3149 Web
ST. PAUL - Minnesota's projected budget deficit for the next two years is lower than expected at $627 million, the Minnesota Management and Budget reported this morning. Legislators and Gov. Mark Dayton will use this information to set the state's budget over the next three months. Lawmakers have discussed the budget, but have been waiting for the updated number to dig into debate. The projection also shows a surplus of $295 million for this year, most of which will go to repay money the state borrowed from schools. Today's forecast comes after a Dec.
Rock fans may get to see and hear some of their favorite music legends close to home this summer, if the dream of an Ottertail Concert Series comes true. Brad Morgan and his partner Marv Anderson are the two guys behind the proposed venture. Morgan attended the Feb.
Churches throughout the lakes area will observe the World Day of Prayer (WDP) this Friday. The origins of WDP date back to the 19th century when Christian women of the United States and Canada initiated a variety of cooperative activities in support of women's involvement in the mission at home and in other parts of the world. WDP is a worldwide movement of Christian women of many traditions who come together to observe a common day of prayer each year, and who, in many countries, have a continuing relationship in prayer and service. Women, men and children in more than 170 countries and re
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota farmers soon could produce a new biofuel, butanol. "We see Minnesota as being a tremendous place to produce butanol," said Adam Schubert of Butamax, a company formed by BP Petroleum and Dupont to produce the fuel. State House and Senate agriculture committees Wednesday approved without dissent a change that would allow sales of the new fuel.
ST. PAUL -- State legislators are moving ahead with plans to build an electric barrier in the Mississippi River to stop the spread of Asian carp. A bill instructing the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to contract for design work on an electric barrier at Lock and Dam No. 1 in St. Paul passed the House Environment and Natural Resources Policy committee Wednesday. The bill as introduced by Rep. John Persell, DFL-Bemidji, would have had the department install electric barriers at Lock and Dam No.