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Brawl in Ottertail leaves man unconscious

A brawl involving multiple people outside The Otter Supper Club in Ottertail on Friday night ended with a man being sent to the emergency room.

The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a fight involving 15-20 people in The Otter’s parking lot at about 11:30 p.m.

An officer with the Perham Police Department was the first official to arrive on scene, where 31-year-old Jay Richard Monson was found unconscious, according to police records.

Witnesses at the scene said Monson had been assaulted by two unknown men, who fled the scene in a silver sedan, heading south on Highway 78. One of the men was reportedly wearing a white sweatshirt.

Monson was later transported to Perham Health, where he refused treatment.

As of Monday, the sheriff’s department had no further information on the incident, and the two suspects had not been located.

Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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