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Ottertail brawl 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 suspects had not been located.

Marie Johnson

Marie Johnson joined the Detroit Lakes Tribune in November 2017 after several years of writing and editing at the Perham Focus. She lives in rural Frazee with her husband, Dan, their young son and daughter, and their yellow Lab.

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