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Fair Play: Snapshots from the 2015 East Otter Tail County Fair
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Perham’s Allie Doll representing Team USA in Italy
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October 14, 2010
Firefighters, DNR fight grass fire east of Detroit Lakes
Detroit Lakes firefighters responded to a large grass fire Tuesday caused by a pile of cardboard boxes and high winds. The call came around 4:30 p.m. reporting there was an "out of control" grass fire on the north side of Highway 34, about 5 miles east of Detroit Lakes. Fire Chief...
October 14, 2010 - 12:49pm
October 13, 2010
Standoff suspect escapes mental health facility, leads police on high speed chase
A man involved in a standoff at a Detroit Lakes motel last month led police on a 100-mile high speed chase this afternoon and was finally apprehended in Thief River Falls. According to law enforcement officials, David Buethner, 37, a mental health patient held at a Fergus Falls...
News / crime
October 13, 2010 - 4:19pm
Three-car crash near Detroit Lakes sends three to hospital
A Detroit Lakes man and a White Earth baby were among those injured in a three-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Highway 59 South. The accident occurred about 9 a.m. when a southbound 1994 Ford Escort stopped abruptly to make a left turn onto County Road 22, according to the State...
October 13, 2010 - 3:13pm
18-year-old dies in rollover in central Minnesota
EVANSVILLE, Minn. - An 18-year-old Evansville, Minn., woman died in a one-vehicle rollover north of here early Tuesday morning. Rae Danielle Dropps was driving south on a county road about 1 a.m. when her vehicle left the road, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. After...
October 13, 2010 - 3:11pm
Ottertail man killed in one vehicle accident
Edward Theodore Nelson, 82, of Ottertail, was killed in an early, Monday morning accident on County Highway 1 in Ottertail. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office reported Nelson's 2007 Chrysler Minivan left the road and struck a tree at approximately 9 a.m. on Monday, October 11. Ottertail...
October 13, 2010 - 9:27am
October 12, 2010
DL man escapes from Minimum Security Jail
A Detroit Lakes man made his first appearance Monday in Becker County District Court on a felony escape from custody charge. Gregory Scott Smith, 48, of 1235 Richard Ave., Detroit Lakes, was charged with the felony after allegedly escaping from the Minimum Security Jail in Detroit...
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October 12, 2010 - 1:35pm
Wife of deceased Remer man sought by law enforcement
Cass County authorities are looking for the wife of Wendall Abraham, 64, of Remer, who was found dead at his rural Remer residence on Saturday, Oct. 9. Authorities are searching for Helene Mitchell-Abraham, 60, of Garrison, Minn. She is believed to be driving a 2002 silver-colored...
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October 12, 2010 - 1:30pm
October 8, 2010
Dump Truck accident near Wadena
A dump truck hauling gravel was flipped over in the ditch late Thursday afternoon at a vehicle accident site four miles south of Wadena on U.S....
October 8, 2010 - 5:21pm
Tasha Hamann to be inducted into Augsburg Hall of Fame
Tasha Hamann, daughter of Mike and Tricia Hamann of Perham and a 1995 graduate and three-sport Yellowjacket of Perham High School will be inducted...
October 8, 2010 - 4:07pm
Woman hurt in head-on crash near Wadena
A 59-year-old Andover woman was hurt in a head-on crash in Otter Tail County Thursday, the Minnesota State Patrol reports. Diana Erwin was traveling southbound on Highway 71 when she crossed the centerline and hit 74-year-old Myrong Beach of Eagle Bend. Beach sustained no apparent...
October 8, 2010 - 3:17pm
October 6, 2010
Man involved in standoff with DL police committed to mental hospital for 6 months
The man who was involved in a 4½-hour standoff with police in Detroit Lakes two weeks ago has been committed to a hospital in Fergus Falls for treatment. After a closed hearing held Friday in Becker County District Court, David William Buethner, 37, was found to be "mentally ill...
October 6, 2010 - 10:50am
Four hurt in broadside accident near Frazee
Four people were injured in a two-car crash Sunday evening on Highway 10 near Frazee. The accident occurred about 6:30 p.m. at the junction with Otter Tail County Road 10. A southbound 2003 Buick Regal driven by Luther C. White, 75, of Staples was hit broadside as he crossed the...
October 6, 2010 - 10:46am
October 5, 2010
Frazee police chief resigns amid scandal
Frazee Police Chief Mike Lorsung has resigned following a city investigation into alleged harassment of an Eagle Lake woman. He had been placed on paid administrative leave while the city investigated accusations that he had stalked the woman. With his resignation, the city considers...
October 5, 2010 - 11:22am
October 4, 2010
Cancer Awareness Match Tuesday night in Perham
The 2nd annual "Cancer Awareness Match" and "Battle of the Bees" between Perham and Frazee volleyball teams is Tuesday evening, October 5, at Prairie Winds Middle School. Play begins at 7:30 p.m. Perham and Frazee community businesses have donated over $2,000 worth of merchandise...
October 4, 2010 - 1:20pm
October 1, 2010
Double homicide reported in Mahnomen County
Two people were shot and killed in a rural Mahnomen County residence early Friday morning, according to law enforcement officials. Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said at about 2:30 a.m.
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October 1, 2010 - 12:15pm