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April 10, 2014
Lake cabin robbed near Vergas
Three television sets, a Polaris ATV, power tools and liquor were stolen from a lake cabin at Jolly Fisherman Road, Long Lake, east of Vergas, recently. The call came in to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at 6:32 p.m. on April 4. The case remains under investigation. ...
April 10, 2014 - 11:15am
April 8, 2014
Vergas to hold Maple Syrup Festival
There are few things better than a community that comes together in celebration of the sweet things in life – like pure maple syrup. The...
April 8, 2014 - 9:41am
November 21, 2013
New Vergas fest just gits 'er done
What could be more redneck than deer hide covered floats, camouflage outfits and running for beer, dressed in blaze orange? Find out Nov....
November 21, 2013 - 9:52am
October 10, 2013
Two Vergas residents hurt in accident
Two people were injured in an accident near Vergas last Tuesday morning. Torey Sonnenberg, age 36, of Vergas, was parked in an approach along Highway 17 when his vehicle was rear-ended by a pickup truck driven by Doreen Richard, 68, also of Vergas, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s...
October 10, 2013 - 2:59pm
September 12, 2013
Vergas hunter, deer farm owner puts $9,400 on buck
VERGAS, Minn. - Mike Summers of Summers Deer Farm has turned to social media to advertise a shot at a prized buck. On Craigslist, $9,400 will get you into Summers Game Farm, 25 acres near Vergas and the chance to be the hunter to bags and brings home at Tarzan, the 4-year-old buck. “Last...
September 12, 2013 - 3:00pm
Ole’s Ride raises $9,300 for hospice
The fourth annual Ole’s Ride, held Aug. 24 raised $9,300 for Hospice of the Red River Valley. Over the past four years, the ride has raised a total of $22,900 to help provide hospice care to patients and families in Vergas and the surrounding area. The event is held in memory...
September 12, 2013 - 12:20pm
August 28, 2013
Man gets jail time for neglect of 17 horses
The caregiver for six horses that were found dead, and 11 more neglected, at a farmstead near Vergas last winter has been sentenced to one year in jail. William Vance Tompkins, age 19, of Owasso, Okla., had been entrusted with the care of the horses by his mother, Penny Fick, and...
August 28, 2013 - 2:51pm
July 25, 2013
Wanted: Wiener dogs for Looney Daze race
Vergas Looney Daze will be featuring a fun and unique new event this year – wiener dog races. Dubbed the 2013 Wiener Dog Nationals, the races will take place on the Saturday of Looney Daze, Aug. 10, at the Vergas Diamond. KLN Enterprises is sponsoring the event. Organizers...
July 25, 2013 - 1:49pm
July 8, 2013
Dilworth man loses two fingers to fireworks
VERGAS, Minn. – A Dilworth man lost two fingers in a fireworks accident Friday, according to a release from the Otter Tail County Sherriff’s Office. Jason Holweger, 25, was reloading a two-inch wide cannon-style firework around 10:30 p.m. Friday night near Vergas. While he...
July 8, 2013 - 10:09am
June 19, 2013
Vergas Loon turns 50
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the design and dedication of Vergas’ iconic loon statue. The public is invited to participate in...
June 19, 2013 - 10:44am
June 17, 2013
Vergas man gets prison time for shooting man
A Vergas man has been convicted and sentenced in Becker County District Court on a felony charge of second degree assault with a dangerous weapon. Jack Thomas Nelson, 19, of 29319 415th St., Vergas, was ordered to serve 36 months (three years) in prison, with credit for 191 days...
June 17, 2013 - 12:02pm
January 7, 2013
Loader hits railway bridge
The cab of a front-end loader struck the underside of a railroad bridge at Highway 36 and Sybil Lake Road, near Vergas, at around 10 a.m. on Jan. 4. The cab was sheared off and came to rest on the roadway, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said. The loader was a total loss. The...
January 7, 2013 - 2:19pm
January 2, 2013
Fire damages home in Otter Tail County
VERGAS, Minn. - No one was injured in a fire that damaged a home early Tuesday in Otter Tail County. The Vergas and Dent fire departments and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office responded at 2:39 a.m. to a report of a fire in the wall of a house in the 32000 block of Mallard Drive. Vergas...
January 2, 2013 - 5:14am
July 10, 2012
Explosion totals home, injures one in Vergas
A man suffered minor injuries in a home explosion in Vergas on Monday that left his house a total loss. The homeowner, Peter Hansen, 67, was inside at the time of the explosion, according to a release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office. He was transported to Perham Health...
July 10, 2012 - 8:38am
July 3, 2012
The Hairy Man of the Vergas Trails - fact or fiction?
For the last five decades, the legend of the Hairy Man of the Vergas Trails has intrigued many who have decided to venture out into secluded...
July 3, 2012 - 3:52pm