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Weekly police report - March 22 edition
City of Detroit Lakes, Wadena involved in possible 'drive-by' ADA lawsuits
Council accepts letter of intent for RTC project: American Covenant Senior Housing Inc. eyes historic buildings
Building on the future: Perham school board gets construction update, discusses safety
County employees caught in middle with license tab, title fiasco
Breckenridge repeats with finals victory over Perham
Balanced attack leads Perham in to the 8AA finals
Perham streaks into the section semifinals
Perham moves into the quarterfinals
No. 3 Roseau tops Barnesville to head to girls basketball section championship
Catherine S. Doll
Henry "Bud" Johnson
Raymond "Ole" Mounts
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Houghtaling joins Perham Health
Simple and modern
Perham's 2018 Chamber Choice Award recipients announced
New head brewer in place at Disgruntled Brewing
Taking a crack at retirement: Well known Perham chiropractors hanging it up
Science Museum of Minnesota to bring hands-on learning to St. Henry's Area School
Looking Back - Feb. 1 edition
A Place to Belong receives grant to help start up Perham branch
A walk with grace Perham women lead the charge in helping those with MS
Perham subject of Coffee Klatch at historical society
Minnesota legislators introduce Tobacco 21 Bill
Ask A Trooper: How long can a train block a crossing?
Editorial: Your personal stories of hardship change lives
Quam column: An open letter to the kids who walked out of school Wednesday
Guest column: Clocks talk to us
Frazee Spring Arts Festival March 15
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
Otter Tail County Sheriff
March 10, 2018
Minor injuries in car crash near Pelican Rapids
A vehicle crash near Pelican Rapids, at the intersection of 190th Avenue and 410th Street near the south side of town, resulted in minor injuries to three juveniles. There were four juveniles in the car which included a juvenile driver. The single-vehicle accident took place at 4:13...
March 10, 2018 - 1:52pm
February 17, 2018
Drug bust near Fergus Falls
A drug bust took place Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, about 1:30 p.m. near the Big Chief truck stop south of Fergus Falls, close to Interstate 94. County sheriff deputies referred media outlets to the State Highway Patrol. Later, area news outlets reported that State Patrol officers,...
February 17, 2018 - 9:06am
February 1, 2018
Stolen vehicle reported near New York Mills
A resident near New York Mills reported a stolen vehicle on Jan. 23. According to sheriff deputies, it appears someone close to the suspect forged a signature on the vehicle title during a sales transaction. In Minnesota, law requires that the original owner sign the title certificate...
February 1, 2018 - 2:38pm
January 13, 2018
Tractors destroyed in rural Pelican Rapids fire
Sheriff deputies reported that five John Deere tractors were destroyed Dec. 31 in a fire on the north side of Prairie Lake, north of Pelican Rapids. The location was close to 450th Street and the time of the fire was 11:41 a.m. "Our office and first responders received a report of...
January 13, 2018 - 10:18am
December 3, 2017
Rural Battle Lake resident falls victim to Craiglist scam
A resident of Twin Lakes Road, north of Battle Lake and northeast of Phelps Mill, was scammed and lost $4,000 due to Craigslist advertising fraud. The incident was reported by the sheriff office on Nov. 21. The resident was seeking to buy an ATV. In order to obtain the ATV, the resident...
December 3, 2017 - 9:01am
October 22, 2017
Fire destroys garage north of Ottertail city
Fire destroyed a detached garage, which contained living quarters, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, at Buchanan Lake north of Ottertail city. "The adjacent home did not catch fire, but there was significant heat damage to the exterior of the house," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt....
October 22, 2017 - 11:57am
October 15, 2017
Motorcycles crash north of Clitherall
Minor injuries took place when two motorcycles crashed, north of Clitherall, at 6:26 p.m. on Oct. 4. "Two drivers were on individual cycles and traveling east on Highway 16. They turned south onto Highway 5 when the crash took place," said County Sheriff Brian Schlueter. Only one...
October 15, 2017 - 10:18am
October 8, 2017
Potato truck hits train, injured driver hospitalized
A 32-year-old Richville man, Kenneth Dean Betts, was injured Sept. 27 when the potato truck he was driving was struck by a train in the city of Ottertail. The accident took place on Elevator Drive at 10:42 a.m. According to the county sheriff report, multiple witnesses said the truck...
October 8, 2017 - 9:20am
September 29, 2017
Social media threats part of new crime wave
County residents are finding out, along with others across the state and nation, that social media has the bad as well as the good. Affected are people of all ages. A case in point is a county sheriff office report about social media complaints from a Clitherall resident on Sept....
September 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
September 10, 2017
Motorcyclist injured near Lake Lizzie
A 19-year-old motorcycle driver from Fargo sustained injuries in an accident at 6:40 p.m. on Aug. 29 near Lake Lizzie, northeast of Pelican Rapids. "The injuries were non-life threatening," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. The injury was sustained by M. Kirk...
September 10, 2017 - 8:15am
August 26, 2017
Riding lawn mower tips, driver rescued
Sheriff deputies reported that the driver of a riding lawn mower was rescued after the mower tipped and pinned the driver. The location was near Highway 3, northeast of Erhard. "The man was pinned under the three-point hitch," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke...
August 26, 2017 - 8:15am
August 22, 2017
Burglary takes place south of NY Mills
A spool of copper wire and welders were among the items taken from property on 535th Avenue, south of New York Mills. The incident was reported on Aug. 7 but the burglary likely took place several days earlier. The theft took placed at abandoned farm property near Highway 135. "The...
August 22, 2017 - 4:48pm
One person injured in Rothsay area accident
The sheriff's office reported on July 10 that one person received minor injuries in an accident along Interstate 94 near Rothsay. "A truck hit rumble strips and the driver over-corrected," said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. "This caused the truck to tip onto the...
July 22, 2017 - 11:13am
January 19, 2017
Fishing group finds their tires slashed near Pelican
Tires were slashed on three vehicles owned by fishermen who found the vandalism after returning from a ice fishing outing at Rankle Lake, northwest of Pelican Rapids. The incident took place at the intersection of Highway 34 and 165th Avenue. The vehicle owners called authorities...
January 19, 2017 - 1:25pm