DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — Three people were in custody Friday morning, Feb. 9, in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 21-year-old Ponsford, man dead. According to information released by Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander: The sheriff's office was called at 7:29 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, regarding a hit-and-run involving a pedestrian on Pow Wow Highway about a half mile east of Pine Point. After lifesaving efforts, Joshua Charles Jones was pronounced dead at the scene.
Community meetings are being held to gather public input for the HUB project, with one being held Tuesday, Jan. 23 at noon and another Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7 a.m., both at the Perham Area Community Center. Phase one of the project is complete, with committees being formed, ideas being generated and funding options being explored. Project Coordinator Emily Dryer says the ideas for the first phase was to get some background on costs and viability of some of the options, but now it's time for the public to weigh in.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. - A man was hurt after a rollover crash on Interstate 94, east of Dalton at 11:06 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 7. Twenty-one-year-old Hassan Fofana of Champlin, Minn. was westbound on the highway when his car left the road and rolled over in the median. Road conditions were icy at the time of the crash, according to the accident report. Fofana treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
A four-vehicle crash in Otter Tail County sent two people to the hospital Friday evening. At 5:26 p.m., a 2013 GMC Sierra driven by Barbara Joanne Olson, 67, of Frazee, Minnesota, was southbound on County Road 60 when she attempted to cross U.S. Highway 10 about 5 miles northwest of Perham, according to a news release from the Minnesota State Patrol. A 2012 Toyota RAV4 driven by Michael Todd Dean, 57, of Gackle, North Dakota, was westbound on Highway 10 when it hit Olson’s vehicle, the release said.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. - A Dent, Minnesota, man has been found after being reported missing for several days, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office announced Sunday, Oct. 22. Family of Paul Baker, 51, 34723 County Highway 35, said he was at a friend's home and was not in any danger, the sheriff's office reported.
FARGO -- Police here are responding to a report of a suicidal man in the seventh floor of the downtown Radisson hotel. The man may have a gun. The SWAT team arrived on site just before 11:30 a.m. Police are trying to make contact with the man, which so far has not been successful, said Officer Jesica Schindeldecker, a Fargo police spokeswoman.
DENT, Minn.—A Fargo woman suffered serious injuries early Friday, Sept. 22, when the car she was driving struck a horse in the roadway near here. According to a report released by the Minnesota State Patrol: The crash occurred about 5:20 a.m. on Highway 108 east of Dent. Leah Marie Orner, 29, of Fargo, was driving eastbound when her car struck a horse on the roadway and her vehicle came to rest next to the road. She was airlifted to a hospital in Perham, Minn., with life-threatening injuries. No other details were available
A press release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office describes a considerable marijuana operation southwest of New York Mills that has been shut down by law enforcement. According to the report, on the morning of Aug. 31, agents with the West Central Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, aided by members of the sheriff's office, executed a search warrant at a residence on County Highway 54, near 500th Avenue.
Ironton man faces 35 sexual assault charges BRAINERD, Minn. – A 30-year-old Ironton man faces 35 counts of criminal sexual conduct that allegedly took place at a Brainerd residence involving two minor children between 13 and 18 years old. Andrew Mark Donnelly was summoned Monday and notified Tuesday, Aug. 29, of his first appearance at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16 in a Crow Wing County District courtroom in Brainerd.
OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. --On monday, we received information in connection with the fire that leveled a popular Otter Tail County restaurant. The Minnesota State Fire Marshal's office tells WDAY 6 News, that a discarded cigarette is the likely cause of an "accidental fire" that destroyed Elmer's BBQ restaurant on Otter Tail Lake. Authorities say the fire started on the east side of the building, where employees take their smoke breaks. The fire marshal found hundreds of cigarette butts in that area.