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The 12-year-old girl who fell off an inner tube and was hit by a passing boat on Clitherall Lake Sunday, July 17, has been identified by the Otter Tail County...
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. -- A 12-year-old girl who had fallen off a tube while it was being towed was injured when she was hit by a passing boat Sunday afternoon on Clitherall Lake about 25 miles east of Fergus Falls. According to the Ottertail County Sheriff’s Department, Seth Lebrecque, 21, of Grand Forks, N.D., was pulling two girls on the tube when they fell off about 1:30 p.m.. As he was waiting for the girls to get back on the tube, one was struck by a 1976 motor boat operated by David Thorson, 62, of Fargo.
Four people were injured when a boat ran ashore and hit trees on Detroit Lake early Sunday, July 17, the Becker County Sheriff's Office reported. The sheriff's office received a...
Authorities found a toddler unresponsive in a septic tank in Duluth Township Sunday evening. The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says they received a report around 7:20 p.m. that a 3-year-old boy had fallen into the tank. He was airlifted by Life Link Air Ambulance to St. Luke's, where his condition is unknown. The Lake County Sheriff's Office, Clifton Volunteer Fire Department, St. Louis County Rescue Squad and Lake County Ambulance Service also responded to the scene.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation, the city of Detroit Lakes and Becker County invite the public to learn the latest about improvements under consideration along Highway 10 on the east side of Detroit Lakes. Key elements under discussion include: -Potential access and signal changes at the Highway 10/Kris Street/Randolph Road intersections -A potential signal at Highway 10 and County Road 54
A Perham man was injured Sunday, July 10, when his motorcycle hit a truck towing a boat on Highway 78. Wade L. Preston, 52, of Perham, suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was not wearing a helmet. He was taken to the Perham hospital. According to the State Patrol, a 2007 Chevy Silverado pulling a boat on a trailer was traveling north on Highway 78 in Otter Tail County, attempting a left-hand turn onto Highway 108. The trailer with the boat were struck by Preston's 1997 Honda motorcycle that was traveling south on highway 78.
Last weekend has come and gone, and along with it another American Cancer Society East Otter Tail County Relay for Life, which by all counts was another successful event. Here...
FARGO-- Forum Communications Co., or FCC, announced Friday it is entering into an agreement to purchase the publications and a carrier delivery company owned by Helmer Printing. The deal is scheduled to close Monday, June 27. Helmer Printing is a third-generation, family-owned company based in Beldenville, Wis. Mark and Scott Helmer, along with sister Jenny, will continue to operate their commercial printing business.
BRAINERD, Minn. -- It’s not everyday the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office gets a call about a citizen finding an alligator. Yes, an alligator. Not a big one, but a baby alligator. “We’re all quite shocked,” Crow Wing County Sheriff Todd Dahl said of finding a baby alligator. “It’s quite interesting, that’s for sure. You don’t get these calls every day. … In my 30 years in law enforcement this is my first time getting this type of call.”
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- The owner of the Blue Smoke BBQ in Alexandria, which shut down three years ago after it was badly damaged in a fire, has been charged with...