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Otter Tail County Metal Sculpture Artist, Ken Nyberg, has another piece of work "on the road." The Byron Minnesota Schools near Rochester, Minn., commissioned Nyberg to make two bear cubs. It will match the mother bear at the high school that Nyberg made years ago. The mascot for Byron is a bear. The two bear cubs "on a log" were loaded on a semi in Vining and hauled to Byron last week. The two bears are made of lawn mower blades. Nyberg's sculptures are featured all around the town in Vining, and in towns around Otter Tail County.
ST. PAUL -- Gov. Mark Dayton left the country Tuesday, and House Speaker Kurt Daudt has not called a meeting among the governor and legislative leaders to discuss a special legislative session. "I have not heard anything from the speaker about another meeting..." Dayton said before heading on an official visit to Croatia. "I had asked him to convene the next meeting and host it."
An Ottertail, Minn., man who was arrested at the Dilworth Wal-Mart on Tuesday, June 14, on suspicion of attempting to make off with more than $1,000 worth of merchandise he didn't pay for told the arresting officer he had just got out of prison and was on parole. According to court documents, Dilworth police were called to the Wal-Mart on Tuesday on a report that loss prevention staff had a shoplifting suspect detained.
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. -- A missing 17-year-old Dent girl has been found safe on Tuesday in Wadena County. She had been missing since May 27. According to Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons...
Troubling details have emerged regarding the mental health of Dustin Defiel, the suspect in the shooting death of his father, Rick Defiel. Four years ago, a local suicide prevention organization foreshadowed a shooting while pleading Defiel's heartbreaking story to leaders in Washington, D.C., asking for them to step up in helping treat veterans with PTSD. Defiel was charged with second-degree murder in Otter Tail County Court last Friday. Bail was set at $1 million.
FRAZEE, Minn. -- One person was stabbed in a huge fight involving men and women in an alley in Frazee in northwest Minnesota about 1:30 p.m. Thursday. "We were told there were knives involved, and several officers responded to the scene," Becker County Sheriff Todd Glander said. A witness watched the fight break out from inside a nearby apartment building..
FARGO - Emergency sirens sounded off just before 3 p.m. on May 27 in Fargo-Moorhead after funnel clouds were spotted east of Moorhead causing a scare to residents mostly at work. Pete Speicher, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, estimated that three to four funnel clouds were spotted. “There’s enough low-level rotation that once some weak storms began to develop they created some very weak, mostly high-based funnels,” he said.
Naked man hospitalized after tussle with homeowner OTTERTAIL, Minn.—A man described by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office as unwanted and unclothed engaged in a physical altercation with a homeowner after the homeowner found the man in the basement of a residence here Monday morning, May 23. The Sheriff's Office was notified of the incident about 7 a.m. when a resident of the home called to say a naked intruder had fought with a resident of the home and was being detained.
CROOKSTON, Minn. -- A Wadena, Minn. man pleaded guilty Friday to assault and fleeing officers after a police chase that ended with him crashing head-on into a deputy's patrol car. Jeremiah Christopher Raper, 37, originally faced two counts of first-degree attempted murder for the August incident. But he entered into a plea agreement Friday in which he pleaded guilty to first-degree assault on a peace officer, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon and fleeing from a peace officer in a motor vehicle, all felonies.
ST. PAUL -- Officers from law enforcement agencies across Minnesota handed out 972 citations for texting while driving during an extra-enforcement campaign earlier this month. Police officers and sheriff's deputies from more than 300 agencies, along with Minnesota State Patrol troopers, took part in the campaign from April 11-17. The number of citations during this year's seven-day effort compares to 909 in a six-day campaign last year.