Sheriff news: Minor injury reported in New York Mills area rollover

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A one-vehicle accident southeast of New York Mills on Friday, Feb. 7, resulted in a minor injury.

Otter Tail County sheriff deputies said a driver was westbound at 7:45 a.m. on Highway 76, lost control on the icy roadway, rolled the vehicle near 560th Avenue and entered the ditch.

The driver was wearing a seatbelt.

The state highway patrol assisted sheriff deputies at the scene of the accident.

Makita packet stolen

Sheriff deputies said a Makita power tool combo kit was reported as stolen northeast of Clitherall on Feb. 7. Value of the missing item was $135. A investigation was continuing as of Feb. 10.


Driving conditions difficult around county

Roadways were icy and travel was difficult Thursday evening, Feb. 6, in many areas of Otter Tail County. Travel was especially difficult in eastern Otter Tail County, with snow covering roads in many areas.

One vehicle went off the road at 10:55 p.m. on Highway 210, east of Clitherall Travel was especially difficult during nighttime hours between Perham and Ottertail city, on Highway 78. Driving was also difficult on the same highway south of Otter Tail Lake, between Ottertail and Battle Lake.

Lake Lida fish house vandalized, attempt to set fire failed

Otter Tail County sheriff deputies reported that a fish house at the southwest side of Lake Lida, east of Pelican Rapids, was vandalized on Feb. 5.

The owner reported a broken TV. Deputies said the vandal also attempted to burn down the fish house. Gas appliances had been lit and much of the interior was melted or charred. Investigators determined that the intention was to burn the fish house.

The call came into authorities close to 6 p.m. Feb. 5.

Authorities vent Deer Creek home

Proper ventilation was enhanced by fire department personnel at a home in Deer Creek on Feb. 4.

An alarm had sounded in the basement and homeowners contacted authorities. It was determined that an oil burner had malfunctioned.

The call came to authorities at 12:14 p.m.


1 injured in I-94 accident

One person was injured in an accident reported at 8:18 a.m. Feb. 5 on Interstate 94 in southwestern Otter Tail County. A car went into the ditch near the Hansel Lake rest stop. No further details were available.

Fire destroys garage in Ottertail

Fire destroyed a detached garage in the town of Ottertail on Monday, Feb. 3.

A call was made to fire departments in Otter Tail and Henning at 4:23 p.m. The owner of the garage was working on a snowmobile, inside the garage, when the fire broke out.

Lost in the fire were six snowmobiles, watercraft that included jet skis and a pontoon, a restored vehicle and several tools. The owner was able to take some valuables from the garage as the fire intensified.

No injuries were reported.

Burglary reported near Swan Lake

A burglary took place within the past two weeks on the west side of Swan Lake, south of Fergus Falls, on Cedar Park Loop.

The theft was called into the sheriff office on Feb. 3.

Taken from a garage were tackle boxes along with ice fishing equipment. Total value of the stolen items was estimated at close to $1,000.

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