A Perham man was injured when his semi was blown over on U.S. Highway 10 by high winds during a storm Monday, July 17, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. Myron Leo Steinhofer, 54, was driving a 2015 Volvo semi westbound on Highway 10 near Otter Tail County Road 53 in Pine Lake Township about 3:50 p.m. when the crash occurred, the patrol said. Steinhofer was taken to the Perham Health Clinic with injuries that were not life-threatening, the patrol said.
A hot start to June could lead to earlier, heightened risk of the West Nile Virus this year in Minnesota. Mosquito pools recently tested positive for the virus in the Twin Cities metro area, weeks before the virus-carrying bugs are typically found in early July. Similar surveillance isn't performed in Southern Minnesota, but officials suspect the mosquito population elsewhere in the state could already be carrying the virus as well.
A Willmar musician well-known for playing at area senior living and activity facilities is facing a second allegation of criminal sexual conduct. Terrance Raymond Shaw, 72, was part of the 1970s-era rock-and-roll Shaw-Allen-Shaw Band that has been inducted in the Minnesota Rock and Country Hall of Fame. Shaw appeared Wednesday in Kandiyohi County District Court on one count of fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, a gross misdemeanor, for allegedly touching the breast of a senior living facility resident in 2014 in New London.
The Otter Tail County Historical Society will be leading a tour of historic downtown Perham on Thursday, June 15, 7 p.m. Meet at NP Park. A walk through Perham’s downtown district reveals a treasure trove of historic buildings and details. Intricate brick work, Italianate and Art Deco stylings, and odd symbols adorn many of the structures. Who constructed these buildings? What were they originally used for? What stories lie behind the facades?
ALEXANDRIA, Minn. -- A 12-year-old girl died Friday in an apparent drowning in a swampy area between two lakes near here. JaLysa Anne Cook of Alexandria was found in about 3 feet of water about 6:10 p.m, according to authorities.
MOORHEAD - A 25-year-old man was arrested after leading police on a chase through multiple counties, hitting speeds of 100 miles per hour. Zachary Rogers of Moorhead was arrested after a chase on multiple charges. It started in Moorhead early Monday morning, March 27, as a reported break-in. A homeowner called saying someone broke into his garage. That confrontation started the chase, which went through through Clay, Wilkin, Otter Tail and ended in Becker County. Stop sticks were used, but Rogers avoided them in the stolen vehicle. He was also rear-ended by an officer. Rogers was eventually
ALEXANDRIA, Minn.—An Alexandria man was arrested in Benton County after a routine traffic stop and is facing charges of possessing counterfeit currency. According to the Benton County Sheriff's Office, James Earl Meyer, 53, attempted to use a counterfeit $100 bill at Hardware Hank in Rice about 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7.
HOLT, Minn.—A 45-year-old motorist was injured Wednesday night by a deer he hit in Marshall County after the animal went through his windshield. The Minnesota State Patrol and Marshall County Sheriff's Office responded at 7:51 p.m. to the crash on Minnesota. Highway 32 on the south edge of Holt, a Marshall County town about 10 miles north of Thief River Falls. Steven Ray Gross of Salol, Minn., was southbound on the highway in a 2012 Ford van when he hit a deer that was just struck by a 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo, according to a crash report.