Pioneer Journal Staff
Two 13-year-old males crashed in a stolen car after leading deputies and police on a chase that ended south of Perham Friday. An Otter Tail County Deputy attempted a traffic stop of a 2010 Chevy Impala at 3:04 a.m., Friday, May 17, north of Ottertail on State Hwy 78. The driver refused to stop. The deputy pursued the vehicle with speeds reaching 100 miles per hour. Tire deflation devices were unsuccessfully deployed before the suspect vehicle crashed south of Perham, according to an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office news release.
The Otto Bremer Trust has awarded United Way of Otter Tail & Wadena Counties a grant in the amount of $14,000, for the purpose of updating the technology resources for United Way employees in Fergus Falls and Perham, MN.
County commissioners, pledging to keep an eye on cost outlays for county taxpayers, are always happy when purchases of needed equipment come in under budget. Such is the case with the county highway department's purchases of two sanders for trucks and plans to buy four John Deere mowers. The budget for the two sanders was $11,000 but the actual cost to county taxpayers will be $7,656. As for the four John Deere mowers, the budget was $22,000 but the actual cost will be $18,029.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office, consulting with the Humane Society, is investigating a Facebook video of a dog being shot near Staples.
A driver lost control of his pickup Monday afternoon before heading into a ditch and rolling near New York Mills. A Dodge Ram driven by 92-year-old Roland H. Larson, Wadena, was headed east out of New York Mills on Hwy 10 when it left the roadway into the south ditch and rolled, coming to a rest on its roof, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
A pickup truck and semi-tractor trailer collided at the intersection of Hwy 10 and County Road 75, west of Wadena just before noon Tuesday. The Ford pickup, driven by Clayton W. Rice, Verndale, slid through the intersection, striking the semi trailer. Rice had non-life threatening injuries, the state patrol report said. The driver of the 2006 Kenworth semi, Terry L. Ballard, Lake Park, was not injured.
"Destination Delivery," the term sisters Jess Citrowske and Holly Kanten are using to describe their decision to deliver their babies hours away from home. The reason they both made the trip from the Montevideo area to deliver at Perham Health? Midwife Tonya Diggins.
A 39-year-old Detroit Lakes man was killed when crossing Hwy 10 Thursday night in Wadena on his bicycle. The bicyclist, Daniel John Cermack, was traveling north on Second Street and crossed over Hwy 10 against a red light, striking a 2009 Chevy Silverado broadside that was traveling west, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The crash occurred at about 11:15 p.m. with wet conditions as a rain and sleet mixture was falling.
A 39-year-old Detroit Lakes man was killed when crossing Hwy 10 Thursday night in Wadena on his bicycle. The bicyclist, who's name was not yet released, was traveling north on Second Street and crossed over Hwy 10 against a red light, striking a 2009 Chevy Silverado broadside that was traveling west, according to a Minnesota State Patrol report. The crash occurred at about 11:15 p.m. with wet conditions as a rain and sleet mixture was falling.
The Wadena County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a residence east of Menahga at approximately 3:10 p.m. Wednesday and before the dispatcher could obtain any information, the call was disconnected. Upon the arrival of law enforcement, it was learned a domestic dispute had taken place at the residence. The victim told initial responding law enforcement officers that her significant other had left the residence on foot with a firearm.