Otter Tail County News


09/14/2018 02:57 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Battle Lake native faces off against Hurricane Florence 

Adrianna Muller has faced many things in her life. Growing up in Otter Tail County, she's experienced long and freezing winters.


09/09/2018 05:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Rolling into autumn with 3 scenic driving routes in Minnesota 

In pursuit of fall colors - and the best route for seeing them - I nearly forget about the season's other special effect. I recall one morning, staring out a window with a mug of hot coffee.


09/08/2018 07:52 PM  ~~~Source~~~
White Earth Nation cancels proposed Otter Tail County casino 

The White Earth Nation recently canceled a controversial plan for a casino, hotel and event center in rural Otter Tail County. The Chippewa nation announced that its business committee has rescinded authorization for tribal leadership to pursue the project, which had been met with opposition from many residents concerned about traffic, noise and environmental damage.


09/06/2018 04:47 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Four-vehicle crash injures two in Otter Tail County Thursday, September 6 

The state patrol says around 4:45 p.m., four vehicles were southbound on Highway 78 and approaching Highway 10 when a pickup rear-ended a car, forcing it to the right shoulder. The pickup continued on and collided with a SUV, causing it to rear-end another car.


09/05/2018 05:31 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Woman arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in West Central Minnesota 

FERGUS FALLS, MN - A Fergus Falls woman is facing felony drug charges after her arrest on Hwy. 59 north of the Grant-Otter Tail County line.


09/04/2018 02:02 AM  ~~~Source~~~
McFeely: Proposed Star Lake casino dead after three years of fighting 

The casino project proposed by the White Earth Chippewa Band would have placed a 270-acre complex on the shores of Star Lake in Otter Tail County. Opposition to the proposal from area residents has been intense since the idea was first floated in 2015.


09/03/2018 08:18 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Otter Tail County home 'likely totaled' in fire Monday, September 3 

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says around 4:30 p.m., the fire was reported by a boater on Rose Lake. Frazee, Perham, Vergas and Detroit Lakes fire departments responded.


09/01/2018 01:13 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Tribal committee votes down 3rd casino, proposed for Otter Tail County 

The new tribal leadership of the White Earth Chippewa Band has voted to rescind a resolution that authorized the casino. The White Earth Reservation Business Committee voted 4-0 against the casino, which would have been a satellite to Shooting Star Casinos in Mahnomen and Bagley.


08/25/2018 04:16 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Odd, potentially toxic algae infests western Minn. waters 

Outbreaks of an unusual and potentially toxic blue-green algae have been reported in at least five western Minnesota counties, including in Maplewood State Park in Otter Tail County, conservation officials said last week. The blue-green algae can be toxic, although tests so far haven't found toxic levels in any of the infested waterways, said Tim James, a project manager with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources in Detroit Lakes.


08/24/2018 06:36 PM  ~~~Source~~~
With paltry dairy prices, Minnesota farmer prepares to milk his cows one last time 

"The hardest part of this for me, the girls having to say goodbye to something that has been a part of their life," he said. "That is all they have known since they were babies, and it is a business, but it is a way of life more than anything."