Otter Tail County News


06/19/2018 04:00 PM  ~~~Source~~~
One teen seriously injured, another arrested in UTV incident Tuesday, June 19 

Dunvilla, MN - A 17-year-old boy suffered serious head injuries and another 17-year-old was arrested following a side-by-side UTV incident over the weekend in Otter Tail County. The sheriff's office says the teen driving the side-by-side made a sudden change in course causing the teen riding in the rear cargo area to be ejected.


06/14/2018 11:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Otter Tail County lake flood issues 

CLITHERALL, MINN. - Spitzer Lake south of Clitherall, Minnesota is having some flooding problems.


06/12/2018 09:10 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Family raises drug addiction problems after teen dies 

HENNING, Minn.-A body found in Henning in Otter Tail County in western Minnesota last Friday has been identified as a 19-year-old man whose family said he had been battling with drug addiction. His body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office in Ramsey in Anoka County for an autopsy after it was found along the railroad tracks about 12:30 p.m. Friday, June 8. No cause of death has been determined, although no foul play was suspected.


06/11/2018 05:32 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Battle over Minnesota lake access heats up as DNR takes down fence 

In a new chapter in a long-running land dispute, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources recently took down the fence a landowner had erected across the public access road to Jolly Ann Lake in Otter Tail County. ORG XMIT: MIN1805111635478595 A long-running battle over public access to an Otter Tail County lake has heated up, with a landowner facing 12 new misdemeanor charges for blocking a road to Jolly Ann Lake near Ashby, Minn.


06/09/2018 07:49 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Report: Minnesota teen pregnancy down, STD rates rising 

Pregnancies and birth rates dipped to historic lows among Minnesota teens, while sexually transmitted diseases continue climbing, according to a report by the University of Minnesota. The 2018 Minnesota Adolescent Sexual Health Report was conducted by the Medical School's Healthy Youth Development - Prevention Research Center, Minnesota Public Radio reported .


06/09/2018 03:04 AM  ~~~Source~~~
3) Investigation underway following a body found in Otter Tail County 

Authorities in Otter Tail, MN are investigating after a report of a body laying near some railroad tracks was found. According to the report the body of a man was found Friday afternoon about 12:30 p.m. near the Canadian Pacific Railroad tracks in Henning.


06/08/2018 06:25 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Boy hurt when dirt bike hits car 

A 12-year-old boy is being treated for injuries he suffered when he hit a car with his dirt bike. The Otter Tail County sheriff's office says the child was jumping road ditches, onto and over the roads, just outside of Perham, Minnesota, Thursday night when he crashed into a car.


06/06/2018 04:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Smithsonian Magazine names Perham, MN one of best small towns to visit in 2018 

A recent article by Smithsonian Magazine names Perham, Minn. as one of the best 20 towns to visit this summer.


06/06/2018 02:41 PM  ~~~Source~~~
3-way race for Otter Tail Co. sheriff 

Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby has jumped into the race for Otter Tail County Sheriff, making it a three-way contest in the August primary. Fergus Falls Police Chief Kile Bergren and Sheriff's Dept.


06/01/2018 07:59 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Here's what happens to stacks of drugs after police seizures 

Fire can be seen through a small window of a combustion unit where drugs and garbage are burned. Randy Cadwell / Forum News Service Moorhead Police Lt.


05/28/2018 07:10 AM  ~~~Source~~~
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05/26/2018 05:54 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Minnesota's resorts spend millions to meet changing demands, stay ahead of new competitors 

For decades, the family resorts of northern Minnesota held a simple appeal during the long days of summer: crisp, clean air, a place to cast a line and time untethered. In an era of digital hyper-connectedness, to-the-minute scheduling and growing competition, that's not nearly enough for some weekenders.