• One person injured in area car accident

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:35am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that at 4:29 p.m. on Dec. 3 one person was injured in a two-vehicle accident near Perham. The mishap took place at the intersection of Highway 125 and Fort Thunder Road, southwest of town. Receiving a minor injury, with knee pain, was Sharon Helene Toedter, 82, of Perham. She was a passenger in… Read More

  • Sheriff office upgrades to new onboard dash cameras in Otter Tail County

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:20am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The county sheriff office, through a grant, has upgraded its dashcam onboard camera system that records the view through a sheriff vehicle’s front windscreen and sometimes rear or other windows. Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons addressed the county board of commissioners about dashcams on Dec. 3 at the county Government Services Center in Fergus Falls. “We’ll… Read More

  • Woman scammed out of $4,300

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:19am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that an elderly woman who lives near Highway 78, south of Perham, became the victim of a scam on Dec. 5 and has lost $4,300. Deputies said the resident received two calls from two different people claiming to be from the Social Security office. They demanded that the elderly woman go to her… Read More

  • Final decision on county 2020 levy, tax increase set for Dec. 17

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:18am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Otter Tail tax levy targeted at 5.4 percent increase  The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners will make a final decision on the 2020 county levy and tax increase at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the County Government Services Center in northwest Fergus Falls. This subject was addressed during a public budget and levy… Read More

  • Thefts reported near Erhard, Vergas

    | Published on December 11, 2019 at 9:17am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported thefts southeast of Erhard and northwest of Vergas. The theft near Erhard was reported on Dec. 7. Taken from a shed was a snowblower with two augers and a three-point mount. The value was estimated between $1,000 and $1,200. There were no immediate suspects. The theft near Vergas was reported on Dec. 6. Taken… Read More

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