• Fire destroys house near Rush Lake; meter tampering reported

    | Published on October 16, 2019 at 9:44am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that fire destroyed a house near the southeast side of Rush Lake, northeast of Ottertail City, starting at 5:01 a.m. on Oct. 8. The home, a double-wide manufactured structure on 340th Street, was unoccupied at the time of the fire. Investigators were later looking at possible electrical malfunctions as a possible cause of… Read More

  • OT County work to pare down tax levy from 5.3 percent

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 11:27am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County commissioners, following a Sept. 24 approval of a 5.33 percent tax hike for 2020 as a starting point, agreed to make efforts to reduce this percentage prior to a public meeting scheduled for early December. The official county levy and budget public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the county government… Read More

  • From Swedish meatballs, to chicken to lutefisk…

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 10:38am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Fall church suppers an annual tradition    This is the time of year when churches throughout Otter Tail County, and all across Minnesota, hold church suppers. Church members come together to plan these suppers, work in the kitchen, set the tables, serve people who come from near and far and perform various other tasks. It’s a time… Read More

  • Three injured in area crash

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 10:15am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Three people were injured in a two-vehicle traffic accident at 5:27 p.m. on Oct. 3, northwest of Perham. The accident took place at the intersection of Highway 10 and 460th Street. All three injuries were non-life threatening. Sheriff deputies, working in conjunction with the State Highway Patrol, said a Chrysler 200 was traveling west on Highway 10… Read More

  • Boat stolen long ago found after close to 40 years

    | Published on October 9, 2019 at 9:43am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A Vergas area resident, looking online for used boat sales on Sept. 27, saw a boat and said to himself, “Hey, that’s my boat that went missing about 40 years ago, in 1979.” The resident contacted authorities and provided photos that substantiated the authenticity of his statements. The boat had gone through at least two owners over… Read More

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