• Wall Lake area resident scammed

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:52am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A county resident who lives on the west wide of Wall Lake, between Fergus Falls and Underwood, became a scam victim on Nov. 20. The person gave out a credit card number in relation to a computer virus scam. As of Nov. 23 there were fraudulent charges on the account of the Wall Lake resident. Sheriff deputies… Read More

  • County adult, youth mental health addressed  

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:50am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Providing needed support to adults and youths in Otter Tail County with mental health issues is the responsibility of the county’s human services employees. “Our goal is to provide access to the right level of treatment,” said Margaret Williams, behavioral health social services supervisor, to county board members on Nov. 17. Williams said that many adults suffering… Read More

  • Car catches on fire, driver is injured

    | Published on November 24, 2020 at 9:23am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A driver was injured on Nov. 22 after losing control of his vehicle, which later caught on fire at the intersection of Highway 78 and Pottery Drive near the town of Ottertail. The accident took place at 6:37 a.m. Sheriff deputies said the driver suffered only minor injuries after the vehicle left the road and struck a… Read More

  • Otter Tail bd. OKs $2 million in refuse burner bonds  

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 12:10pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    On Oct. 27 the county board of commissioners approved a bond resolution totaling $2 million for needed improvements to the refuse burner in Perham. The facility is owned by Otter Tail County and the counties of Becker, Todd, Wadena and Clay. The facility is operated by the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA). The bonds will… Read More

  • Driver injured after rollover near bridge

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 11:50am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a driver sustained minor injuries following a rollover near a bridge between Perham and New York Mills. The accident took place at 8:07 a.m. on Oct. 16 near the intersection of Highways 10 and 53. A witness said the driver lost control of the vehicle near the end of the bridge. The vehicle… Read More

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