• Missing person found uninjured

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:31am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Sheriff deputies reported that a 51-year-old man who was reported missing in the Henning area was found safe early in the evening on June 18. Assisting the county sheriff office were personnel from the Henning police and fire departments as well as from Henning Ambulance. Deputies said a helicopter with LifeLink also… Read More

  • Rural Erhard woman loses $8,600 as scam victim

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:09am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A woman from rural Ethard is the latest victim of a scam, in this case the “get your grandson out of jail scam” that is commonplace. Sadly, on June 20, sheriff deputies reported that she has lost $8,600 to thieves. The money is unlikely to be recovered. The rural Erhard resident, who lives a few miles southeast… Read More

  • Minn. Attorney General Ellison visits Otter Tail County

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 10:00am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    New Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, a former U.S. Congressman, came to Otter Tail County on June 21 for a listening session. He met with county residents in the afternoon at the city council chambers in Fergus Falls. Pelican Rapids Mayor Brent Frazier was among the county residents who heard Ellison address the concerns of several… Read More

  • The Great Ashby farmers elevator scandal…

    | Published on June 26, 2019 at 9:59am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Hennessey sentenced to 8 years in prison Former Ashby grain elevator operator Jerry Hennessey, 56, who earlier pled guilty to the theft of $5.3 million from the cooperative, was sentenced June 21 to eight years in prison. U.S. District Judge John Tunheim, himself the son of a grain elevator manager, issued the sentence at the federal courthouse… Read More

  • OT County resident scammed, loses $3,200

    | Published on June 19, 2019 at 10:07am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Deer Creek resident who had applied for a loan is out $3,200, the latest victim of a scam. The incident was reported on June 11. The resident received a check in the mail for the loan that was more than the actual agreed upon amount. The sender, who was a scam artist, later told the Deer… Read More

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