• Three injuries in Dent area traffic accident

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:37am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that three people were injured in a traffic accident on Highway 35, southwest of Dent, at 3:25 p.m. on Monday, July 12. Two vehicles were in a collision near Star Lake. The three injured individuals were taken to the hospital in Perham. The vehicles were towed from the scene of the accident by Pelican… Read More

  • Alcohol likely factors in roadway accidents

    | Published on July 14, 2021 at 9:17am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Alcohol was a likely factor in two Otter Tail County roadway accidents over the Fourth of July weekend.  One accident resulted in a serious injury while the other accident did not have an injury. Life flighted to the hospital in Perham following an accident on Highway 35 near Dent was the driver, 38-year-old Chris Pechtel of Richville.  Responding… Read More

  • Dalton man dies in ATV crash

    | Published on July 14, 2021 at 9:08am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported the death of a Dalton resident in a ATV accident that took place early Sunday morning, July 11, near Dalton. The victim was identified as 41-year-old Jason Kirchner of Dalton.  Deputies said the accident took place at the intersection of 100th Street and 275th Avenue, south of Dalton. Kirchner was the driver and single occupant… Read More

  • Masonry-brick repair planned for century-old Otter Tail courthouse

    | Published on July 14, 2021 at 8:54am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The Otter Tail  county board of commissioner srecently gave approval for seeking bids for tuckpointing at the county courthouse south of downtown Fergus Falls. This project will be the responsibility of Terry Hoff, physical plant manager for Otter Tail County. Tuckpointing is the process of repairing or refilling mortar joints in brick. The name comes from the… Read More

  • Lida Lake district OK’d by county

    | Published on July 14, 2021 at 8:44am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, on July 13, approved the establishment of a Lake Improvement District (LID) for Lida Lakes east of Pelican Rapids. The approval came after one stipulation was aired, relating to LID taxing authority. Leaders of the Lida Lakes Property Owners Association (LLPOA) said likely LID board members agreed to have assessments… Read More

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