• Otter Tail County supports Smart 911

    | Published on May 5, 2021 at 9:22am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County commissioners are proud that Otter Tail County now offers Smart911 as its countywide weather and local emergency notification system. Smart911 provides location-based alerting for severe weather and local emergencies (missing child, road closures, evacuation notices, and other health and safety hazards) for all communities. On April 27 the county board gave its approval to move forward… Read More

  • Area thefts reported

    | Published on May 5, 2021 at 8:53am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Incidents of theft were reported the weekend of April 30 to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. On April 30 a resident of 545th Avenue, in the eastern section of the county, reported that seven of his cattle were missing. He had counted 83 head at 9 p.m. the previous evening and only 76 were on… Read More

  • Shoreland Management changes to be addressed

    | Published on April 28, 2021 at 9:21am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Otter Tail County bd. eyes revisions May 10 Proposed revisions to the Otter Tail County Shoreland Management Ordinance will be addressed during a public meeting of the county board of commissioners at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 10, at the Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls. “Most of the changes are an attempt to bring the shoreland… Read More

  • Dent, Elizabeth area thefts reported

    | Published on April 28, 2021 at 9:05am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported two thefts in Otter Tail County the weekend of April 23. The first theft was reported in Elizabeth on April 23. Taken were women’s clothing, make-up and electronics. The value of the missing items was estimated at close to $1,000 The second incident involved the theft of a cord and a half of split… Read More

  • Scam losses totalled $4,000  

    | Published on April 28, 2021 at 9:04am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A county resident who lives near Fergus Falls purchased $4,000 worth of Walmart gift cards and provided them to a scammer. The incident was reported to sheriff deputies on April 22. The victim followed directions from an email he believed was from his boss. However, this was likely a type of attempt (phishing) to trick or… Read More

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