• Motorcycle crashes

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 10:43pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Cyclist injuries said to be serious The driver of a motorcycle who likely put his bike down to avoid hitting a vehicle suffered serious injures near the west side of Otter Tail Lake close to noon on June 26. Sheriff deputies said the accident took place near the intersection of Highways 1 and 145. The male cycle driver,… Read More

  • County boat-water safety grant of $51,000 approved for safety

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 10:30pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County commissioners, on June 29, announced approval of a state grant which will be used for water patrol wages in Otter Tail County. The goal is to reduce injuries, deaths and property damage on county waters. Dollar amounts provided to counties in Minnesota are based on the prior year’s boat and water safety activities. Considerations include… Read More

  • House destroyed west of Urbank

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 10:04am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a house west of Urbank, on Nevada Drive, was destroyed by fire on June 13. The call came in at 8:49 a.m. The fire was out of control when firefighters arrived at the scene. All occupants were able to escape safely and later were assisted by the American Red Cross. On the scene… Read More

  • Tires valued at $750 stolen

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 9:39am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported the theft of tires from in front of a garage near the northwest side of Rush Lake and close to Highway 78. The tires, worth an estimated $750, were taken between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on June 17. The four tires had been delivered by Fed Ex at 9:30 a.m. There were no… Read More

  • Scam averted reverted by OT sheriff dept.

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 9:38am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a county resident avoided becoming a scam victim at the last minute. The county resident came close to losing thousands of dollars. The son of the man who almost became a scam victim called the sheriff’s office on behalf of his father on June 19, saying his father was told on the… Read More

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