• DNR webinars cover many topics

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 12:23pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Anyone interested in hunting, fishing and the outdoors can learn about activities like how to hunt pheasants, catch bass in the fall or get ready for deer seasons by joining webinars hosted by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR started the Minnesota Outdoor Skills and Stewardship Series in March to share how-to knowledge relevant… Read More

  • Vehicles vandalized, firearms stolen

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 12:22pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Sheriff deputies, on Oct. 19, reported vandalism to several vehicles at Big Rock Road near Dead Lake, southwest of Dent. “The owner says that seven firearms, both rifles and shotguns, were stolen from an enclosed structure,” said a sheriff deputy. State and federal authorities have also been contacted reg arding the theft of the firearms. Home for sale broken into… Read More

  • Driver injured near Rush Lake

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 10:05am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    The driver of a vehicle was injured near the south side of Rush Lake at 5:07 a.m. on Oct. 23. The accident took place near the intersection of Highway 54 and Boys Shore Road. Sheriff deputies identified the victim as 19-year-old Presten Newborg of New York Mills.  Newborg lost control of his vehicle and entered the north… Read More

  • Phelps Mill foundation repairs set for next year

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 9:55am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    The Phelps Mill foundation is in need of repairs, and funding to help Otter Tail County in this endeavor has come from the state of Minnesota. A grant of $275,500 is coming to the county from the Minnesota State Historical Society. “There is a required county match,” says Deputy County Administrator Nick Leonard. “We anticipate that opening… Read More

  • Guiding positive behavior part of county probation

    | Published on October 20, 2021 at 11:51am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    The county Probation Department, headed by Mike Schommer, has a mission statement that includes guiding positive behavior. The DWI Court team in Otter Tail County, this fall, became a recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Corrections Award. This honor came from the Minnesota Association of County Probation Officers. “Our goal is to enhance public safety through community… Read More

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