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Otter Tail County
June 20, 2015
Man dies in motorcycle accident in Otter Tail County
HENNING, Minn.-- A Minneapolis man was killed in a motorcycle accident near Henning, Minn., Friday night. Kurt Ophus, 54, was riding an off-road motorcycle on private property near Highway 134 around 8:30 p.m. when he lost control and hit a tree, according to a news release from...
June 20, 2015 - 2:05pm
April 16, 2015
Neighbor says collapse of Thumper Pond's waterpark roof could have ended much worse
By Helmut Schmidt Forum News Service OTTERTAIL, Minn.--The collapse late Tuesday night of the roof over Thumper Pond Lodge's waterpark...
April 16, 2015 - 6:39pm
April 15, 2015
Roof collapses at resort waterpark in Otter Tail County
OTTERTAIL Minn. -- A major portion of a roof collapsed overnight at a popular waterpark in northwest Minnesota. The roof collapse at Thumper Pond resort near Ottertail forced about 25 hotel guests to be evacuated. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Sergeant Reed Reinhold said the roof...
April 15, 2015 - 10:19am
December 6, 2014
Sheriff reports Pelican Rapids woman died of hypothermia
PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. -- The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has determined the cause of death of the Pelican Rapids woman who was found Monday morning. The sheriff’s office said the cause of death of 27-year-old Jamie Fox is hypothermia, with alcohol as a contributing...
December 6, 2014 - 3:18pm
July 14, 2014
Man’s body pulled from Otter Tail County lake
DALTON, Minn. – Police are investigating the death of a 62-year-old man here who was found in the lake near his property Saturday night. Family found Douglas Koch in Tenmile Lake near his dock at around 8:50 p.m., according to a news release from the Otter Tail County...
July 14, 2014 - 8:32pm
June 27, 2014
Man drowns in Otter Tail County boating accident
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said a fishing boat capsized near here Wednesday, drowning one man and forcing the other to swim for shore. Otter Tail Deputy Jim Iverson said deputies responded at about 1:20 p.m. Wednesday to a report of...
June 27, 2014 - 8:36am
February 7, 2014
Man accused of killing nephew near Fergus Falls returned to Minnesota
Forum News Service FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – Michael Alan Burris, who is accused of killing his nephew over a drug debt, has been returned to Otter Tail County to face murder charges. The 65-year-old was returned to Minnesota on a governor’s warrant and...
February 7, 2014 - 9:06pm
October 12, 2013
FedEx truck driver killed in Otter Tail County crash
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – A Fargo resident driving a FedEx truck was killed just before noon Friday in an accident in Otter Tail County.
October 12, 2013 - 11:27am
2 killed, 4 injured in wrong way crash in Otter Tail County
HENNING, Minn. (AP) — Two people are dead and four others are seriously injured in a head-on crash in Otter Tail County.
September 12, 2013 - 9:11am
August 13, 2013
Father, son from Fergus Falls suspected of murdering relative
Forum News Service FERGUS FALLS, Minn.
August 13, 2013 - 3:21pm
March 29, 2013
Agency says less oil spilled in derailment
PARKERS PRAIRIE - Minnesota officials have reduced their estimate of how much Canadian crude oil spilled Wednesday when a train derailed in Otter Tail County, Minn. And the track was cleaned off, fixed and back in use by about noon Thursday.
March 29, 2013 - 8:34am
February 25, 2013
Possible horse neglect investigated in Minnesota
VERGAS, Minn. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a case of possible horse neglect in western Minnesota. The Otter Tail County sheriff's office was called Sunday about two dead horses and two others near death in rural Vergas. A neighbor gave 10 horses food and water. The 10 horses...
February 25, 2013 - 4:43pm
February 21, 2013
One dead in plane crash near Parkers Prairie
PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. – A rural Parkers Prairie man heard what sounded like a crop-dusting plane with engine trouble about 6:25 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a loud crash. When Gayle Snook went out to investigate, he discovered the wreckage of a plane in some trees about 90 yards...
February 21, 2013 - 2:32pm
January 28, 2013
Minn. angler accused of catching too many fish
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota fisherman is accused of catching hundreds of fish over the legal limit. A St. Cloud Times report says the angler was fishing recently at West Spitzer Lake in Otter Tail County. A conservation officer approached and asked him how the fishing...
January 28, 2013 - 1:42pm
January 3, 2013
Custody awarded after parents' murder-suicide near Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A judge in Otter Tail County has awarded custody of an orphaned child to the parents of a teen who killed the toddler's mother and then himself. Darrin and Catherine Cox sought custody of the girl after their 17-year-old son, Dylan Cox, shot and killed...
January 3, 2013 - 8:37am