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Otter Tail County
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
October 23, 2012
Otter Tail crash victim identified
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – The man killed in a one-vehicle crash along Otter Tail Lake on Saturday afternoon has been identified. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Ronald G. Fenno, 55, of Battle Lake, was driving a 1978 Corvette on Minnesota Highway 78 when he apparently swerved...
October 23, 2012 - 7:24am
11-year-old dies from crash injuries
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – An 11-year-old girl injured in a crash near Spitzer Lake on Oct. 14 died Monday, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Department. The girl was identified as Claire Turner, of Ashby. The Sheriff’s Office reported earlier that a female driving an...
October 23, 2012 - 7:23am
October 22, 2012
On Pelican Lake, disagreement over mussels
PELICAN LAKE, Minn. — Some people who live on a popular Otter Tail County lake say reports of problems with zebra mussels are overblown. Jeff Peltier lives on Pelican Lake and teaches sailing. Pelter tells the Forum of Fargo that increased weed growth isn't as bad as it seems. Peltier...
October 22, 2012 - 10:57am
September 26, 2012
Three people burned when fuel tank explodes
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Authorities say three people suffered burns Monday when a fuel tank exploded as a cutting torch was being used to dismantle a John Deere combine so it could be crushed. According to a news release from the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office: William Litzau,...
September 26, 2012 - 9:19am
September 18, 2012
Fergus Falls man sentenced in mom’s machete death
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Minnesota man has been sentenced to more than 34 years in prison for a machete attack that killed his 68-year-old mother. James Howard of Dalton told the court that “God is forgiving me” before sentencing Monday. Judge Mark Hanson told Howard: “Your...
September 18, 2012 - 9:21am
September 11, 2012
State hospital tour set in Fergus Falls
FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – The Otter Tail County Historical Society will host the season’s final Stories from the state Hospital tour at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Stories from the State Hospital takes people around the outside of the facility while providing a behind the scenes look at some...
September 11, 2012 - 9:22am