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LIVE: Battle Lake’s Rusty Nail Celebrate Being Named Best Burger In MN

The Restaurant Won The Great Minnesota Burger Bracket

The birthplace of the Juicy Lucy. Restaurants visited by Guy Fieri. None of them can compare their beef to the beef in Battle Lake. The best burger in all of Minnesota is in Lakes Country. The Rusty Nail in Battle Lake has won Minnesota Public Radio’s Great Minnesota Burger Bracket. They defeated The Nook in St. Paul to take the…

LIVE: Battle Lake Restaurant Vying For Best Burger In Minnesota

The Rusty Nail is in the semi-finals of the Great Minnesota Burger Bracket this week

  The best burger in the state of Minnesota could be in Lakes Country, if voters deem it worthy. The Rusty Nail in Battle Lake is in the semi-finals of Minnesota Public Radio’s Great Minnesota Burger Bracket. They’re facing off against Gordy’s Hi-Hat in Cloquet for a spot in the finals. Owners Zac and Brianna Lewis say their burgers stand…

Social Distancing: The Giant Statue Tour

A Giant Tour Of Giant Statues In Minnesota

Do you want to explore, do something epic, and run into practically no one while you’re doing it? Lakes County has a ridiculous number of crazy roadside statues towering over highways, lakes, and other random places. And it’s about the perfect social distancing activity because no one is around these works of art. So I went and saw as many…

Sheriff releases name of teen who was killed by dog

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. (KVRR) – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a teen who died after he was attacked by his family’s dog. Fourteen-year-old Dion Bush was attacked by the Long-Haired German Shepherd on Dec. 10 near Battle Lake. The sheriff’s office says the dog “was extremely aggressive when the deputies arrived.”  The 3 year-old…

30 year old man is victim of Dalton Ashby Tornado

Otter Tail County officials will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. It will be carried on our website and Facebook page.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MN — The Otter Tail Sheriff’s Department released the name of the man killed in Wednesday’s tornado. 30 year old  Seth Nelson, Battle Lake, MN,  died as a result of the tornadoes. Officials say in the early evening hours of July 8 two tornadoes touched down in Otter Tail County. Nelson was working in a shed with…

Battle Lake’s Bethel Lutheran Church Moving Forward After Fire

A group of churchgoers are fundraising to help in the rebuilding effort

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The winds of change are blowing hard at Bethel Lutheran church in Battle Lake as the congregation packs the parking lot for Sunday service. Behind Pastor Todd Hylden lies the charred remains of the century old church on the hill which burned last weekend. “There were a lot of wonderful memories that went down in flames…

Fire Damages Restaurant in Battle Lake

Battle Lake Fire Assistant Chief Dan Christianson said the cause of the fire is unknown.

Battle Lake, MN–Stella’s Bistro & Wine Bar in Battle Lake has been temporarily closed due to a fire. The Battle Lake Fire Department responded to a fire at Stella’s Bistro & Wine Bar around 10 a.m. Friday morning. The fire broke out above the hood in the kitchen and started some of the framework on fire, but was otherwise contained…

Bringing History Alive: Local Actors Perform “Otter Tales: The Musical” in Perham

The performance commemorates the 150th anniversary of Otter Tail County

PERHAM, Minn. — If you walk down the streets of downtown Perham, you might hear a musical spin on how the county’s seat moved from Otter Tail City to Fergus Falls in 1872, or how the town of Clitherall, founded by Mormon settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, first was settled. All of these musical numbers come together to commemorate the 150th…

Officers Surround Battle Lake Home

BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Police surround a house in Battle Lake Friday morning after neighbors say a man shot a handgun while walking. Officers responded around 9:30 to the intersection of North Lincoln Avenue and West Bowman Street. Witnesses say they heard a gunshot and argued with a man in their yard and he later went inside a house. Battle Lake…

Fire Investigators Release Cause Behind Fire that Destroyed Popular Battle Lake Business

Fire crews were called in just before 3 a.m. but the flames were already through the roof

elmers2 elmers1 elmers3 elmers4 ELMERS-image BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The cause of the fire at a popular restaurant near Battle Lake has been ruled “accidental”. The State Fire Marshal says a dropped or discarded lit cigarette ignited combustible material under a ramp on the east side of Elmer’s Texas Bar-B-Q. The owner, Rodger Heaton, lived in the basement of the…