OTTER TAIL COUNTY JAIL

Otter Tail County Jail inmate found dead

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Otter Tail County corrections staff say they found an unresponsive man in his cell while performing well-being checks Friday night. Medical efforts were unsuccessful and the man was pronounced dead. The Fergus Falls Police Department is investigating the incident. The inmate was housed in a single occupancy cell. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: dead,…

Perham Victim Stabbed In Both Eyes, Shot 16 Times

criminal complaint filed against 40-year-old Derek Sweere

Derek SweereOTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — Disturbing details about a murder in a house in Perham, Minnesota are spelled out in the criminal complaint filed against 40-year-old Derek Sweere. He is accused of stabbing his roommate, Brandon Snyder, in both eyes with a knife after an argument over a missing gun. Sweere then went to get a rifle and shot…

Man Held For Murder In Otter Tail County Jail

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating

Derek SweerePERHAM, Minn. — A murder investigation is underway in Perham, Minnesota. Derek Sweere is in custody in the Otter Tail County Jail for 2nd degree murder. A man’s body has been taken to the Midwest Medical examiner’s Office for an autopsy and formal identification. Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: DEREK SWEERE,…

Federal Charges Added Against Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Suspect

The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime

FERGUS FALLS, MN — A federal indictment has charged 39-year-old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids with illegally possessing a firearm. The charge is the result of a July 22 incident in which Randklev is already charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a rural Fergus Falls woman. The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime. He faces a mandatory minimum…