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Deputy faces drug charges in crash that killed two people

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – An Otter Tail County  deputy has been charged with misconduct and driving under the influence of fentanyl in connection to a high-speed chase that ended in a deadly crash in Fergus Falls last October. Deputy Kelly Backman was in pursuit of a minivan driven by a man in a drug investigation when the van slammed…

Sheriff identifies Ottertail man killed in crash with train

OTTERTAIL, Minn. – Sheriff’s officials says the pickup driver who was killed in a collision with a freight train in Otter Tail County was a local man. Sixty-year-old Joseph Lyle Mack, from Ottertail, died Thursday morning at a crossing southeast of the city. The pickup was struck on the passenger side by a northbound Canadian Pacific train. Mack was dead…

Otter Tail County Investigating Baby Death

At this time they believe the death is accidental, however the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has joined the investigation.

UNDERWOOD, MN — The Otter Tail County Sheriff is investigating the death of a one month old baby in Underwood, Minnesota. At this time they believe the death is accidental, however the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has joined the investigation. At 5:07 a.m. on Saturday, December 1, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a…

New Details Released On Abduction and Arrest In Otter Tail County

According to the Sheriff at around 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Randklev was armed as he entered an unlocked door into the home of Amber Simonson.

FERGUS FALLS, MN — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office released new details on the kidnapping of a Fergus Falls woman. According to the Sheriff at around 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Anthony Randklev was armed as he entered an unlocked door into the home of Amber Simonson. Randklev forced Simonson into his vehicle. Simonson’s four children were home at the time…

Human Remains Found In New York Mills Identified

Lynda Meyer hadn't been seen by family members since late summer of 2016.

NEW YORK MILLS, MN – The family of a woman who grew up in Barnesville says its been notified that remains found in New York Mills earlier this month were those of Lynda Meyer. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed on May 25, 2018 that the human remains located in New York Mills on May 20, 2018 are those of Lynda…

Charges Filed In Double Homicide in Rural Perham

21 year old William Lynn Hillman is charged in the death of two individuals in rural Perham, MN.

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption **UPDATE** PERHAM, MN — 21 year old William Lynn Hillman is charged in the death of two individuals in rural Perham, MN. Hillman, of Pine River, is in custody on 2 charges of 2nd degree homicide. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office says victim information will be released by the medical examiner after positive identification has been…