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Barn fire kills 1,000 goats in Otter Tail County

HENNING, Minn. (KVRR) – About 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies died in a barn fire near Henning, Minnesota. The barn was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene.  The barn and equipment inside was destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office and the Minnesota Fire Marshal. Fire…

Driver found dead in crash near Erhard, Minnesota

The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says the victim is a 29-year-old man from Elbow Lake

ERHARD, Minn. — A man is dead after crashing his vehicle into a tree in Otter Tail County over the weekend. The sheriff’s office responded to the crash east of Erhard, Minnesota after 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. A pickup was in the ditch of County Highway 24. Authorities say the only person inside was the 29-year-old driver from Elbow Lake….

Man Believed To Have Drowned In East Battle Lake

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — A man is found unconscious in East Battle Lake near Clitherall, Minnesota around 5 Saturday afternoon. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office tells us the man was pulled from the lake and lifesaving attempts were made but he was pronounced dead. They are continuing to investigate but believe the man drowned. His name is being withheld…

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…

Sheriff’s Office responds to fatal boat crash on Otter Tail Lake

It happened Saturday before 3:30 p.m.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to a fatal boat crash Saturday afternoon. The call came just before 3:30 p.m.. Authorities say 52-year-old Neil Baker of Elysian, MN, had returned to his dock on Otter Tail Lake. Several family members got out of the boat, but Baker and his wife remained in the boat…

Infant death being investigated in Otter Tail County

An autopsy will be completed.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn.–The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a 4-month-old baby. According to authorities, family members called 911 at approximately 3 a.m. on Wednesday after realizing the baby was unconscious and not breathing. The family attempted to perform CPR before first responders arrived, but the baby was pronounced deceased at the scene. An autopsy…

Wahpeton man killed in motorcycle crash near Perham

PERHAM, Minn.–A Wahpeton man died in a single-vehicle crash on Monday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Douglas Hudson II was on Co Hwy 34 when his motorcycle ran off the roadway. The crash occurred at approximately 2:41 a.m. The Sheriff’s Office confirmed Hudson was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Officers are still investigating…

Teen Girls Thrown From ATV, One Seriously Hurt

The crash happened Saturday afternoon on a field road on private property near Parkers Prairie

PARKERS PRAIRIE, Minn. — Two teens are thrown from their ATV after hitting a muddy area south of Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the 16-year-old female driver was initially unresponsive and appeared to have a head injury and fractured bones. She was taken to Alexandria for treatment. Her 15-year-old female passenger didn’t appear to be hurt…

Parkers Prairie Woman Hurt After Her Motorcycle Collides With Small Deer

The crash happened around 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon on Highway 67, just north of Butler

BUTLER, MN — A Parkers Prairie, Minnesota woman was taken by LifeLink helicopter to the hospital after hitting a small deer with her motorcycle. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says 51-year-old Jennifer Pullins’ injuries do not appear to be life threatening. The crash happened around 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon on Highway 67, just north of Butler. Pullins was wearing a…