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Senator Klobuchar introduces Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act

The bill would invest $100 billion to build broadband infrastructure in areas across America that are struggling to remain competitive in business and education.

UNITED STATES – High Speed Broadband internet might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to whether rural families and businesses succeed or fail, but Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s vital for the future of rural Minnesota. She introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act on Wednesday, a bill that would invest $100 billion to…

Minnesota DNR Implementing Burning Restrictions Immediately

CLAY COUNTY, Minn–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared a message from the Minnesota DNR about burning restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Beginning Monday, the DNR is placing burning restrictions in Grant, Douglas, Pope, Norman, Otter Tail, Clay, Wilkin, Stevens and Traverse Counties. The DNR said, “On a typical year, we try to give the public a couple of snow-free weeks…

COVID-19 By The Numbers For March 29, 2020

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota is reporting another four positive cases as of Sunday morning but no positive cases during afternoon testing. Two of the new cases come from Cass County: a woman in her 40’s and a woman in her 30’s, one by community spread the other is under investigation. The state now has 98 positive cases. 18 people…

Horticultural Day Event in Perham Cancelled

Set for Saturday, March 14 at Prairie Wind Middle School

PERHAM, Minn. — The University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardeners has cancelled the East Otter Tail County Horticultural Day set for Saturday, March 14th. It was set to take place at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham from 8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. A spokesperson for the event says the cancellation is over coronavirus concerns. Categories: Community, Coronavirus-MN, Minnesota News…

Excessive Force Lawsuit Filed Against Otter Tail County

Kameron Boudin is seeking $2 million in damages from the county

MINNEAPOLIS – A man who claims he suffered a serious brain injury during an arrest by an Otter Tail County sheriff’s deputy has filed a federal lawsuit over the incident. Kameron Boudin is seeking $2 million in damages from the county and the deputy as a result of his arrest in December 2018. Authorities had been looking for Boudin in…

Rabid Kitten Bites Three People in Otter Tail County

A course of preventive action has been recommended for the people exposed to the virus.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–State animal health officials say an Otter Tail County kitten who bit three people, including a young child, has tested positive for rabies. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the kitten’s owner saw a skunk attacking the kitten on her farmhouse porch last month. She recalled seeing blood and bite marks on the kitten’s leg. The farm…

Candidates Announced For 7th Judicial District Chambered In Moorhead

Gov. Tim Walz will make the appointment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three candidates are being considered for District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is chambered in Moorhead. The finalists include Mara Rausch, currently a managing attorney in the Office of Public Defender in Moorhead. Jade Rosenfeldt, a shareholder at Vogel Law Firm. And Nathaniel Welte, an assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s…

Man Killed After Pickup Hit By Train Near Perham Identified

The pickup was hit by an eastbound train at a crossing controlled by a stop sign

UPDATE: Police say 25-year-old Derick Brehm of Vergas was killed after a freight train struck his pickup west of Perham. Authorities say it’s unclear why Brehm didn’t see or hear the train.   OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — A 25-year-old man is dead after the pickup he was driving was hit by a freight train west of Perham. Otter Tail…

Fargo Woman Who Died After Being Dragged By a Horse is Identified

Deputies responded to the 38000 block of Beaver Dam Road near Star Lake around 11:00 Friday morning.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MN –  Bertha Wood, 47 years old, of Fargo was identified as the woman dragged by a horse and killed  in Otter Tail County. Deputies responded to the 38000 block of Beaver Dam Road near Star Lake around 11:00 last Friday morning. The sheriff’s office says Wood was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities say it appears…