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One Dead In Crash Involving 10 People in Otter Tail County

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. (KVRR: Update 8pm 02/27/22) — A Barnesville, Minnesota teen is dead after a crash in Otter Tail County between two vehicles with a total of ten passengers. State patrol says 19-year-old Grace Olson collided with a Ford Straight Truck, similar to a moving truck. It happened on Highway 210 east of Fergus Falls just after midnight…

Inmate who died in jail cell identified

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – An Otter Tail County jail inmate who was found unresponsive in her cell in Fergus Falls has been identified. Twenty-eight-year-old Lavuya Jade Baker of Wadena was found during a routine check early Wednesday morning. Jail staff, law enforcement and EMS attempted life saving measures.  Baker was the only person in the cell. Results of an autopsy…

LIVE: New Series Premieres This Week Examining Rural/Urban Divide In MN

"Rural By Choice" is hosted by Perham native and Twin Cities radio host Cory Hepola

  A new documentary series premiering this weekend examines the divide between rural and urban living. Cory Hepola is a host at WCCO Radio in the Twin Cities. He’s also a Perham, Minnesota native who went to college in Moorhead. His new video series, “Rural by Choice”, examines why people chose to live rural life in Otter Tail County. He…

LIVE: Twin Cities Radio Host Comes Home To Rediscover Rural Life

"Rural by Choice" explores why people choose to live in rural Otter Tail County

  The rural/urban divide is the focus of an upcoming docuseries centered around life in Otter Tail County. Cory Hepola hosts “Hey It’s Cory Hepola” on WCCO radio in the Twin Cities. He’s also a Perham, Minnesota native who went to college in Moorhead. His new video series, “Rural by Choice”, examines why people chose to live rural life. He…

Health officials investigating COVID-19 cluster at teen camp on Pelican Lake

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota Dept. of Health is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at a camp for teenagers in Otter Tail County. Communications specialist Erin McHenry says state health officials are aware of “a cluster of cases” at the Castaway Club Young Life Camp on Pelican Lake.  McHenry says the investigation is ongoing. Camp manager Greg Johnson says…

Zebra mussels confirmed in three west-central Minnesota lakes

A DNR conservation officer found other mussels in a sandy shallow area of another lake.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Department of Natural Resources has confirmed zebra mussels in Clitherall Lake in Otter Tail County, Eagle Lake near Frazee and Turtle Lake near Lake Park. DNR invasive species specialists followed up on a report from a lake property owner and an angler who found zebra mussels in two of the lakes. A DNR conservation officer…

Social Distancing: Gone Fishin’

A Novice Angler's 1st Time Fishing In Minnesota

  It’s fishing season. I spent last week out at the lakes in Otter Tail County, so I thought I’d give angling a try. I hadn’t gone fishing in well over a decade. I never had been fishing in Minnesota, one of the best fishing states in the country. I know, I know. I’ve lived here for years and I’ve…