otter tail county

Work To Resume On $9.9 Million Whiskey Creek Restoration

WILKIN CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Work it set to resume on the majority of the nearly $10 million Whiskey Creek restoration project. The 30 mile long creek drains 157 square miles in Wilkin and Otter Tail counties. The third phase of the project is designed to improve water quality and quantity and wildlife habitat. It’s along a 20-mile-long Red River…

Employees restrain active shooter at Lund Boat Company in New York Mills

NEW YORK MILLS, Minn. (KVRR) – Employees at Lund Boat Company in New York Mills catch an active shooter before deputies arrived Thursday morning. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded around 7:20 to 318 West Gilman Street. The Sheriff’s Office says 21-year-old David Gadsden shot at a 31-year-old man during a verbal fight, but the bullet didn’t hit him….

Grants Awarded For Affordable Child Care in Minnesota

ST. PAUL (KVRR) — Money is headed to 17 organizations across Minnesota to boost access to affordable child care. Gov. Tim Walz announced the awarding of $2.5 million dollars in grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development. In our region, $160,000 is awarded to Otter Tail County with $120,000 going to Jasmin Child Care and Preschool in…

Suspected Murder/Suicide In Otter Tail County

Deputies found a 59-year-old man and 58-year-old woman dead at the home

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) – The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says two deaths are likely a murder/suicide. Deputies responded to a home in rural Battle Lake a little before 2:30 Monday afternoon. They found a 59-year-old man and 58-year-old woman dead at the home. The Sheriff’s Office says it believes the incident is isolated. There is no known…

Motorcyclist Pulled From Lawrence Lake Friday is Identified

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. (KVRR) — Authorities identify a motorcyclist pulled from Lawrence Lake Friday morning who later died at a hospital. He is 70-year-old George Hough of Elbow Lake, Minnesota. Otter Tail County Sheriffs Office responded to the crash just after 10 a.m. Friday on Highway 4 southwest of Vergas. The reporting party called 911 after seeing Hough crash…

Firefighter credited with saving boy’s life at Sand Lake

The two-year-old was found face down in the water

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. (KVRR) — A visiting firefighter from South Dakota is being credited with reviving a two-year-old boy found face down in the water at Sand Lake, north of Pelican Rapids. The boy was found shortly before 11 a.m. Sunday when families noticed he wasn’t inside the house. The firefighter immediately began CPR while his 16-year-old daughter called 911….