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Minnesota State Patrol Looking for Car Involved in Fatal Hit-and-Run

The car is described as a smaller sedan, white or silver in color

OTTER TAIL COUNTY –The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for help finding a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash early this morning in Otter Tail County. Three males were walking on the shoulder of Highway 78, and one of them tripped and fell into traffic. A car hit the person and kept going without stopping. The two other people…

Man Arrested in Otter Tail County for Indecent Exposure

A man and woman were in their home when they saw the man directly facing their property.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINN. (KFGO) – A naked man standing on his pontoon boat on North Turtle Lake, east of Underwood was arrested for indecent exposure. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office reports a man and woman were in their home when they saw the man directly facing their property, fishing, about 50 feet from shore. 59-year old Michael Blake…

Alcohol was a Factor in Otter Tail Co. Crash That Injured 5 People

The state patrol says a pickup traveling on Fish Lake Road failed to yield the right-of-way at Highway 59.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MN (KFGO) – The Minnesota State Patrol says alcohol was a factor in a two-vehicle crash that injured five people north of Pelican Rapids shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday. The state patrol says a pickup traveling on Fish Lake Road failed to yield the right-of-way at Highway 59 and pulled out in front of an SUV on…

Two People Rescued From Broken Down Dam East of Fergus Falls

The people were up against the old portion of the Broken Down Dam

OTTER TAIL, MN — First responders had to jump into action this afternoon after a report that two people were trapped on the Otter Tail River. The people were up against the old portion of the Broken Down Dam east of Fergus Falls and couldn’t make it to shore. Members of the Fergus Falls Police Department, Fergus Falls Fire Department, Otter…

East Grand Forks Working To Secure Governor’s Fishing Opener In 2021

A site visit by Explore Minnesota officials is planned for next Wednesday

Gov. Tim WalzEAST GRAND FORKS, MN — East Grand Forks wants in on the Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener. It was held two weekends ago in Albert Lea and is headed to Thumper Pond Resort in Otter Tail County next year. East Grand Forks officials hope to hook the event in 2021. The city is hoping to use the event as a…

2020 Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener Heading To Otter Tail County

Thumper Pond Resort Will Serve As Event Headquarters

OTTER TAIL CO., MN — Next year’s Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener has already been announced and it’ll be a lot closer to our neck of the woods. The governor and others will head to Thumper Pond Resort in Otter Tail County. Thumper Pond will serve as the event headquarters from May 7 -10 in 2020. The 73rd annual Governor’s Fishing Opener…

Driver Charged With DWI After Hitting Amish Buggy

The sheriff's office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind.

OTTER TAIL, CO. MINN. (KFGO) – An Otter Tail County, Minnesota man was arrested in connection with a crash involving a buggy Thursday night near New York Mills. The sheriff’s office says the car, driven by 38-year old Travis Rapatt, of New York Mills struck the Amish buggy from behind. There were four children on the buggy. One received minor…

Four People In Vehicle Hit By Train, Three Seriously Hurt

The woman and children were initially taken to the Perham hospital before being life-flighted to surrounding hospitals

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MN — A woman and two children were seriously hurt when their vehicle collided with a train in Otter Tail County. The sheriff’s office says around 3:25 Saturday afternoon they received information of a train versus car crash at a crossing northwest of Perham. The woman and children were initially taken to the Perham hospital before being…

Otter Tail County Becomes First MN County to Raise Minimum Tobacco Age

The measure passed unanimously by Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — When Diane Thorson began serving as Otter Tail County’s Public Health Director in 1978, she said it was common to see county commissioners smoking in the council chambers. Forty years later, Thorson says she’s glad the men sitting in those same chairs did their part to make it harder for kids to get a hold of tobacco…

Otter Tail County Raises Age To Buy Tobacco Products To 21

The ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2019.

FERGUS FALLS, MN – The Otter Tail County Board voted unanimously to raise the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. The ordinance goes into effect on January 1, 2019. The risk of lung problems, as well as the growing number of high school students using other tobacco products like JUUL and e–cigarettes, prompted many community members to…