otter tail county

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…

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…