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Maple syrup boiler fire destroys Otter Tail County home

VERGAS, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – A home was destroyed by fire near Vergas, Minn. Monday. The fire at 50771 East Lake Seven Rd. was reported shortly after 5 p.m. The investigation determined the fire started from a maple syrup boiler in the driveway that spread to the house.  There were no injuries. The Vergas Fire Dept, was assisted by fire departments…

Otter Tail County man dies in crash with freight train

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR) – An Otter Tail County man was killed when the pickup he was driving collided with a Canadian Pacific train. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says the crash happened around 8:48 a.m. Thursday at a railroad crossing southeast of Ottertail City. The 60-year-old man was from the Ottertail city area. He was the only person…

Man sentenced to 3 decades for fatal Otter Tail County beatings

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A man with a history of mental illness has been sentenced to more than three decades in prison for killing a woman and her adult son in Otter Tail County. A judge earlier rejected William Hillman’s mental illness defense and found him guilty of fatally beating 42-year-old Denise McFadzen and 21-year-old Dalton McFadzen at their home…

Charges Filed In Fatal Chase In Fergus Falls

1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Charges are filed against a Fergus Falls man who led Otter Tail County deputies on a deadly chase through part of the city last Friday night that killed a Fergus Falls couple. 30-year-old Cody Freitag is charged with criminal vehicular homicide and fleeing. A mini-van driven by Freitag struck a car…

Arrest made in Otter Tail County bridge fire

Courtesy: KFGO 1/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/3 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/3 Show Caption Hide Caption   NEAR PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. – An arrest is made in a bridge fire investigation in Otter Tail County. The Sheriff’s Office says a fire that heavily damaged a bridge that crosses Star Lake east of Pelican Rapids is being investigated as arson….

3-Year-Old pulled from Otter Tail County lake identified

It happened at the Eagle Lake public swimming area on Friday afternoon

UPDATE: The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office has identified the child who died after being pulled from Eagle Lake on July 24. Authorities say 3-year-old Clare Glenetske was flown to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis where she passed away two days later. A GoFundMe has been organized to raise funds for the Glenetske family. A visitation for Clare will be held on…

WATCH LIVE: Otter Tail County Sheriff to discuss tornado aftermath

The press conference will begin at 3:30 p.m.

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption DALTON, Minn.–Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons is holding a press conference to discuss the aftermath of the tornado that tore through Dalton and Ashby Wednesday evening. Sheriff Fitzgibbons will be joined by Emergency Management Director Patrick Waletzko and County…

30 year old man is victim of Dalton Ashby Tornado

Otter Tail County officials will hold a press conference at 3:30 p.m. It will be carried on our website and Facebook page.

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MN — The Otter Tail Sheriff’s Department released the name of the man killed in Wednesday’s tornado. 30 year old  Seth Nelson, Battle Lake, MN,  died as a result of the tornadoes. Officials say in the early evening hours of July 8 two tornadoes touched down in Otter Tail County. Nelson was working in a shed with…