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Detours Go Into Effect South of Detroit Lakes On Highway 59

crews begin a resurfacing project from Willow Street in Detroit Lakes to just south of the Otter Tail County line

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. — People heading south out of Detroit Lakes on Highway 59 will run into some detours. Monday morning, crews begin a resurfacing project from Willow Street in Detroit Lakes to just south of the Otter Tail County line. Detours are set up and will remain in place until early September. Along with the detours, drivers will encounter…

Randklev Charges Include Sexual Assault, Kidnapping and Fleeing

Randklev is accused of climbing in a basement window of the woman’s home and kidnapping her at gunpoint, threatening her four children if she didn’t cooperate.

FERGUS FALLS, MN — Formal charges have been filed against a Pelican Rapids man accused in the kidnapping and sexual assault of a rural Fergus Falls woman. Thirty-nine-year-old Anthony Dale Randklev is charged three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, false imprisonment, and fleeing. All are felonies. Randklev is accused…

Otter Tail County: Woman Abducted By Gunpoint Found Safe, Suspect Identified

Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office says it happened around 2 Sunday afternoon

Amber Simonson/FacebookUPDATE:  Law enforcement and family tell us that Amber has been located and is safe and a suspect is in custody. Family tells us that the suspect is 39-year-old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids. He was sentenced in 2008 for kidnapping and assault and was released from prison in 2017. We’ll have more on KVRR Local News at 9….

Teen Arrested After Boy Was Thrown From UTV Near Dunvilla

17-Year-Old Teen suffered serious head injuries

DUNVILLA, Minn. — A teen driving a UTV was arrested after another teen was hurt in Otter Tail County. The teen made a sudden change in course and caused a 17-year-old boy in the rear cargo area to be thrown after two in the morning on Saturday east of Dunvilla. The boy suffered serious head injuries. He was taken to…

Body found in Otter Tail County

HENNING, Minnesota – A body is found near Henning Friday afternoon. Police say a property owner found a body near the Canadian Pacific railroad tracks around 12:30. The male has been identified and his name will be released once family is notified. The body has been sent to medical examiner’s office in Ramsey, Minnesota. Investigators say they aren’t looking for…

Third Candidate for Otter Tail County Sheriff

Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby enters the race

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby has jumped into the race for Otter Tail County Sheriff. His entrance into the race makes it a three-way contest in the August primary. Fergus Falls Police Chief Kile Bergren and Otter Tail Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons also want to succeed long-time Sheriff Brian Schlueter. He decided back in…

Perham Murder Victims’ Neighbor Discusses Interaction With Suspect

21-year-old William Hillman will undergo a 60-day psych evaluation

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — 21–year–old William Hillman of Pine River is accused of murdering a 42–year–old Denise Mcfadzen and her son, 22–year–old Dalton Mcfadzen in rural Perham. “What happened over there at the Mcfadzen’s, that’s terrible. That’s just totally horrific and I wouldn’t wish that on anybody,” said Peggy Jay, one of the Mcfadzens’ neighbors. Police arrived to the Mcfadzen…

Identities of Double Homicide Victims Near Perham Are Released

GoFundMe Account Has Been Started To Help With Funeral Expenses For Mother And Son

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption PERHAM, Minn. — Otter Tail County authorities have identified the two victims of a double homicide early Tuesday near Perham. They are 21-year-old Dalton Mcfadzen and his mom 42-year-old Denise Mcfadzen. The deaths have been ruled homicidal violence. The suspect in the deaths, 21-year-old William Hillman of Pine River, Minnesota,…