otter tail county

Tip Leads to Out-of State Anglers Violating Bluegill Numbers

They face combined fines and restitution of over $2,200

  OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Three out-of-state anglers had one expensive trip to the land of ten thousand lakes. The DNR cited them for possessing 130 bluegills over the limit on a central Otter Tail County lake. They face combined fines and restitution of over $2,200. Conservation Officer Troy Richards says a tip from the public led to the…

Body Recovered in West Battle Lake Identified as Missing Grand Forks Man

An autopsy will be performed

  WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — The body of a Grand Forks man has been recovered in West Battle Lake, Minnesota. Authorities were using sonar equipment on the lake Wednesday afternoon when they found the body of 39-year-old Peter Akinboro. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office Dive Rescue Team recovered the body with the help of water patrol members. An…

Update: Body of Missing Man Found In West Battle Lake

Crow Wing County Sheriff used sonor to locate the body of Peter Akinboro

Otter Tail County, MN — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office reports they found the body of 39-year old Peter Akinboro Wednesday afternoon. The body of the Grand Forks man was found in 47′ of water on West Battle Lake. An autopsy will be performed to determine cause of death. The Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office provided sonor capability to…

Jet Ski Rider Goes Missing at West Battle Lake

Search crews say they will not stop until he is found

WEST BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — A jet ski was found on West Battle Lake Saturday night, but its rider is still missing. Squad cars with empty boat trailers line the east entry port around noon on Sunday. This is day two of the Otter Tail County dive team’s search for a missing man, likely in his 40’s. Several electronic sensors…

Perham Man Dead After Rolling His Vehicle

Man Died At The Scene

PERHAM, Minn. — A 24-year-old Perham man is dead after rolling his vehicle. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says Jack Januszewski died at the scene on 450th Street outside of rural Perham. They responded to the crash early this morning around 1 a.m. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News, News Landing Page Tags: JACK JANUSZEWSKI, otter tail county, Perham, rollover

Star Lake Casino Project Clears Another Hurdle

An Environmental Impact Study was requested to gather more information on the proposed casino on Star Lake

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — The Star Lake Casino project overcomes another hurdle. Otter Tail County officials met in Fergus Falls to discuss whether or not to move forward with the project. The Star Lake Casino project takes the next step forward, but not without some requirements. “In regards to Shooting Star Casino, the county board declared an EIS was necessary,”…

Dent Man Charged in Contraband Case in the Otter Tail County Jail

The complaint says Baker found the items while he was cleaning a car for the sheriff's forfeiture auction

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Dent man has been charged for bringing contraband into the Otter Tail County jail in Fergus Falls. Marshall Baker, 28, is accused of bringing methamphetamine and a pipe into the jail. The complaint says Baker found the items while he was cleaning a car for the sheriff’s forfeiture auction. He was working with the…

Three Kayakers Rescued Near Fergus Falls

Became Trapped in A Culvert Under Interstate 94

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — Three kayakers were rescued after they became trapped in a culvert that passes under I-94 near Fergus Falls. The kayakers became stuck in the strong current because the kayaks were being pushed against a submerged log or tree limb. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office says one of the kayakers called 9-1-1 for help. Fergus Falls…

Bond Set At $1 Million For Standoff Suspect

Theodore Tiede Fired Shots In The Direction of Officers

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — Theodore Tiede remains jailed in Otter Tail County with bond set at $1 million. Tiede threatened his girlfriend and fired shots in the direction of officers during a standoff in Fergus Falls on Saturday. Prosecutors say Tiede said he was having mental health issues and challenged police to come into the house and see how…

Minnesota Man Arrested After Shooting in Otter Tail County

He was arrested back in March for setting his house on fire on Long Lake Road

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A Richville, Minnesota man is facing a number of charges following a gunshot incident in Otter Tail County. He was arrested back in March for setting his house on fire on Long Lake Road. Cody Dahl, 35, was arrested on DWI, assault and dangerous weapon charges. Deputies responded to reports of a careless driver and…