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Jade Rosenfeldt Appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District

Rosenfeldt is currently with Vogel Law Firm

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz has appointed Jade Rosenfeldt as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is a new District Court judgeship that became effective July 1 and will be chambered in Moorhead. Rosenfeldt is currently with Vogel Law Firm. Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan says Rosenfeldt demonstrates a remarkable range of experience in the legal…

Loon Counters Needed In 8 Minnesota Counties

The DNR says its annual count is a critical process to protect the loon population

ST. PAUL, MN —┬áThe Minnesota DNR is looking for a few good loon counters. Volunteers would be required to dedicate a morning between June 28 and July 8 to count loons on at least one of 150 lakes. Counties include: Aitkin, Becker, Crow Wing, Cook, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Lake and Otter Tail. The DNR says its annual count is a critical…

Periwinkle Marketplace Owner Works On Rebuilding After Devastating Fire

Otter Tail Business Was Destroyed By Fire In February

OTTER TAIL, Minn. — The owner plans to rebuild Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail, Minnesota. The popular lakes area store on Highway 78 was destroyed by fire in February. Stephanie Ellingson says design plans for the new building on the existing site should be done by mid-May. Construction will start once debris is removed. She says the concept for the clothing,…

Cause Determined in Otter Tail Businesses Fire

It's believed the fire started while a car was being worked on next door.

OTTERTAIL, MINN. (KFGO) – Fire Wednesday night destroyed a business and damaged another in Ottertail, Minnesota. The blaze was reported around 8:30 at Periwinkle Marketplace on Highway 78. Fire departments from Ottertail, Battle Lake, Henning, and Perham battled the fire, bringing it under control several hours later. Periwinkle is a clothing, furniture, and home decor store. Ottertail Liquors next door…

Man Suffers Severe Hypothermia After Being Pulled From Walker Lake

Man Was In Water For About 30 Minutes

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — An Ottertail, Minnesota man was rescued after the snowmobile he was on fell through the ice on Walker Lake Saturday afternoon. Two members of the Ottertail Fire Department, in water rescue suits, were able to pull the man from the water after about 30 minutes. Hubert Hovland was taken to the Perham hospital with severe…

ND Judicial District to Swear in First Female Judge

Cherie Clark has been a prosecutor in Fargo since 2006

BISMARCK, ND — History will be made when a new judge takes the oath in the Southeast Judicial District on Friday. Cherie Clark will be sworn in as the first female judge in the district. Clark was appointed by Gov. Burgum. She has been a prosecutor in Fargo since 2006 and previously worked in the Otter Tail County, Minnesota attorney’s…

Woman Dies After Fall From A Horse

Sheriff's officials say 48-year-old Kirsten Laney of Underwood was riding with a friend in the woods near her home when her horse suddenly spooked.

UNDERWOOD, Minn. – A woman has died after falling from a horse in Otter Tail County. Sheriff’s officials say 48-year-old Kirsten Laney of Underwood was riding with a friend in the woods near her home when her horse suddenly spooked. Laney suffered a fatal head injury after falling from the horse Wednesday afternoon. Categories: Minnesota News Tags: Death, horse, kirsten…