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Ottertail, MN – Town of the Week – 4/27/21

It the largest vote total of the year so far and one of the largest ever for Town of the Week as Ottertail edges out Portland.  Ottertail is as big as it has ever been and has a small downtown that has undergone redevelopment over the last 10 years. Congratulations on winning Town of the Week. Categories: Town Of The…

Social Distancing: The Giant Statue Tour

A Giant Tour Of Giant Statues In Minnesota

Do you want to explore, do something epic, and run into practically no one while you’re doing it? Lakes County has a ridiculous number of crazy roadside statues towering over highways, lakes, and other random places. And it’s about the perfect social distancing activity because no one is around these works of art. So I went and saw as many…

UPDATE: Body of drowning victim recovered in Alexandria

Witnesses say they could see splashing briefly before losing sight.

  UPDATE: The Douglas County Dive Rescue Team recovered the body of 30-year-old Javier Miguel Castro of Alexandria at approximately 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 5.   DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the victim of a possible drowning. Authorites got the call late Friday night of a possible drowning on the north end…

Multiple Departments Respond to Henning Fire

HENNING, MN (KFGO)- A garage and home were a total loss after a fire in Henning Saturday. The fire was reported around 6:30 at 601 Douglas ave. The Henning Fire Department arrived to find a garage fully engulfed and a nearby business and home on fire. Responders were able to evacuate everyone safely with no injuries but a family dog…

Authorities Release Name of Victim In Fatal Hit-And-Run Near Ottertail

21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning.

OTTERTAIL, MN — The state patrol has released the name of a Wahpeton, ND man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Hwy. 78 south of Ottertail. 21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning. Wohlers was walking with two friends when he tripped into the traffic lane. The car, heading north, left the scene. The patrol…

Periwinkle Marketplace in Ottertail Reopens After Fire Last Year

The store sells everything from clothes to decor to houseware

OTTERTAIL, Minn. — Last February, a major fire broke out that left nothing of Periwinkle Marketplace. The owner’s husband, Jason Dykhoff, says his son was doing some work on his pickup when a flame started. Before long, the whole market was up in flames. Ottertail Liquors, which is next to the market, was spared. Multiple fire departments had to help fight…

Three Arrested In Fargo In On-Going Investigation Into Heroin Overdoses

warrant Was served at 3414 Birdie Street North in Fargo around 10:30 Thursday morning

Joseph Kiedrowski, Billie Jo McGinnis-Kiedrowski and Gina SteynFARGO, ND — An on-going drug investigation related to recent heroin overdoses in Fargo and Otter Tail County results in three arrests. A number of departments served a warrant at 3414 Birdie Street North in Fargo around 10:30 Thursday morning. Police say 39-year-old Joseph Kiedrowski of Fargo fled the scene but was found hiding…

Congressman Collin Peterson’s Challenger Formally Files His Candidacy

Republican Dave Hughes Won The Endorsement By His Party Earlier This Month

Congressman Collin Peterson (D) / Dave Hughes (R)KARLSTAD, Minn. — A congressional candidate who was outspent 35 to 1 in the 2016 race is ready for a rematch. Dave Hughes of Karlstad has formally filed his candidacy for Congress in Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District. The Republican will once again try to beat longtime serving Democratic Congressman Collin Peterson. Hughes trains…

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…

Highway 108 In Ottertail Back Open After Crash

Highway 108 has re-opened. The train/semi crash that closed Highway 108 occurred on a nearby crossing in the city of Ottertail.

Ottertail, MN — Highway 108 has re-opened. The train/semi crash that closed Highway 108 occurred on a nearby crossing in the city of Ottertail. Highway 108 at the CP Railway crossing in Ottertail closed for several hours due to a crash between a train and a semi. Ottertail Dispatch confirms the driver of the semi was injured. He was flown by air…