PELICAN RAPIDS

Man Who Shot and Wounded Woman Near Pelican Rapids is Sentenced

Phouttasa PrathaneFERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR)– A man who pleaded guilty to attempted murder and burglary for shooting a woman who had a protection order against him near Pelican Rapids, is sentenced to 15 years in prison. 36-year-old Phoutthasa Prathane fled after the shooting in April but was later arrested following a high-speed pursuit in Redwood County, Minnesota. He later admitted…

Update: Pelican Rapids shooting suspect captured

Phouttasa PrathaneFARGO (KVRR) – A man wanted in connection with a Sunday afternoon shooting in Pelican Rapids has been captured. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Phouttasa Prathane was located in Redwood County early Tuesday morning. Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons said the victim in the shooting was hospitalized in stable condition. The name of the victim and…

Pelican Rapids shooting victim in hospital, search for suspect continues

Phouttasa PrathaneFERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KVRR-KFGO) – Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons says the victim of a Sunday afternoon shooting in Pelican Rapids is hospitalized in stable condition. Deputies are still working to track down their suspect. The 36-year-old man was last seen driving a black 2011 Toyota Tundra with Minnesota license 109-2CD.  The truck has a wrap-around brush guard…

Stunning Mural Going Up For Concordia’s Christmas Concert Series

MURAL 112321 MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — A stunning mural is being applied to 44 wood panels that will be the visual centerpiece of Concordia College’s Christmas Concert. It was designed by muralist Paul Johnson of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota who started working on the design back in June. This year’s theme is “…And Glory Shone Around”. Nearly 300 students will be…

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…

Nearly Nude Modeling Session Along Highway 108 Stopped

OTTER TAIL CO., Minn. — An unusual call for state troopers on Highway 108 east of Pelican Rapids. Two females were attempting some nearly nude modeling and photography on the side of the road. One was covered in blue paint and just partially clothed. No citations were issued but the state trooper advised the pair on the dangers of standing…

Arrest made in Otter Tail County bridge fire

Courtesy: KFGO OTC Bridge3 OTC Bridge2 OTC Bridge1   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. The bridge on Highway 41 referred to by some…