PELICAN RAPIDS

Pelican Rapids Area Farmer Buried in Grain Bin Rescued Without Injury

The man was given oxygen while still trapped but came out unharmed.

PELICAN RAPIDS, M.N.–Some luck and good training saved the life of a farmer trapped at the bottom of a bin, buried by hundreds of bushels of ground corn at a farm just south of Pelican Rapids. Fire Chief Trevor Steeves says the victim was cleaning out a plugged feed line when he tripped a sensor, which flooded the bin with…

Pelican Rapids Woman To Plead Guilty To Embezzling From Fargo Rental Company

Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties

FARGO, ND — A Pelican Rapids, Minnesota woman has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling large amounts of money from a Fargo property management company. Federal prosecutors say Mickey Haarstad stole between $500,000 and $1.5 million from Campbell Properties. She faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine, but prosecutors plan to ask for a sentence at…

Fire At Hillside Apartments in Pelican Rapids

Firefighters responded on Monday morning

PELICAN RAPIDS, MN — Fire has heavily damaged the Hillside Apartments in Pelican Rapids. Firefighters from Pelican Rapids and Vergas were called to the fire Monday morning. No one was hurt. The state fire marshal’s office is investigating the cause. Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Fire, HILLSIDE APARTMENTS, minnesota, PELICAN RAPIDS, Vergas

Federal Charges Added Against Kidnapping And Sexual Assault Suspect

The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime

FERGUS FALLS, MN — A federal indictment has charged 39-year-old Anthony Randklev of Pelican Rapids with illegally possessing a firearm. The charge is the result of a July 22 incident in which Randklev is already charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a rural Fergus Falls woman. The convicted felon had a 12-gauge shotgun during the crime. He faces a mandatory minimum…

Rural Pelican Rapids Man Arrested In Murder Of His Roommate

The body of 28-year-old Dylan Butler was found buried on Jordan Dalman's property

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — A man who informed sheriff’s deputies of a death at his home near Pelican Rapids has been arrested. 25-year-old Jordan Dalman was taken into custody on Friday. On Saturday, the body of 28-year-old Dylan Butler was found buried on his property. Authorities say it appeared Butler, who lived at the house with Dalman since May, had…

Homicide Investigation Begins After Body Is Found Buried In Pelican Rapids

A person came to the sheriff's office to report an "incident" that occurred at his home

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide. Around 3:00 p.m. Friday, a person came to the sheriff’s office to report an “incident” that occurred at his home near Pelican Rapids. The sheriff’s office says the man reported that there was a dead person at that location. Authorities responded to the scene and found the…

MN Football Round Up: Barnesville, Hawley Pick Up Home Wins

Moorhead falls to Bemidji 43-28

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Barnesville hosted Pelican Rapids in Friday’s contest. The Trojans shut out the Vikings 53-0. Over in Hawley, the Nuggets topped Long Prairie-GE 42-14. Hawley improves to 3-1 on the season and will face Breckenridge next Friday. Moorhead couldn’t hold on to its halftime lead. The Spuds fall to Bemidji 43-28.   Other Football Scores: DGF 20 Pequot…

Bringing History Alive: Local Actors Perform “Otter Tales: The Musical” in Perham

The performance commemorates the 150th anniversary of Otter Tail County

PERHAM, Minn. — If you walk down the streets of downtown Perham, you might hear a musical spin on how the county’s seat moved from Otter Tail City to Fergus Falls in 1872, or how the town of Clitherall, founded by Mormon settlers in the mid-nineteenth century, first was settled. All of these musical numbers come together to commemorate the 150th…

Pelican Rapids Man Charged With Kidnapping & Sexually Assaulting Fergus Falls Woman

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. – A Pelican Rapids man charged with the sexual assault and kidnapping of a rural Fergus Falls woman appeared in court on Tuesday. 39-year-old Anthony Randklev was charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct and one count each for kidnapping, burglary, possession of a firearm by a felon, false imprisonment and fleeing. Police say he kidnapped a…

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…