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March 12, 2012
Detroit Lakes, Minn., woman arrested after abandoning a vehicle on train tracks
A 24-year-old Detroit Lakes woman was arrested in Dent shortly after midnight this morning after allegedly abandoning a vehicle on the train tracks. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office responded to a call from Canadian Pacific Railroad that a car was stuck on the tracks in Dent. Deputies...
March 12, 2012 - 9:21am
October 14, 2011
Duluth man gets 7½ years in self-inflicted gunshot case
Alcide Cloutier maintained that someone else shot him, but he pleaded for a shorter sentence Thursday by telling the court: "If I shot myself, your honor, I don't need any prison, I need a damn shrink." Judge David Johnson was unmoved and sentenced Cloutier to a longer-than-guideline...
October 14, 2011 - 8:35am
July 19, 2011
Workers escape Wadena, Minn., fairgrounds building blown down in Tuesday morning storm; building first demolished in 2010 tornado
By Brian Hansel and Rachelle Klemme JR Construction owner Robert Weiher told his three-man crew to "get out of there" Tuesday morning and his...
July 19, 2011 - 1:56pm
July 9, 2011
Three crashes with injuries in Otter Tail County Thursday
Three accidents with injuries were reported in Otter Tail County on Thursday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol: At 4:28 p.m., a rollover crash was reported involving injuries on Highway 59 near Dunvilla (north of Pelican Rapids). The driver of the vehicle, Ashley Anderson,...
July 9, 2011 - 3:04pm
July 4, 2011
Judge gives OK for Minnesota food bank deliveries during shutdown
A judge has ruled that the Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank and other operators of food shelves across the state can continue to distribute supplies of commodity foods from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. On Thursday, Second Harvest was informed that it would have to cease...
July 4, 2011 - 1:52pm
May 24, 2011
Trench collapse injures Lake Park construction worker
A rural Lake Park construction worker is hospitalized after a trench collapse Monday afternoon. The accident happened one mile east of Clay County, adjacent to Becker County Highway 14 at around 2:40 p.m. 52-year-old Anthony Nistler, who works for Olson Construction of Lake Park,...
May 24, 2011 - 8:58am
May 23, 2011
UPDATE: Audubon fire chief says teen is a hero for saving family in mobile home fire
The Audubon fire chief is calling a 17-year-old boy a hero for getting his family out of a burning mobile home early Saturday morning. "He was brave enough to go back in and get his family out of the house -- it was fully engulfed in 20 minutes," said Audubon Fire Chief Darcy Savig. Seventeen-year-old...
May 23, 2011 - 2:16pm
May 12, 2011
Duluth artist's bin Laden painting stirs debate
Osama bin Laden is slowing traffic near a tattoo and custom paint business on Central Entrance in Duluth. About one in three motorists is checking out the hood of a Ford truck displayed outside Dark Angel Ink, according to the shop's tattoo and airbrush artist who simply goes by...
May 12, 2011 - 10:09am
Students spread positive messages by posting hundreds of notes in bathroom
A group of students at Schoolcraft Learning Community stand in the women's bathroom looking at the hundreds of sticky notes posted on the walls...
May 12, 2011 - 8:24am
May 10, 2011
Teen involved in high speed fatal crash was from Red Lake
Morris "Moe" Isaac (Gii-shi-bah-o-sey which means "He Who Walks in Circles") Beaulieu, Jr., 16, of Red Lake, died Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Essentia Health in Fargo, N.D. from an automobile accident. A funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 12, at the Redby Community Center...
news / accidents
May 10, 2011 - 2:05pm
Man rescued from Detroit Lake after falling in while kayaking
A Detroit Lakes man was saved Monday afternoon from the cold waters of Detroit Lakes after falling into the lake while kayaking. According to KRCQ Radio, the man wasn't immediately identified. He had climbed on top of his kayak until rescued and was in the water for around 40 minutes....
May 10, 2011 - 8:30am
May 7, 2011
Underwood man accused of slitting dog's throat appears in court
An Underwood man who was accused last year of slitting a dog's throat finally appeared Thursday in Otter Tail County Court. Benjamin James Stavaas, 23, is facing six counts of animal cruelty charges, two of which are felonies, for the June 2010 slitting of Star's throat. According...
May 7, 2011 - 11:21am
Three-vehicle crash on Highway 10 near Wadena leaves one injured
A Staples man was injured in a three-vehicle accident Friday near Wadena. Nicholas S. Dille, 21, of Staples suffered minor injuries in the crash, according to the State Patrol. He was eastbound on Highway 10 in a 2004 Chevy Silverado pickup truck, and failed to notice a 1999 Dodge...
news / accidents
May 7, 2011 - 10:50am
May 6, 2011
Detroit Lakes liquor store likely to relocate
After a few preliminary meetings, the Detroit Lakes liquor committee and city staff, working alongside Alexandria firm Ringdahl Architects, have tentatively found a new home for the municipal liquor store.
Detroit Lakes / news
May 6, 2011 - 4:06pm
UPDATE: NAME RELEASED: Motorist injured in rollover near Pelican Rapids
A Pelican Rapids woman was injured and had to be freed by the Jaws of Life in a one-car rollover Friday morning in Otter Tail County. Peggy S. Larson, 52, suffered non life-threatening injuries in the crash, according to the State Patrol. She was alone in the vehicle. The accident...
May 6, 2011 - 3:51pm