BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Elmer’s Texas Barbeque restaurant here was heavily damaged in an early morning fire, but no one was injured, area firefighters said Friday, Sept. 1. Battle Lake, Ottertail and Henning firefighters fought the blaze, but were unable to save the popular eatery at 27896 State Highway 78 near Otter Tail Lake.
The number of drunken driving arrests was down significantly for this year’s WE Fest, with no serious or fatal crashes reported in or around the event, the Minnesota State Patrol reported Monday, Aug. 7. The 35th annual country music festival featured big-name artists on its stages Thursday through Saturday, though the gates opened for campers on Tuesday, with local acts playing Tuesday and Wednesday.
BECKER COUNTY, Minn. - A helicopter clipped a power line on the north side of Pelican Lake, downing the line and causing a grass fire that took about an hour to extinguish, Audubon Fire Chief Chris Wiedenmeyer said Tuesday, Aug. 30. The helicopter was spraying potato fields by County Highway 20 near the Becker and Otter Tail County line when it hit the power line. When the line hit the ground, it started a grass fire that grew to about an acre, Wiedenmeyer said.
A proposed 10-cent deposit on bottles, cans and other beverage containers sold in Minnesota has area retailers worried that the push to increase recycling could cost them business. Matt Leiseth,...
FARGO – Child abuse and neglect is on the rise in North Dakota, a report release by North Dakota KIDS COUNT shows. Meanwhile, Minnesota’s KIDS COUNT Data Center reports that...