Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office

First Responder Accused Of Stealing From Otter Tail County Crash VictimA 42-year-old woman who is a first responder is accused of stealing money from a crash victim in an accident that killed two people back in June in Otter Tail County, according to charges filed Monday.
Man Hospitalized After Trying To Swim From Boat To ShoreA 60-year-old man was hospitalized Monday in Otter Tail County after jumping from a boat in an attempt to swim to shore.
Minneapolis Man Killed In Otter Tail Co. Motorcycle CrashA Minneapolis man was killed Friday night in Otter Tail County in an off-road motorcycle accident. Kurt Mason Orphus, 54, lost control of his motorcycle while riding on the 52000 block of Highway 134 at about 8:30 p.m., according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's office.
California Man Drowns In Northwestern Minnesota LakeAuthorities say they've recovered the body of a California man who fell out of a boat and drowned on Jewett Lake near Fergus Falls in northwestern Minnesota. Lt. Barry Fitzgibbons of the Otter Tail County Sheriff's office says family members heard the victim yelling for help around 10 p.m. Friday but were unable to reach him before he went under.
Patrol Not Sure Why Fergus Falls Councilman FledAuthorities say it's not clear why a Fergus Falls City Council member led police on a chase that ended when he crashed into a squad car and died. The State Patrol says the incident began when 62-year-old Timothy Rundquist fled a state trooper who had stopped him for speeding around 5 p.m. Monday near Elbow Lake.
Sheriff: Woman Died Of HypothermiaOtter Tail County sheriff's officials say hypothermia caused the death of a 27-year-old Pelican Rapids woman. Officials say alcohol was a contributing factor in the death of Jamie Fox.
BNSF Officials: 32 Train Cars Derail In Otter Tail Co.Authorities say there are no injuries and no hazardous spills resulting from a train derailment on the Burlington Northern line in Otter Tail County. Sheriff's officials say 18 cars derailed about 6:30 a.m. along Highway 10 near Bluffton.
Police: 14-Year-Old Suffers Accidental Gunshot WoundA 14-year-old male was wounded by an accidental gunshot in rural Wadena County Thursday, according to police. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, police responded to a call at 8:26 a.m. of a juvenile male who suffered an accidental gunshot in rural Wadena County.
State Patrol: Man Killed In Rollover Crash With Horse TrailerA 51-year-old man was killed Monday in a rollover crash involving a horse trailer in northwestern Minnesota, according to the State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 5 p.m. on Highway 10 west of Perham in Otter Tail County.
Authorities Seek Suspect In Northern MN Cemetery VandalismAuthorities in northern Minnesota are looking for a suspect after as many as a dozen granite markers and a cross at a cemetery were vandalized in late August. The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said it received a report of vandalism at the Schram Cemetery in rural Vergas, which is just south of Detroit Lakes, on Aug. 20.
Mom, Daughter Rescued After Losing Way In State ParkA hike in a Minnesota state park took a scary turn for a mother and daughter Tuesday night. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, the duo was reported missing at about 8:17 p.m. in Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids.
Officials: Woman Dies In Roll-Over Crash, Alcohol Suspected Authorities in northern Minnesota say they arrested a man early Friday morning for allegedly driving drunk after he crashed a car into a lake, injuring himself and killing a woman.
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