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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.

07/04/2014

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Officials: Potato Warehouse Catches Fire In Otter Tail Co.

Several fire crews responded Tuesday evening to battle a fire in a west-central Minnesota potato warehouse. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said employees at R.D. Offutt Farms in Perham, Minn., noticed smoke coming from the 200-foot-by-300-foot warehouse shortly after 4:20 p.m.

01/21/2014

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FedEx Truck Driver Dies In Northern Minn. Crash

A FedEx driver died Friday morning in northwestern Minnesota after the truck left the road and struck an approach, authorities said.

10/11/2013

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2 Dead, 4 Hurt After Head-On Crash In Otter Tail County

Two people were killed and four others were hurt after a head-on collision in Otter Tail County Wednesday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities said the crash happened at about 6:40 p.m. near the area of Highway 108 and County Road 16 in Otter Tail County.

09/12/2013

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Authorities ID Victims In Otter Tail County Murder-Suicide

Authorities have identified two people who died in an apparent murder-suicide last week in Otter Tail County. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 57000 block of County Highway 56 in New York Mills at about 9:13 p.m. last Wednesday after a 21-year-old woman reported gunshots being fired at a residence.

08/06/2013

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Sheriff: 1 Dead In Otter Tail Co. Attempted Murder-Suicide

Authorities are investigating an attempted murder-suicide that has left one dead in northwestern Minnesota Wednesday night. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 57000 block of County Highway 56 in New York Mills at about 9:13 p.m. Wednesday after a report from a 21-year-old female that gunshots had been fired at a residence. When authorities arrived, they found two men who had been shot.

08/01/2013

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14 Cars Derail In Otter Tail County

Sheriff’s officials say 14 cars of a train carrying crude oil derailed in western Minnesota and spilled some of its load.

03/27/2013

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Plane Crash Kills 1 In Otter Tail County

Authorities say one person is dead after a plane crashed Wednesday night near Parkers Prairie in Otter Tail County.

02/21/2013

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Fargo Man Killed In Pelican Rapids Snowmobile Crash

A 40-year-old man from Fargo, North Dakota, died on Christmas Day after getting into a snowmobile accident in Pelican Rapids, according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office.

12/27/2012

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Homeowner Survives Explosion That Destroys House

A homeowner has survived an explosion that destroyed his house in Otter Tail County.

07/10/2012

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1 Killed, 1 Hurt In Northwestern MN Tractor Accident

A 53-year-old man was killed and an 8-year-old girl suffered minor injuries in a tractor accident on Sunday in northwestern Minnesota, authorities said.

07/02/2012

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Charges: Former Director Embezzled $29,000 From Chamber Of Commerce

The former director of the Long Prairie Chamber of Commerce faces two counts of theft after she allegedly stole more than $29,000 from the city and spent it at places like nail salons, lingerie shops and tattoo removal facilities, according to documents filed Wednesday in Todd County.

05/23/2012

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Authorities Find Vulnerable Adult Unharmed

Authorities say a 24-year-old vulnerable adult who had gone missing in northwestern Minnesota was found Monday morning.

05/14/2012

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Police: 2 Farms In Otter Tail Co. Sustain ‘Tornado Type’ Damage

The storms that dropped hail and seemed to create cold-weather funnels Saturday damaged two farms near Fergus Falls, authorities said.

04/21/2012

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Sheriff IDs Fergus Falls Man Found Dead On Tractor

The Otter Tail County sheriff’s office identifies the man as 61-year-old Robert Piekarski.

05/20/2011

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