Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office
A 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.
Authorities 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.
Authorities 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.
Otter 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.
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.
A 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.
A 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 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.
A 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.
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.
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.
A FedEx driver died Friday morning in northwestern Minnesota after the truck left the road and struck an approach, authorities said.
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.
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.
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.
Sheriff’s officials say 14 cars of a train carrying crude oil derailed in western Minnesota and spilled some of its load.
Authorities say one person is dead after a plane crashed Wednesday night near Parkers Prairie in Otter Tail County.
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.
A homeowner has survived an explosion that destroyed his house in Otter Tail County.
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.
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.
Authorities say a 24-year-old vulnerable adult who had gone missing in northwestern Minnesota was found Monday morning.
The storms that dropped hail and seemed to create cold-weather funnels Saturday damaged two farms near Fergus Falls, authorities said.
The Otter Tail County sheriff’s office identifies the man as 61-year-old Robert Piekarski.
Authorities have found the body of a Fergus Falls man inside a tractor left running in a field early Thursday.