Otter Tail County
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.
Minnesota officials have confirmed four more cases of a bird flu strain that’s cost the state’s turkey producers over 1.6 million birds. The affected farms include one in Roseau County, the northernmost detection of the H5N2 virus in Minnesota so far.
A roof has collapsed at a resort waterpark in western Minnesota. Otter Tail County sheriff’s officials say no one was hurt when the roof gave way about midnight Tuesday at the Thumper Pond Resort.
A South Carolina man is dead in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Otter Tail County. The crash happened shortly before 8 p.m. Friday on westbound Interstate 94 near Cascade Street.
The State Patrol is urging drivers in northern Otter Tail and southern Becker counties to be extra cautious Monday morning as freezing rain has made roadways treacherous.
Several law enforcement agencies across Minnesota are urging caution on the ice as temperatures over the weekend climbed to unseasonable highs.
A group of western Minnesota women is embarking on a weeklong journey to deliver hundreds of handmade quilts to soldiers at a North Carolina Army base.
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.
Authorities said four men were arrested last Saturday for fleeing police after they were caught illegally hunting deer in northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said four men are in the Otter Tail County Jail after officers pursued them following a vehicle and foot chase.
A 75-year-old bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a construction vehicle in Otter Tail County Thursday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, the crash happened along 145h Street.
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.
Two 3-year-old boys were trampled by buffaloes Friday in Otter Tail County, and their condition is unknown at the time, according to authorities.
After today’s recount, Republican Rep. Mary Franson will keep her seat in the Minnesota House.
Last year, Minnesota police officers, county deputies and state patrol officers arrested nearly 30,000 drivers for driving while intoxicated. Worse yet, for over 40 percent of them it wasn’t their first time.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says a new treatment failed to kill zebra mussels in two lakes.
Minnesota-based Otter Tail Corp. is negotiating to sell its wind tower manufacturing plants in North Dakota and Oklahoma for $20 million.
Two people were killed in a single-car crash just south of Fergus Falls Friday evening. Otter Tail County authorities say the crash happened on the 16000 block of 215th Avenue at about 9 p.m.
Authorities now suspect foul play in the death of a man whose body was found in the Otter Tail River.
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.
Two drivers died Sunday after their cars collided head-on in Otter Tail County, authorities said.
The administrator of North Dakota’s most populous county has agreed to plead guilty to drunken driving for a Sept. 3 incident in Minnesota’s Otter Tail County.