R.D. Offutt

Minnesota Puts Brakes On Conversion Of Forests To CropsMinnesota officials on Thursday put the brakes on the conversion of pine forests to potato fields in the northwestern part of the state while they conduct an environmental review on potential threats to groundwater, fish and wildlife.
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.