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Weekly police scanner - June 21 edition
• A caller reported three juveniles were throwing rocks at a public access point to an area lake. A deputy spoke with the juveniles, who stated they were skipping rocks.June 9• A man called requesting to speak with a deputy about a possible scam. He said he had received two calls from someone claimi
Sheriff: 3 Hurt In ATV Crash Near Alexandria
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)– Authorities say three people were hurt, including two children, after an ATV crashed into a home and rolled Saturday afternoon near Alexandria.
Two injured in motorcycle crash
A little after 3 p.m., Lucas Otterstetter, 39, of Elbow Lake and Andrew Hoernemann, 22, of Brandon were driving south on their motorcycles on County Road 1 north of County Road 52 when Otterstetter struck a deer that ran out in front of him, according to the sheriff's office.Hoernemann, who was foll
Park Rapids angler catches impressive northern
Sheri Mitchell of Park Rapids caught this 10-pound, 35.5-inch northern on opener weekend. "I really fought to keep this one. It had put on a good fight but in the end I won," she said. Anglers are invited to submit photos of keepers during the 2018 open-water fishing season. Email to sgeisen@parkrap
Dispositions: June 25 - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal
William Donald Dayton, 55, 30 6th Ave. SW, Pelican Rapids. Count 1: Receiving Stolen Property (Not applicable – GOC). Fees $660. Local Confinement 30 days, stay 0 years 0 months 0 days for credit for time served: 5 days. Conditions: Follow all State and Federal criminal laws. Contact your probation
Chefs go at it in Perham Area Cook-off
Competing for top honors in ribs and chicken, a parking lot-full of chefs poked, grilled, knifed, brushed, and smoked their meats in the secret recipes which they had devised - some to the regret of their bathroom scales.
Milking it for all its worth: Getting milk to Bongard’s in...
Riverview drier Mike Wartner, left, washes his truck while he and Eric Joos talk in the unloading bay at Bongards Creamery in Perham. Rae Yost/Stevens County Times
Farmer Realized Cow Was Pregnant, When She Gave Birth, Everyone Was Taken Aback
Chuck Beldo and his wife Deb live in Sebeka, Minnesota. They enjoy a quiet, simple life as farmers. Because he has spent years working with cows, he has a strong instinct about them. And he could tell as soon as one was pregnant. He also could tell when the cow was about to go into labor. And it hap
Leonard gets June yard of the month
Leonard was known for always keeping a large garden going at her farm north of Verndale. Since moving to Wadena five years ago, she's been building on her yard variety and added a flower garden as well, which is where her many award winning arrangements get their start.Leonard has exhibited flowers
Arts briefs, June 24
The tours will meet at the Bemidji Visitor Center next to Paul and Babe. They will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on the first and third Sundays through Labor Day, including July 1 and 15, Aug. 5 and 19, and Sept. 2. The tours will be held rain or shine, and no registration is required. For more info
Park Foundation behind BN Park improvements
The paths are under construction by Pyramid Construction, which constructed the paths on the east side of the park and are now completing the paths on the west side.The new paths are made possible after the Wadena Parks Department received a grant of $31,000 from the City of Wadena Parks Foundation
Weekly police report - June 21 edition
June 11• Two-vehicle crash in private parking lot; no injuries.• Assisted Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office with cattle on the roadway.• Issued verbal warning for no driver's side brake light.June 12• Perham merchant reported theft of merchandise.• Perham business requested help identifying abandon
Trap Shooting: Fabian, Wiczek in conference top 3
Crosslake Community School trap shooters Jessica Fabian, left, and Annika Wiczek from Crosslake Community School Trap Team received recognition for finishing in second and third place, respectively, among female shooters for Class 4A - Conference 1. The awards were presented at the State Shoot in Al
Efforts made to stop rising water at Spitzer Lake
A road on the west side of Spitzer Lake, southeast of Battle Lake and west of Parkers Prairie, is in danger of being flooded. Tom Hintgen/Otter Tail County Correspondent.
Dispositions: June 23 - The Fergus Falls Daily Journal
James Gabriel Adams-Hietala, 39, 44723 Co. Hwy. 51, Perham. Count 1: Traffic-Drivers License-Driving After Revocation (Not applicable – GOC). Fees $385. Local Confinement 90 days, stay 0 years 0 months 90 days for 1 year. Conditions: No same or similar, 03/20/2018. Remain law-abiding. All fines, sur
Wadena County IT department may undergo restructure
Kreklau came before the county commissioners to request opening the position and requested that they approve increasing the current pay for the position up to Grade 53, step 9, a three step increase setting the rate at $25.39 an hour. That would be an additional $5,616 per year to the budget. Krekla
Law Enforcement Blotter: June 21
Suspicious activity, vehicle heading west toward Garfield, five to six teenage boys driving erratically, threw a liquor bottle out of the window.Property damage crash, trailer carrying a cow flipped over, cow escaped and is now walking on the road, Garfield.Property damage crash, report of crash tha
Law enforcement warns against sale of products with hemp oil...
"A person cannot sell a product intended for human consumption in Minnesota if it has any traces of cannabinoids in it, such as CBD (cannabidiol) or THC," wrote County Attorney Don Ryan in a letter distributed to several area business owners. "Those found to be selling and/or in possession of such p
County to sell parcel near Lake Le Homme Dieu
At its regular meeting Tuesday, June 19, the Douglas County Board of Commissioners approved selling the 4.18 acres of land, which is north of Pike Road and East of County Road 120.According to Douglas County Auditor/Treasurer Char Rosenow, who brought the action forward at the meeting, county will n
DL man sentenced for meth
Brian Daniel McLemore, 41, of Detroit Lakes, has been sentenced in Becker County District Court for felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime.