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Multiple people injured in Semi crash in Fergus Falls

(Fergus Falls, MN) -- Multiple people are hurt following a crash involving a Semi-truck in Otter Tail County Friday morning. The Minnesota State Patrol says the Semi was traveling Westbound in Fergus Falls on I-94 around 6 a.m. when it lost control and rolled onto its passenger side blocking all lanes on that side of the roadway.
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UPDATE: I-94 reopens after jackknifed semi crash near Fergus Falls

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. (Valley News Live) - After being closed for several house, I-94 is back open to traffic. On Friday, July 1, a jackknifed semi crashed, blocking I-94 near Fergus Falls, MN. The westbound lanes of the interstate were closed between exit 54 and 50. For real-time traffic updates...
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Westbound Interstate 94 near Fergus Falls reopens

DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (11 a.m.) Officials with MnDOT say that westbound Interstate 94 is now open to traffic. The roadway was closed for several hours this morning due to a semi rollover. MnDOT says to watch for crews who may still be on-site for cleanup. For real-time traffic...

Violet Gunhild (Johnson) Bjelland

Violet G. Bjelland, age 91 of Alexandria, Minnesota, formerly of Hoffman, MN, Passed away on Thursday, June 30, 2022, at Edgewood Vista. Visitation for Violet Bjelland will be held Saturday, July 9, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman, MN. Memorial services for Violet...

Underwood, MN man jailed on warrants for assault, false imprisonment

UNDERWOOD, Minn. (Valley News Live) - An Underwood man was taken into custody after deputies served a search warrant Wednesday afternoon in Underwood. Around 3:30 PM, 36-year-old David Englin-Hill was taken into custody on felony warrants for 2nd Degree Assault with a dangerous weapon, False Imprisonment, and misdemeanor warrants for Domestic Assault and Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order. He’s being held at the Otter Tail County Detention Facility.

Zebra mussels confirmed in Buchanan Lake

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed a report of zebra mussels in Buchanan Lake, in the city of Ottertail in Otter Tail County. A lake property owner contacted the DNR after finding an adult zebra mussel attached to a native mussel shell. Help curb the spread of zebra mussels and other invasive species by following a few rules before dropping your boat.

Underwood Man Arrested on Multiple Charges Including False Imprisonment

UNDERWOOD (KDLM) – An Underwood man has been arrested on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants including False Imprisonment. David Englin-Hill was taken into custody on Wednesday, June 29 on felony warrants for 2nd Degree Assault with a dangerous weapon, False Imprisonment, and misdemeanor warrants for Domestic Assault and Violation of Domestic Abuse No Contact Order.

23 school board, 11 city council seats up for grabs across Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena area in November

DETROIT LAKES — A total of 23 school board and 11 municipal seats across the Detroit Lakes, Perham and Wadena area will be on the ballot this November. Candidate filing for these local offices, included in the 2022 election, will open on Aug. 2 and will close two weeks later, at 5 p.m. on Aug. 16. Prospective candidates will need to provide proof of address, complete the registration materials and pay a filing fee of up to $5, said one city official. But, these elected positions may not always be what potential candidates have in mind when they decide to run for office, multiple school board and city officials said.

Teen suffers life-threatening injuries in bicycle crash with pick-up truck

(Wadena, MN)--A bicyclist reportedly suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash with a pick-up truck. According to the report, a Chevy pick-up truck, driven by Andrea Winter Pearson, 39, of Sabin, was traveling westbound on Highway 10 in Wadena. The Chevy proceeded through a green light while a bicycle, driven by Jack Windels, 16, of Detroit Lakes, reportedly ran into the side of the Chevy.

Otter Tail wants to suspend credit-card fees

PIERRE, S.D. (KELO) — Customers in South Dakota who use credit cards to pay their utility bills from Otter Tail Power could be getting a small temporary reprieve. The company based in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, has asked South Dakota regulators for approval to suspend its payment-processing company’s credit card convenience fee of $2.25.

Star Storm set for this Monday at Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria

(Alexandria, MN)--Arrowwood Resort in Alexandria is excited to announce that their annual firework show Star Storm will be happening (weather permitting) on Monday July 4th and will start around 10:00 p.m. on the shores of Lake Darling. PARKING: There will not be any shuttle service and no entrance to the...

Clifford Carrol Christensen – Ottertail, MN

Clifford Carrol Christensen was born July 15, 1949 to parents Alta (Jacobs) and Herbert Christensen Sr. in Perham, MN. He attended and graduated from Battle Lake High School before moving to Eleroy, Illinois to work for Dildine Lumber. It was while he was working there that he met the love of his life Maureen (Parker). They were united in marriage at first Lutheran Church in Lena, Illinois August 22, 1970. To this union three children were born and they made their home in rural Ottertail, MN. In 1972, Cliff opened “Cliff’s Repair” where he worked as a self-employed mechanic/welder. He also was a road construction worker at that time. In the early 1970’s he took a job in Alaska as a mechanic for the oil exploration. He returned home to Ottertail to continue his work in the shop in 1978. Cliff also was an independent hauler for R. D. Offutt potatoes for 15 plus years and a volunteer firefighter for over20 years at the Ottertail Fire Department. After he retired from the shop, he drove truck for Ottertail Aggregate until 2018. Cliff was a member of United Methodist Church in Richville, the Ottertail Business Association and a volunteer for the Special Olympics. Cliff enjoyed helping others and was always there to lend a hand. He loved to put meat on the grill for the enjoyment of others and was an avid card and Cribbage player. He enjoyed tractor pulls, he was one of the founders of NTPA in Ottertail and organized many pulls so others could enjoy them as well. Most importantly, Cliff loved spending time with his grandkids and going to their activities. Clifford Christensen (72) of Ottertail, MN passed away Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at his home surrounded by family. He is preceded in death by his parents, Herb Sr. and Alta Christensen; four brothers, Chub, Bill, Jack and Bob; niece, Samantha Parker; and an infant grandchild, Taylor. He is survived by his wife, Maureen Christensen; three children, Troy (Jill) Christensen, Jamey (Mike) Petersen and Melissa Deakins; grandkids, Haley (Cody Salo), Nathan (Carlie), Ryan, Mc-Kenzie, Melava and Hazlynn; siblings, Ann Luhning, Rose Ketchum, Hap Christensen and Herb Christensen Jr.; mother-in-law, Marian Parker; brother-in-law, Mark (Sue) Parker; and many, many, nieces and nephews. A Celebration of Life will be Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 2-5 p.m. at the Ottertail Community Center. Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Battle Lake was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at www.GlendeNils

Beetles (Stingers) Best Express

ALEXANDRIA, MN - The Alexandria Beetles (AKA Willmar Stingers) defeated the Eau Claire Express tonight, 5-2. The Willmar Stingers traveled to Alexandria for their seventh annual Beetles Night as they paid tribute to a historic Northwoods League city. Willmar wore purple and yellow jerseys and rebranded as the Alexandria Beetles...

Locals Win at Clay Target Shooting Championship

UNDATED -- Almost 8,000 students from 329 teams competed at the 2022 Minnesota State High School Clay Target League tournament in Alexandria. The state tournament, billed as the largest clay target shooting tournament in the world, took nine days to complete. At the end, 171 individual athletes and 81 teams...

One injured after Fergus Falls collision between car, school bus

(Buse Township, MN) -- One person is injured after a collision between a car and a school bus in Buse Township near Fergus Falls. The Minnesota State Patrol says the crash happened late Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of County Road 82 and Big Chief Road. Reports say 43-year-old Nicholas Olson's vehicle collided with the bus as the bigger vehicle was turning.

‘Not just a store, it’s an experience’

The Bric offers up fashion and flair, with a fun and friendly atmosphere. When Stephanie Dykhoff saw a need for a women’s clothing store in Fergus Falls, she grabbed the opportunity and launched The Bric. The Bric opened in 2015, and since then has grown into a store that...

Greg A. Neumann – Battle Lake, MN

Greg A. Neumann, 58, of Battle Lake, passed away on June 23, 2022 at St. Williams Living Center in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota. Greg A. Neumann was born July 2, 1963 in Houston, Texas to parents, Elmer and Betty J. “B.J.” (Anderson) Neumann. He graduated from El Camp High School and then attended Texas A&M for three years before going to South West Texas. In 1993, Greg moved to Henning, Minnesota where he started his career in bartending. He worked at various bars before starting his job at Shoreline where he worked for over 10 years. Greg loved traveling and sports, especially the Houston Astros. Greg was a people person, he enjoyed meeting new people and talking to others. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Johnnie C. and Alice M. Neumann, Arvie and Louise B. Anderson; aunts, Kay Rhodes and Jeanie Anderson; and uncle, John K. Neumann. He is survived by his parents, Elmer E. and Betty J. “B.J.” Neumann; and aunts, Joan Conway and Karen Neumann. Celebration of Life was Thursday June 30, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Shoreline in Battle Lake, Minnesota. Interment was at Girard Township Cemetery Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Battle Lake was in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be made online at www.GlendeNils

Elbow Lake man is injured in crash near Fergus Falls

(Fergus Falls, MN)--The Minnesota State Patrol says that an Elbow Lake man has been injured in a crash between a car and a bus in Otter Tail County. According to the report, the crash took place on County Road 82 south of Fergus Falls. A Kia Optima, driven by Nicholas...