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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
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Three hurt in two-car crash on Highway 10 near Frazee

DETROIT LAKES — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 10 near Frazee on Monday. According to the State Patrol, a 2016 Ford Escape was northbound on Eagle Lake Road when it stopped at the stop sign and then proceeded to turn left onto Highway 10. A 2005 Chevrolet Malibu was eastbound on Highway 10 and the cars collided.
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Happenings around the lakes area, June 29-July 10

The Detroit Lakes Tribune accepts community calendar items for publication online and, space permitting, in our Wednesday and Sunday print editions. Submissions must be made at least a week in advance of the event date, in writing, to either or Each submission must include the date, time and location of event, and where to go for more information (phone, email and/or website). Also include whether the event is free or paid admission, and how much it costs when applicable.

Organizers Planning for Large Crowds for 4th of July Fireworks along Detroit Lakes City Beach

DETROIT LAKES (KDLM) – This year’s 4th of July fireworks in Detroit Lakes are set to be just as big if not bigger than last year. Since the 1950s, residents and vacationers have lined the city beach, their back yards or viewed the fireworks display from their boats on the 4th of July and last year fireworks planners increased the show’s budget from $20,000 to $30,000 in an effort to celebrate Detroit Lakes’ 150th Anniversary. The show had so many positive reviews that organizers plan to make this year’s show just as big as last years.

EF-2 tornado tears 30-mile path from Cotton-Pickerel lakes to Menahga

DETROIT LAKES — Cleanup and power restoration continues after an EF-2 tornado tore a path from the Cotton-Pickerel lake area all the way to Menahga on Friday evening. “This tornado path is nearly 31 miles long!” the National Weather Service in Grand Forks said on its Facebook page.

Amateur Baseball: Ada hands The Club first home loss

DETROIT LAKES — The Detroit Lakes Baseball Club lost to the Ada A's 11-1 in a mercy-ruled eight inning game. Monday's game was the first home loss for The Club, whose hitters managed only one run on four hits against the Ada's pitching staff. "In the simplest of terms,...