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Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office


Motorcyclist found dead morning after police pursuit

The motorcyclist was found following a crash in Otter Tail County.

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Appeal to find 17-year-old Minnesota girl

She was last seen north of Fergus Falls.


Driver killed in Otter Tail County crash Friday

The other driver sustained minor injuries.

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For 2nd time, Minnesota farm devastated by deadly fire

Around 1,000 goats and a litter of puppies were killed when a barn caught fire on Friday.

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BCA identifies officers who fatally shot Fergus Falls man near Bowlus

A Minnesota State Trooper and an Otter Tail County Sheriff's Deputy fired the shots.

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MN man dead after pickup goes into ditch, crashes into 'large tree'

Authorities aren't sure exactly when the crash occurred.


ATV driver dies after losing control on dirt road, going into ditch

It happened Wednesday evening in rural Compton Township.

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Ex-deputy to plead guilty to being on fentanyl during deadly pursuit

Kelly Backman admits he was on drugs during a chase through Fergus Falls last October.

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Charges: Deputy was on drugs during high-speed chase that turned deadly

Kelly Backman had fentanyl in his system at the time of the chase, which ended when the suspect crashed into another vehicle, killing a married couple.