A rural Ottertail man has been charged with first-degree arson after setting his home on fire Saturday. The Minnesota State Fire Marshall and Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said Cody Dahl, age 35, gathered up flammable materials in the attached garage of his home and lit them on fire. He reportedly used a lighter and accelerant. The blaze was reported by a neighbor at about 9:40 p.m. The Long Lake Road home was deemed a complete loss.
A rural Ottertail home was lost to fire on Saturday and its owner is currently in jail for arson. The blaze was reported to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office at 9:44 p.m. The Long Lake Road home, owned by Cody Dahl, has been deemed a complete loss. Dahl is listed in the Otter Tail County Jail logs on charges of first degree arson.
It's a miracle that Tara Thompson woke up when she did. It was the middle of the night, and she immediately sensed that something wasn't right. The smell of smoke was in the air. The Dent wife and mother of two young children got out of bed and opened her bedroom door, looking out onto the living room and kitchen, and that's when she yelled. She yelled at her husband, Michael, to wake up. And after he saw what she had just seen, he yelled, too. He yelled for everybody to get out of bed and get out of the house — fast.
Workers at KLN Family Brands and Shearer's Snacks no longer need to call in sick to get that cough checked out. A new on-site primary care clinic at the KLN/Shearer's main office building in Perham is now offering free basic healthcare services to employees and their dependants. A physician's assistant, nurse, pharmacy technician and receptionist are now available at the clinic 40 hours a week, varying hours Monday through Friday.