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OTTER TAIL COUNTY

Alan Wendell Olson, 76, of Clitherall suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to the Fergus Falls hospital for treatment. Airbags did not deploy and he was not wearing a seatbelt. No alcohol was involved in the accident, according to the State Patrol.
Vergas is getting ready to host its annual end-of-summer festival, Looney Days, on Aug. 11-14.
Perry Lillis, 58, of rural Perham was driving the ATV and was injured in the crash. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, and later remained under the care of the hospital, with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
The homeowner said the officer then told the intoxicated man to get up off the couch, and when the man didn’t comply, the officer talked about tasing him, which motivated the man to his feet. She said the officer then brought the man to his patrol car and her husband followed them outside.

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After family realized the child was missing, a search ensued and the child's father found the boy face-down in the water near the shore, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office said.
The 70-year-old man lost control of his motorcycle on County Highway 4 southwest of Vergas on Friday morning, suffering fatal injuries. Witnesses say the man crossed the center line, entered a ditch, and proceeded to enter Lawrence Lake.
“The firefighter’s training and experience proved essential in the life-saving efforts,” according to the news release. “It’s estimated life-saving efforts were performed for roughly one minute before the child began to breathe again, prior to the arrival of first-responders.”
George Hough, 70, of Elbow Lake was identified by the Otter County Sheriff's Office on Monday as the motorcyclist who died in a crash on Friday.
A 70-year-old male lost control of his motorcycle on County Highway 4 southwest of Vergas on Friday morning, suffering fatal injuries. Witnesses say the man crossed the center line, entered a ditch, and proceeded to enter Lawrence Lake.
An Elbow Lake man was pronounced dead at a local hospital of an apparent medical issue which may have caused him to lose control of his motorcycle near Vergas on July 29.

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The head-on crash involving two vehicles left one dead and two in critical condition Thursday, July 28.
Using his own money and time, Bob Riepe found out who is buried at the cemetery using homemade grave markers.
Event attendees enjoyed exotic reptiles, a myriad of carnival rides and games, and 4-H members competing in the annual Barnyard Olympics as part of the East Otter Tail County Fair in Perham on Saturday, July 23.

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