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OTTER TAIL COUNTY

Fergus Falls police are working with local authorities to find the identity of a body discovered in the river by kayakers late Saturday morning.
A fire at the same farm on Christmas Eve 2020 caused the deaths of about 1,000 milking goats, 15 peacocks and a dog.
Phoutthasa Prathane told investigators he shot the woman because he couldn’t see his children, according to court documents.
At one point after the West Central Drug Task Force attempted a traffic stop, a Minnesota State Patrol trooper and an Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Deputy discharged their handguns, fatally striking a white male in the vehicle.

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David Taylor Englin-Hill, 35, appeared Thursday, April 14, in Otter Tail County District Court on two charges each of second-degree felony assault and misdemeanor domestic assault. He’s being held at the Otter Tail County Jail on a $50,000 bond.
The woman had a protection order against Phoutthasa Prathane, according to court documents. The children they shared were playing in the basement, which was below where the shooting happened, prosecutors alleged.
Police arrested Phoutthasa Prathane after a short pursuit in Redwood County. He is suspected of a shooting in Pelican Rapids on Sunday, April 10. No one was injured in the pursuit or arrest.
Phoutthasa Prathane, 36, is a suspect in a shooting that occurred Sunday, April 10.
Police are still searching for Phoutthasa Prathane, who is suspected of a shooting in Pelican Rapids on Sunday, April 10.
“This is one of our most gut-wrenching announcements we’ve ever had to make," the Disgruntled crew said on Facebook.

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Reggie Bethel pleaded guilty in January to a charge of second-degree murder, testifying in court that he physically assaulted Mason Weston in July 2021 for not cleaning silverware, stating he slammed the boy's head into a wall several times and kicked him.
Construction on the new County Highway 41 bridge on Star Lake will begin in early April.
According to court documents, the Otter Tail County man admitted to stealing approximately 180 to 200 catalytic convertors over the past several years.

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