Battle Lake

Injured woman arrested for DWI

A Lincoln, Neb. woman received minor injuries after crashing her car into a tree Wednesday night, the county sheriff’s office reported. She was then arrested for DWI. Jessica Adams, 24, was driving southwest on Northshore Drive, near Battle Lake, when she veered off the left side of the road and ran into a tree just […]

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Stavaas hopes to dodge felony charges

Benjamin Stavaas, 24, the Battle Lake man who allegedly slit a dog’s throat in June 2010, is hoping to get his felony charges in that case dismissed. On Friday, Stavaas appeared at a contested omnibus hearing in Otter Tail County Court. His representation, Schan Sorkness, is contesting allegations that Stavaas caused Star, his German Shepherd […]

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Man sentenced for driving through BL school softball fence

The man who drunkenly drove his pickup truck through the softball field fence at the Battle Lake Public School in May was sentenced Thursday for fourth degree damage to property. Rod Andrew Larson, 35, of Apple Valley, was also convicted for DWI. He faces $1,400 in fines and $868.70 in restitution for damage caused to […]

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Rural Battle Lake home vandalized

A rural Battle Lake resident called the sheriff’s office Tuesday night to report vandalism at her house. Her bike tires had been slashed, and a wall at her home had been damaged. There is a suspect in the case.

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Construction equipment stolen

About $2,300 worth of construction equipment was stolen from a rural Battle Lake address over the weekend, law enforcement reported today. The thefts were reported Tuesday from 41872 Grace Etta Rd., an address on the north side of West Battle Lake. A door had been stolen off of a Bobcat loader, and another piece of […]

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Parks busy again

Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids and Glendalough State Park near Battle Lake are both up and running in the wake of the state shutdown. However, there’s lots of cleanup still to do following storms that toppled trees and branches in both parks. Mowing of grass also is the order of the day. “We’re appreciative […]

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Boat stolen on Otter Tail Lake

A man’s boat was returned to him after an apparent joyride on Otter Tail Lake early Sunday morning. The man reported around 2:15 a.m. that his boat had been taken. It had been parked at a dock at the man’s address of 36108 County Highway 72. The keys had been left inside, and the rope […]

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Maplewood, Glendalough reopen

Visitors from near and far are again entering Maplewood and Glendalough state parks following the end of the state shutdown. And while some facilities are up and running, it will take park employees a few days to have everything in operation. “Our campground will be partially open for people this evening (Thursday),” said Maplewood State […]

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Blanche Lake garages burglarized

Two garages near Blanche Lake had a tasty summer meal stolen from them overnight on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office reported. The unlocked garages, located on Mar Tee Beach Road, were undamaged, but a burglar stole beer, frozen steaks and a man’s wallet with ID from the garages. The sheriff’s office believes that the same burglar […]

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Battle Lake school program gets grant

Battle Lake Public Schools received a $7,500 grant from West Central Initiative (WCI) for a new child care program beginning in September. The BEE (Battle Lake Early Enrichment) Program is for children from 36 months and older but not yet in kindergarten. BEE will be open Monday through Friday, year-round, from 6:30 a.m. to 6 […]

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