Dalton

Dalton murder case goes to grand jury

James Francis Howard, 47, the man accused of attacking his mother with a machete at the Dalton home the two shared on April 23, will face a grand jury for his first degree murder charge. His mother, Barbara Howard, 68, died in May from her injuries. Judge Mark Hansen ordered on Wednesday that Howard would […]

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Land deal allows Johnson Lake pumping station to move forward

Otter Tail County has come to an agreement with a landowner to allow for a pumping station north of Highway 12 near the flooded Johnson Lake east of Dalton. Work could begin in mid-September. “The bid process will begin Aug. 24,” said County Engineer Rick West. “Once the bid process is completed, we can award […]

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Racing collection ransacked

It’s every collector’s nightmare: coming back to find your memorabilia gone. That’s exactly what happened to a Dalton woman around 7:15 a.m. Monday, when she arrived at her trailer home at 106 Court Street to find that her collection of Dale Earnhardt memorabilia had been stolen. The burglar or burglars likely broke into the trailer […]

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Zion-Sarpsborg celebrates 100 years

Celebrating 100 years is much more than remembering the past, said the Rev. Mark Johnson. On Sunday he and members of the congregation, past and present, will celebrate the centennial of Zion-Sarpsborg Lutheran Church in Dalton. “This is a time to look back and reflect, but also a time to see what God has in […]

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Man arrested following chase

A Fergus Falls man was arrested on a Minnesota State Patrol warrant today after trying to flee from sheriff’s deputies on foot. Local authorities were alerted that Kevin Paul Busko, 36, had a warrant for failure to appear at a DWI hearing. He was pulled over around 3:30 p.m. in Dalton near the intersection of […]

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Three notable DWI cases sentenced

Three notable DWI sentences were handed down in Otter Tail County earlier this week, including two men who were driving drunk with kids in their vehicles. Mathew James Hilde, 30, of Dalton, was convicted of DWI, fined $900 and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 6 years unsupervised probation. Hilde was pulled over at […]

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Johnson Lake pumping to speed up

A frustrated county board of commissioners on Tuesday voted to speed up the process for a permanent outlet and pumping station at flooded Johnson Lake, east of Dalton. If negotiations with a landowner aren’t resolved in short order, the board will proceed with an alternative route for the outlet. In order to speed up the […]

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Motorcyclist injured

A Fergus Falls man was injured Sunday when an SUV hit his motorcycle at the intersection of county highways 35 and 82, near Dalton. The sheriff’s office reported that Katheryn Jardine, 41, of Shakopee, was stopped at the intersection in her Ford Explorer shortly before 6 p.m. She looked for crossbound traffic and drove into […]

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Shotgun wad lodges in man’s face

A Dalton man was taken to Lake Region Hospital Tuesday after an accidental gunshot lodged a plastic shotgun wad in his face. The sheriff’s office reported that Richard Henkes, 55, was working on a customer’s shotgun at Dalton’s Outdoors on 14732 Gun Club Rd. at about 4 p.m. He had been working on the trigger […]

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Dalton SummerFest starts Friday

Featuring events such as the Blue Ox tractor pull, golf scramble and fireworks, this year’s Dalton SummerFest kicks off Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The all-you-can-eat walleye dinner will open the festival at 4 p.m. Friday at the Dalton Cafe. This will be followed by beach bingo at 7 p.m. at the Dalton Community Center. Prizes […]

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