Dent

Flood mitigation project near Dent begins today

Motorists on Highway 108 west of Dent will experience delays while crews raise the height of the road near Rice Lake beginning Monday, Oct. 10. Traffic will detour to Otter Tail County Road 85 and Otter Tail County Road 35. Local traffic will maintain access to residences in the work zone. Crews will raise the […]

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18-year-old dies in head-on crash

An 18-year-old man died Thursday morning after his Ford Mustang was involved in a head-on crash with a semitruck on State Highway 108, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. The man, whose name has yet not been released, was traveling east on the highway shortly after 6:30 a.m., near Lake Lida and the intersection of Cross […]

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Vehicle fire burns up grass field

Five acres of grass went up in smoke in Dent on Tuesday morning after a vehicle fire in a field near County Highway 44. The sheriff’s office reported that a man had been using a passenger car to rake hay in the field, which was just south of town. As he was doing so, the […]

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Milk truck rolls over

A Dent man was injured Tuesday in a semi-truck rollover near New York Mills. State troopers responded to the accident at the intersection of County Highway 75 and Minnesota Street around 11:15 a.m. The truck had rolled over near the intersection, but the State Patrol did not release the circumstances of the accident. The truck’s […]

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Teens injured in Dent rollover

Three Perham teenagers were taken to the hospital after being involved in a rollover west of Dent. A 17-year-old male was driving a 2000 Ford Ranger north on County Highway 85, near Harmony Lane, at 6:45 p.m. when he swerved to avoid an animal in the road, the county sheriff’s office reported. The driver overcorrected […]

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Brothers charged for alleged police officer assault

Two brothers were charged Tuesday after they allegedly assaulted a Henning police officer over the weekend. Joshua Gene Ard, 30, of Perham, and Jeremiah Elwin Ard, 25, of Dent, were charged with fourth degree assault of a peace officer. The Ards are accused of violently resisting arrest for their part in a bar fight in […]

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Dog killed in Dent

A rural Dent woman called the sheriff’s office at 4:30 p.m. Thursday to report that she had found her dog dead. It was her second dog to be killed within the last six months, she said, and she believed another nearby dog was responsible. The woman lives at 29645 390th St. Sheriff’s deputies have not […]

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Woman finds meat on lawn

A Dent woman called the sheriff’s office Monday after raw meat was left on her lawn overnight. The woman, who lives at 201 Elm St., found the meat around 9:30 a.m. She told a deputy that this is the fourth time meat has been left on her lawn in the last couple of weeks. The […]

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Man gets prison time for strange burglary

A former Dent man was sentenced to 3 years and 3 months in prison on Friday for his role in a burglary of a home near Elizabeth. Joel James McManigle, 23 of Wahkon, was convicted of second degree burglary and fifth degree drug possession. He was also charged with first degree burglary, possession of a […]

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Dent man dies after crashing truck into slough

A Dent man died on Saturday morning after crashing his GMC Sonoma into a slough on 310th Avenue, north of Underwood. Paul Whitman, 35, was driving north on the road at about 12:40 a.m. when his truck left the roadway and became completely submerged in a slough, according to law enforcement. Whitman was pulled out […]

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