Elizabeth

Water subsides in Elizabeth area

What a difference four months makes when it comes to water levels west of Elizabeth. On May 1 a portion of Highway 10, about four miles west of Elizabeth, was closed due to high water. To the south, water flowed naturally from the south side of Oscar Lake. Today that stretch of roadway is open, […]

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Two hurt in crash near Elizabeth

Two Fergus Falls residents were treated at Lake Region Hospital on Sunday after a two car collision at the intersection of county highways 10 and 27, east of Elizabeth. Law enforcement reported that Lauren Stanislawski, 20, of Fergus Falls, was traveling west on 10 in a 1995 Regal Custom car, while Sophie Carlson, 18, of […]

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An old-fashioned Hay Days robbery

Two bank robbers, played by Mike Kuske and Tim Drechsel, steal bags of cash from the city banker played by Wayne Kuske at the second annual Elizabeth Hay Days Bank Robbery.

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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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Elizabeth General store burglarized

A burglar or burglars broke into the Elizabeth General Store on Tuesday night or Wednesday morning and made off with some items in the store, the sheriff’s office reported. A description of most of the items have not been released, but the sheriff’s office did report that a safe had been taken from the building […]

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Maack has tulips for all

From the first 50 bulbs planted in 1950, Elroy Maack’s tulip garden has flourished to somewhere around 8,000 of the spring flowers. Over the years, he has planted approximately 500 bulbs and the garden has become an attraction for tulip lovers. “People come to pick bouquets,” the Elizabeth resident said. “I have a sign that […]

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Woman charged with stealing medication from nursing home residents

A woman was charged on Monday with four counts of felony theft after allegedly stealing powerful prescription narcotics from four vulnerable adults while she was a nursing assistant at the Broen Memorial nursing home. Heidi Ann Soland, 30 was also charged with one felony count of fifth degree drug possession, as well as four gross […]

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One county road closed, another close

As the above freezing temperatures melt away the snow, one by one, vulnerable roads in Otter Tail County are succumbing to high water. This morning, the Highway Department closed County Highway 7, in Western Township, to through traffic. It was discovered that a culvert had washed out under the road, which connects county highways 2 […]

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Burglar duo rearrested

The two people who were allegedly caught in the act of burglarizing a home near Elizabeth on Friday were taken back to jail on Monday, after the county attorney’s office issued a warrant for their arrests. Joel James McManigle, 22, of rural Vergas, and Deanna Louise Nelson, 40, of rural Pelican Rapids, were released from […]

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Duo caught in middle of burglary

Two people were nabbed by an Otter Tail County deputy on Friday morning in the middle of what appeared to be a burglary. According to the sheriff’s office, Deanna Nelson, 40 of rural Pelican Rapids, and Joel McManigle, 22, of rural Vergas, were arrested at about 6 a.m. on suspicion of burglary. Their car was […]

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