Erhard

Break-ins reported

Jerry Geisinger reported to the sheriff’s department a break-in that took place at his auto body business located on Highway 88 north of Fergus Falls. The building was illegally entered July 23 or July 24. Entry was made by forcing a window open. No major items were stolen form his shop, however. The unknown party […]

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Shed burglarized near Erhard

A rural Erhard man discovered that his shed had been scoured for valuables over the weekend, with several different items being taken. Between early Saturday evening and early Sunday afternoon, a burglar or burglars entered a shed at 36627 208th Ave. and took a four-wheeler, a trailer, a welder, various antiques, and fishing tackle. The […]

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Erhard continues Independence Day traditions

While many Fourth of July celebrations are all about fireworks and evening festivities, the annual Erhard Fourth of July Festival has a schedule packed with events in the morning and afternoon. The parade will start at 11 a.m., and the lineup will be at 9 a.m. Joining the parade is as simple as showing up […]

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Erhard liquor store stays open despite losses

Despite recent losses, the Erhard Municipal Liquor Store will continue to stay open. On a unanimous vote, the city council on May 17 approved operation of the Erhard city-owned liquor store for one more year, with the hope of seeing an increase in sales and a return of money for city government operations. Input is […]

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Erhard chicken coop burns down

A chicken coop in rural Erhard burned to the ground on Thursday, the sheriff’s office reported. A fire at the small, metal-sided building at 21621 340th Street was reported shortly after 6 p.m. By the time the Pelican Rapids Fire Department arrived at the scene, the building was engulfed in flames. The blaze was put […]

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Woman jailed for forging checks, burglarizing home

An Erhard woman who burglarized a home while its owners were sleeping and forged several business checks she stole from another home has been convicted and will have to pay several hundred dollars in restitution. Amanda Marie Helmer, 24, has been convicted for second degree burglary (reduced from an original charge of first degree burglary) […]

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Erhard peeper under investigation

An alleged Peeping Tom in Erhard is being investigated by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 9:40 p.m. Thursday that a man was looking in the windows of a home on County Highway 24 in Erhard. No arrests have been made, but the sheriff’s office reported that […]

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Erhard woman accused of forging checks

The Erhard woman accused of burglarizing a home while its owners slept could be in more trouble with the law: she now is an alleged check forger. Amanda Marie Helmer, 24, was charged Tuesday with three felony counts of check forgery. According to the criminal complaint, Helmer’s neighbor discovered on March 13 that several checks […]

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Erhard burglar allegedly stole from occupied bedroom

An Erhard woman has been charged on Wednesday with first degree burglary after allegedly breaking into a home down the street from where she lived – and stealing a wallet from the home’s bedroom while the residents slept. Amanda Marie Helmer, 24, was arrested on March 21, the same day the burglary was reported. According […]

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Erhard house saved from fire

Pelican Rapids and Elizabeth firefighters put out a fire in an Erhard home early this morning before it could cause any major damage. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, the owners of the home at 32973 Clay Bank Raod called 911 about a chimney fire at about 2:30 a.m. The fire quickly spread […]

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