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Vergas man fined for burglaries

A Vergas man will have to pay about $2,200 in restitution after committing a series of burglaries in 2010, including from his next-door neighbor. James Robert Nord, 19, was convicted of two counts of third degree burglary. In addition to his restitution, he was sentenced to 90 days in jail, five years supervised probation and […]

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Rose Lake Run is July 23

This will be the fourth year for our Run ‘Round the Rose 12-Mile Run for Diabetes and is planned Saturday, July 23. The run begins and ends at Spanky’s Stone Hearth Restaurant on the west shore of Rose Lake just north of Vergas. Visit www.runtherose.com for more information. In addition to the option for runners […]

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Man assaults pregnant woman

A Vergas man was arrested Sunday after striking his girlfriend, who is 6 months pregnant. Sheriff’s deputies were called to Nicholas George Savig’s home at 48548 County Highway 31 at 9 p.m. Upon arrival, they learned that Savig, 27, had allegedly struck his 24-year-old girlfriend on the left side of her face during a physical […]

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Man sold meth, had large marijuana grow operation

With Kyle William Diederich, methamphetamine was only the tip of the iceberg. Diederich, 44, of Vergas was sentenced to six months in jail on Wednesday for selling meth – and for keeping a huge stash of marijuana on his property and in his home. Diederich was convicted of one count of second degree drug sale […]

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Two acres of hay field destroyed in fire

A rural Frazee woman was cited on Tuesday after her attempt to burn two hay bales on her property resulted in a much larger fire in her hay field. The Otter Tail County dispatch received a 911 call about a fire at 36738 County Highway 36 shortly before 1 p.m. Upon their arrival, law enforcement […]

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Man gets 8 1/3 years for drug crime

A Detroit Lakes man was sentenced to 8 years and 4 months in prison on Monday after being convicted for drug possession. The man, Leroy John LaCrosse, formerly of Vergas, reportedly sold methamphetamines to an informant of the West Central Drug Task Force. LaCrosse has already spent 207 days in jail. He will be fined […]

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Vergas man arrested after urinating in public

A Vergas man was arrested for DWI Monday night after allegedly urinating on a Vergas road. Joey Salveson, 59, was arrested on County Highway 17, where he allegedly sitting drunk in his pickup truck when a sheriff’s deputy arrived. A passerby had reported Salveson urinating on the road at about 7:15 p.m. Salveson was taken […]

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Vergas man arrested on burglary charges

A rural Vergas man was arrested for allegedly committing several burglaries around the Vergas and Perham area. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, James Robert Nord, 18, was arrested on Wednesday, with third degree burglary charges pending. Information about exactly where these burglaries took place and what was stolen have not yet been […]

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Grain bin near Vergas catches fire

A burning grain bin east of Vergas was saved by firefighters on Monday night, with only slight damage to the bin. According to Jeff Zitzow, the assistant fire chief of the Vergas Fire Department, firefighters were called to 46374 385th Ave. shortly before 6 p.m. Some debris in an air vent underneath a grain bin […]

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Suspicious van goes up in smoke

The sheriff’s office is still investigating the suspicious activity of the unknown driver of a van that eventually was totaled in a fire in rural Vergas. According to law enforcement, shortly after midnight on Sunday, a gray conversion van was reported tearing up and down township roads near Vergas. Upon further investigation, a sheriff’s deputy […]

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