Man injured following fall tree trimming

By Tom Hintgen

Otter Tail County Correspondent 

Sheriff deputies, on May 2, reported that fire destroyed a cabin and attached garage on the north side of Big Pine Lake, northeast of Perham.

The cabin was not occupied at the time of the fire. On the following day an investigation was taking place by the Perham Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal.

K-9 assistance

On May 2 Mojo, a Dutch Shepherd, again answered the call to assist the Otter Tail County Sheriff Office. This dog is under the direction of County Sheriff K-9 Officer Zach Eifert.

Mojo and other dogs used in law enforcement are chosen for their intelligence, working drive and strong sense of smell. These dogs help when sheriff units pursue fugitives, search for missing people and when they engage in narcotics and evidence detection.

The incident, which required the assistance of Mojo on May 2 was at an undisclosed location in Otter Tail County.

ATV accident, injury reported

Sheriff deputies, on May 3, reported that a 14-year-old girl was injured in a ATV accident near Highway 32 and close to Dead Lake in central Otter Tail County.

Authorities said the girl sustained a leg injury. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital in Perham.

Deputies said the girl hit a gopher mound, causing the ATV to roll. The accident took place on private property about 3:31 p.m.

A man who had been trimming trees fell from a elevated basket at North Eagle Lake Road, south of Battle Lake, on May 3 and sustained undetermined injuries. He was taken by Life Link to a hospital in St. Cloud.

The accident took place at 3:48 p.m.

Assisting sheriff deputies at the scene of the accident were first responders from Ashby, including members of the ambulance crew and fire department.