By Tom Hintgen
Otter Tail County Correspondent
Sheriff deputies reported that a garage was destroyed east of Henning on Jan. 13. Fire departments from Henning and Deer Creek were called to the scene, close to Highway 210, at 7:33 p.m.
The detached garage was in flames when firefighters arrived. Multiple vehicles inside the garage were destroyed. Fortunately, no person was inside.
There were no suspicious circumstances and a fire investigation was still ongoing later in the day.
Stolen items recovered
A person who lives on 570th Avenue in eastern Otter Tail County discovered on Jan. 13 the theft of liquor, a handgun and fish locator from his garage.
The items were later found in the possession of a juvenile.
Sheriff deputies said the owner did not wish to make formal criminal charges. However, it was expected that county law enforcement personnel and/or human services counselors would later talk to the youth abut the severity of his or her actions.