(WDAY TV) - A break in the case of a Battle Lake man on the run, accused of brutally slitting the throat of his one year old dog then leaving her for dead. We've followed the torture of Star, since mid-summer. Tonight, authorities believe they are one step closer to arresting her owner, a fugitive.
While Stavaas didn't make it to his court appearance, animal activists took over the sidewalk in front of the Otter Tail County courthouse, showing support for abused animals and requesting the harshest penalties against their abusers.
Fergus Falls, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Animal rights activists plan a protest in Fergus Falls tomorrow morning for the dog that had her throat slashed twice. The dog's owner, 23 year old Benjamin Stavaas, of Battle Lake, is charged with six animal cruelty charges.
(WDAY TV) - The E-L-C-A is continuing to feel the effects of controversial decisions on sexuality made in August. Three congregations in the Northwestern Minnesota Synod have passed resolutions to part ways with the church.
Battle Lake, Minn. (WDAY TV) - When the Olympics start in Vancouver soon, Otter Tail County will be closely watching one of its own. 21-year old Wynn Roberts of Battle Lake is on the USA Biathlon team. It is a dream come true for this competitive skier and he can't wait to represent his country and hometown.
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