Area News

  • Turkey barn destroyed by fire in rural Perham

    | Published on January 17, 2018 at 1:02pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A fire just after midnight on Jan. 12 destroyed a turkey barn near Big Pine Lake, east of Perham. The exact location was near Highway 53. The turkey barn, owned by Jennie-O, was fully engulfed when firefighters and sheriff deputies arrived. Controlling the blaze were members of fire departments from Perham, Dent, New York Mills and Vergas. The barn did… Read More

  • Rural Dent man arrested after crash

    | Published on January 17, 2018 at 1:01pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A rural Dent resident who left the scene of a single-vehicle traffic accident on the south side of Dent, without contacting authorities, was arrested on Jan. 9. Don Eugene Forrett, 38, was arrested by sheriff deputies for failure to report damage to property and failure of reporting an injury. He also was cited for having inattentive driving. The accident took place close… Read More

  • Eight watersheds in a county the size of Rhode Island… Otter Tail focuses on how best to address watershed issues

    | Published on January 17, 2018 at 12:46pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A year ago Otter Tail County and area counties adopted the philosophy of “One Watershed, One Plan.” This plan is intended to utilize the existing structures of county government, soil and water conservation districts and watershed districts while increasing collaboration across county lines. The challenge comes from the fact that four major watersheds and four minor watersheds are situated in Otter Tail County, a county that’s larger than the state… Read More

  • Minnesota earns another spot in rankings: ‘Best state to raise family’

    | Published on January 16, 2018 at 12:57pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnesota is the second best state in the nation to raise a family, according to a new study from WalletHub. The new study ranked all 50 states across 42 factors, with Minnesota scor- ing especially high on measures of median family income and poverty, health and safety, and high-quality schools and child care. Minnesota scored… Read More

  • County board continues to fund east, west Otter Tail fairs

    | Published on January 16, 2018 at 12:03pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners has an ongoing commitment to help fund the east and west county fairs, in Perham and Fergus Falls, respectively. However, in return for the ongoing financial assistance to the summer fairs is the county board’s request for financial information about overall operations from the east and west county… Read More

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