• Otter Tail County residents recall baseball’s Roger Maris

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 1:19pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Deb Forstner of Fergus Falls says she feels blessed to say that her family, the Forstners, and the Roger Maris family are friends. Fargo native Maris played for the New York Yankees, breaking Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record in 1961. He played in seven World Series, five with the… Read More

  • Former county resident, retired minister provides encouragement

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 1:05pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Elizabeth native and retired minister Ken Kothe offers some encouragement, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, to residents of Otter Tail County. Kothe is a 1963 graduate of Fergus Falls High School, Army veteran and graduate of what was formerly Moorhead State College (now MSUM). He lives with… Read More

  • Otter Tail County Sheriff Fitzgibbons talks COVID-19

    | Published on March 25, 2020 at 1:40pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons addressed the Otter Tail county board on March 17, specifically talking about challenges with coronavirus (COVID-19). “Some changes are taking place at the county jail, for the safety of both inmates and staff,” Fitzgibbons noted. “For instance, people who previously gained access, such as those with volunteer… Read More

  • Keep your eyes, ears open in help to sheriff’s office  

    | Published on March 18, 2020 at 11:40am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County residents are reminded to immediately call the county sheriff’s office if they notice anything that is important or dangerous. The phone number is 218-998-8555. “Remember to keep your eyes and ears open,” says County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. Following is the sheriff’s office mission statement: “We, the men and women of the Otter Tail County… Read More

  • Pelican’s Westby, daughter both played in state hoop tourneys

    | Published on March 18, 2020 at 10:33am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Alum of 1984 state champs watched daughter play for Sauk Centre  The 2019-20 high school basketball season was very special for Pelican Rapids native Pat Westby, currently school superintendent in Sauk Centre. Westby, who became superintendent in Sauk Centre on July 1, 2016, watched with pride this year when his daughter McKenna, a senior, played for… Read More

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