• Otter Tail County road patching projects reviewed

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 11:00am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County commissioners, on Aug. 6, heard a report from County Engineer Charles Grotte who reviewed roadway paver patching throughout Otter Tail County. Grotte reviewed the overall paver patching process, including work orders for different roadways and how the work is determined.  He anticipates current projects to continue through mid-September 2019. Otter Tail County is larger in size than… Read More

  • 75 years of soil-water conservation in West Otter Tail

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:58am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    From Depression Dust Bowl era erosion control to ‘lakescaping…’   Many county residents, on Aug. 7, gathered at the West Otter Tail Fairgrounds near Fergus Falls to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). The starting year was 1944, at first including 15 townships in Otter Tail County…. Read More

  • Outdoor worship a tradition at Camp Nidaros, Walker Lake

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:37am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Lake retreat for clergy dates to 1909  Outdoor worship during the summer months at Camp Nidaros near Walker Lake has been a tradition for 110 years. This tradition has its roots in the purchase of property back to 1909 by the original founders of Camp Nidaros who were mainly involved with the ministry. They built cabins… Read More

  • Otter Tail County ditch repairs include Rothsay area

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:32am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Plans for ditch repairs at various locations in Otter Tail County were outlined on July 30 to county board members by County Ditch Inspector Kevin Fellbaum. Included will be ditch repairs, and in some cases cleanouts, of Ditch 56 near Rothsay, Ditches 18 and 37 between Fergus Falls and Underwood, Ditch 21 south of West Lost… Read More

  • Facts about Otter Tail County

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:26am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    From population to road miles  County Administrator John Dinsmore, on Aug. 6, shared some interesting facts about Otter Tail County. This was part of a report to the five county commissioners titled, “2019 Standard Measures for Counties.” It is noteworthy that Otter Tail County has close to 58,000 residents and is among the largest counties geographically… Read More

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