• Small-town newspapers a Minnesota tradition  

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 12:18pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom HintgenOtter Tail County Correspondent Minnesota has a strong tradition of community newspapers, says Lisa Hills, executive director of the Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA). “Unlike many areas of the United States that are now considered news deserts, most of Minnesota’s rural residents can still pick up a copy of a local newspaper,” she said. Otter Tail… Read More

  • Bipartisan efforts made Crisis Unit, exam station possible in area

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 12:08pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom HintgenOtter Tail County Correspondent First-term State Rep. Jo rdan Rasmusson, meeting Oct. 28 with a small group of constituents in Fergus Falls, said he is pleased that Republicans and Democrats worked together in recent months to pass legislation important to residents of Otter Tail County.In 2020 Rasmusson was first elected in State House District… Read More

  • Womens’ right to vote… Do You Remember When?

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 12:05pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County museum exhibit explores long campaign for 19th Ammendment  County residents have the opportunity, through the end of November, to learn more about the suffrage movement that led to women obtaining the right to vote. An exhibit can be seen Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the county museum in Fergus Falls. The exhibit is displayed through the efforts of… Read More

  • On path to ‘zero landfill’ 

    | Published on November 17, 2021 at 10:17am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Otter Tail County addresses solid waste The county Board of Commissioners, on Nov. 9, heard an outline for the County Solid Waste Master Plan.  The presenter was County Solid Waste Director Chris McConn. A public hearing on this subject will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the County Government Services Center located in northwest… Read More

  • Big McDonald Lake water quality concerns prompt call for ditch work

    | Published on November 3, 2021 at 9:40am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent County commissioners, on Oct. 26, voted to proceed with a cautious approach to cleaning Ditch 25 near Big McDonald Lake, northwest of Dent and close to County Highway 35. Key issues are water quality and water quantity. Property owners north of Highway 35 would like to see Ditch 25 cleaned… Read More

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