• Unemployment rate at 4.9 percent in Otter Tail County  

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 9:14am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County Community Development Director Amy Baldwin, speaking to county board members on Jan. 26, reported that the Otter Tail County unemployment rate stood at 4.9 percent during the month of December 2020. This was an increase from the county’s unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in November 2020. Baldwin provided an update regarding the distribution of funds allocated… Read More

  • Bygone winter pastime  

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 8:46am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Baby boomers recall downhill skiing By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Many county baby boomers, born from 1946 to 1964, recall the fun days of downhill skiing during the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1950s a few communities installed new electric tows at nearby ski hills. Ski trails were lengthened and new warming houses were positioned near those… Read More

  • County board hears update about Pelican-to-Perham trail

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:54am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    State grant sets stage for trails in Maplewood State Park The Pelican Rapids to Perham recreational trail will run through Maplewood State Park.  Announced Jan. 26 at the county board meeting was that state bonding money will allow for project planning for the trail inside the park. This will be a joint effort of Otter Tail County… Read More

  • Pelican Rapids selected for new road dept. garage  

    | Published on February 3, 2021 at 8:52am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Otter Tail County to consolidate Vergas, Erhard sites into centralized facility The purchase of land close to 430th Street near Pelican Rapids will allow for construction of a new maintenance garage for the county highway department. Approval for purchase of the property took place Jan. 26 during a meeting of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. “We… Read More

  • Colorful history of townships featured on OT county website

    | Published on January 27, 2021 at 10:01am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Land of 1,000 lakes and 62 townships Residents of Otter Tail County can find out more about their individual township by logging onto the county website. After accessing the home page for Otter Tail County, take your computer cursor to the far right to “County and Government” and scroll down and click on “Cities and Townships.” As an… Read More

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