Area News

  • Shoreline ice damage policy reviewed by Otter Tail County

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 9:30am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County Land and Resource Director Bill Kalar discussed the current ice damage policy with county board members on March 6. Commissioners requested that RtVision develop a form for property owners to request ice damage repair along their shoreline that has occurred over the past winter. The application would be completed online and would be logged with the parcel the same way sewer permits… Read More

  • Otter Tail recycling facility wins state support

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 9:02am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Single-sort recycling initiative could aid recovery of 760,000 tons of material from going to landfill The Minnesota Legislature has the opportunity to create sustainable industry in greater MN by funding the retro-fit of Otter Tail County’s Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Otter Tail County seeks $3.1 million to retrofit its source-separated clean materials recovery facility (MRF) to a single-sort MRF to process approximately four times the amount… Read More

  • County, state work jointly on fraud prevention, collections

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 8:19am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    In a recent year, only 31 people were disqualified from receiving public assistance in Otter Tail County. Nonetheless, county employees work in conjunction with state government to prevent and reduce public assistance fraud and use various collection methods to recover money from recipients who are determined to be ineligible for benefits. Fraud and collection reports were submitted March 6 to county commissioners. Total recoveries for… Read More

  • Prairie Learning Center celebrates 20th year

    | Published on March 13, 2018 at 7:18am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Legacy of preserving ‘potholes’ is environmental legacy The Prairie Wetlands Learning Center, where dozens of students have learned valuable lessons about marshy grassland ecosystems, will be observing its 20th anniversary this summer. The facility on the southeast side of Fergus Falls, which has now grown to include classrooms, a greenhouse and a dormitory, has also become well known for its… Read More

  • Breeding kennel plans in Dora Twsp. near Star Lake to scale back

    | Published on March 6, 2018 at 8:55am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Plans for a dog breeding facility along with a boarding facility on the north side of Star Lake in the southern section of Dora Township will be scaled back to include just the dog breeding facility. This comes about after county board members learned on Feb. 27 that the original plan was rejected by the county planning commission. Area residents had expressed concerns about… Read More

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