Area News

  • Program promotes ag practices that protect water resources

    | Published on August 15, 2017 at 9:18am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    East Otter Tail dairy operation earns certification Farming practices that help protect water quality were in the spotlight on the east side of Otter Tail County last week. An Ag Water Quality Certification Event was hosted at Bob and Tiffany Dombeck’s farm operations: Sandhill Dairy and Toad River Farms near Perham. Bob and Tiffany Dombeck were recognized… Read More

  • Are a few century-old sturgeon still lurking in area waters?

    | Published on August 15, 2017 at 8:44am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Reports from credible outdoorsmen have persisted through the decades– from Big and Little Pelican to Fish Lake to Lida and backwaters Who knows what lurks in the waters of Otter Tail County’s 1,000 lakes? That’s a question posed by Bob Bowers, one of the instigators of the campaign to create a replica of the famous Lake… Read More

  • Congressman a special guest for lake coalition

    | Published on August 8, 2017 at 10:15am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Lake activist awards to be presented August 17 Lake activists will be presented honors–and U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson will attend– at the August 17 Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations meeting. Highlights of the meeting will be the awarding OTC COLA’s Volunteer of the Year and Lake Association of the Year honors. The awards recognize… Read More

  • Screening people before entering county jail studied

    | Published on August 8, 2017 at 9:18am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Some may be diverted from jail to alternative pyschiatric, chemical dependency programs The addition of five new holding cells at the county jail, adjacent to the courthouse south of downtown Fergus Falls, is reflective of more people being admitted to the jail. With this in mind, county officials are studying ways to screen people before… Read More

  • County reviews options for long-range planning

    | Published on August 8, 2017 at 9:09am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County Board members heard from consultants regarding long-range planning. Included were Craig Vaughn and Lance Bernard from Twin Cities-based SRF Consulting Group. They presented a Long-Range Planning powerpoint. Specifically, they briefed the five-person county board of commissioners on the types of land use planning tools, comprehensive plans and corresponding state statutes. The planning tools that Otter Tail County… Read More

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