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  • Research finds: same Minnesota hospital, same surgery, big price differences

    | Published on September 21, 2018 at 12:39pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Minnesota Department of Health and employers partner to increase price transparency As part of an ongoing effort to bring greater transparency to the hidden world of health care costs, a new Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report finds large swings in prices between hospitals, and also large price differences within a single hospital. A patient undergoing… Read More

  • Grants available to expand locally grown food in schools, early care organizations

    | Published on September 20, 2018 at 12:28pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now taking applications for the Agricultural Growth, Research and Innovation (AGRI) Farm to School and Farm to Early Care and Education Grants. The MDA will award up to $377,500 to eligible institutions to increase the use of Minnesota grown and raised foods through planning and feasibility studies, or… Read More

  • Historical Society resolution to ‘move’ county seat considered

    | Published on September 11, 2018 at 11:08am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Join the celebration as Otter Tail County commemorates the first board of commissioners meeting held 150 years ago in historic Old Town Clitherall. On Wednesday, September 12 the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting near the site of the first county board meeting. The official board meeting will be held at Justice Two, 20740 Old Town… Read More

  • Detour on Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes removed

    | Published on September 11, 2018 at 10:24am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The detour to Becker County Road 17 (Detour A) on Highway 59 south of Detroit Lakes is being removed and that portion of the roadway will be reopened to traffic. The detour was part of a resurfacing project on Highway 59 from Willow Street in Detroit Lakes to just south of the Otter Tail County Line. Motorists will continue to encounter… Read More

  • County braces for health, human services cuts

    | Published on September 11, 2018 at 12:50am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County board members were told on Sept. 4 to brace for possible health and human services cuts at the state level. The end result, if this takes hold, would be the need to raise taxes for county residents through the annual property tax levy. “Many people who have mental health and drug issues and should reside elsewhere are ending up in county… Read More

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