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  • Former county resident, retired minister provides encouragement

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 1:05pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Elizabeth native and retired minister Ken Kothe offers some encouragement, in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, to residents of Otter Tail County. Kothe is a 1963 graduate of Fergus Falls High School, Army veteran and graduate of what was formerly Moorhead State College (now MSUM). He lives with… Read More

  • North Country Food Bank committed to serving Region during COVID-19 Pandemic

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 12:50pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has challenged all of us in unprecedented ways, leaving most of us unsettled and fearful about what the future may hold. To all those in our community who are worried about food scarcity in your household during this pandemic, we are here for you as your hunger-relief organization in northwest and… Read More

  • Otter Tail County opens virtual coordination center

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 12:40pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Patrick Waletzko, Otter Tail County Emergency Management Director, virtually gathered county personnel March 23, to announce the opening of the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EOC opened as a virtual coordination center which enables Otter Tail County to further manage policy decisions, requests for resources and information flow in… Read More

  • Essentia Health expands to video appointments amid COVID-19 pandemic

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 12:37pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Essentia Health had been planning to introduce virtual visit technology later this spring, but that technology has been fast-tracked due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients can now schedule a virtual visit, which is a video appointment that occurs directly between a provider and a patient. The patient can do the visit from the comfort of their… Read More

  • Injury in vehicle accident

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 12:36pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sheriff deputies, on March 24, reported that a Henning man was injured in a traffic accident at 385th Street and Railroad Drive, near Marion Lake and southeast of Dent. David Wilson, 19, rolled his vehicle after trying to avoid hitting a deer. He was taken to the hospital with head and rib injuries. Those injuries were… Read More

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