Area News

  • Arvig named one of Prairie Business Magazine’s ‘50 Best Places to Work’

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 2:10pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Arvig has announced it has been named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains. Arvig will be featured in the September issue of the magazine. Earlier this year, employees nominated their companies by submitting an anonymous employee-satisfaction survey, and Prairie Business used the survey results in selecting the 50 Best. “This recognition is an honor because it comes directly from our employees,… Read More

  • Otter Tail Historical Society offers grant program for 150th year celebration

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 1:51pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    2018 marks the 150th anniversary of Otter Tail County. In honor of such, the Otter Tail County Historical Society is planning a yearlong series of community based programs, tours and exhibitions. In addition to several signature events, OTCHS has announced they will be sponsoring a Sesquicentennial Micro-Grant program. The purpose of the program is to provide small, one-time-only grants that engage in creative, short-term projects that… Read More

  • County legal services contract approved

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 1:46pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County Administrator John Dinsmore and County Attorney David Hauser submitted a contract for legal services for children in need of protection or services (CHIPS) and termination of parental rights (TPR) cases. Approval came from the five-person Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. The approval from the county board allows for legal services for CHIPS and TPR court cases. Term of the contract is for six months at a rate of $3,000 per month. County employee benefit structure gains… Read More

  • Are lake invaders affecting walleye?

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 1:09pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Nine lakes being studied to determine impacts on state fish We’ve checked the boat, drained the water, hosed everything down… and yet, aquatic invasive species are still spreading to our favorite Minnesota lakes. But not all lakes. Yet. So what can we learn from invaded lakes that will help us prepare for new lake invasions? In particular, will zebra mussels and spiny water fleas affect popular sport fish like… Read More

  • Autumn on Lake Olaf — as viewed by drone

    | Published on October 17, 2017 at 12:30pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Drone and photography enthusiast Joe Axness took these aerial views of the St. Olaf area in autumn.  

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