Area News

  • Long process of ‘re-licensing’ five Otter Tail Power dams underway

    | Published on May 22, 2018 at 8:41am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County Commissioner Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls reported on a meeting regarding the process for Otter Tail Power Company to relicense its five dams along the Otter Tail River. This is a long process and the scope of the project has input from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Minnesota DNR. Rogness said he will continue to attend the meetings and report… Read More

  • Dock issue on Franklin Lake discussed by Otter Tail County bd.

    | Published on May 22, 2018 at 12:34am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Otter Tail County Commissioner and County Board Chairman Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids submitted a map of a small bay area on Labrador Beach, Franklin Lake, northeast of Pelican Rapids. Discussion took place regarding the issues property owners are having with dock placement. Commissioners asked officials from the county Land and Resource Office, Management Office, Sheriff’s Office and County… Read More

  • Camper destroyed by fire

    | Published on May 22, 2018 at 12:33am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    ire destroyed a camper at Sybil Lake, south of Vergas. The incident was reported to sheriff deputies on May 14. The Vergas fire chief, in communication with County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke, said the items lost inside the 8-by-24-foot camper totaled close to $20,000. “The camper was about 12 years old,” said Van Dyke. “A neighbor heard a small explosion, saw smoke, and called… Read More

  • County bd. talks animal control, dangerous dogs

    | Published on May 22, 2018 at 12:31am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    County Commissioners heard representatives from Public Health, Sheriff Office and County Attorney Office who discussed the current Otter Tail County Animal Health and Control Ordinance. They recommended that this ordinance be amended to incorporate how the county will enforce laws related to dangerous dogs and update it to an Animal Bite and Dangerous Dogs Ordinance. Commissioners suggested that the… Read More

  • Historical society acquires rare book that showcases Great Lakes region in 1615

    | Published on May 15, 2018 at 8:56am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Small book includes detailed drawings, narratives; is one of the earliest books in the collection Thanks to the generous support of the Katherine B. Andersen Fund of the St. Paul Foundation, MNHS has purchased Samuel de Champlain’s “Voyages et Decouvertes Faites en la Nouvelle France, Depuis L’année 1615.” This book is a very rare first edition published in Paris in 1619. It describes… Read More

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