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  • Use of taser an effective tool for Otter Tail law enforcement

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 1:27pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Sheriff deputies and other members of the law enforcement community in Otter Tail County use Tasers when this option is warranted. “Studies show that use of Tasers dramatically reduces injuries to both officers and suspects,” says Otter Tail County Sheriff Patrol Deputy Chris Peterson. Peterson demonstrated the use… Read More

  • Otter Tail board to hold hearing Dec. 20 on abatement for Pelican apartments

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:17am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, will hold a Public Hearing at  11:00 a.m. December 20 on the tax abatement proposal in Pelican Rapids. The subject of the meeting is the request from D.W. Jones, Inc. to have the county abate taxes to be levied for the proposed apartment complex. The Pelican Rapids school and… Read More

  • Star Lake citizens group accelerated campaign to urge public comment on proposed casino

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:05am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    “Not a Done Deal” has been the rallying cry for the Star Lake Concerned Citizens Group, which has taken an active role in monitoring and reviewing the permit process for the proposed Star Lake Resort and Casino. Two signs like these were erected on the north and south side of the proposed casino site along… Read More

  • Arrests made for burglaries

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 10:56am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The sheriff’s office reported that three people have been arrested following burglaries in Underwood that took place between Oct. 19 and Nov. 8, 2016. More arrests are expected. Taken into custody Nov. 18 were three males, all 18 years old and from Fergus Falls. They are Chandler Ollila, Jac Thorstenson and… Read More

  • Eagles on roadways: Give them a brake

    | Published on November 30, 2016 at 10:30am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It’s the time of year when an increase in deer activity leads to more road-killed deer that attract animals, such as eagles, to a free meal along roadways. This is also the time of year when Minnesota Department of Natural Resources nongame wildlife staff and area wildlife managers receive many calls about injured or dead… Read More

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