Area News

  • County, DNR work together to fight invasive aquatic species

    | Published on January 30, 2018 at 10:02am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Task Force continues to take a proactive approach in stopping the spread of invasives throughout the county. The task force already is making plans for summer 2018. Two of the main enemies are Zebra Mussels which attach themselves to boats and Starry Stonewort which grows into dense… Read More

  • Otter Tail hires McConn as county solid waste director

    | Published on January 30, 2018 at 9:23am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County has announced the hiring of Chris McConn as Solid Waste Director. Rick West, Public Works Director, said, “We are very excited to have Chris coming on board with us March 12 and are confident that with his knowledge and background, he will continue to successfully lead our solid waste and recycling operations into the future.” McConn will fill the position of former Solid Waste Director Michael Hanan…. Read More

  • Bob Dylan’s teenage poetry now in state history files

    | Published on January 30, 2018 at 9:18am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Dating to 1956 during his days at Hibbing High School, these poetry pages are Dylan’s earliest-known writing At first glance, your friend’s scribbled high school poetry might not seem worth saving. But when that friend was Robert Zimmerman—now known as iconic musician and Nobel Prize in Literature winner Bob Dylan—those pages take on a whole new meaning. The Minnesota Historical Society recently acquired… Read More

  • Otter Tail hires McConn as county solid waste director

    | Published on January 30, 2018 at 9:15am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County has announced the hiring of Chris McConn as Solid Waste Director. Rick West, Public Works Director, said, “We are very excited to have Chris coming on board with us March 12 and are confident that with his knowledge and background, he will continue to successfully lead our solid waste and recycling operations into the future.” McConn will fill the position of former Solid Waste Director Michael Hanan…. Read More

  • Emergency operations plan in place in Otter Tail County

    | Published on January 30, 2018 at 9:10am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Each year Otter Tail County’s Emergency Operations Plan is updated to reflect the most current information and to enhance existing information, documentation and practices. And each year the plan, through County Emergency Manager Patrick Waletzko, is brought to the county board’s Internal Services Committee for review and later on to the full county board for approval. “The Minnesota Department of Public Safety also require that our emergency plan be reviewed… Read More

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