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  • Otter Tail Power rate hike decision expected in March

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 12:58pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent A decision on the proposed rate increase of about 9.8 percent by Otter Tail Power Company should be known sometime in March. On Feb. 16, 2016, Otter Tail Power asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) for permission to increase its electric rates by approximately $19.3 million. Otter Tail was allowed to… Read More

  • Two taken to hospital after crash near Amor

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 12:45pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent An Erhard woman, 29-year-old Van Herwynen, and her daughter were taken to the Fergus Falls hospital for observation after a single-car traffic accident near Amor. The mishap took place at 8:56 p.m. on Feb. 11. The driver tried to avoid hitting a deer when the accident took place just east of… Read More

  • County backs turkey barn construction, expansions

    | Published on February 21, 2017 at 9:51am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail Correspondent County commissioners, on Feb. 7, gave their approval for two turkey barn construction projects and two turkey barn expansions. Construction plans were approved for Peter Mursu in Section 1 of Otto Township, west of New York Mills, and for Mursu Brothers Turkeys in Section 32 of Otto Township. Turkey barn expansion projects… Read More

  • County urges lawmakers to support buffer flexibility

    | Published on February 14, 2017 at 4:20pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Otter Tail County’s Board of Commissioners, during their Feb. 7 meeting, approved a plan to contact state legislators and urge a united effort for buffer flexibility. Commissioners, at the same time, strongly oppose repealing the state law that calls for field borders, field windbreaks, shelterbelts and contour grass strips… Read More

  • Fish house break-in; scams reported

    | Published on February 14, 2017 at 4:10pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Items valued at $210 were stolen from a fish house at West Battle Lake, north of Clitherall, at Clarissa Haven Drive. The incident was reported on Feb. 8. A suspect pried apart a padlock latch. Missing from the fish house were a 20-pound Rhino LP tank, battery and old car stereo. Theft… Read More

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