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  • Everyone can work to reduce the spread of COVID-19

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 12:34pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Cover your coughs and sneezes with your elbow or sleeve, or a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands afterwards. • Washing your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom or before eating. If soap and water are not readily available, use… Read More

  • Otter Tail County seeks donations of protective gear

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 12:33pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Emergency responders county-wide, local hospitals and health care providers are running low on personal protective equipment (PPE). These items are needed to keep individuals safe as they continue to provide essential services that protect our residents. Otter Tail County is accepting donations of PPE in an effort to help protect our community responders during the COVID-19… Read More

  • County board, staff prepared for COVID-19

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 11:44am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent County commissioners, meeting with county department heads on March 24 during a board meeting available online to the general public, said that county government is prepared with a plan of action to meet challenges that might come its way in light of the COVID-19 crisis. “We compliment county administration and… Read More

  • Unruly behavior, disorderly conduct reports in area

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 11:25am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County CorrespondentSheriff deputies, on March 26, responded to a caller in the Perham area regarding disorderly conduct. The complainant said a man who knew his girlfriend ran after him and later on hit the complainant’s car with a baseball bat. Charges were considered against the suspect. The complainant was also advised about… Read More

  • Otter Tail County prepares for COVID-19

    | Published on April 1, 2020 at 11:18am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent For county government, it’s not IF coronavirus (COVID-19) comes to Otter Tail County, it’s WHEN this virus comes here. That was the reality on March 27, with COVID-19 cases right next door in Clay County (Moorhead area) and Wilkin County (Breckenridge area). “Our main concerns will continue to be life safety… Read More

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