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  • Honeycutt black heritage preserved in OT County

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 10:01am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    In 1872 Prince Albert Honeycutt became the first black resident in Fergus Falls. That same year the city was officially incorporated as a community in the state of Minnesota. On Saturday, June 12, Honeycutt was recognized during the unveiling of Honeycutt Memorial Drive in Fergus Falls. “This is a monumental day,” said Chris Schuelke, executive director of… Read More

  • Otter Tail recognized for 2021 state Gov. Fishing Opener efforts

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:59am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Governor’s Fishing Opener has been a tradition since 1948, designed to improve Minnesota’s economy through the promotion of the state’s recreational opportunities, especially fishing.  After applying and being selected to host the event in 2019, Otter Tail County successfully held the event May 15, 2021.  After the many challenges presented by the global pandemic, Governor… Read More

  • A rare gathering of ‘Sunday School kids’

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:51am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Entire 1956 Tonseth Lutheran confirmation class alive and well—joining for a reunion

  • Property values, sales data upgraded to new Otter Tail web application

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:50am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County continues to innovate services with a new website application for property valuation and sales.  The public can find how property is valued, and relators, abstractors, attorneys, and surveyors will appreciate the regular real-time updates to the information. Property value and sales information is now updated by the assessor’s office staff and directly uploaded to… Read More

  • Looking Back…

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 9:40am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Norwegian Grove a progressive township a century ago By Paul Gubrud, Columnist 100 years ago, June 16, 1921 • Norwegian Grove Setting an Example in Road Building The township of Norwegian Grove is gaining an enviable position in the matter of good roads. The town has $10,000 or more to expend this summer on roads, and it is going… Read More

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