Area News

  • Lake outlet changed after Native American camp discovered in McDonald lakes area

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:47pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent An outlet for land-locked lakes east of Pelican Rapids has a new route, according to the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. The old plan, with support of a $10 million grant from the Minnesota State Legislature, included moving water from the northeast side of Little McDonald Lake into the Otter… Read More

  • United Way aims at $335,000 OT county-wide goal for 2016

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:47pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican school campaign exceeds 2015 fundraising The United Way of Otter Tail County is already at 60 percent of its goal of  $335,000 for 2016–boosted in part by more than $7,700 from the staff at the Pelican Rapids school district. “We’re about $40,000 ahead of this time last year,” said Mary Philippe, director of Otter Tail… Read More

  • County Attorney office has many responsibilities

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:43pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent County Attorney David Hauser spoke to a group of county residents taking part in a weekly session of the 2016 Citizens Academy coordinated by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. “We as a department strive to provide fair and vigorous prosecution to promote justice and public safety,” said Hauser. “We work… Read More

  • Member meeting Nov. 7 for area Sons of Norway

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:40pm CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    The Heimskringla Lodge of Sons of Norway will meet on  November 7 at the YMCA in Fergus Falls. This will be our membership dinner meeting and will begin at 6 p.m. Members are encouraged to bring a prospective member as a guest. Aeron and Emily Jahr who were recently married in Norway will be our special program… Read More

  • ‘Church Basement Ladies’ take stage

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:39pm CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    Bus trip from Pelican planned by community education “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then laugh some more!” Join other fun-loving theatre goers on November 11 to take the short trip to Detroit Lakes to see the production of another hilarious Church Basement Ladies. This Christmas-themed show has the gals serving up a holiday sequel to the… Read More

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