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  • County Recorder Office in tune with digital age

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 4:00pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent The County Recorder Office, headed by Carol Schmaltz, is the custodian of all records of Otter Tail County pertaining to personal property, real estate transfers and all vital statistical records. Scanning of land documents has taken place in recent months, and everything is moving to digital. “Through Dec. 7, 2016, we… Read More

  • Osberg hired as rural rebound coordinator

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 3:58pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Erik Osberg has been hired as Otter Tail County’s rural rebound coordinator. In this capacity, Osberg will coordinate workforce initiatives. The primary goal will be to develop and implement short and long term strategies that assist in attracting, developing, retaining and expanding the workforce in Otter Tail County. The first item… Read More

  • Minor injuries in three traffic mishaps

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 3:56pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minor injuries took place in three traffic accidents in Otter Tail County on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21. The first accident, on Jan. 20, involved three vehicles in a collision at the intersection of Highways 59 and 28, south of Pelican Rapids. This accident took place at 1:15 p.m. The other two traffic mishaps took place on… Read More

  • Star Lake Resort at environmental assessment stage

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 3:24pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Star Lake Concerned Citizens Group  The permitting process began for the White Earth Nation proposed Star Lake Resort and Casino project in 2016. However, permits cannot be considered until the environmental review process is complete. Specifically, the next step involves an Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) to be submitted and reviewed.  Public comments will be an… Read More

  • No major mumps outbreaks reported in state of MN

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 2:23pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    No large outbreaks are occurring in Minnesota at this time. However, the Minnesota Department of Health continues to test and receive reports of suspected mumps cases, mostly related to large, ongoing outbreaks occurring in other U.S. states. Many of these outbreaks are associated with a college or university. The Dept. of Health typically sees 10-20 sporadic mumps… Read More

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