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  • Minnesotans urged to use pesticides, fertilizers with care

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 3:58pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Summer is here and many Minnesotans are thinking about their lawns, trees and gardens. Pesticides and fertilizers can be a useful management tool when used appropriately on these sites. Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) urges the safe use of pesticides and fertilizers by reading and following… Read More

  • Early test of Otter Tail ‘dock law’ taking shape on Franklin Lake

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 3:54pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    As criminal matters go, it’s not exactly larceny, grand theft auto or assault-battery– –but ‘dock wars’ can cause lake neighborhood wounds that are slow to heal  In the scheme of things in law enforcement; “misplacement” of docks, lifts, boats and water toys on area lakes isn’t exactly a matter of criminal malfeasance; or high crimes… Read More

  • A growing ‘cottage industry’ in Otter Tail lakes country

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 3:43pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Lakeshore owners who rent their places for part of year are becoming important to the tourism economy; Otter Tail takes steps to maintain lodging standards through county There is a “cottage industry” all around the lake country–literally. Modest cottages, cabins: and in some cases, larger year-round lake homes; are being rented as vacation properties. Around Lake Lida,… Read More

  • Casino meeting in Pelican June 15

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 3:27pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican Rapids will be the geographic focal point for a regional informational meeting on the Star Lake Resort and Casino. June 15 is the date for an Otter Tail County Board public hearing at 7:00 p.m. at the new Pelican High School Auditorium. The project is proposed on Star Lake, east of Pelican Rapids on Highway 108…. Read More

  • Theft takes place northeast of Vergas

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 2:48pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Sheriff deputies reported that on May 30 a resident of East Wymer Lake Road, northeast of Vergas, informed them of a theft that took place between May 27 and May 30. Stolen was a flat-screen TV valued at $114. “The back door had been kicked in,” said County Sheriff Brian Schlueter. “We have possible suspects and we… Read More

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