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  • County board approves electronic system expansion

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 1:39pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent County Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom briefed the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners about the benefits of expanding the use of CaseWorks EDMS to social  services. “This electronic document management system will reduce manual labor by automating current paper-based processes,” said Sjostrom. “Productivity will be increased by supporting the ability… Read More

  • Otter Tail County board of commissioners receive salary boost for 2017

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 1:36pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The annual salary for Otter Tail County Commissioners in 2016 was $35,924. This has increased to $37,003 effective Jan. 1, 2017. The increase reflects a three percent cost-of-living adjustment similar to increases received by other county employee groups. The annual employer contribution for benefits for calendar year 2017 was set at $1,200 per month, similar to increases received… Read More

  • Health care emergency act touted by Republicans; Sen. Ingebrigtsen said reform, lower premium costs top priority

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 1:35pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Republican leadership from the Senate and House announced last week the 2017 Health Care Emergency Aid and Access Act. The legislation signaled healthcare would be a top priority for both Republican bodies during the current legislative year. “Healthcare has been a crisis in Minnesota for some time now, our constituents have looked to the legislature over the… Read More

  • Tax reform a top Republican priority for state legislative session, says Nornes

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 1:34pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnesota State House of Representatives Republicans have indicated tax relief would be a cornerstone of the 2017 session and they’ve taken steps to  follow through on the mission. The House on Thursday fast-tracked into passage $21.7 million in immediate tax relief for Minnesotans by bringing the state’s tax code into compliance with federal provisions. This action… Read More

  • Individual income tax filing season opens Jan. 23

    | Published on January 10, 2017 at 1:30pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season on January 23, 2017. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is Monday, April 18, 2017, rather than the traditional April 15 date. This is… Read More

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