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  • County reps forge federal government contacts

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 5:22pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County Commissioners Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids and Doug Huebsch of Perham joined fellow Minnesota county commissioners at a White House briefing on May 31. The end result, noted Johnson and Huebsch, was building relationships and having the ability in future months and years to connect directly with seven key federal agencies. “We talked more to administrators than politicians,” said Johnson who is chairman this year of the five-person… Read More

  • Otter Tail Commissioners Johnson, Huebsch attend private White House briefing

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 5:16pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Nearly 70 Minnesota county commissioners and officials traveled to Washington D.C. to attend a private briefing and tour at the White House on May 31, 2018. The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs has organized similar events for county officials in each state to visit the White House and attend a personalized briefing from federal officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, who spoke to the Minnesota group… Read More

  • U of M approach in fight against invasive species

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 5:02pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County lake association members, others from Otter Tail County and area county residents traveled to Detroit Lakes on June 8 to learn about initiatives developed by the University of Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Cen- ter. “Even with the best of intentions, we cannot solve the problems of today with the solutions from yesterday,” said U of M AIS Research Center Director Nicholas Phelps…. Read More

  • Firefly ‘wonder walk’ set at Prairie Wetlands Learning Center June 15

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 4:37pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    On Friday, June 15, from 10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m., the public is invited to take a summer walk on the prairie to view the enchanted blinking lights of fireflies a.k.a. lightning bugs. Search for different colors, patterns, and behaviors. Examine a firefly and its lantern up close. Try your skill at imitating its flashing pattern. “Some people have noticed fewer fireflies than in… Read More

  • Dock law changes discussed

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 3:33pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Regulating movement of lifts, docks in Otter Tail County County Board Chairman Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids called a public hearing to order on June 5 to obtain comments regarding the proposed amendment to the current Dock and Riparian Use Ordinance. The public meeting was held at the county Government Services Center in Fergus Falls. Members of the County Aquatic Invasive Species… Read More

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