Area News

  • ‘Phantoms of the Kirkbride’ hospital for the ‘insane’ is program topic June 16

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 2:51pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The Otter Tail County Historical Society is hosting “The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals” on Saturday, June 16, 6 p.m. at the Museum in Fergus Falls. This event features Christian VanAntwerpen, President of Preservation-Works and Dr. Robert Kirkbride, Dean of the Parsons School of Constructed Environments in New York City. Together they will address the challenges of preserving Kirkbride Hospitals for the Insane, including Fergus Falls, and… Read More

  • Road projects on Hwy 34 – 78 begin; affecting Barnesville to Dunvilla lakes area traffic

    | Published on June 5, 2018 at 11:10am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Motorists can expect lane closures and delays on Highway 34, between Dunvilla and Barnesville, and Highway 78, between Battle Lake and Perham, next week. Contractor crews will be completing preventative maintenance sealcoat projects that will extend the life of the pavement surfaces. The project began June 4 on Highway 34, on the section of the road between Highway 59 in… Read More

  • Rural community dance tradition revived as county observes its 150th birthday

    | Published on June 5, 2018 at 11:07am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Star Lake Twsp. hosts first hoedown in series A rural dance, at the neighborhood town hall, is a country tradition dating back a couple centuries. The charming tradition will be revived June 9, 7 p.m. at a rural gathering spot in the heart of the Otter Tail County lakes area: Star Lake Township Hall. A local group, “The Red Herring Stringband”… Read More

  • Flags stolen over Memorial weekend

    | Published on June 5, 2018 at 8:59am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    County sheriff deputies reported on May 29 that they received a report from the Underwood American Legion that three sets of American flags and poles were stolen over the Memorial Day weekend. Each of the sets costs $150, so the total dollar amount is $450. Any leads or information can be forwarded to the sheriff office. You can call them at 218-998-8555. Welder ownership becomes civil matter… Read More

  • Obama Foundation Fellow to moderate Think-Off

    | Published on June 5, 2018 at 8:49am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces Ashley Hanson as the moderator of debate among armchair philosophers for the 26th Annual Great American Think-Off this June. The debate is Saturday, June 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the James W. Mann Center for Performing Arts at the New York Mills School, with a reception to follow at the Center. As… Read More

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