Area News

  • Zion church ushers in holidays

    | Published on November 17, 2016 at 11:35am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    In only four years, the Zion Lutheran Church “Christmas Closet”  has become not only the kick-off lakes area event–but a well-established seasonal tradition. It was a record year–again, according to Mary Melroe, one of the organizers of the event for the Franklin Lake area church.  The total proceeds have tripled since the first year, from $1,000 to… Read More

  • Hey barkeep, what’s keepin’ you? Keep pourin’ drinks…

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 6:19pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Behind-the-bar veteran Rich Ness retires from Cormorant Pub after 30 years at the taps and till By Louis Hoglund The most experienced barkeep of the Becker-Otter Tail County lakes area has slung his final beer and flung his last bar towel. With more than 30 years working along the same bartop at the Cormorant Pub, there’s thousands of… Read More

  • Lake outlet changed after Native American camp discovered in McDonald lakes area

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:47pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent An outlet for land-locked lakes east of Pelican Rapids has a new route, according to the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. The old plan, with support of a $10 million grant from the Minnesota State Legislature, included moving water from the northeast side of Little McDonald Lake into the Otter… Read More

  • United Way aims at $335,000 OT county-wide goal for 2016

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:47pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican school campaign exceeds 2015 fundraising The United Way of Otter Tail County is already at 60 percent of its goal of  $335,000 for 2016–boosted in part by more than $7,700 from the staff at the Pelican Rapids school district. “We’re about $40,000 ahead of this time last year,” said Mary Philippe, director of Otter Tail… Read More

  • County Attorney office has many responsibilities

    | Published on November 3, 2016 at 4:43pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent County Attorney David Hauser spoke to a group of county residents taking part in a weekly session of the 2016 Citizens Academy coordinated by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office. “We as a department strive to provide fair and vigorous prosecution to promote justice and public safety,” said Hauser. “We work… Read More

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