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  • 27th Great American Think-Off winner argues that Voting Matters

    | Published on June 12, 2019 at 8:53am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Nelson earns America’s ‘Greatest Thinker’ title The Cultural Center in New York Mills announces Jennifer Nelson, of Fridley, MN, as the winner of the 2019 Great American Think-Off.   Jennifer came out on top of the debate among four armchair philosophers in New York Mills, MN, during the 27th annual Think-Off on June 8, 2019. … Read More

  • High area lake water adversely affects road

    | Published on June 12, 2019 at 8:52am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County Ditch Inspector Kevin Fellbaum told county commissioners that two petitions have been received to create an outlet from Nelson Lake, west of Parkers Prairie, into County Ditch 45.  High water has adversely affected Highway 6 near the north side of the lake. A redetermination of benefits for Ditch 45 is currently in process. The next… Read More

  • Historic Downtown Perham tour offered by historical society

    | Published on June 12, 2019 at 8:50am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    A tour of historic downtown Perham is set for Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m. Gather at NP Park. A walk through Perham’s downtown reveals a treasure trove of historic buildings and stories. Intricate brickwork, Italianate and Art Deco stylings, and odd symbols adorn many of Perham’s downtown structures.  Who constructed these buildings? What were they used… Read More

  • Foster care, adoption program offered

    | Published on June 12, 2019 at 8:49am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    A “Way to Make a Difference with Child Foster Care” is the subject of a special program this month through Fergus Falls Community Education.  The goal of this class is to introduce participants to what it means to be a foster or adoptive parent.  They will learn the basics of the licensing process, facts and… Read More

  • Otter Tail County’s Georgeson awarded ‘Environmental Health Professional of Year’

    | Published on June 12, 2019 at 8:48am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Tony Georgeson, Environmental Health Specialist, has been awarded the Frank A. Staffenson Award, given to the Minnesota Environmental Health Professional of the Year.   The annual award is presented to a Minnesota Environmental Health Association member for outstanding contribution to the advancement of the profession. He was nominated by nine county agencies and several peers… Read More

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