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  • County kicks off 150th anniversary with ice party

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 10:30am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen    Otter Tail County Correspondent Kicking off 150 years of Otter Tail County got off to abig start on Super Bowl weekend, Feb. 3 and Feb. 4. “Otter Tail County on Ice” activities were held on the east side of Otter Tail Lake, near the city of Ottertail. Nick Leonard, the county’s director of communications and… Read More

  • County moves forward with ‘One Watershed, One Plan’

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 10:26am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The county board of commission- ers, on Feb. 13, followed the recom- mendation of the county public works committee by adopting “One Watershed, One Plan.” County board members will work closely with Brad Mergens, manager for the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) office based in… Read More

  • Man dies after paraskiing on W. Battle Lake

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 10:25am CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Sheriff deputies report- edonFeb.19thata Richville man died after paraskiing on West Battle Lake on Saturday, Feb. 17. The man was identified as 64-year-old Dennis Stanford of Richville, a community located south- west of Perham. “He was found uncon- scious and unresponsive on the ice,” said County Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke. “It was not immediately… Read More

  • Speed limit will increase on several Minnesota highways

    | Published on February 13, 2018 at 5:21pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Road to Dunvilla lake country will be increased to 60 mph Motorists anxious to get to the lake country will have slightly quicker travel from the Red River Valley toDunvilla. The speed limits on several highways in northwest Minnesota will increase from55 to 60 miles per hour according to the Minnesota  Department of Transportation. The new speed limits take effect when the new signs are posted…. Read More

  • County okays $1.1 million for Perham refuse burner

    | Published on February 13, 2018 at 5:07pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Joint Powers Board, which includes representatives from Otter Tail County and four neighboring counties, will acquire and install an evaporator and complete related improvements at the refuse burner in Perham. The project will be financed through debt obligations issued by Otter Tail County. Terms include up to $1.1 million of general obligation bonds to be issued by… Read More

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