Area News

  • ‘Live Wide Open’ promotes Otter Tail County

    | Published on February 13, 2018 at 4:59pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Promoting the county of 1,000 lakes to prospective residents Fergus Falls-based West Central Initiative, always keeping an open mind to new ideas, has launched “Live Wide Open” which showcases opportunities for rewarding careers here in Otter Tail County and other areas of west central Minnesota. “Live Wide Open” can mean opening up one’s capacity to do what you love or what you’ve always dreamed… Read More

  • Additional 4-H funding for garden position okayed

    | Published on February 13, 2018 at 3:24pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County commissioners voted to approve an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Otter Tail County to support an additional 4-H Program Coordinator position and a .2 full-time equivalent master gardener position. The resolution came from Commissioner Doug Huebsch of Perham and was seconded by Commissioner John Lindquist of Dalton. AIS funding requests approved Approved by county commissioners were two motions related to the fight against Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS). The… Read More

  • Hand packed meals delivered to Pelican food shelf by Dunvilla Lions, Cormorant Lutheran

    | Published on February 13, 2018 at 9:54am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    More than 2,000 hand-packed meals were delivered to the Pelican Rapids Community Food Shelf recently. Pictured above, members of the Dunvilla Lions, who transported five cases of rice meals –which were packed by nearly 70 Lions from District 5M9 at the winter convention. Lions put together more than 16,300 meals for regional and global distributions, through the “Kids Against Hunger” program. The… Read More

  • County Attorney Hauser retires after 20 years in office

    | Published on February 13, 2018 at 9:51am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The longest serving County Attorney in the history of Otter Tail County has retired. David Hauser worked in the County Attorney’s Office for thirty-eight years. Over the past twenty years, as County Attorney, he has served as the legal advisor for the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, county officials and county departments. Larry Krohn, former County Administrator, worked with Hauser, as County Attorney, for 20 years. “In… Read More

  • Vehicles crash through thin ice on Otter Tail Lake

    | Published on February 13, 2018 at 8:42am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sheriff deputies reported that two vehicles crashed through thin ice on Otter Tail Lake Saturday evening. Feb. 3. One incident took place on the north side of the lake and the other on the south side. Occupants of both vehicles were able to escape, unharmed. The first incident took place near open water at 9:37 p.m. on the north side of Otter Tail Lake,… Read More

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