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  • Election 2020: Otter Tail County mail in voting process explained

    | Published on May 28, 2020 at 9:23am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Mail in voting has been in the news in recent days and, for that reason, County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein was asked to provide some information on this subject to residents of Otter Tail County. “The deadline for preregistration is 21 days before election day,” Stein said. “For the state primary election the deadline for preregistration is… Read More

  • ID theft reported near Dead Lake

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 5:34pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Sheriff deputies reported on May 15 that a resident who lives near Highway 32, between Otter Tail Lake and Dead Lake, reported fraudulent transactions on a bank account. A line of credit worth $1,500 was fraudulently taken from one account and placed into a savings account. The bank contacted the county resident about the illegal… Read More

  • County residents urged to continue with face coverings

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 5:30pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County board members, in coordination with County Public Health Director Jody Lien, on May 19 urged county residents to continue wearing their non-medical mask/cloth coverings and practice social distancing. “Employees of county public health, me included, feel discouraged when we see people not following the public safety recommendations in response to COVID-19,” Lien said. “We all… Read More

  • Billy Martin was icon when he stayed at Leaf Lakes

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 5:26pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Long-time residents of rural Henning and Ottertail city still recall the days in the summer of 1970 when former New York Yankee and former Minnesota Twins manager Billy Martin stayed with his wife and son at Leaders Resort at Leaf Lakes. “I loved baseball. Billy loved baseball. And for that reason we came to know… Read More

  • Otter Tail WIC still Supporting families

    | Published on May 21, 2020 at 5:17pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    The Otter Tail County Public Health Department’s Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) wants families to know that we are here for them. The WIC program is open for current participants and new participants. WIC is a health and nutrition program and provides a variety of healthy foods. WIC staff can answer nutrition and breastfeeding… Read More

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