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  • Legislative candidates agree road repairs crucial in state

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 1:23pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail Correspondent Candidates for Minnesota Senate District 8 and State House District 8A all agree that maintaining roadways in Otter Tail County and across the state needs to be addressed. Incumbent State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen, opposed by Shawn Olson, and incumbent State Rep. Bud Nornes, opposed by C.J. Holl, addressed transportation and roadway maintenance… Read More

  • OT County sets policy for tax abatements

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 12:57pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, agreed to an amended county tax abatement policy. Passed unanimously were tax abatement minimum requirements. Abatements may be either permanent forgiveness or temporary deferral of property taxes. “Tax abatement is one technique to encourage private development projects,” said County Economic Development… Read More

  • Thefts reported in area

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 3:12pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Sheriff deputies reported the thefts of two kayaks in the Vergas area, one in town and the other taken from a location at Sybil Lake, south of town. “The kayak that was taken from a location in the town of Vergas was valued at $300, and the kayak taken from… Read More

  • New ‘Choice Program’ to help Veterans better coordinate medical care in their communities

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 3:07pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Veteran ‘Town Hall’ well attended at Pelican library Veterans enrolled in the Fargo VA Health Care System who are eligible for the Choice program will now be able to work directly with VA staff located in Fargo to help schedule and coordinate community medical care appointments. The new initiative, along with other topics, were discussed with… Read More

  • Silent auction for new Microfilm Reader set at Historical Society

    | Published on October 11, 2016 at 3:04pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    The Otter Tail County Historical Society is running a month-long silent auction to help raise funds for a new microfilm reader. Items will be on display with silent auction bid sheets through October 31. Please visit the museum during regular business hours to make a bid and help raise funds for their new microfilm reader. Museum… Read More

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