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  • Q and A: State House candidates profiled – CJ Holl

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 3:25pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Top priority: If elected, what is your top priority for the 2016 Legislature? Why are you running for office? There were many things unfinished in the past two legislative sessions, my top priority for Otter Tail County is to complete the work that ended in what editorials across the state called “chaos.”  Partisanship is at an… Read More

  • OT County has more to do for more high-speed internet access

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:40pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Otter Tail is 84th out of 87 counties in access to fast internet service By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Border-to-border high-speed internet access is the goal throughout Minnesota. In the next 10 years the state wants to have 80 percent of households and businesses have access to at least one provider of broadband internet service speeds… Read More

  • Moose on the loose in Elizabeth area was hot conversation topic

    | Published on October 20, 2016 at 2:39pm CDT Sara Brosowske| Author: Sara Brosowske

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    A moose wandering around Otter Tail County caused quite a stir in the greater Pelican Rapids area last week, between about 4 and 6 p.m. Oct. 12.  Several motorists spotted a lone moose near Elizabeth along Highway 59. It may well  be the same animal that was reported on Pebble Lake Golf Course near Fergus… Read More

  • 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

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