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  • Public Health COVID vaccine update  

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 9:15am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Otter Tail County  Public Health sponsored vaccine clinics the week of February 8th, 2021 are scheduled to administer doses to remaining healthcare personnel identified by MDH, and second doses to those in phase 1a who received their first doses of COVID-19 vaccine at public health clinics.  In addition, another supply of COVID-19 vaccine was allocated… Read More

  • Unemployment rate at 4.9 percent in Otter Tail County  

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 9:14am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County Community Development Director Amy Baldwin, speaking to county board members on Jan. 26, reported that the Otter Tail County unemployment rate stood at 4.9 percent during the month of December 2020. This was an increase from the county’s unemployment rate of 3.3 percent in November 2020. Baldwin provided an update regarding the distribution of funds allocated… Read More

  • Phone scam results in loss of $1,500

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 8:57am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A resident of Loon Lake, south of Vergas, was likely scammed out of $1,500 on Feb. 5. Sheriff deputies said the resident received a call close to 2 p.m. saying she could receive genetic testing for $1,500. The rural Vergas resident then supplied her Social Security number. The scam victim was not able to later access her… Read More

  • Pickup-train crash fatality near Ottertail

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 8:56am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Joe Mack, 60, of Ottertail, was killed when his vehicle was hit by a train southeast of the city of Ottertail at 8:48 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 4, an Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office report said. The accident took place at the intersection of 460th Avenue and 308th Street just southeast of town. Several first responders were… Read More

  • Lake water quality distorted by zebra mussels, research finds  

    | Published on February 10, 2021 at 8:50am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Report from RMB Laboratories  Recent studies have confirmed that if your lake has zebra mussels you cannot compare your past water quality samples to current water quality samples (2011 Higgins, Vander Zanden, etal.).  By filtering all the lake water weekly zebra mussels consume the algae and pollutants that used to be found in the middle of the lake… Read More

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