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  • One person injured in lakes area crash

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:56pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent One driver sustained minor injuries in a two-car accident near the south side of Battle Lake on Thursday, Dec. 8. This mishap took place at the intersection of Highway 210 and Olaf Street. Time of the accident was 3:24 p.m. No details were available. Emergency response system going well Otter Tail County has in… Read More

  • Extreme water skiing

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:55pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Lake Lida daredevil takes spin around the lake: December 3 It was perhaps the latest round of water skiing in Greater Pelican Rapids history: December 3. The water ski adventure was undertaken by Bill Kohls, who braved the icy waters of Lake Lida–where he has a home. Assisting him in the caper was his wife Linda,… Read More

  • Area farmers Don, Lori Viger honored for conservation efforts

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:53pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Each year, the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices that improve and protect Otter Tail County’s natural resources. This year’s Outstanding Conservationist is Don and Lori Viger of rural Fergus Falls. The Vigers operate a grain farm south of Fergus Falls, raising… Read More

  • County residents review 2017 levy, budget proposal

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:49pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent A few county residents braved snow and wind early Wednesday evening, Dec. 7, to review with county officials next year’s budget and the proposed county net property tax levy for 2017. Those in attendance, learning from County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein that the net levy represents only 36.8 percent of the overall… Read More

  • Dec. 7, 1941: The Day of Infamy

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:48pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Otter Tail veterans home honors those who served at Pearl Harbor By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent The Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls, on Dec. 7, paid tribute to those who served at Pearl Harbor on the 75th anniversary of the attack on U.S. forces in Hawaii, in 1941. This event vaulted the United States into… Read More

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