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  • County budgets over $1 million for winter road maintenance

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:24pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The Otter Tail County Highway Department, headed by Rick West, is responsible for 1,062 miles of highway. Maintaining those roads during the winter months is costly. West told county commissioners that the average seasonal cost from 2009 to 2016 was $1.08 million. The maintenance section of the County Highway Department includes 30… Read More

  • County K-9 unit assists state patrol

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:07pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent  County Sheriff Office Deputy Zach Eifert and Mojo, a three-year-old Dutch Shepherd, as part of the county K-9 unit, assisted members of the Minnesota State Patrol at 9:08 p.m. on Dec. 5 in rural Fergus Falls. The state patrol needed assistance in a vehicle search. Eifert and Mojo have national certifications… Read More

  • Therapy services available for kids with Autism or related diagnosis

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 1:07pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Behavior Care Specialists (BCS) is now offering intensive early intervention and school age services for children diagnosed with autism, pervasive developmental disorders and related developmental disabilities. Autism and autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are estimated to affect 1 in 68 American children. Both terms are used to identify a wide range of disorders that have their roots… Read More

  • The heat is on: Minnesotans encouraged to seek energy assistance to help pay heating bills, stay safe

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 12:58pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Minnesota Department of Commerce As cold weather sweeps into the state, the Minnesota Commerce Department is encouraging low-income Minnesotans to get help with paying their heating bills through the state’s Energy Assistance Program. “The cold weather may have been slow in arriving this winter, but we know there will be plenty of cold days ahead that… Read More

  • Lakes area community choir to begin season with January rehearsals

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 12:57pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Singers invited to join The Lakes Area Chorale community choir invites new singers to join the group. The chorale will begin its fourth annual season January 15 with a concert on April 2 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Detroit Lakes. The choir has approximately forty-five members in it. This year’s concert will feature over 100 performers… Read More

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