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  • Mens chorus celebrates Christmas with large audience at new Fine Arts Auditorium

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 12:54pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Harmony and friendship is a cornerstone of the Heart O’ Lakes Harmony chorus–and two ingredients the world could benefit from today, said director Brent Gerber, as he closed the annual Christmas concert for the 50-voice mens chorus group. The group, along with four smaller quartets, performed a varied program of holiday season favorites Dec. 11 at… Read More

  • Cormorant’s ‘Mayor Duke’ makes appearance at Humane Society ‘Tux and Tail’ event

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 12:43pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The famous “mayor” of Cormorant Village was a hit at the Dec. 9 “Tuxes and Tails” event, hosted by the Humane Society of the Lakes at the Historic Holmes Theater ballroom in Detroit Lakes. “Sworn in to office” in a 2014 tongue-in-cheek election, Mayor Duke has served as the top dog in Cormorant village politics… Read More

  • OT County evolves with emergency management

    | Published on December 13, 2016 at 12:05pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Otter Tail County, through Emergency Management Director Patrick Waletzko, has an emergency management plan that is updated periodically. Waletzko works in coordination with the county board of commissioners and county employees. To that end, on Nov. 22, Waletzko led an emergency operations exercise with county board members and county department heads… Read More

  • Use of taser an effective tool for Otter Tail law enforcement

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 1:27pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Sheriff deputies and other members of the law enforcement community in Otter Tail County use Tasers when this option is warranted. “Studies show that use of Tasers dramatically reduces injuries to both officers and suspects,” says Otter Tail County Sheriff Patrol Deputy Chris Peterson. Peterson demonstrated the use… Read More

  • Otter Tail board to hold hearing Dec. 20 on abatement for Pelican apartments

    | Published on December 7, 2016 at 11:17am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, will hold a Public Hearing at  11:00 a.m. December 20 on the tax abatement proposal in Pelican Rapids. The subject of the meeting is the request from D.W. Jones, Inc. to have the county abate taxes to be levied for the proposed apartment complex. The Pelican Rapids school and… Read More

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