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  • JFK remembered by many in Otter Tail County  

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 10:00am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Kennedy also savored the chow at one of Hubert Humphrey’s famous ‘bean feeds’ Many county residents in their sixties and older recall the summer of 1960, which was six decades ago, when John F. Kennedy received the Democratic nomination for president. Kennedy, a U.S. senator, and World War II Navy hero, narrowly defeated Vice President Richard Nixon… Read More

  • County helps out in COVID-19 era  

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:55am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Community Development Director Amy Baldwin briefed the county board of commissioners on Sept. 22 regarding the business community. She shared the August unemployment data and noted that Otter Tail County’s unemployment rate stood at 4.6 percent, down from July’s rate of 4.8 percent. Baldwin said that businesses and individuals in Otter Tail County affected by COVID-19 are… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:36am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A rough road to the Lizzie-Pelican lake country back in the Great Depression years of the 1930s  You think the eastbound weekend traffic to the lake country is heavy today during the summer?  Consider an era when the main thoroughfare were still unsurfaced, and the dust clouds were thick. In this photo, a line of vintage… Read More

  • Area Lions exploring possibility of Lions Club in Pelican Rapids

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:33am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Are you interested in serving your community… and having fun? There is an exploratory effort to revive a Lions Club for the Pelican Rapids area.  Regional Lions officials will be holding an informational meeting in the near future, and are looking for interest among Pelican area residents.  “Community is what we make it” is one of the slogans… Read More

  • Surveillance increased after rise in illegal dumping  

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 9:01am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department would like to remind residents that those dumping garbage at recycling sites or other locations not intended for waste disposal are committing a crime and misusing county resources. Additional surveillance will be installed at select recycling sites to identify and deter those illegally dumping. These incidents can pose a… Read More

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