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  • ‘One Watershed’ prompts collaboration, crosses county lines, from Otter Tail to Buffalo-Red River

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 8:59am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    In 2017 Otter Tail County and area counties adopted the philosophy of “One Watershed, One Plan.” This plan is intended to utilize the existing structures of county government, soil and water conservation districts and watershed districts while increasing collaboration across county lines. County commissioners in Otter Tail County, on Sept. 22, approved the final draft of the… Read More

  • Walker killed near Dunvilla

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 8:59am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A pedestrian was struck and killed on Highway 34 in Dunn Township Tuesday morning, Sept. 29.  Listed as dead at the scene was a 27 year old female, from Wadena, according to the Minneosta State Patrol.  A Honda Civic was traveling westbound on highway 34 near milepost 18 when the vehicle struck a pedestrian, near Dunvilla. The… Read More

  • Cranes in the mist  

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 8:58am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    A harvested field of corn was a stop-off point for this flock of sandhill cranes, on county Road 4, about two miles east of Highway 59. The birds created an almost prehistoric silhouette in the early morning mist Sept. 24.  The sandhill crane was considered rare by about 1900. It has been estimated that only 10-25… Read More

  • County resident scammed, likely losses close to $8,000

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 8:55am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a county resident who lives near Highway 35 in central Otter Tail County fell victim to a scam pitch. He likely lost close to $8,000. The man called the sheriff’s office on Sept. 25. He had been on the phone, adding that callers claiming to be Amazon representatives said they needed access… Read More

  • Rural lakes church now has steeple  

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 8:50am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Steeple-less since 1943, donation makes a point– toward the heavens Not that the congregation really needed any orientation, but the Lake Eunice Evangelical Church building now points clearly and decisively in the right direction.  Upwards…toward the heavens.  “Steeple-less” for 77 years; that all changed when Larry Backlund donated a new $14,000, 35-foot steeple to the rural church,… Read More

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