Area News

  • Resource Center honors Youth Advocate  

    | Published on November 11, 2020 at 9:26am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Recipient Kammie Fouquette, her social worker sister Marie, have ties to Edwards-Pelican area Freedom Resource Center for Independent Living, Inc. invites the public to join in honoring great volunteers, people who stand up for disability rights, and employers who are supporters of employing people with disabilities.  Freedom, based in Fergus Falls, will post on Facebook an ongoing… Read More

  • Sporting goods equipment stolen in Elizabeth, Jewett Lake area

    | Published on November 11, 2020 at 9:24am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    Sheriff deputies, on Nov. 9, reported the theft of sporting equipment from a storage shed northeast of Elizabeth and southwest of Jewett Lake. Value of the missing items was estimated at $1,224. The theft took place close to County Highway 27. Someone had cut the lock on the storage shed. It is believed that the break-in and… Read More

  • County braces for cuts from state, federal government  

    | Published on November 11, 2020 at 9:23am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County commissioners, on Nov. 3 while hearing from County Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom, expressed concern regarding financial cuts from state and federal government as a result of COVID-19 and decreased revenues. Counties such as Otter Tail County are responsible for human services programs such as food and housing assistance. Counties historically have received state and… Read More

  • OT county approves snow removal policy for winter 2020

    | Published on November 11, 2020 at 9:23am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County commissioners, in coordination with County Highway Engineer Chuck Grotte, approved winter snow removal policies for 2020-21. This was done on Nov. 3. Snow removal will begin, in the judgment of the county engineer in coordination with the highway maintenance supervisor, when the accumulation of snow reaches a point where it inhibits traffic flow or starts… Read More

  • Schiermans honored with notice, bulletin board at Lida Town Hall

    | Published on November 11, 2020 at 9:20am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    A new feature at the Lida Township Hall will both help keep residents informed—and honor a former town board member. A custom-built message and notice board is now installed in front of the town hall, and was one of the first things voters saw as a record number of them poured in to vote November 3.  The… Read More

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