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County Board Chairperson Lee Rogness, far right, leads a discussion about the new county economic development committee. Other board members, from left, are: John Lindquist, Roger Froemming, Wayne Johnson and Doug Huebsch. Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

County board puts the spotlight on economic development

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Otter Tail County commissioners, following an analysis of population trends and other data by West Central Initiative, are taking strides to establish an economic development committee.


Membership will be comprised of residents from each of the five commission districts. Civic leaders with economic development expertise will serve as ex officio members.

The committee will address four major areas, including tourism, agriculture, housing and the service sector.

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