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Perham City Manager Kelcey Klemm, left, was part of a panel discussing housing needs in and around Otter Tail County during a dialogue session at the Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls May 9. Pictured with Klemm are Jane Alexander of Churches United in Moorhead (center) and Britton Ramsey of Midwest Minnesota Community Development in Detroit Lakes. Tom Hintgen/FOCUS

County leaders gather to address housing needs

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Communities in and near Otter Tail County are pulling together to address housing needs.

With housing costs up and incomes down in many parts of the county, people are often spending more than 30 percent of their take-home pay on housing, and community leaders want to develop a plan to better meet the needs of renters or potential homeowners.


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