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Sam Benshoof/FOCUS Dan Hurder, new owner and operator of The Otter in Ottertail, plans to be hands on in the daily business of the restaurant and hotel.

New owner takes over at The Otter

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On any given day, visitors to The Otter Supper Club and Lodge in Ottertail will see new owner Dan Hurder working with his laptop at the bar.


Hurder, who recently purchased The Otter, brings with him significant experience in hotel management. Most recently, he worked as general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn in Fargo. Hurder has a business degree in hotel management from the University of Denver.

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