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August 25, 2018
Darren Newville, district manager for the East Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District, spoke Aug. 16 to members of the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA). Tom Hintgen/Otter Tail County Correspondent.
East Otter Tail Soil and Water District commemorates 60 years
August 25, 2018 - 9:06am
August 23, 2018
Close to 20 people commented Aug. 14 about a proposal, countywide, to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tom Hintgen/Otter Tail County Correspondent.
Tobacco age to purchase debate draws many people to public hearing
August 23, 2018 - 9:57am
a young man smoking a cigarette
City of Perham kicks back on T-21 ordinance raising the purchase age of tobacco with letter protest to the county
August 23, 2018 - 8:59am
August 20, 2018
Keith Ellison speaks Friday, Aug. 13, 2018, at campaign rally at Denfeld High School in Duluth. Ellison is running for Minnesota attorney general. Clint Austin / Forum News Service
Vice president plans another Minnesota visit
August 20, 2018 - 2:49pm
August 19, 2018
County feedlot hearings held
August 19, 2018 - 9:06am
August 18, 2018
Robyn Hagel keeps potbelly pigs in her home in Ottertail, Minn. Special to The Forum
Ottertail woman trying to keep her unusual house pets despite city ordinance
August 18, 2018 - 12:01pm
August 17, 2018
As Perham Mayor Tim Meehl, left, Eric Spencer and Fred Lehmkuhl looked on Monday night, Perham Area Community Center Board Member Tony Stoll gave a presentation of tentative plans of the PACC project. Brian Hansel/FOCUS
City Council treated to look at plans for PACC
August 17, 2018 - 10:56am
The county board held its Aug. 7 meeting at the county offices building in New York Mills, the same day as the East Otter Tail County annual employee summer noon-hour picnic. At left is Commissioner Doug Huebsch of Perham and at right is Commissioner John Lindquist of Dalton. Tom Hintgen/Otter Tail County Correspondent.
County residents strongly support increased taxes for roadway funding
August 17, 2018 - 9:06am
August 16, 2018
Candidate forum to be held Aug. 20 at Thumper Pond
August 16, 2018 - 8:58am
August 15, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson share a laugh before a recent forum in Mankato. Democratic voters picked Walz and Republicans voted for Johnson in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
Otter Tail County could become the first county in Minnesota to raise the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. WDAY-TV
Western Minnesota county may be first to raise tobacco purchase age to 21
August 14, 2018 - 7:08pm
August 12, 2018
Otter Tail County Board approves Wildlife easements
August 12, 2018 - 9:06am
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
August 9, 2018
Mayor, two city council seats open in Perham
August 9, 2018 - 9:06am