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Load shaken but not spilled after leaving Highway 78
Sheriff office issues phone scam alert
Statement from the Minnesota departments of Human Services, Health and Agriculture on availability of mental health crisis line services
County board discusses dock ordinance changes
AgweekTV: Got Cheese?
Buzz earn split at Fergus Falls
Vikings to offer limited free tickets to practices
Perham Sportsman's Club holds first Carp Slaughter
Belka, King finish season at Class AA Championships
Concordia taps into a legacy in naming Rachel Bergeson athletic director
LaDene "Dee" Schultz
Alfred Lawrence Byron, Jr.
Weston Michael Mindermann
Harley Hope Keith
Dawson James Trepanier
OTC COLA general meeting slated for June 21
Nomination period for EOT FSA begins June 15
Saying goodbye: Historic Norby's Department Store closing leaves family, community heartbroken
Rare quadruplet calves born on central Minnesota farm
Norby's Department Store in Detroit Lakes closing
Area students named to Dean's list at UM Crookston
Area students make Dean's list at UMD
Area students make dean's list at NDSU
Looking Back - June 14 Edition
Area students make Dean's List at MSU-Moorhead
Ask A Trooper: How do you report an unsafe driver?
Guest Editorial: Letting drug companies skate on opioid costs is contemptible
Everything is different
Guest editorial: Lawmakers sentence Minnesotans to death
Ask A Trooper: Does a trailer pulled behind a motorcycle need to be registered?
Different generations of art talent to be shown
OTBCA presents Summer in ottertail City Park music series
Summer melodrama rises from the ashes - fourth season will be in new venue
Brewery comedy tour performs at Disgruntled Brewery May 16
Perham: The Musical
'It's just a feeling you can't explain'
Thankful for family
Community cooking: Making pizzas the old-fashioned way
'Last hope': After 16 years of serious health struggles, a new mix of antibiotics could be the answer for Lois Porath
A ‘good guy’ is gone: Rodney Hanson remembered for his kindness, love of local history and many community involvements
December 24, 2017
County tax levy will likely increase 3.48 percent
Otter Tail County taxpayers will be seeing a smaller increase in their taxes in 2018 than they did in 2017. During the county board's annual levy and budget hearing, held Dec. 12, board members and County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein said the percent of levy increase from 2017 to...
December 24, 2017 - 11:24am
December 13, 2017
Taxes going down? Otter Tail County board likely to reduce 2018 tax levy
There was good news for county taxpayers during the annual levy and budget hearing held Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, at the Otter Tail County Government Services Center in Fergus Falls. County Auditor-Treasurer Wayne Stein and county commissioners told members of the general public that...
December 13, 2017 - 3:56pm
May 11, 2015
'Inner Otter' campaign aims to bring out inner child, bring in visitors to Otter Tail County
FERGUS FALLS, Minn.—If you're ready to "Find Your Inner Otter," a consortium of Otter Tail County cities and businesses is hoping you'll...
May 11, 2015 - 10:27am
February 21, 2013
First phase of courthouse remodel to stretch into spring
Completion of Phase One of the Otter Tail County Courthouse remodeling project has been pushed back from Feb. 1 to April 15. The extra time will allow contractors to deal with any unexpected issues that may arise from the building's old electrical, plumbing and other systems. Remodeling...
February 21, 2013 - 5:58pm
November 30, 2012
Henning theft suspect on the loose
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department is seeking assistance from the public in locating Jeffrey Kampsula, 45, of Henning, a suspect in numerous thefts. He was last known to be in the Henning area and had been avoiding law enforcement. People who might know the whereabouts of...
November 30, 2012 - 12:50pm
August 21, 2012
Otter Tail deputy finds stolen Fargo puppy
FARGO - A puppy stolen from a pet store here over two weeks ago has been recovered safely in Otter Tail County, according to a WDAY News report. Fargo police told WDAY that the puppy was found by a deputy who was following up on a tip he received that led to the women who allegedly...
August 21, 2012 - 8:57am
July 13, 2012
County to go smoke free
Starting Jan. 1, 2013, Otter Tail County buildings, grounds and vehicles will be smoke free. The new policy, approved by the county board of commissioners, will apply to county employees, visitors, contractors and others. County Wellness Coordinator, Janet Lindberg, presented a...
July 13, 2012 - 8:00am
July 5, 2012
County board denies DNR request for East Lost Lake wildlife area
The Otter Tail County board of commissioners, taking a cautious approach on public land expansion, voted 3-2 to deny a Department of Natural Resources request for land acquisition for a wildlife management area at East Lost Lake. At their June 26 meeting, commissioners stated that...
July 5, 2012 - 1:35pm
County establishes emergency fund
Emergencies like the June 2010 tornado that struck Almora in southeastern Otter Tail County require financial resources, in addition to manpower. To that end, the county board of commissioners on June 26 approved establishment of an emergency reserve fund of up to $1 million, over...
July 5, 2012 - 12:58pm
June 13, 2012
County to put up invasive species billboards
The Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species Task Force, which has a goal of stopping the spread on invasives into lakes and rivers, is expanding...
June 13, 2012 - 3:13pm
November 23, 2011
Taking quilts, receiving memories
When walking into the Dent Community Center on a Tuesday or Wednesday morning, the sound of sewing machines and laughter ring down the hallways. Quilters...
November 23, 2011 - 9:57am
November 15, 2011
County Board denies Dunvilla alcohol permit
The Otter Tail County Board unanimously voted Tuesday against issuing an off-sale liquor permit to a private business in Pelican Rapids. Commissioner Doug Huebsch said the board took into consideration that all cities within the county were against the permit, as city budgets heavily...
November 15, 2011 - 4:16pm
August 3, 2011
Otter Tail County sees increase in abortions
While the state saw a 7 percent drop in abortions from 2009 to 2010, Otter Tail County saw an increase, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Otter Tail County residents contriubted to 10 of the state's 11,505 abortions in 2010. In 2009, the number was between zero and...
August 3, 2011 - 3:00pm
July 14, 2011
Sheriff's office investigating rural burglaries
The Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office is looking into a number of rural Otter Tail County burglaries. According to the sheriff's report, three storage units in Amor were targeted on Saturday, July 9. Each door's padlocks were cut off. It is not yet known if anything was taken during...
July 14, 2011 - 2:49pm
March 2, 2011
Sandbags available at three locations in county
The Otter Tail County Emergency Operations Team, with approval from the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, has purchased 300,000 sandbags to be available to residents. The Emergency Operations Team is working to set up three distribution locations where residents will have...
March 2, 2011 - 3:00pm