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March 12, 2015
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Ice along the shore of Otter Tail Lake has been pushing up against the shoreline again this year. This picture, taken by the public lake access along State Highway 78 and across from the Pelican Bay Pier, shows a group of trees as no match for the heaped-up ice.
Otter Tail Lake seeing unusual ice heave
March 12, 2015 - 12:01pm
February 16, 2015
Fuel transfer found to be likely cause of fatal 2013 plane crash
February 16, 2015 - 5:02pm
January 22, 2015
Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS Family Dollar has opened in Ottertail. The first 50 customers through the door during the store’s grand opening on Saturday received $5 gift cards. Located off Highway 78 on Otter Drive, the store is open seven days a week, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
January 22, 2015 - 11:23am
January 19, 2015
Man arrested after driving car into lake
January 19, 2015 - 11:09am
December 15, 2014
Two rescued from roof of car in Otter Tail Lake
December 15, 2014 - 1:23pm
November 4, 2014
Local election results
November 4, 2014 - 10:42pm
October 31, 2014
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Open on Fridays and Saturdays, Cabin Fever Coffee Roasters and Es-presso Bar in Ottertail offers an array of caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks alike. Bulk bean orders and pastries are also available at the shop.
Where ‘Cabin Fever’ isn’t such a bad thing
October 31, 2014 - 11:08am
October 27, 2014
Groomed for success: Country Paws and Claws opens in Ottertail
October 27, 2014 - 11:37am
Ottertail plans park improvements
October 27, 2014 - 8:00am
October 22, 2014
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VIDEO: Gourd almighty! Ottertail's Pumpkin Festival
October 22, 2014 - 12:14pm
October 16, 2014
File photos  LEFT: A giant pumpkin dangles from a crane just before being dropped and smashed at last year’s first-ever giant pumpkin drop. RIGHT: A leaderboard at last year’s Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at the Ottertail Pumpkin Festival shows how many growers took part, and what their giant pumpkins weighed.
Ottertail’s 14th annual Pumpkin Festival
October 16, 2014 - 11:24am
September 12, 2014
Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS Hundreds of dancers graced the stage at Polka Daze this year, including the royal presence of the Polka King and Queen, who grabbed attention with their outfits and dancing skills.
Polka Fest hurdles Mother Nature
September 12, 2014 - 10:43am
September 8, 2014
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Ottertail's 5th annual Polka Daze was held last weekend, to the joy of hundreds of polka button
VIDEO: Polka Daze
September 8, 2014 - 2:46pm
August 11, 2014
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Participants of the Kid’s Games race against each other for the grand title of fastest kid on the block.
Photo Gallery: Otter Fest 2014
August 11, 2014 - 2:07pm
August 8, 2014
 Tom Hintgen/FOCUS A family member at a lake home on the west side of Paul Lake displays a sprinkler system, now in lake water, that formerly sprinkled a front lawn. She points to where the beach used to be, prior to the onset of rising water in recent years.
Local lakes still struggling with high water
August 8, 2014 - 10:45am