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‘We get silly sometimes’: Local mentorship pair love to laugh
KLN preps for next wave of workers
Ranchers are howling over wolf ruling
Jaycees donate to library, childcare Association
Referendum talks continue, repairs approved at PHS
Slow starting Jackets fall to Trojans
Seahawks "LOB" leads second Lombardi chase
Super Bowl billboard campaign seeks acceptance for gay players
SB XLIX: Carroll, Belichick face off
U.S. activists keep domestic violence in Super Bowl spotlight
DAVID ALEXANDER NELSON
JOHN A. MERKINS
MELVINA "MEL" ALMIDIA TRIEGLAFF
GORDON "GORDY" ALLEN JOHNSON
Cheese louise! Bongards’ churns out the cheddar, 24/7
Grandma G’s snacks are a family affair
Family Dollar celebrates grand opening in Ottertail
Papacito’s gets a new owner
Turning phone books into a booming business: Ralph Logan retires from Arvig after 36-year career
Getting out a message across crossed wires
Minnesota must heed call of oil-safety report
Optimism is a useful quality
Bobcats common in the area, though rarely seen
The Prairie Spy: When the remedies are worse than the ailments
New York Mills is set for the second annual Winter Light Festival on Feb. 2
Old Timers Run set for Feb. 7
November 15, 2012
Ottertail woman is a lottery winner
Brenda Dunn of Ottertail is a $25,000 lottery winner. Dunn claimed the prize Nov. 7. The winning 5 Star Cash scratch game ticket was purchased at Orton's Staples BP in Staples, Minn. Proceeds from the Minnesota State Lottery go toward state programs. Since 1990, the lottery has...
news / local
November 15, 2012 - 1:01pm
Snapshots of Otter Fest
People packed the streets and park in downtown Ottertail last weekend to watch a parade, play games, shop, eat and be entertained at Otter Fest. Held August 11, Otter Fest was a hit with kids and families, as evidenced by the huge crowds and lots of smiling faces. Otter Fest is...
entertainment / community / events
August 15, 2012 - 3:08pm
August 10, 2012
The otter makes a move
The icon of Ottertail was relocated Tuesday to a spot that will be more visible to bicyclers and Highway 78 travelers. The city's well-known...
news / entertainment / community
August 10, 2012 - 1:23pm
August 9, 2012
Ottertail streets in need of upgrades
The condition of Ottertail streets was discussed in depth at the August 2 meeting of the Ottertail City Council. Over the past few years, the city has been looking into making some repairs on numerous roads. Ottertail Maintenance Coordinator Lee Sherman said he'd like to see the...
news / local
August 9, 2012 - 11:47am
Ottertail businesses start new promotion
The Ottertail Business and Community Association has introduced a new program designed to encourage area residents and tourists to explore all the city has to offer. The Ottertail Passport is a free booklet filled with a variety of promotions and savings from participating Ottertail...
business / local
August 9, 2012 - 10:05am
August 8, 2012
Otter-the-ordinary family fun; Otter Fest celebrates 20 years
Ottertail is a small town that knows how to put on an impressive community event. One of the best examples is the success of the city's annual Otter Fest celebration. "This is our 20th year of Otter Fest," says event organizer Kathy Wagenman. The dates for this year's festival are...
entertainment / events
August 8, 2012 - 2:32pm
A smashing good cause
Demo derby drivers don't usually 'think pink' when it comes to their car color. Black, white, red, blue - sure. But pink? Well, thanks to the...
news / features / local / events
August 8, 2012 - 2:12pm
July 30, 2012
Break-in at At The Hop
A drunk man broke into At The Hop Diner in Ottertail on Sunday morning, and then fell asleep. Diner owner Marlys Stahlecker discovered the man inside the building after arriving at work at about 7 a.m. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office, Clint Howitz, age 42 of...
news / crime
July 30, 2012 - 11:18am
July 26, 2012
Kids have fun fishing in memory of 'Rocky'
Peter "Rocky" Rognlie, a Fargo native who enjoyed fishing as a youth at Otter Tail Lake, died Aug. 30, 2011, in a traffic accident at age 54. Rocky may be gone but is not forgotten, and area youth are learning to fish in his memory. A special fishing event came about from a donation...
community / news / sports / features
July 26, 2012 - 11:28am
Ottertail bike path bid award creates questions
A public forum was held in conjunction with the July 19 Ottertail City Council meeting in order to discuss the bid award for the city's bike path project. Community members at the meeting voiced their concerns and questions about a local company not receiving the bid for the project. The...
July 26, 2012 - 10:38am
July 11, 2012
Ottertail to hold Community Auction
Ottertail will hold its annual Community Fundraising Auction on Saturday, July 14. A social hour and lunch will start at 4 p.m., with the live auction beginning at 5 p.m. Items up for bid include Twins tickets, a gas furnace, lawn and garden services, gift baskets, spa packages,...
news / events / entertainment
July 11, 2012 - 2:42pm
Elmer's BBQ reopens under new partnership
That "place with the best ribs around," Elmer's Texas Barbeque, is now open and running again, with a new business partner in the mix. Rodger Heaton bought into the business, located between Ottertail and Battle Lake on Highway 78, sharing ownership with Mary Wilson. Wilson, who...
July 11, 2012 - 2:18pm
July 5, 2012
Three Lakes Run to be held in Ottertail
A "Three Lakes Run," sponsored by Firestarters Ministries, is planned for Saturday, July 21 in Ottertail. The event will include a 10K run and a 5K run/walk. "The 5K will start by Portage Lake and end by the Creamery. The 10K will start at the Creamery and end at the Creamery," race...
sports / news / events
July 5, 2012 - 2:06pm
Ottertail accepts bid for riprap project
The city of Ottertail will be putting in riprap along its Donald Lake shoreline in an effort to prevent further erosion. At a meeting of the city council on June 21, Ottertail City Clerk/Treasurer Elaine Hanson reported that the city received two quotes for the riprap project. Both...
July 5, 2012 - 1:28pm
June 28, 2012
New mini golf course in Ottertail
Nick's Bar and Grill in Ottertail just added something new to the menu - an 18-hole mini golf course. Owner Nick Opatz said he bought the course...
entertainment / business
June 28, 2012 - 10:00am