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Dakota Access 'fully committed' to completing pipeline using current route
Additional street improvements considered for city of Ottertail
AgweekTV: Weather outlook
Everybody 'love, love, loves' Perham's Grandma Odie
Henning native receives lifesaving award
Yellowjacket grapplers run away with Kaatz Memorial
Detroit Lakes wins the Jackie Mann Invitational
Yellowjackets rebound with strong win over Park Rapids
Perham girls fall to Barnesville in HOL opener
Perham boys hoops connect in season opening rout
William J. Cole
Diana Lynn Aker
Lana Christine Koll
Beckett Anthony Heminsley
Silas Robert Dickerson
Arvig to hire 200 workers
Ottertail's Hilltop Lumber breaks ground on new showroom
Perham's Second Hand Rose blossoms in new, bigger space
Bongards buys Main Street building in Perham for new cheese store
Nest takes flight: New coffee shop, kitchen retailer opens in Perham
Ottertail's Otterdazzle is Saturday at community center
Gobble Wobble 5K in Perham onThanksgiving Day
Holiday Tour of Homes benefits school foundation
2016 East Otter Tail County 4-H honors members during annual meeting and awards program
Lions Club creates comfortable seating for day training program
Debbie Irmen column: Nothing replaces first-day-of-school freshness
No solution in sight to approve tax relief
No matter what, oil will move
LTE:Letter presented to OTC commissioners on Star Lake Casino
Be safe on county highways over Labor Day
Director: Talented cast performs "Little Shop of Horrors'
A Center for the Arts will feature Flamenco and Mediterranean Music from Spain: Las Migas
The Rose Ensemble brings program about Jerusalem to Detroit Lakes
Kirkbride Art and History weekend is Sept. 16-17 in Fergus Falls
Another kind of 'dance fever'
Severe Weather Announcements (4)
December 12, 2013
Icy Otterdazzle still delivers
Ottertail’s annual winter festival, Otterdazzle, didn’t fail to delight families on Saturday, despite having to cancel some outdoor activities...
December 12, 2013 - 4:10pm
December 5, 2013
Otterdazzle parade cancelled due to cold; fireworks, other events still a go
Ottertail’s always-anticipated annual winter festival, Otterdazzle, is coming up this Saturday. With subzero temperatures expected, organizers decided on Tuesday to call off the previously scheduled parade of lights. Other outdoor activities, however, including a fireworks show...
December 5, 2013 - 11:14am
October 24, 2013
St. Paul House to be relocated
One of Ottertail’s oldest structures will soon find a new home within the city. The St. Paul House, currently located near the intersection of Highways 108 and 78, will make the trek down Highway 108 to its new location near the Ottertail Creamery building. Ed Smith, current...
October 24, 2013 - 2:08pm
September 12, 2013
A swingin’ time at Polka Daze
Festive polka music filled the air last weekend as the Ottertail Lions held its fourth annual Polka Daze celebration. From Sept. 5-7, hundreds...
September 12, 2013 - 12:38pm
Groffs take 2nd at AYA Championship
A family from Ottertail has taken second place in the 2013 Angler-Young Angler International Championship. David Groff and his kids, Tristan and Mailia, competed in Kenora, Ontario on Aug. 24, catching 36.82 pounds of walleyes — enough to win a Canada fishing trip. The AYA...
September 12, 2013 - 12:28pm
August 29, 2013
A polka lover’s dream: Three-day festival coming up in Ottertail
Polka Daze will soon be dancing its way into Ottertail, with festivities starting on Thursday, Sept. 5 and continuing through Saturday, Sept....
August 29, 2013 - 12:02pm
August 23, 2013
Pelican Bay pier project receives full funding; Ottertail’s preliminary 2014 tax levy set at 5 percent
Thanks to a commitment by the Ottertail Rod and Gun Club, the Pelican Bay Handicapped Accessible Fishing Pier Project will be moving forward with full funding. Ron Grobeck, a member of both the Ottertail Business and Community Association and the Rod and Gun Club, presented an...
August 23, 2013 - 11:36am
August 22, 2013
Driver backs into At The Hop’s deck
A driver of a vehicle backed into the deck at the At The Hop Diner in Ottertail on Saturday. The deck received only minor damage. The incident was reported at 10:59 a.m., but likely took place the previous evening. The diner is located near the intersection of Highways 1 and...
August 22, 2013 - 3:54pm
August 7, 2013
Otter Fest is ‘Otter-the-Ordinary Family Fun’
The city of Ottertail’s big summer festival will take place this Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9 and 10. Events will kick off Friday night at...
August 7, 2013 - 4:14pm
August 1, 2013
Man hurt after vehicle rolls into swamp near Ottertail
Ronald Dean Swenson, 68, of Battle Lake, was injured in a single-vehicle accident south of Ottertail on Saturday. The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office said Swenson lost control of his vehicle, a 1992 Nissan 300x passenger car, and the vehicle rolled into a swamp, landing upside-down...
August 1, 2013 - 12:37pm
July 25, 2013
Family Dollar considers location in Ottertail
Tensions were high at a recent Ottertail City Council meeting as residents spoke out against a rezoning request made by Family Dollar. Rezoning, conditional use, and variance consideration requests were all on the agenda at the July 18 meeting. A representative from Family Dollar...
July 25, 2013 - 2:13pm
June 27, 2013
Home rehab funds a possibility for Ottertail residents
Ottertail residents may soon be able to apply for home improvement funds to assist in making needed repairs to their homes. The funds would be available through a Small Cities Development Program for homeowners. “I got a call from the Fergus Falls and Otter Tail County HRA...
June 27, 2013 - 1:38pm
June 20, 2013
Smokin’ Iron wows crowd in Ottertail
Forty-two participants spread across five vehicle classes competed in the 11th annual Smokin’ Iron Truck and Tractor Pull this past weekend...
June 20, 2013 - 3:47pm
June 13, 2013
Revised RV campground proposal approved
Development of a campground near the southeast side of Otter Tail Lake is moving forward. The Otter Tail County Board on June 4 approved a scaled-down proposal that reduces the number of camping units from 186 to 141. Despite strong opposition from nearby lakeshore property...
June 13, 2013 - 4:11pm
Smokin’ Iron is this weekend
The 11th annual Smokin’ Iron Truck and Tractor Pull will be held this Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 in downtown Ottertail, just behind...
June 13, 2013 - 4:01pm