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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
County launches new emergency notification system
August 8, 2014 - 10:03am
August 1, 2014
Eric Hendrickx/FOCUS One of the new I-LIDS at an Otter Tail Lake public access.
Automated boat inspection systems now in place at Otter Tail Lake
August 1, 2014 - 12:29pm
July 25, 2014
Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS Loren Guck, who has 25 years of local plumbing experience, has started Precision Plumbing to serve the Perham and Ottertail area.
Guck opens Precision Plumbing
July 25, 2014 - 10:17am
Election filing period opens soon
July 25, 2014 - 9:27am
July 3, 2014
Roger and Shari Krause greet customers in a casual, friendly way at their furniture store on County Highway 54 in rural Ottertail, the Pine Mill Farm Furniture Company.
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Pine Mill Farm Furniture celebrates 25 years
July 3, 2014 - 3:12pm
June 6, 2014
Locker units burglarized
June 6, 2014 - 11:52am
May 21, 2014
Volunteers helped plant 53 trees along Highways 78 and 108 in Ottertail on Saturday as part of the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s roadside landscaping partnership.
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Ottertail and MnDOT team up for beautification project
May 21, 2014 - 4:06pm
April 24, 2014
Thumper Pond planning RV park
April 24, 2014 - 11:58am
April 17, 2014
Ottertail eggs-travaganza Saturday
April 17, 2014 - 1:02pm
April 4, 2014
Dan and Marnie Whitehead opened The Williams Company Store in Ottertail this week . They’re striving to maintain the charm of the original downtown shop, while making it their own and introducing a few new products.
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New owners reopen Williams Co. Store
April 4, 2014 - 11:47am