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Looking Back - Feb. 1 edition
SNAP working well in Otter Tail County
AgweekTV: Ag Tax Reform
Perham School Board supports resolution for fully funding special education
Klobuchar backs bill to help locate missing people with Alzheimer's, autism
Perham sends seven to 8AA Individual finals
Minnesota hero Jessie Diggins, and her mom, talk about the skier's historic golden moment
Second half surge lifts DGF over Perham
Familiar foe awaits Perham at Class AA Championships
Pelican Rapids holds off Perham in conference clash
Donald J. Sweere
Donald J. Sweere
Dennis William Stanford
Joshua Matthew Karsnia
Supporting Denny McNamara
Carignan makes dean's list at Normandale Community College
Elsa Jean Halonen
United Way announces new board leadership
Perham Living selects Valentines Day Royalty
Cold weather: The job must go on
Good timing helps couple land chiropractic clinic in Perham
All Creatures Vet Clinic offering boarding and grooming in Otter Tail
The Bridge Community Pantry receives donation of 1,800 books
On a wing and a prayer: Help sought in caring for Angel of Hope park in Perham
Owen Rastedt benefit planned Feb. 24
Area students make dean's list at Concordia College
Molly West will replace Alexandra Koes as Miss Heart of the Lakes 2018
Ask A Trooper: Is driving with loud music illegal?
Editorial: HUB project in Perham is example of forward thinking
One in four students using tobacco products
Column: Do things differently when growing old
Ask A Trooper: What goes into a inclement weather car kit?
Art For Lunch program debuts Feb. 1
Entertainment briefs - Jan. 25 edition
FAT Saturday featuring Dueling Pianos
Great American Think-Off question fleshes out life's biggest lessons
Perham area calendar
'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
Otter Tail County
February 24, 2018
SNAP working well in Otter Tail County
Minnesota's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program to help low-income families stretch their household food budgets. For...
February 24, 2018 - 9:06am
February 21, 2018
Otter Tail County authorities investigating death of man found unconscious on lake
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. — Authorities are investigating if a man's death here was accidental or medical-related after he was found unconscious over...
February 21, 2018 - 9:56am
February 18, 2018
County board approves bonds for Perham refuse project
The Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Joint Powers Board, which includes representative from Otter Tail County and four neighboring counties,...
February 18, 2018 - 12:35pm
February 8, 2018
Additional 4-H funding for gardener post okayed
County commissioners voted to to approve an agreement between the University of Minnesota and Otter Tail County to support an additional 4-H Program Coordinator position and a .2 full-time equivalent master gardener position. The resolution came from Commissioner Doug Huebsch of Perham...
February 8, 2018 - 9:06am
February 3, 2018
County, DNR work together to fight invasive species
The Otter Tail County Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Task Force continues to take a proactive approach in stopping the spread of invasives throughout...
February 3, 2018 - 9:57am
County board adopts emergency operations plan
Each year Otter Tail County's Emergency Operations Plan is updated to reflect the most current information and to enhance existing information, documentation and practices. And each year the plan, through County Emergency Manager Patrick Waletzko, is brought to the county board's...
February 3, 2018 - 9:06am
January 28, 2018
Perham refuse funding public hearing scheduled
County commissioners voted to schedule a public hearing at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 6, 2018, for the issuance of general obligation bonds for the Perham refuse burner. The project will be coordinated by the Prairie Lakes Municipal Solid Waste Authority (PLMSWA) and consist of...
January 28, 2018 - 8:17am
January 26, 2018
Going pink at curbside: Local initiative raises money for area hospice houses
Pat Udelhofen likes to stand out in her neighborhood development in Perham. She also likes to stand up for something she believes in, including...
January 26, 2018 - 1:54pm
Rural Otter Tail County looks to capitalize on Minnesota Super Bowl
Otter Tail County is at it again. The rural county in west central Minnesota has received national attention in recent years for its award-winning...
January 26, 2018 - 10:20am
January 24, 2018
Otter Tail County joins in call for more mental health facilities
County commissioners agreed with Human Services Director Deb Sjostrom on Jan. 23 that Minnesota's mental health system does not have the capacity...
January 24, 2018 - 1:52pm
January 21, 2018
New county website in the works
The county government website is up for renewal in 2018, and on Jan. 9 the five-person county board of commissioners approved a contract for...
January 21, 2018 - 9:30am
County board continues to fund east and west county fairs
The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners has an ongoing commitment to help fund the east and west county fairs, in Perham and Fergus Falls, respectively. However, in return for the ongoing financial assistance to the summer fairs is the county board's request for financial information...
January 21, 2018 - 8:18am
January 19, 2018
Feedlot expansion hearings held in Otter Tail
County commissioners, on Jan. 2, convened two public meetings on feedlot expansions, on behalf of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). County board members reminded attendees that testimony summaries are sent to the MPCA in St. Paul, with final decisions made at the state...
January 19, 2018 - 10:43am
January 7, 2018
Otter Tail County 150th anniversary set for 2018
The year 2018 will be very special for Otter Tail County as residents celebrate the county's 150th anniversary, dating back to 1868. An exhibit will open on Feb. 9 at the Otter Tail County museum (historical society) on the west side of Fergus Falls. The first group of non-Native...
January 7, 2018 - 2:29pm
Wind energy, solar projects have support from county board
Otter Tail County commissioners have responded to opposition to proposed wind and solar projects in Scambler and Dunn townships, north of Pelican Rapids. Commissioners expressed disappointment in seeing opposition to the projects from townships, lake property owners and lake associations....
January 7, 2018 - 1:29pm