Join the celebration as Otter Tail County commemorates the first board of commissioners meeting held 150 years ago Wednesday, Sept. 12 in historic Old Town Clitherall. The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners will hold a public meeting near the site of the first county board meeting. The official board meeting will be held at Justice Two, 20740 Old Town Trail, in Old Town Clitherall.
Arvig has been named one of Prairie Business magazine’s 50 Best Places to Work in the northern Plains.The local, multiservice communications provider will be featured in the September issue of the magazine. Earlier this year, employees nominated their companies by submitting an anonymous employee-satisfaction survey, and Prairie Business used the survey results in selecting the 50 Best.
Shearer’s Foods, LLC, announced Wednesday its long-term growth plans to invest $8 million in its Perham manufacturing facility. This investment will allow the company to improve its operational effectiveness, enhance the overall associate experience, and expand production in Perham in order to better serve key customers.
A benefit is planned for Owen Rastedt of Perham from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Playtime Sports Bar. The sports bar is located about 3.5 miles south of Perham on Highway 78. The benefit includes a silent auction and spaghetti supper in order to help raise funds for the family due to the medical expenses they have incurred. Owen, the son of Dave and Tricia Rastedt, had surgery to treat a rare heart condition. He is recovering and receiving care at his home.
The Perham Food Shelf plans to change its name and expand coverage to surrounding areas over the next year, executives announced last week. In August, the board unanimously voted to approve changing the name to 'The Bridge' and begin identifying as a 'community pantry.' "The name change supports our mission to provide a temporary food source to get families through a difficult time," said John Leikness, executive director of the Perham Food Shelf. "We also believe it will reduce some barriers for folks to use the food shelf when they're in need."
East Otter Tail County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Julie Welter, announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees is now open. "County committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level," said Welter. To be eligible to serve on a FSA county committee, a person must participate or cooperate in an FSA administered program, be eligible to vote in a county committee election and reside in the local administrative area where they are nominated.
The weather forecast for the Fourth of July weekend looks promising, with only chances of rain possible, which in Otter Tail County means it could actually be sunny and beautiful...
Despite a slightly soggy week last week -- more than two inches of rain fell from Thursday to Saturday -- Perham’s Turtle Fest was a resounding success according to those...
It's highly unlikely that SF 3213, AKA Laura's Law, which makes it a felony to interfere with a body or a murder crime scene will affect those of us in Otter country. But all the same, we are not immune to situations that could bring this law into play here, so we support the state Legislature's work and the governor's signature on the bill, which will take effect Aug. 1.
May is the month to recognize many deserving individuals, teachers, nurses and of course, the family child care provider. The Perham area is fortunate to have an organization to support area child care providers. The East Ottertail Professional Childcare Association was established more than a quarter of a century ago, as a way for providers to obtain necessary training to maintain their license, and as an avenue for them to exchange ideas and suggestions for providing quality care, and is still very active today.