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Commissioners take county board meetings on the road

Left to right: John Lindquist, Wayne Johnson, Lee Rogness, Betty Murphy, and Doug Huebsch Photo courtesy of Otter Tail County

County commissioners are elected by and serve the residents of Otter Tail County. In order to engage those they serve, the county commissioners are coming to the residents of District 4 with a board meeting on June 25 at 4 p.m. at the Henning Community Center.

"Otter Tail County is a very large and diverse county," said commission board chairman Doug Huebsch. "As commissioners, it's very important for us to visit all areas of the county, in order to understand each community's specific challenges and opportunities."

A meet and greet will take place following the meeting. Residents are invited to the meeting and encouraged to stay for refreshments.

In March, the Board of Commissioners met at City Hall in Perham. Regular County business was held with a meet and greet opportunity following the meeting. Time was reserved for residents to speak with commissioners in an open format.

Nidaros 4-H of the Henning area will discuss their work as a Youth in Action Recycling Team for the County and the Country Bumkins 4-H group of Parkers Prairie will share the group's numerous community service projects. Mayor Gene Kelm, Battle Lake; Mayor Myron Leuders, Ottertail City, and Mayor Darren Wiese of Henning will highlight the events and services or their respective cities.

Betty Murphy, District 4, represents the Henning and southeast area of the county. She was elected in 2018 and serves on several committees such as the Land Services Division Committee, Lakeland Mental Health and Criminal Justice Advisory Council to name a few. Residents are encouraged to attend the meeting to meet their new commissioner.

On Sept. 17, the Board of Commissioners will meet in the Pelican Rapids Library at 4 p.m. with further opportunities to meet and visit with commissioners one-one one. To sign up for notifications of board meetings or to be included on an agenda visit: