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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 about overall operations from the east and west county fair boards.

County board members say this is necessary in order for continued taxpayer funding assistance to take place.

State funds county programs for county child assistance

Helping needy children in Otter Tail County is part of the mission statement of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners, through county Human Services employees.

To that end, county board members earlier this month accepted a State of Minnesota child assistance and juvenile justice screening grant for the time frame of Jan. 1, 2018, through Dec. 21, 2018.

County has representation at upcoming watershed gathering

Peter Fjestad, Otter Tail County's representative on the Buffalo Red River Watershed District, which includes the interests of watershed policies in Otter Tail County, will attend a Water International Summit Jan. 23-25 in Winnipeg.

Fjestad will report back to the county board about watershed policies that will affect Otter Tail County.

County Board members Wayne Johnson, Doug Huebsch, Roger Froemming, Lee Rogness and John Lindquist note that Otter Tail County has parts of four major watersheds and four minor watersheds within its borders.