Races set for Otter Tail County Commission


The five-person Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners will have two new members starting in January 2021, in light of the retirements of Doug Huebsch of Perham and John Lindquist of Dalton.

Facing off to replace Huebsch in Commissioner District No. 1 are Dan Bucholz of rural Perham and Betsy Roder of New York Mills. The finalists to replace Lindquist in

Commissioner District 3 are Kurt Mortenson of rural Underwood and Christine “Tina” Tungseth of rural Fergus Falls.

Current Commissioner Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls, who is seeking re-election in Commissioner District No. 5, is opposed by Angie Brown of Fergus Falls.

These races will be decided in the general election scheduled for Nov. 3. County commissioners are elected to four-year terms.


District 1 includes 13 townships and the communities of Perham, Dent, New York Mills and Richville. District 3 includes 17 townships and southeastern portion of Fergus Falls, Battle Lake, Dalton, Underwood and Rothsay.

District 5 includes most of the city of Fergus Falls, with the exception of the southeastern portion of the community.

Up for reelection in 2022 will be Commissioners Wayne Johnson of Pelican Rapids (District 2) and Betty Murphy of Maine Township (District 4).

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