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Pelican Rapids Redemption Center Closing March 2nd

January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 – Otter Tail County, MN- The Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department announces that the Pelican Rapids Redemption Center (next to the Dairy Queen) will have its last day of business on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019. The site will continue to be a drop-off recycling location for the foreseeable future. Fiscal responsibility […]

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DWI Court Program Accountability Leads to Personal Achievement

January 16, 2019

January 16, 2019 – Otter Tail County, MN- The consequences of impaired driving are felt throughout communities and families. Reducing ‘Driving While Intoxicated’ (DWI) related fatalities and injuries as well as lowering the number of repeat DWI offenders is the mission of the DWI Court program. The goal is to return sober, productive, law-abiding citizens […]

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits to Continue Through February

January 15, 2019

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits to Continue Through February: the USDA sent a memo to states announcing that it has found a way to continue funding SNAP through February if states request an early issuance of those benefits and provide them on or before January 20, 2019. USDA intends to work with each state […]

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Heroes of Cell Block OTC

January 14, 2019

January 11, 2019 – Otter Tail County, MN- Otter Tail County Corrections Officers work within the detention facility to provide services to those in custody. Often, people who work in jails are overlooked in the law enforcement profession. People are very curious to know who is in custody but know very little about the professionals […]

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Septic Systems 101

January 9, 2019

  Land & Resource Department Hosts “Septic Systems 101 Training” Otter Tail County Land and Resource Management staff invited septic system contractors and real estate agents to attend a half-day informational session. Chris LeClair, Director of Land & Resource Management introduced the proposed revisions to the Otter Tail County Sanitation Code and updated attendees on […]

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Humble Heroes

January 8, 2019

Payson / Hanson Receive Honors Jacob Payson and Cameron Hanson received Life Saving Awards from Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons and a Civilian Life Saving Medal-the highest honor-from Fergus Falls Fire Chief Ryan Muchow. The men rescued a man by jumping into open water on a frozen lake in frigid weather and brought him to awaiting EMS […]

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Fish House Vandalism | 01-06-2019

January 7, 2019

For Immediate Relase On the morning of 01/06/2019, the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of burglaries and vandalism to fish houses on area lakes. More than 15 fish houses on Jolly Ann, Sewell, and Ten Mile Lake were forcibly entered, and many items were reported stolen from each. In the last couple […]

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Test Your Home for Radon

January 4, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has designated January as National Radon Action Month. Otter Tail County Public Health encourages you to test your home for radon. A FREE radon test kit is available at the Public Health office in Fergus Falls. Radon is a colorless, odorless radioactive gas that seeps up from the earth. […]

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Notice of Public Meeting

January 3, 2019

Perham to Pelican Rapids Regional Trail Public Meeting Reconstruction of Otter Tail County State-Aid Highway No. 34 And Construction of The Perham To Pelican Rapids Regional Trail – Phase 1 Project No. S.A.P. 056-634-011 Project No. S.P. 056-090-013 From CSAH 35 Intersection Easterly to Coney Street just East of US Hwy 10 Notice is hereby […]

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Last Day to File Application for Exemption from Taxation with the Assessor February 1st

January 1, 2019

Last Day to File Application for Exemption from Taxation with the Assessor February 1st Click here for an Application

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