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Public Input Needed: Water Plan Kick-Off Meetings

March 18, 2019

How would you prioritize projects addressing flood control, soil erosion, groundwater recharge, or waterbody phosphorous concentrations? We are seeking the public’s input to determine priorities for future projects in the Bois de Sioux and Mustinka Watersheds. In 2015, the Minnesota Legislature enacted a requirement that, by 2025, watershed districts, soil and water conservation districts, and […]

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MnDOT closes Highway 210 | 03-14-2019

March 14, 2019

MnDOT closes Highway 210 in west central Minnesota No travel advisory expanded due to dangerous driving conditions DETROIT LAKES, Minn. – (4:05 p.m.) The Minnesota Department of Transportation and the Minnesota State Patrol have closed Highway 210 from Highway 9 to Interstate 94 due to dangerous driving conditions. Highway 210 will remain closed until further […]

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Meeting Notice | Ditch 12

March 14, 2019

Notice is hereby given that Otter Tail County will hold a public information meeting at 7:00 PM, Monday, March 25, 2019 at Lake Region Electric Coop in Pelican Rapids, MN to discuss the status of County Ditch 12 and to review Minnesota Ditch Proceedings and to receive input from the benefited property owners concerning the […]

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USDA Offers Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance

March 13, 2019

USDA Offers Natural Disaster Recovery Assistance USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and low-interest loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following blizzards or other qualifying natural disasters.  Heavy snow loads from the accumulation of multiple snow storms has caused producers with agriculture operations located in Otter Tail County to […]

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Photos attached show the aftermath of a crash involving a vehicle and state snowplow. This crash occurred today, March 1, 2019, on I-94 near Brandon

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down

March 1, 2019

MnDOT advises motorists to slow down, use caution while driving in west central Minnesota DETROIT LAKES, Minn. –The Minnesota Department of Transportation advises motorists to slow down and use extra caution during plowing and snow removal operations. Current road conditions throughout the region vary from partially to completely covered with snow. Even if roads look […]

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Notice to Bidders: 2019 Crack Sealing

February 28, 2019

2019 Crack Sealing Project | Project No. C.P. 19:CS Sealed bids will be received until 1:00 P.M., March 27th, 2019 by the County Auditor of Otter Tail County at the Otter Tail County Government Services Center, Fergus Falls, Minnesota for the 2019 Crack Sealing Project. Mailed bids should be sent to the County Auditor of […]

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Otter Tail County Community Development Agency Hires Director

February 27, 2019

The Otter Tail County Community Development Agency (CDA) has announced the selection of Amy Baldwin as their new Director. Baldwin comes to Otter Tail County with nearly 20 years of experience, having held senior level community development positions with both the City of Brooklyn Park and City of Fergus Falls. “Amy’s experience and technical expertise […]

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Otter Tales 2019: Interactive Newsletter

February 22, 2019

We invite you to check out the debut issue of Otter Tales: Otter Tail County’s Digital Newsletter.  The newsletter is interactive so you may watch videos and visit webpages right from the online newsletter. It is also available as a document to be printed.  The newsletter can be found on the County website under “About […]

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Long-Range Strategic Plan Open House Meetings

February 20, 2019

Re-Scheduled Open House Meetings March 13 & 14, 2019 The public is invited to attend the open house meetings, re-scheduled from February 6 & 7, 2019, to discuss the Otter Tail County Long-Range Strategic Plan. The two re-scheduled meeting dates are listed below. Each open house meeting will run from 5:30 pm – 7 pm, […]

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Valuation Notices will be coming out soon

February 18, 2019

Valuation notices will be coming out soon What does this mean? A valuation notice is a notice that informs you of your assessed value for the taxes payable the following year What if I do not agree with my property value? Click here for the Appeals Process

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