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COLA Survey

October 18, 2019

Be On The Lookout Attention lake/river shoreland property owners.  Be on the lookout for a neon-green post card in your mailbox. On Monday, October 21st the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (OTC COLA) will mail post cards to County lake and river shoreland property owners inviting opinions on the OTC Shoreland Ordinance.  The […]

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County Leaders Share Dock Regulation Experience

October 17, 2019

County planning and zoning are complex issues that leaders must frequently consider. On October 10-11 the Minnesota Association of County Planning and Zoning Administrators (MACPZA) met to share various topics from their professions. The conference focused on current issues covered by many county planning commissions and boards of adjustment.  The MACPZA group meets bi-annually with […]

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Teen Vaping Use Doubles in Last Three Years

October 17, 2019

New survey results from the 2019 Minnesota Student Survey shows a disturbing increase in the use of e-cigarettes among young people in the state. According to Otter Tail County Public Health Director, Jody Lien, data for County youth show the same concerning increase. “The student survey shows that in a time when cigarette use is […]

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Notice of Public Hearing:

October 9, 2019

Tri County Health Care Financing Request – Notice of Public Hearing WRS 10-09-2019 (download this notice) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED PROJECT AND THE ISSUANCE OF PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINNESOTA Notice is hereby given that the Board of Commissioners of Otter Tail County, Minnesota (the “County”) will meet on Tuesday, November […]

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County Expanding Housing Opportunities

October 8, 2019

Local and State Government Partners Expand Housing Opportunities in Otter Tail County Workforce housing shortages are being addressed statewide. Today in Otter Tail County, a groundbreaking was held for The Colony, a thirty-six-unit market rate apartment building in Pelican Rapids.  The County’s Community Development Agency (CDA) partners with the private-sector, community organization, and state and […]

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Excess Land and Building Sale | Former Pelican Rapids Redemption Center

October 7, 2019

The Office of the Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer will receive sealed bids for the sale of the following described real property (land and building): Parcel No. 76-000-99-0660-005 A GIS map (with link), an aerial photograph, an additional information sheet, which also contains pictures of the structure, contact information to arrange an appointment to view the […]

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Annual Potluck a Delicious Success!

September 11, 2019

Thank you to everyone who helped make the New York Mills employee picnic so much fun. It was great food and company as always! The food that everyone brought was so delicious that we felt the need to post a couple of recipes (see below). We on the Committee would like to thank  Scott Backstrom  […]

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