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Otter Tail County Limiting Public Access to All County Buildings

March 18, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Otter Tail County Limiting Public Access to All County Buildings March 18, 2020 – Otter Tail County, MN – Under the authority of the Emergency Declaration issued by the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners on March 17th, 2020 and through consultation with Otter Tail County Public Health and Emergency Management, Otter […]

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Courtesy Fingerprinting Suspended

March 18, 2020

03-18-2020 Effective Immediately The Otter Tail County Detention Facility will not be completing courtesy fingerprints at this time. This will be in effect until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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County Declares State of Emergency Due to COVID-19

March 17, 2020

The board of commissioners met March 17 and proactively took measures to address the spread of COVID 19. The commissioners passed a resolution declaring a state of emergency in Otter Tail County. Otter Tail County is among ten other counties in the state to do so thus far. Jody Lien, Public Health Director, addressed the […]

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Otter Tail County Public Health Emphasizes Following MDH Guidance for COVID-19

March 15, 2020

March 15, 2020 –Otter Tail County, MN–To protect the public’s health and slow the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19), Otter Tail County Public Health is strongly recommending the public follow MDH guidelines and strategies. The full set of recommendations is available on the MDH Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) website (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/action.html). Key items on the list include: Event […]

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Tuesday’s Board Meeting Relocated and Time Changed

March 13, 2020

Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners Relocate and Change Time of Tuesday, March 17th Board Meeting March 13, 2020–Otter Tail County, MN – The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners have changed the location and time of their March 17th, 2020 meeting. An updated agenda has been posted to the Otter Tail County website. The […]

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Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Calendar

March 6, 2020

Pack up your paint cans and mark your calendars – Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) is coming to a community near you this summer! Mobile collections start in May – view and print the Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Collection Calendar here.  Many household chemicals and items such as batteries, fluorescent lightbulbs and paint should never be […]

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Spring Weight Restrictions

March 6, 2020

Please be advised that Spring Weight Restrictions on Otter Tail County Highways will go into effect at 12:01 am, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 and will remain in effect until signs are removed. If you have any questions, require additional information, or if you would like a copy of a weight restriction map, please contact the […]

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Otter Tail County Public Health is Ready to Respond

February 28, 2020

The coronavirus is on the minds of many people. While the reported number of cases in the United States remains relatively small, and Minnesota has yet to identify a case, we must anticipate that COVID-19 will reach Minnesota. The Otter Tail County Public Health Department is ready to respond and is providing reliable sources for […]

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Notice of Public Hearing

February 18, 2020

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, MINNESOTA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER UPDATES TO THE OTTER TAIL COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATION ON THE DISTRIBUTION OF COMMERCIAL TOBACCO PRODUCTS TO PERSONS UNDER 21 ORDINANCE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) of Otter Tail County, Minnesota (the “County”), will hold a public hearing […]

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Spring Flooding Preparations Underway

February 14, 2020

Current soil & moisture conditions throughout the county, along with outlooks of continued above normal precipitation suggest flooding conditions throughout the region this spring are more likely than a typical year. However, significant flooding is not yet certain. “There is still a lot we don’t know, and we continue to monitor, but the signs are […]

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