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Do Not Delay Necessary Medical Care Over Fear Of COVID-19

April 28, 2020

Otter Tail County Public Health, along with local healthcare partners, are encouraging the public not to delay necessary medical care over fear of COVID-19. Delaying medical care may cause mild health issues to become more severe illness. By not addressing your health care needs now, it could cause an undue visit to the emergency room […]

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Otter Tail County Shares Disaster Support Resources

April 28, 2020

Otter Tail County understands the impact and burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses, non-profits, the public sector, and individuals. The economic impact is widespread and touches every facet of daily life. Rural counties and those with large seasonal populations, where many businesses must earn their annual income in 3-4 months, are suffering from the […]

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Otter Tail County Household Hazardous Waste May Mobile Collections Postponed

April 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all Otter Tail County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Mobile Collections for May have been rescheduled in August. A revised Mobile Collection Calendar that includes dates for surrounding areas will be released soon. While this is the current schedule, it may be subject to additional changes. Please continue to watch for […]

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WIC is Still Here to Support Families

April 17, 2020

The Otter Tail County Public Health Department’s Women, Infants, and Children program (WIC) wants families to know that we are here for them. The WIC program is open for current participants and new participants. WIC is a health and nutrition program and provides a variety of healthy foods. WIC staff can answer nutrition and breastfeeding […]

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UPDATED | Solid Waste COVID-Related Service Updates

April 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the following service updates from the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department continue to be in effect until further notice. Please call or check our website for current updates before visiting any of our offices or sites. Thank you for your understanding at this time. Transfer Stations: Open normal hours, but only […]

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Returning Traveler and Snowbird COVID- 19 Information

April 15, 2020

Returning Traveler and Snowbird COVID-19 Information  Seasonal property owners are an important part of our Otter Tail County community. You are our friends and neighbors! While we miss you, we are taking Governor Walz executive order 20-33 to “Stay at Home” very seriously. The Governor is encouraging Minnesotans to stay close to home and is […]

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April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 14, 2020

The Otter Tail County Commissioners have signed a proclamation to call upon all citizens, community agencies, religious organizations, medical facilities, and businesses to increase their participation in efforts to prevent child abuse and neglect, thereby strengthening the communities in which we live. Child abuse prevention is a community problem and finding solutions depends on involvement […]

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County-Wide Covid-19 Medical Response Planning

April 6, 2020

On Sunday, Otter Tail County received notice of its second confirmed positive case of COVID-19. Not all cases of COVID-19 are tested, so it is not representative of the total number of people in Otter Tail County who have or had COVID-19. Given the anticipated surge of COVID-19 cases, Otter Tail County Commissioners met with […]

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Notice of Excess Land Sale | Maine & Folden Townships

April 6, 2020

Otter Tail County Notice of Excess Land Sale Folden Township – Parcel 27-000-23-0155-001 Maine Township – Parcel 38-000-16-0104-002 The Office of the Otter Tail County Auditor-Treasurer will receive sealed bids for the sale of the following described real properties: Parcel No. 27-000-23-0155-001 Legal Description Beginning Thirty-Three (33) feet West and Six Hundred (600) feet South […]

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County Extension Resources

April 3, 2020

Communities & Businesses Resources for community leaders during COVID-19. Funding and support is available from U of M Extension’s Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships. Tips on curbside pickup and deliveries for small-town stores. Videos on positive psychology to help people live and lead with intention. Webinar recordings on business retention and expansion topics. An aquatic invasive species […]

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