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Otter statue location in Ottertail rejected due to burial mounds in area

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OTTERTAIL - A state archaeologist gave the official "no" to a request to place the city of Ottertail's metal otter statue near the Highway 78/108 intersection.

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At the July 16 Ottertail City Council meeting, Ottertail Lions Club member Jerry Smith informed the council that the archaeologist unexpectedly stopped by the area and marked off the locations of the Native American burial mounds.

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