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In his final official duty, Otter Tail Tourism Association president Mike Pendy spoke at the annual meeting Sept. 24, above, hosted at Prante's on Otter Tail Lake.

Otter Tail lake country tourism stays strong this summer

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PERHAM -- No good economic news? No summer? No problem.

That appears to be the consensus among resort owners and operators in the Otter Tail lake country.


Despite an economic downturn that is considered the worst since the Great Depression, resort lodging was booked.

Despite a cool, often cloudy and rainy, summer, people still came "up to the lakes."

"People are not giving up on their vacations," said Tres Jeltema, Shady Grove Resort on Rush Lake.

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