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Warmup On The Way
Canada’s restrictions for border crossings are different
Five people vie for Bemidji city manager; interviews March 3
Seeds to bees to table: How local agriculture has changed
White Earth job fair to be held March 5
DL advances to 8AAA basketball section final
Four Laker individuals and three relays advance to 5A swimming finals
Laker girls awarded home court playoff game after season-finale win in Crosby
Huwe to wrestle for state heavyweight title
Bombers advance with win over NCW
Park Hotel was first hotel on corner
Turning back the pages
Learn more about Babe
Friday Matters: Everyday Christian
Thursday Matters: Everyday Redemption
Friends & Neighbors
Gas prices up again in Minnesota, nation
Marco Inc. purchases IT company, Solbrekk
Manufacturers to meet, talk exporting
Credit Union branch opening in DL location
Helping loved ones retire
Knights of Columbus to hold fish fry
Wood, Stoddard to play in NYM Saturday
Honor local physicians on Doctor’s Day, March 30
Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s unique sound has brought long-lived success
Easton Corbin plays Shooting Star this Friday
Letter: Congress should protect Minnesota’s waterways
Today is a goner and not worth haggling over
Letter: Obama is a ‘proper’ Christian who loves America
Letter: Dayton’s infrastructure plan makes sense for MN
Letter: Obama’s ISIS strategy a ‘ghost in a snow storm’
The wildlife of MN: The pileated woodpecker
Now is a good time to prep for open water season
The European starling is a transplant to North America
Ice house removal dates here
Take a trip for early open water fishing
What is your top food pick from the Minnesota State Fair?
August 17, 2009
Otter Fest 2009 draws record turnout
OTTERTAIL -- Despite overcast skies and a cooler than average summer day, this year's annual Otter Fest city celebration on August 8 brought out a record crowd. Families flanked the city's streets well before the parade was set to take off down Ottertail's main drag.
news / events
August 17, 2009 - 10:51am
July 22, 2009
Otter statue location in Ottertail rejected due to burial mounds in area
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. At the July 16 Ottertail City Council meeting, Ottertail Lions Club member Jerry Smith informed the council that the archaeologist...
July 22, 2009 - 9:21am
July 17, 2009
Otter Tail County COLA to discuss managing septic systems, ordinances
The general board meeting of the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (COLA) will be held Saturday, July 25, at 9 a.m. at the Community Center in Ottertail. Heidi Lindgren from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) will present information pertinent to homeowners...
July 17, 2009 - 5:55pm
June 24, 2009
Ottertail's Smokin' Iron pulls off record-breaking event
A record-breaking Smokin' Iron event was pulled off Friday and Saturday in Ottertail, as the Region 3 Tractor Pull attracted the most ever hitches...
June 24, 2009 - 12:00pm
June 17, 2009
A smokin' legacy
The Smokin' Iron Tractor Pull has been something of a hidden treasure the last seven years, an event which is tucked away in the small and quaint...
sports / news
June 17, 2009 - 12:17pm
Ottertail to host seventh annual Smokin' Iron
The National Tractor Pullers Association kicks off the Region III tour with competition set to take place in Ottertail, at 7 p.m. Friday and...
sports / events
June 17, 2009 - 11:11am
September 25, 2008
A wild moose chase in Ottertail
At first glance, it appeared to many to be some sort of a practical joke: a moose cutout strategically placed in the middle of an autumn cornfield? And then the creature turned its head. Ottertail residents were greeted with a surprise visit from an unusual, and by all accounts,...
September 25, 2008 - 12:00am
September 24, 2008
Ottertail COLA to discuss water plan
The Ottertail Coalition of Lake Associations will hold its last monthly meeting on Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Ottertail Community Center beginning at 9 a.m. Darren Newville, District Manager of the East Otter Tail County Soil and Water Conservation District, will be the speaker...
September 24, 2008 - 12:00am
September 21, 2008
Ottertail opens new 'cop shop'
"The needs that we have can be better met by working out of the center of the county," explained Operations Lieutenant Mike Boen, who has an office at the new Sheriff's Operations Center in the city of Ottertail. Boen served as one of the facility's tour guides on September 13,...
September 21, 2008 - 12:00am
August 4, 2008
Tubing event winds up pretty uneventful
Last week, and for the first time this season, I went tubing down the Ottertail River. Now, you may (or may not) remember a column I wrote about a month ago concerning tubbing, another hobby of mine which involves paddling a large plastic storage tub around a reasonably sized body...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
Tales from the bark side: Fannie the beagle
Welcome back to the bark side of life here in Ottertail, where summer's magic show opens with a breath taking dawn and ebbs slowly into the west at sunset. Pinks, purples, oranges, reds and an assortment of other vivid colors parade across the sky in silent splendor. There are...
August 4, 2008 - 12:00am
July 23, 2008
Scrappy opponents want Otter Tail County to scrap proposed junkyard law
If nearly 150 people at an informational meeting had their way, Otter Tail County's "Junkyard Ordinance" rough draft would be headed immediately to the scrap heap. County officials had their backs against the walls -- literally -- at the July 9 New York Mills meeting. The county's...
July 23, 2008 - 12:00am
July 9, 2008
Otter Tail requests rate increase
ST. PAUL - Minnesota regulators will decide whether to grant Otter Tail Power Co. its first electric utility rate increase in more than two decades. The Fergus Falls-based utility told regulators in a Tuesday hearing that it needs more revenue for the company to remain financially...
July 9, 2008 - 12:00am