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Avoiding estate mistakes
Award for Minnesota Management and Budget
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Northwest MN Fishing Report
Northwest MN Fishing Report
Properly prepare for warm fishing weather
Loon survey volunteers needed
June Summer Scene
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February 11, 2016
Water park to return after roof collapse
Thumper Pond representatives recently announced plans to rebuild the resort’s popular water park following the roof collapse last April. Brad...
February 11, 2016 - 5:55am
December 10, 2015
Thumper Pond saga: Water park replacement plan under review
Debris is gone from this spring’s collapse of the roof over the water park and spa at Thumper Pond in Ottertail near the shores of Ottertail...
December 10, 2015 - 5:15am
May 21, 2015
Cause of Thumper Pond Lodge roof collapse still unknown; major renovation planned
OTTERTAIL, Minn.--Investigators still haven't determined what caused an April 14 collapse of the roof over the waterpark and spa at Thumper Pond...
May 21, 2015 - 8:51am
May 14, 2015
Fire destroys Ottertail, Minn., apartment building
OTTERTAIL, Minn.—Several fire departments were unable to stop a blaze from destroying an apartment building here Wednesday night. The fire at 40283 Otter Road, reported at about 4:30 p.m., did not cause any injuries, the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office stated in a news release....
May 14, 2015 - 8:29am
April 17, 2015
Cause of Thumper Pond roof collapse may not be known for weeks
OTTTERTAIL, Minn. - The general manager of Thumper Pond Resort says it may be weeks before it’s known what caused the catastrophic collapse...
April 17, 2015 - 12:52pm
June 5, 2014
Ottertail to host first OtterJam this Saturday
The city of Ottertail is getting a rockin’ new summer event. The first ever OtterJam, a day-long music festival featuring local and national...
entertainment / events
June 5, 2014 - 12:00pm
July 3, 2013
Entries sought for Otter Fest parade, ‘Otter Idol’
Organizers of the 2013 Otter Fest are seeking contestants for Otter Idol and entries for the parade. Registration forms and more information may be found online at visitottertail.com, or by calling Lori Field at 367-3014. Entries will be accepted through the end of July. Otter...
entertainment / events
July 3, 2013 - 10:29am
October 10, 2012
Resort owners invited to Thumper Pond gala
The Congress of Minnesota Resorts is hosting its annual Fall Conference at Thumper Pond Resort in Ottertail. All Minnesota resort owners and managers are invited to attend this event, regardless of their membership in the organization. Your experiences are valuable, they can help...
business briefs / Business
October 10, 2012 - 12:10pm
May 11, 2012
'Hop' into Ottertail's new '50s-style diner
There's a new spot to hit for malts, root beer floats, sundaes, burger baskets, all-day breakfast and more in Ottertail - At The Hop Diner. With...
Business / News
May 11, 2012 - 2:10pm
December 24, 2011
Suspect sought in pepper-spray robbery at Ottertail hotel
OTTERTAIL, Minn. - Otter Tail County authorities are searching for a man who robbed the Thumper Pond Hotel here early this morning after he sprayed an employee in the face with pepper spray. According to the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Office: The incident happened about 4:30 a...
December 24, 2011 - 1:54pm
March 3, 2010
Ottertail to wait on adopting 3 percent lodging tax
After meeting with representatives from various lodging institutions, Ottertail City Council member Terry Wagenman reported to the rest of the council that the group has decided to wait on adopting a lodging tax for the city. The concept of imposing a 3 percent lodging tax was recently...
March 3, 2010 - 10:47am
January 13, 2010
Truck driver survives devastating collision with train in Ottertail
OTTERTAIL -- Unharmed after a collision with a Canadian Pacific freight train, the driver of a grain truck commented that has "prayers were answered." The full size semi truck with a grain hopper was wrapped around the entire front end of the train-and pushed an estimated 700 feet...
News / accidents
January 13, 2010 - 9:49am
January 10, 2010
Otter Tail fish house break-ins reported
A spree of fish house break-ins on Otter Tail Lake is under investigation by the Otter Tail County Sheriff's Department. About five break-ins have been reported on the north side of Otter Tail Lake so far, and more may be discovered as owners come for weekend fishing. A wide range...
January 10, 2010 - 1:35pm
January 9, 2010
Thumper Pond reopens after illness outbreak
OTTERTAIL - Thumper Pond resort in Ottertail has reopened after voluntarily closing earlier this week because of an outbreak of illness. An undetermined number of people became ill with what is believed to be a norovirus, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. Most of...
January 9, 2010 - 5:12pm
January 8, 2010
Benefit Saturday for Ottertail's Tim Barry
A silent auction, chili feed, hotdogs, and music, will all take place January 9, from 6 to 10 p.m., at a benefit for Tim Barry. Free will donations will be accepted at the benefit, held at Hoot and Hollers. Barry was diagnosed with prostate cancer in September. He is scheduled for...
January 8, 2010 - 8:52am