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County continues Ditch 25 discussions

August 2, 2012 in EOT Focus

At a meeting Tuesday, the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners revisited their plan to drain excess waters from Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes through several downstream lakes and waterways, including part of Ditch 25. Continue Reading

DNR’s request for land at East Lost Lake gets a second look

August 1, 2012 in EOT Focus

Two county board members, along with representatives of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resoruces, met with members of the county conservation committee and others on July 25 concerning the DNR’s request to purchase property at the west end of East Lost Lake. Continue Reading

County board briefs: Residents on Marion Lake push for LID status

July 26, 2012 in EOT Focus

Close to 140 residents of Marion Lake, east of Dent, are in favor of establishing a Lake Improvement District. Continue Reading

County emergency services funds will provide revolving loans

July 20, 2012 in EOT Focus

Otter Tail County Commissioners were informed last week of the newly established Rapid Response Emergency Fund that will provide revolving loans to communities in crisis. Continue Reading

Lake residents reach consensus; County approval expected next week on drainage plan

July 18, 2012 in EOT Focus

Residents of Little McDonald, Kerbs and Paul lakes met with downstream property owners Monday evening to come up with a consensus for a drainage outlet and Ditch 25 usage. Continue Reading

County saves on workers’ comp

June 27, 2012 in EOT Focus

Due to cost containment and joint risk sharing with a number of other counties, Otter Tail County’s annual workers’ compensation premium was reduced from nearly $400,000 to about $50,000 in 2011. Continue Reading

2 women flee strangulation attempt in Otter Tail County; suspect surrenders after standoff

March 28, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A man accused of trying to strangle two females at a home in Otter Tail County held deputies at bay for 14 hours before surrendering.
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Fargo man convicted of introducing zebra mussels to Otter Tail County lake

March 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

George Wynn, 54, pleaded guilty in Otter Tail County District Court on Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of introducing an invasive species. Wynn was ordered to pay $500 restitution plus $500 in fines and fees. The settlement drew some criticism. Continue Reading

Wadena asks lawmakers to make it whole

January 31, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Wadena is asking the Minnesota Legislature to finish its recovery from a June 2010 tornado. The city seeks $4.75 million to build the Wadena Wellness Center, replacing several facilities the tornado destroyed. Continue Reading

At least 9 die in Minnesota weekend accidents

October 10, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

At least nine people died in accidents on Minnesota roadways over the weekend, with two accidents claiming multiple lives. Continue Reading