• Quilts provide additional help at Island Camp

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 1:01pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photo by Chad Koenen After being forced to be held remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic each of the past two years, the annual Lutheran Island Camp quilt auction returned to an in-person option on Saturday afternoon. The quilt auction featured several hundred quilts that were auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds from the quilt… Read More

  • New pickleball court installed in Ottertail

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:59pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Volunteer hours make pickleball a reality By Kathryn Wilkowski Reporter With a budget of merely $26,000, Ottertail added a pickleball court to their city park with the help of many volunteers. “There has been a few hundred hours of volunteer work done for this whole project,” Darold Woessner, project manager explained. “It’s amazing. The majority of the contracting that… Read More

  • Henning council gets a look at downtown street plan

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:58pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Beautification project could be completed during Hwy. 108 project By Chad Koenen Publisher The Henning City Council got its first look at a plan to beautify the downtown Henning area as part of the 2024 Highway 108 project. During its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 1, the city council heard from representatives from MnDOT, as well as… Read More

  • Coming together at National Night Out in Henning

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:55pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photo by Dan Broten Games, food, family activities and a variety of information about the greater Henning area was available at the annual National Night Out festivities in Henning on Tuesday night. For more information about the annual National Night Out festivities, check out page 12. 

  • Lutheran Island Camp celebrates 70th anniversary

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:54pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    East Battle Lake camp to host anniversary celebration By Stella Strong Reporter As people, certain numbers call for a celebration. From double digits to the first years as an adult to quarter of a century birthdays/anniversaries, certain numbers are recognized as milestones. And why shouldn’t they be? After all, what’s more exciting than turning 50? Turning 70!  On Saturday,… Read More

  • Bowman retires from Land and Resource department

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:52pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Longtime employee has been with OTC for 39 years Marsha Bowman has retired from Otter Tail County Land and Resource Department after serving as the office manager for 39 years.   Bowman began her career in the Treasurer’s Office in 1983 and was hired in 1985 to the newly formed Land and Resource Management department where she continued… Read More

  • Lake cabin thefts near West Battle Lake

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:50pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Perham resident injured in accident By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent A cabin owner on the northeast side of West Battle Lake reported the theft of several items on Aug. 3. “Multiple things have been stolen during a recent period of time,” said a sheriff deputy. “The cabin owner will make a report for insurance purposes.” Rural Perham resident injured in… Read More

  • Assistance available to county veterans

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:47pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    OTC vets population is over 4,100 By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent County board members, on July 12, expressed appreciation that the 2022 Minnesota State Legislature passed a Veterans Omnibus Bill that includes funding for a service bonus payable to eligible veterans who served from Sept. 11, 2001, to Aug. 30. 2021.  The Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs will… Read More

  • A Henning tractor collection to remember

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:46pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Vergil Frost’s tractor collection held a special meaning for local family Editor’s Note: The following article was originally published in the Northland Case Collectors Newsletter in April of 2021. It is being reprinted with their permission. Vergil Frost passed away on Aug. 22, 2021 at the age of 89.     In May of 1932, Vergil Frost was born… Read More

  • Half cent sales tax, license fees needed in Otter Tail County

    | Published on August 9, 2022 at 12:33pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    County Road 67 was one of the roads funded by sales tax By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Otter Tail County, since 2016, has administered a half-cent sales tax. Money from this tax is used for road and bridge maintenance. Heading these projects is County Engineer Chuck Grotte. Also taking effect in 2016 was a county charge of… Read More

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