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  • Wangerin celebrates 95th birthday

    | Published on December 8, 2021 at 1:58pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Contributed photo Surprise! Surprise! Mabel Wangerin of Parkers Prairie turned 95-year-old on Sunday, Nov. 21. A surprise birthday party was given at her daughter and son-in-law, Jolaine and Randy Johnson’s home in Wadena. All of Mabel’s eight children and several grand and great grandchildren were there to help her celebrate her special day. A good… Read More

  • SANTA ROLLS THROUGH TOWN IN STYLE

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 4:11pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Dan Broten Santa and Mrs. Claus were the stars of the day during the annual Santa Day and lighted parade through Henning on Saturday. The day began with arts and crafts at the Trinity Center and ended with visits from Santa Claus (right) at the Landmark Center and the lighted parade through town. For… Read More

  • Henning to raise water, sewer, electric rates

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 4:06pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Water, sewer rates to increase by 12 percent By Chad Koenen Publisher Henning residents will notice several changes to their utility bills in the near future. During a special city council meeting on Monday, Nov, 22, the Henning City Council heard from Evan Leebens, of Missouri River Energy Systems, about a utility rate study. The study looked at current… Read More

  • Tyler Wohlers Trail takes a big step forward

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 4:05pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ottertail Lions donates $25,000 to trail project By Chad Koenen Publisher A new walking path/trail being developed in the memory of the late Tyler Wohlers has taken a big step forward, thanks to the Ottertail Lions.  The Ottertail Lions Club recently donated $25,000 to the Tyler Wohlers Memorial Trail, which will provide a new walking path/trail along Highway 78… Read More

  • County solid waste master plan outlined

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 4:03pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Final decision to be made on December 14 By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The county board of commissioners, on Wednesday evening, Dec. 1, met at the County Government Services Center in Fergus Falls to hear an outline of the proposed County Solid Waste Master Plan. This was a public hearing following focus groups and input from county… Read More

  • Weller honored with national award from ASE

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 3:48pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Weller won national Mechanic of the Year title this summer in Texas Jeff Weller, an ASE Certified automotive technician from Henning, Minnesota, was recently honored with a national achievement award as the Auto Value & Bumper to Bumper/ASE Master Automobile Technician of the Year. Forty-eight automotive professionals were recognized on Nov. 18, at the Fall Board of… Read More

  • Suspect yields to Mojo, K9 unit in OTC

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 3:41pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    One person injured in accident northwest of Henning on Nov. 23 By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Just the presence of Mojo, the county sheriff K9 dog, was enough for a driver to hand over illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia Nov. 25 at an undisclosed location in Otter Tail County. “While speaking with the driver, and telling him that… Read More

  • Land transfer to county in the works

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 3:07pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Land is located adjacent to Fish Lake By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The county board of commissioners, on Nov. 23, approved the acquisition of land adjacent to Fish Lake, south of Pelican Lake and northeast of Pelican Rapids. In August of 2020 a landowner expressed interest in donating 165 acres of land to Otter Tail County. Permitted… Read More

  • One person dies in road accident

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 3:05pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent A Rothsay man lost his life in a traffic accident on Nov. 27 at the intersection of Highway 88 and 155th Avenue, between Fergus Falls and Carlisle. The victim was identified by sheriff deputies as 25-year-old Brady Iverson. He died at the scene of the accident, about 10:18 p.m. Authorities said they… Read More

  • Polar Plunge eyes $65,000 goal for Special Olympics

    | Published on December 7, 2021 at 3:03pm EST chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Event set for February 5 on Otter Tail Lake, jumpers sought The Polar Plunge is back for the third year in a row. Otter Tail Lakes Country Association (OTLCA) and the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office are partnering in this event to raise money for Special Olympics. The goal is to raise $65,000 in 2022. The event… Read More

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