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  • Axelson judges international hand bell competition

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:32pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Competition featured some of the best hand bell choirs from Hong Kong By Chad Koenen Publisher Gloria Axelson has the unique ability to be in the right place at the right time. She also has the knowhow to walk through an opening when a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity is knocking at her door.  Axelson, who lives on East Battle Lake… Read More

  • Henning School to host open house on Oct. 11

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:29pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Open house to provide information on referendum By Chad Koenen Publisher The Henning School District will host an open house to highlight some of the future needs at Henning School. During its regularly scheduled meeting last Monday night, the Henning School Board approved hosting an open house on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The open house will be held from 5:30-8 p.m. and… Read More

  • Classmates find unique places to meet in OTC

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:28pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    High school classmates catch up at a restaurant By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Vergas, a community close to the county line between Otter Tail County and Becker County, was the perfect place to meet for high school class reunion committee members Tom Hintgen of Fergus Falls and Vicki Engen Heydt who lives northeast of Frazee, at South… Read More

  • Grassroots group raises awareness for school vote

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:26pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Group is also raising money to promote levy By Chad Koenen Publisher As the Henning School District prepares for its biggest building referendum in 30 years, a group of local residents have come together to advocate for the expansive project. The Henning School Referendum Supporters group began meeting in August as a way to help promote the upcoming… Read More

  • Otter Tail County highway, other local project updates

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:24pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Following are county highway projects, other projects and tentative completion dates as provided by County Engineer Charles Grotte to the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners on Sept. 13. Otter Tail County is larger in size than the state of Rhode Island and paved roads total 1,062 miles. This keeps the county… Read More

  • Espelands, Speers win Building a Legacy golf tournament

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:24pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Contributed photo The annual Building a Legacy Education Foundation golf tournament was held on Sunday, Sept. 11 at Oakwood Golf Course. A total of 48 golfers turned out for the pre-tournament meal, 18 holes of golf and a nice fall day. The winning team was from First National Bank in Henning, Ottertail and Battle Lake… Read More

  • Acorns drive OT County Recycling Center staff nuts

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:17pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Dispose of yard waste properly Although it’s not even officially fall yet, Otter Tail County recycling staff have already encountered substantial amounts of yard waste such as acorns, leaves and grass clippings contaminating recyclable materials that come to the Recycling Center for processing.  Yard waste does not belong in recycling bins or refuse containers and is easily… Read More

  • TCHC to offer omicron vaccine

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:16pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Tri-County Health Care is now offering omicron-specific booster doses. This new round of vaccination is considered bivalent and targets the initial strain of COVID-19 and current variants. This next phase of vaccination targets people 12 and older. This age group can receive the omicron-specific vaccine two months after getting the primary series or booster dose. Omicron-specific boosters… Read More

  • Henning Community Education to offer 55 alive driving course

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:15pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Henning Community Education will be hosting a senior driving class on Wednesday, Oct. 5.  The class will be a review of the Minnesota state laws and road signs, in addition to essential defensive driving techniques that may help participants avoid a crash.   Participants will learn how to accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing, and reaction… Read More

  • Child care grants for Otter Tail County providers

    | Published on September 27, 2022 at 2:15pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Child care providers in Otter Tail County can apply to the new Child Care Capacity Grant Program. The program is intended to support child care program needs for existing providers and increase child care slots for new or expanding providers in Otter Tail County. Access to quality and affordable child care is needed for people to… Read More

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