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  • Sons of Norway hosts Midsummer

    | Published on July 8, 2021 at 1:39pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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  • Camp Ripley archery hunt deadline is Aug. 20

    | Published on July 8, 2021 at 1:36pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Annual archery hunt to b held at the end of October Hunters can start applying for the regular archery deer hunt at Camp Ripley near Little Falls. The application deadline is Friday, Aug. 20. Beginning this year, the format of the hunt will change to a single 3-day event happening Oct. 29-31 (Friday through Sunday, application code… Read More

  • More Minnesota counties report severe drought

    | Published on July 8, 2021 at 1:36pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    DNR, others responding to changing conditions With the latest drought map showing 11.1 percent of Minnesota in the severe drought classification, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is taking additional preparation and response steps, including: The DNR is notifying (such as municipalities, irrigators, golf courses and other high water use businesses) with DNR permits that they should… Read More

  • Tuckpointing planned for courthouse

    | Published on July 8, 2021 at 1:26pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Courthousewas originally built in 1922 By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent The five-person county board of commissioners, on June 22, gave approval for seeking bids for tuckpointing at the county courthouse south of downtown Fergus Falls. This project will be the responsibility of Terry Hoff, physical plant manager for Otter Tail County. Tuckpointing is the process of repairing or… Read More

  • Celebrating the Fourth on West Leaf Lake

    | Published on July 5, 2021 at 11:36pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Photos by Chad Koenen There was plenty of red, white and blue, as well as a visit from the Wizard of Oz, at the annual West Leaf Lake Fourth of July pontoon parade on Sunday. A total of 32 entries participated in the parade, which featured a large duck in a bath, a Wizard of Oz-inspired… Read More

  • Frazee council discusses Lake Street utility replacement

    | Published on June 28, 2021 at 6:00pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Cluster boxes coming to Lake Street By Barbie Porter Editor A public hearing was held regarding the State Highway 87 project scheduled for 2022.  Ulteig Engineer Kris Carlson gave a presentation to the Frazee City Council and members of the public who attended the meeting on Monday, June 21. He explained, the Minnesota Department of Transportation will be doing… Read More

  • CornerStone receives $50,000 USDA grant

    | Published on June 28, 2021 at 5:48pm EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Fraternity volunteers to help with demolition By Barbie Porter Editor The CornerStone youth center and bistro received a $50,000 grant, and volunteer labor from a fraternity. Executive Director Tracy Neusser said the grant funds came from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and will go towards purchasing new kitchen equipment for the bistro. “The grant we applied for… Read More

  • VanWatermulens take over at the Woodshed Bar and Grill

    | Published on June 24, 2021 at 7:54am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Ottertail bar, grill is a popular destination in the heart of lakes country By Chad Koenen Publisher Since opening its doors back in 2018, the Woodshed Bar and Grill has become a must stop destination for food and entertainment in the Ottertail area.  Lisa and Eric VanWatermulen are hoping to continue that tradition of tasty eats, and… Read More

  • People come to Phelps Mill from near and far

    | Published on June 24, 2021 at 7:51am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    Local park is a popular destination for visitors to the area By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent On Friday, June 18, Executive Director Chris Schuelke of the Otter Tail County Historical Society was interviewed on a county radio station and emphasized how widely known is Phelps Mill across the entire state of Minnesota. “And Phelps Mill is known… Read More

  • Thorsons given Life Saving Award at state convention

    | Published on June 24, 2021 at 7:50am EDT chadkoenen| Author: chadkoenen

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    On August 5, 2020, at approximately 1p.m., Lila age 13, Beck age 11 and Evie age 4 Thorson were swimming at their house on East Leaf Lake. They saw an adult male on a canoe about 200-250 yards from their shore. The canoe flipped over and the male fell out. The man started to yell… Read More

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