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August 19, 2018
County feedlot hearings held
22 hours 27 min ago
August 18, 2018
Robyn Hagel keeps potbelly pigs in her home in Ottertail, Minn. Special to The Forum
Ottertail woman trying to keep her unusual house pets despite city ordinance
August 18, 2018 - 12:01pm
August 17, 2018
As Perham Mayor Tim Meehl, left, Eric Spencer and Fred Lehmkuhl looked on Monday night, Perham Area Community Center Board Member Tony Stoll gave a presentation of tentative plans of the PACC project. Brian Hansel/FOCUS
City Council treated to look at plans for PACC
August 17, 2018 - 10:56am
The county board held its Aug. 7 meeting at the county offices building in New York Mills, the same day as the East Otter Tail County annual employee summer noon-hour picnic. At left is Commissioner Doug Huebsch of Perham and at right is Commissioner John Lindquist of Dalton. Tom Hintgen/Otter Tail County Correspondent.
County residents strongly support increased taxes for roadway funding
August 17, 2018 - 9:06am
August 16, 2018
Candidate forum to be held Aug. 20 at Thumper Pond
August 16, 2018 - 8:58am
August 15, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, left, and Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson share a laugh before a recent forum in Mankato. Democratic voters picked Walz and Republicans voted for Johnson in the Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, primary election. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Governor's race: Trump endorses Johnson; Walz strong in Twin Cities, southern Minnesota
August 15, 2018 - 4:53pm
August 14, 2018
Governor candidate Tim Walz speaks to the June 2018 Minnesota Democratic convention. He was not endorsed then, but came out ahead in Tuesday's primary vote. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Walz, Johnson win governor primaries; to face off in fall
August 14, 2018 - 10:07pm
Otter Tail County could become the first county in Minnesota to raise the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21. WDAY-TV
Western Minnesota county may be first to raise tobacco purchase age to 21
August 14, 2018 - 7:08pm
August 12, 2018
Otter Tail County Board approves Wildlife easements
August 12, 2018 - 9:06am
August 10, 2018
Minnesota governor candidates and campaign staffers listen to Kent Thisse explain rules for a candidate forum at Farmfest on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. Don Davis / Forum News Service
Interest in Minnesota primary seems high
August 10, 2018 - 2:53pm
August 9, 2018
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Mayor, two city council seats open in Perham
August 9, 2018 - 9:06am
August 4, 2018
Road safety signs are in place along county roads where horse-drawn Amish buggies are prevalent. Courtesy photo.
Amish buggy safety issue reviewed by county board
August 4, 2018 - 9:06am
August 2, 2018
A sales and use tax will be up for vote in Perham this fall that would allow for $5.2 million for upgrades and expansions on the PACC. (Paula Quam / Focus)
Putting it to a vote: Council approves ballot question for PACC upgrades, expansion
August 2, 2018 - 10:01am
Reviewing Otter Tail County jail security are Lt. Beth Carlson. assistant jail administrator, and Lt. Jim Stewart, jail administrator. Tom Hintgen/Otter Tail County Correspondent.
Otter Tail County Jail employees talk safety following guard killing
August 2, 2018 - 9:57am
August 1, 2018
An irrigation system sprays water on a potato field on Monday, July 30, south of the Lamb Weston/RDO Frozen plant in Park Rapids. Robin Fish / Forum News Service
Northern Minnesota potato wars may have hit a turning point
August 1, 2018 - 8:41pm