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It’s a job that has to be done, and the men and women of the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office do it with great professionalism and passion, dedication and service.

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The Daily Journal wants to recognize our community’s best citizen through our annual “Citizen of the Year” award. Who in our community has gone that extra mile, who’s done more than expected and who deserves some special recognition? Deadline to nominate is January 31st.


Healthy pregnancies can be supported by healthy workplaces, and that’s exactly what a new Minnesota, bipartisan bill …

The Pioneer Heritage Conservation Trust (PHCT), based in Evansville, promotes long-term stewardship of the land and r…

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Otter Tail County (OTC) has announced that over half a million dollars from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding ha…

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There are so many opportunities for individuals to help out in their community, such as volunteering at school, assis…

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More than ever, the American Red Cross serving eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota is appealing to Otter …

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A new year means new programming at the Fergus Falls Public Library. Not to worry — we still have our traditional monthly book clubs, movie nights and story time events available for the community to attend. Programming geared specifically towards children in first through third grade is an …

In the early 1870s, California farmers were starting to grow the first seedless navel and sweet Valencia oranges introduced by Spanish missionaries. By 1880, they were shipping 6000 Southern Pacific rail cars full locally. Then disaster struck.

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Each year, football fans gather to watch their favorite teams battle it out on the gridiron. Those battles can get pretty fierce, and football fans know they’re best watched with some delicious food on hand.


For the fall semester of my senior year of high school I was privileged to be able to participate in Kennedy Secondary School’s (KSS) work-based learning (WBL) program. 

Years ago, I worked with a man 20 years my senior who one day, and without fanfare came into the office and calmly set a pair of weather worn saddle bags on the desk of his secretary before walking to his office. Bewildered and not knowing the meaning of the deed, the woman reluctantly got u…

Earlier this week, before the cold weather broke, we had just arrived home from playing cards with friends when I discovered the water to our kitchen sink was frozen. It’s a dragon we have been fighting since day one and only raises its ugly head when the weather is extremely cold and the wi…

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