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Fishing pier installed in Ottertail

Floating on the western edge of Pelican Bay, a new handicap accessible pier will provide another way to fish in Ottertail.
One can stand on the end (of the pier) and drop a line in 16 feet of water. Its an ideal location, said Ron Grobeck, the pier project coordinator and president of the Ottertail Business and Community Association. Its going to open up an avenue for a lot of people. Its a new dimension to fishing.
It took a year and a half of planning, $33,000 in donations and close work with the Department of Natural Resources and Minnesota Department of Transportation, but the Ottertail fishing pier is finally in the water. It was installed last week.  read entire story. . . .

School board lowers local levy with LOR

Local school taxes will take a slight dip next year in the Henning School District.
During its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, the Henning School Board approved shifting approximately $40,000 from local taxpayers to the state level by accepting a new funding option entitled Local Option Revenue. By accepting LOR, which Henning School Superintendent Jeremy Olson said we are going to save local taxpayers roughly $40,000 a year.
Olson said LOR was approved by the state legislature in 2014 as a way to help reduce local property taxes.  read entire story. . . .

Seventeen students join CEO program at Henning, Perham, BL

On August 13, the new program Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) began with students and their parents from Battle Lake, Henning and Perham. The CEO program Board of Directors are comprised of business leaders and school administrators from each of the three communities, hosted an orientation session along with course teacher/facilitator Jim Kraemer.
The orientation session was held three weeks before the start of school to help set the framework with students and parents about:  how this new program came to Otter Tail County, why the CEO program has a Board of Directors, class expectations, administrative procedures and an introduction to some key concepts.  read entire story. . . .