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Ottertail dedicates bench to 'The Professor'

People loved Harold “The Professor” Huber so much that, three-and-a-half years after his death, they dedicated a park bench in Ottertail in his honor.
“Harold would be absolutely thrilled,” said Mayor Myron Lueders, one of a small group of people who gathered for the dedication on Thursday morning near the bike path and within view of a pond.
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Henning School tries to boost profile

Hoping to boost enrollment, the Henning School District has embarked on a public awareness campaign, throwing treats in parades and planning a store to sell school-themed apparel.
“I think we have a lot of great programs,” Superintendent Jeremy Olson told the school board at its July 21 meeting. “We need to accentuate the things we do that are a little different” from other  read entire story. . . .

Guse retires after 42 years at Henning

Finding that one job that continues to make you happy until retirement is a difficult task for some people. For Gail Guse, that was not the case.
Guse’s teaching career started 42 years ago after she graduated from Moorhead State University with her first job teaching in Henning. Being a Henning  read entire story. . . .

Lutheran Island Camp to host Quilt Auction on Saturday

Now in its 23rd year, the annual Lutheran Island Quilt Auction will once again feature of bevy of breathtaking quilts to keep people warm throughout the winter months.
The open house is fast approaching and will be held on August 1. Viewing begins as early as 8:30 a.m. but the actual sale will start at 11 a.m. rain or shine.
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County approves wheelage tax

The County Board of Commissioners, after a public transportation hearing on Tuesday evening, July 21, approved a wheelage tax. This will allow for a charge of $10 added to vehicle license tab renewals, starting in calendar year 2016.
Funds will go to specific county roadway improvement as part of a 25-year transportation plan also approved by county board members.
The wheelage tax will increase to an additional $20 per vehicle starting in calendar year 2018.
Otter Tail County has a funding gap of $10.3 million for roadway maintenance. The county is larger in size than the state of Rhode Island and paved roads total 1,062 miles.
“The backbone of the highway system in Otter Tail County requires lots of financial investment,” said County Engineer Rick West.
West said a wheelage tax of $10 per vehicle, authorized for counties by the Minnesota State Legislature, would add $586,650 annually for roadway maintenance in Otter Tail County.
State and federal dollars for highway maintenance are sta  read entire story. . . .