Otter Tail County

Otter Tail County, Minnesota

121 W Junius Ave Suite 310
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Phone: (218) 998-8000
Fax: (218) 998-8438

In west-central MN, southeast of Fargo, ND; established Mar 18, 1858 from Pembina and Cass counties. Name Origin: For Otter Tail lake and river. The lake was named by the Ojibway nigigwanowe 'otter tail,' referring to the shape of the lake.

Area (sq mi):: 2224.91 (land 1979.71; water 245.20) Population per square mile: 29.10
Population 2005: 57,658 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 0.90%; 1990-2000 12.70% Population 2000: 57,159 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.70%; Asian 0.40%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 41.10
Income 2000: per capita $18,014; median household $35,395; Population below poverty level: 10.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,928-$25,198
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 19.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Fergus Falls County seat (13,715)

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    James Kroll and Pat Hogan will usher in an entirely new "Build Your Own Deer Factory" project in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, where we'll lay out a unique blueprint for habitat and herd management on a piece of private land.
    Included was an album that contained pictures of the first trip my grandparents, dad, aunt, and uncle made from their home in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Stalker Lake in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, back in 1937.
    In 2003, he was convicted of a misdemeanour in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, for fishing without a licence, and paid a small fine.
    (April 16, 2006-June 11, 2006), History Museum of East Otter Tail County, Perham, Minn.
    The Otter Tail River, however, runs N to S above the mouth of the Pelican River at Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota.
    The corporate name reflects its location, in Otter Tail County near the Otter Tail River.
    Jerome Tweton's The New Deal at the Grass Roots, which examines rural Otter Tail county in Western Minnesota, it is another critical piece in the puzzle of the New Deal and reaffirms the maxim "All politics is local." Incredibly, the New Deal was a triumph.
    Reviewed by Peter Fearon This book is the result of a praiseworthy "Thirties Project" undertaken by the Otter Tail County Historical Society, whose staff, assisted by volunteers, systematically assembled material on the Depression and then engaged a professional historian to transform their findings into a book.
    Otter Tail County District Judge Frank Kundrat granted summary judgment to Someplace Safe and Jorud, saying they had qualified privilege to make the allegedly defamatory statements because there is a strong public interest in raising public awareness of domestic violence and abuse, and encouraging victims to receive assistance.
    Campfires are an important part of life at our family cabin on Stalker Lake in Otter Tail County, Minnesota.