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Otter Tail County is located in West Central Minnesota. We are home to over 1,000 lakes. This is the official Government page for the county.
Congratulations to Becky Lee, who has retired after 43 years with Otter Tail County Human Services. 
“Upon my employment with Otter Tail County, Becky was one of my first points of contact for all things Human Services. She showed me grace when I inundated her with questions!
And she still shows me grace a few years later! I am so thankful for her kindness, her gentle spirit and her wisdom.  I do not know what we will do without her!” Michelle J. Fischer. We wish you the best!
 #retirement  #liveyourbestlifehere  #ottertailcounty  #publicservice  #humanservices

Congratulations to Becky Lee, who has retired after 43 years with Otter Tail County Human Services. “Upon my employment with Otter Tail County, Becky was one of my first points of contact for all things Human Services. She showed me grace when I inundated her with questions! And she still shows me grace a few years later! I am so thankful for her kindness, her gentle spirit and her wisdom. I do not know what we will do without her!” Michelle J. Fischer. We wish you the best! #retirement #liveyourbestlifehere #ottertailcounty #publicservice #humanservices

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Hauling yard waste or garbage? Protect other motorists and secure your load! Keep bungee cords, straps and other tie downs in your vehicle so you have them when you need them! For transfer station locations and a disposal fee schedule visit our website. 
 #protectothers  #knowwhattothrow  #reducereuserecycle  #lesslandfilling

Hauling yard waste or garbage? Protect other motorists and secure your load! Keep bungee cords, straps and other tie downs in your vehicle so you have them when you need them! For transfer station locations and a disposal fee schedule visit our website. #protectothers #knowwhattothrow #reducereuserecycle #lesslandfilling

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Otter Tail County is preparing a master plan for a 165-acre site on Fish Lake and the Pelican River. The project looks to identify desired activities and amenities for the new Echo Bay Regional Park.  Otter Tail County needs your help identifying the amenities and activities that should be considered for this new park in the County. Provide your input by taking the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EchoBayPark 
 #parks  #trails  #ottertailcounty  #survey

Otter Tail County is preparing a master plan for a 165-acre site on Fish Lake and the Pelican River. The project looks to identify desired activities and amenities for the new Echo Bay Regional Park. Otter Tail County needs your help identifying the amenities and activities that should be considered for this new park in the County. Provide your input by taking the following survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EchoBayPark #parks #trails #ottertailcounty #survey

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MNbenefits.org is a simple, secure Web application that connects you with state and county services to help meet you and your family’s basic needs. You can use MNbenefits.org to apply for cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, childcare assistance and emergency assistance. Apply via MNbenefits.org  #childcareassistance  #ottertailcounty  #emergencyassistance

MNbenefits.org is a simple, secure Web application that connects you with state and county services to help meet you and your family’s basic needs. You can use MNbenefits.org to apply for cash assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, childcare assistance and emergency assistance. Apply via MNbenefits.org #childcareassistance #ottertailcounty #emergencyassistance

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Want to see what's happening with the Lakes Area Precious Plastic project? Follow along on the dedicated Facebook group for the project. For a sneak peak video of what you can do in the workspace - including shred, inject, and mold plastic - visit the group page.  #LakesAreaPreciousPlastic  #preciousplastic

Want to see what's happening with the Lakes Area Precious Plastic project? Follow along on the dedicated Facebook group for the project. For a sneak peak video of what you can do in the workspace - including shred, inject, and mold plastic - visit the group page. #LakesAreaPreciousPlastic #preciousplastic

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16 days ago
Public Works Director Rick West Retires 
After 30 Years of Outstanding Public Service to Otter Tail County and an Award -Winning Career West Leaves a Legacy  https://ottertailcountymn.us/public-works-director-rick-west-retires/
 #countyengineer  #ottertailcounty  #retirement  #publicserivce  #rickwestday

Public Works Director Rick West Retires After 30 Years of Outstanding Public Service to Otter Tail County and an Award -Winning Career West Leaves a Legacy https://ottertailcountymn.us/public-works-director-rick-west-retires/ #countyengineer #ottertailcounty #retirement #publicserivce #rickwestday

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If you’re burning garbage, you’re making poison. We often get asked why backyard burning is bad, if burning waste in a Waste-to-Energy facility is ok. Backyard burning lacks the high heat of a regulated Waste-To-Energy facility like the Perham Resource Recovery Facility that accepts 2/3 of the garbage from Otter Tail County. Backyard burning also lacks any filtering or pollution control measures to protect public health and safety, like a regulated Waste-To-Energy Facility does. 
If you are burning your garbage:
-	The relatively low heat of a backyard fire doesn’t destroy harmful compounds
-	The lack of filtration or pollution control measures means pollutants get in our air, water and food
-	Smoke lingers near the ground where people can breathe it in
-	Illegal burning of garbage contributes to nearly half of all wildfires in Minnesota

Recycle what you can, compost food scraps and yard waste, and use garbage service or transfer stations to handle the rest. 
 #KnowWhatToThrow

If you’re burning garbage, you’re making poison. We often get asked why backyard burning is bad, if burning waste in a Waste-to-Energy facility is ok. Backyard burning lacks the high heat of a regulated Waste-To-Energy facility like the Perham Resource Recovery Facility that accepts 2/3 of the garbage from Otter Tail County. Backyard burning also lacks any filtering or pollution control measures to protect public health and safety, like a regulated Waste-To-Energy Facility does. If you are burning your garbage: - The relatively low heat of a backyard fire doesn’t destroy harmful compounds - The lack of filtration or pollution control measures means pollutants get in our air, water and food - Smoke lingers near the ground where people can breathe it in - Illegal burning of garbage contributes to nearly half of all wildfires in Minnesota Recycle what you can, compost food scraps and yard waste, and use garbage service or transfer stations to handle the rest. #knowwhattothrow

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Phelps Mill Park is a must visit spot in Otter Tail County. Planning an event? Reserve the shelter today! Free wi-fi throughout the park too! https://bit.ly/3fpPZsQ
 #phelpsmillcountypark  #phelpsmillfestival  #ottertailcounty  #parks  #outdooreventspace

Phelps Mill Park is a must visit spot in Otter Tail County. Planning an event? Reserve the shelter today! Free wi-fi throughout the park too! https://bit.ly/3fpPZsQ #phelpsmillcountypark #phelpsmillfestival #ottertailcounty #parks #outdooreventspace

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23 days ago
Seat belts can save lives and reduce serious injuries in a crash. As part of a statewide campaign, extra patrol is now on Otter Tail County and MN roads through June 6th.  #DriveSmart  #BuckleUp  #OTCSheriffsOffice

Seat belts can save lives and reduce serious injuries in a crash. As part of a statewide campaign, extra patrol is now on Otter Tail County and MN roads through June 6th. #drivesmart #buckleup #OTCSheriffsOffice

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23 days ago
Do you want to improve or start a recycling program at work? We can help with that! The Recycling Program offers:
-	Site visits to assist with making your recycling program a success
-	Printable signage that takes the guesswork out of what to put in the bin
-	A quick start guide that will get you on the right track with recycling and waste prevention at work
-	Training for your employees on recycling right! 

Waste prevention at work can save money on disposal costs, improve employee satisfaction, and improve business image, so what are you wasting for?  #reducereuserecycle  #givewasteanewlife  #lesslandfilling

Do you want to improve or start a recycling program at work? We can help with that! The Recycling Program offers: - Site visits to assist with making your recycling program a success - Printable signage that takes the guesswork out of what to put in the bin - A quick start guide that will get you on the right track with recycling and waste prevention at work - Training for your employees on recycling right! Waste prevention at work can save money on disposal costs, improve employee satisfaction, and improve business image, so what are you wasting for? #reducereuserecycle #givewasteanewlife #lesslandfilling

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It is National Road Trip Day! Grab an Otter Tail County map and explore Phelps Mill Park or follow the scenic by-way!  #nationalroadtripday  #findyourinnerotter  #exploremn  #ottertailcounty  #maps

It is National Road Trip Day! Grab an Otter Tail County map and explore Phelps Mill Park or follow the scenic by-way! #nationalroadtripday #findyourinnerotter #exploremn #ottertailcounty #maps

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Find what makes you happy.  Think about an activity or hobby you could do to make yourself feel happy or accomplished.  Clear away distractions and spend at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted time doing this hobby or activity.  Examples might include going for a run, hiking, gardening, playing a musical instrument, or crafting.  #wellness  #mentalhealthmatters  #thrive  #ottertailcounty  #publichealth

Find what makes you happy. Think about an activity or hobby you could do to make yourself feel happy or accomplished. Clear away distractions and spend at least 15 minutes of uninterrupted time doing this hobby or activity. Examples might include going for a run, hiking, gardening, playing a musical instrument, or crafting. #wellness #mentalhealthmatters #thrive #ottertailcounty #publichealth

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