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Free nitrate water-testing clinics in Otter Tail County

June 26, 2023 by Aaron Larsen

Homeowners who rely on private wells for their drinking water supply should test for nitrates on a regular basis.  Private well owners are encouraged to participate at one of three free nitrate testing clinics in July.

Clinic dates are:

July 20, 2023 at the West Otter Tail County Fair (County Fair Booth) from noon to 3:00 p.m.
July 21, 2023 at the East Otter Tail County Fair (County Fair Booth) from noon to 3:00 p.m.
July 31, 2023 at the Ottertail City Community Center from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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Aaron Larsen named new manager of West Otter Tail SWCD

Aaron Larsen named new manager of West Otter Tail SWCD

December 26, 2022 by Aaron Larsen

A familiar face will lead West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District after its current manager Brad Mergens retires after 38 plus years of service.

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Becker's Named Conservationist of the Year

Becker's Named Conservationist of the Year

December 19, 2022 by Aaron Larsen

Each year, the West Otter Tail Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding accomplishments in implementing conservation practices that improve and protect Otter Tail County’s natural resources. This year’s Outstanding Conservationist are Troy and Jodi Becker and their son Kolby of Vining, MN.

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Mark Schoening and Adam Fronning Farms Now Water Quality Certified

Mark Schoening and Adam Fronning Farms Now Water Quality Certified

June 26, 2022 by Aaron Larsen

Mark Schoening and his son-in-law, Adam Fronning, both farm in Otter Tail County, near the towns of Underwood and Battle Lake.  They work together as they each manage their farming operations and grow corn, soybeans, and wheat.  They also work together in their efforts to protect our water and soil resources.

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SWCD Receives Award for Conservation Efforts

SWCD Receives Award for Conservation Efforts

December 17, 2021 by Aaron Larsen

Recognized for its innovative conservation activities and demonstrated leadership that has achieved significant results in the protection of Minnesota’s land and water resources, West Otter Tail Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) received the 2021 DNR Division of Ecological and Water Resources Appreciation Award.

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