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Map Address 215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 


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215 South Cascade Street, Fergus Falls, MN 56537 


Otter Tail Power Company was named after the Otter Tail River, which provided the company's first source of power. Hundreds of years ago the Ojibwe noted that a large sandpit follows the shoreline of the lake where the river flows into it. Because they thought this sandpit resembled the tail of an otter, the Native Americans named the lake Nigagwanoe, Otter Tail. By doing so, they also named a river, a village, a township, a county, and a power company.

The company was incorporated in 1907 and began producing electricity in 1909 at Dayton Hollow Dam on the Otter Tail near Fergus Falls, Minnesota.

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