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Ottertail is a city in Otter Tail County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 572 at the 2010 census.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.10sqmi, of which 4.28sqmi is land and 0.82sqmi is water.Minnesota State Highways 78 and 108 are two of the main routes in the community.HistoryOttertail was platted in 1903, and named for nearby Otter Tail Lake.In the mid-1990s a developer of a trailer park built among ancient Indian burial mounds located within the city limits and shortly thereafter had to settle with the group that sued to protect their ancestral cemetery. Many neighbors have multiple small upthrusts in their backyards which mark one of 23 ancient burial sites located within the trailer park, about 200 miles northwest of Minneapolis. The park still remains on the original grounds but has agreed to preserve and protect the sites to the greatest extent possible (no sites have been destroyed in its development). A few incidents of restless Indian spirits were said to be disturbing families shortly thereafter.Demographics2010 censusAs of the census of 2010, there were 572 people, 245 households, and 171 families residing in the city. The population density was 133.6PD/sqmi. There were 401 housing units at an average density of 93.7/sqmi. The racial makeup of the city was 99.0% White, 0.2% Native American, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.9% of the population.
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