Board Director Candidates:

The Mahube-Otwa Board is seeking the following candidates:

  • One (1) Low Income Representative from Wadena County.

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 NEW Head Start ONLINE Application:

Head Start offers day care and preschool services to children ages birth to 5 years. Its easy to apply -- use the new online application.  You can even apply using your smart phone.  

Energy Assistance EXTENDED to July 1

Applications for Energy Assistance will be accepted until Friday, July 1, 2016.  In addition, the amount for maximum Crisis benefit assistance has been increased. To learn more, contact a Mahube-Otwa office near you:  847-1385 (Detroit Lakes), 732-7204 (Park Rapids), 935-5022 (Mahnomen), 739-3011 (Fergus Falls), and 632-3600 (Wadena).


FREE INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE is availalbe for low-to-moderate income residents and senior tax payers. Completed Federal and State returns will be electronically e-filed from one of five locations; rent and property tax refunds can also be completed. Make an appointment and find a location near you.


Mahube-Otwa is a MNSure partner and assistor agency - providing health insurance outreach, education and application assistance to clients.  Mahube-Otwa's trained assistors can help you 'navigate' through your health inusrance questions; call 847-1385 for additional information.  To learn more about MNSure, visit or call the MNSure Contact Center toll free at 1-855-366-7873.


Telephone Service Discount Programs:

There are several landline and wireless service providers authorized to provide telephone service discounts to income qualifying households. Learn more about telephone service discounts. Telephone discount application (PDF document).

Are you an older Minnesotan interested in living at home as long as you can? Then, Live Well at HomeSM is for you.

Serving Becker, Hubbard, Mahnomen, Otter Tail, and Wadena Counties