Merland Otto (BLA, 1976) of Maple Grove, Minnesota, passed away on March 30, 2011. Otto received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1976 from the University of Minnesota. Otto was working as a principal planner for the City of Minneapolis dealing mainly with airport issues. He was an architecture designer for Ralph Burke and Associates and Hakanson Anderson, Inc. of Anoka, MN, designing airports and community projects. He was one of the founders of Pheasants Forever and member of the Minnesota Pheasants Forever Board of Directors from 1984-1997, also serving as Chairman of the Board.
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