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  • Open house offers info on Minnesota’s 3,600 miles of road lanes

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 3:22pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the community to an open house Tuesday, May 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the MnDOT District 4 headquarters, 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes. The event will give the public a chance to learn what MnDOT does, get a close up look at equipment and tools used… Read More

  • Earth Day ‘Walk for Glendalough’ April 22

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:48pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It’s a special occasion when the Walk for Glendalough falls on Earth Day. On Earth Day in 1990, the Glendalough property was transferred to the Nature Conservancy, beginning a process that created Glendalough State Park in Battle Lake. Today, 27 years later, the beauty and natural features of Glendalough have been preserved, and amenities have been… Read More

  • Otter Tail Corp. held 107th annual meeting; re-elect board member

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:47pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail Corporation  hosted 214 shareholders and guests at its annual meeting of common shareholders April 10 in Fergus Falls. This was the corporation’s 107th annual meeting. Represented by proxy or present in person at the meeting was 81 percent of the corporation’s total shares outstanding. Shareholders reelected John D. Erickson, Nathan I. Partain, and James B…. Read More

  • Anna Wasescha named West Central Initiative President/CEO

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 2:40pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Anna Wasescha has been named president of West Central Initiative (WCI) by the WCI Board of Directors. She will begin her duties on May 8. Reporting to the WCI Board, Wasescha will lead, direct and manage the organization, and guide its strategic direction. She will also act as WCI’s chief spokesperson and represent the west… Read More

  • Henning student killed in head-on accident

    | Published on April 18, 2017 at 1:46pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent A 16-year-old student at Henning High School died in a traffic accident shortly after 6 a.m. on Thursday, April 13. The accident took place just east of Vining, on State Highway 210. The victim was Jacob Quam whose car was struck head on by a semi in foggy conditions in… Read More

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