Heavy equipment has been moving nearly all summer long near downtown Pelican Rapids, the High School campus, and the Farmers Elevator. 

Some of the final activity of the 2020 construction season commenced this week, as blacktopping began Monday Oct6. 12 on W. Mill. 

Joining the crews was a brown lab named Buddy, who rides “shotgun’’ for Ottertail Aggregate owner Tom Ahlfs. The two are pictured here on W Mill, in one of Ahlf’s machines. “He’s my GPS system,” laughed Ahlfs.