• Local counties, governments to receive new federal dollars for pandemic expenses

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:30pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnesota counties, cities, and towns will soon receive $841 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to pay for expenses incurred during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counties and cities can also use CARES Act dollars to provide economic support for businesses, hospitals, and individuals. The Department of Revenue will distribute funds… Read More

  • New state forest maps help Minnesotans find summer fun—in the woods

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:29pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Eight new state forest maps from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources feature recreation highlights to help Minnesotans find their perfect adventure. The maps, in print and mobile formats, are available for Bear Island, Big Fork, Burntside, Golden Anniversary, Remer, Koochiching, Smokey Bear, and White Earth state forests. State forest maps can lead the way to summer… Read More

  • Deer hunting season information: 2019 harvest nearly 190,000

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:26pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The full DNR 2019 harvest report can be downloaded on the deer reports and statistics webpage. Some key takeaways: • A total of 187,587 deer were harvested last season. • During the inaugural statewide youth season, 5,829 deer were harvested. • Overall, the season was very similar to the 2018 season, with comparable total number… Read More

  • Fireworks at the pump

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:25pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Gas prices jump just in time for July 4 Minnesota gas prices have risen 5.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.11/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,856 stations. Gas prices in Minnesota are 21.8 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 47.7 cents per gallon lower than a… Read More

  • Craft kits and coloring books: Multicultural learning isn’t taking COVID break in Pelican Rapids

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:23pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Free craft kits were distributed by the Pelican Rapids Multicultural committee last week. The kits, one of several “physically distanced” activities promoted by the committee this summer, were handed out to kids and families June 27 behind the Mercantile on Main. The kits contained supplies for rubbings, woven friendship bracelets, and Mexican tissue paper flowers. Diversity color book… Read More

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