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  • 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

  • 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

  • Political campaign, advertisement signs not permitted on highway rights of way

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:07pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    With the upcoming November elections, the Minnesota Department of Transportation reminds campaigners that state law prohibits the placement of private signs of any kind (i.e., political and other advertising signage) on highway right-of-way in Minnesota. Highway rights of way include driving lanes, inside and outside shoulders, ditches, sight corners at intersections, and boulevards in urban areas…. Read More

  • Temporary detour of Highway 108 in Ottertail starts July 6 for railroad repairs

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:06pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Starting Monday, July 6, motorists will encounter a temporary detour of Highway 108 in Ottertail, as railroad crews complete repairs at the crossing. Traffic will be rerouted to Highway 78, County Road 54 and County Road 127. The work is expected to take approximately two days to complete, weather permitting. Local traffic will be able to… Read More

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