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  • Lida, Crystal among area lakes eyed for sunfish regulations

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 10:17am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Quality Sunfish Initiative would lower sunfish bag limits The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources encourages to the public to weigh in on proposed special fishing regulations that would allow anglers to keep fewer sunfish from 50 lakes.  The proposed regulations are part of the ongoing Quality Sunfish Initiative. The proposed lower bag limits on 50 lakes would go… Read More

  • Recycled creativity

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 10:16am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Check out precious plastic lab art at summer events in lakes area Shannon Terry Otter Tail County Solid Waste The Lakes Area Precious Plastic Lab is hosting several events this summer where residents can come and learn about plastic waste and engage in some hands-on recycling and art. The Lakes Area Precious Plastic Lab is a plastic recycling… Read More

  • GDP at county level: Otter Tail workforce has good productivity

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:59am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Workers in Otter Tail County and in most areas of the Upper Midwest have productivity that is the best in the nation. Statistics point this out. That revelation came from John Phelan, an economist with the Twin Cities-based Center of the American Experiment. He spoke Monday evening, July 19, at Thumper… Read More

  • Lutheran ministers still riding the ‘circuit’—just like a century ago

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:54am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Zion Lutheran on Franklin Lake is latest church with itinerant pastor Ministering to rural church congregations hasn’t changed all that much over the past century and a half. In the olden days, rural pastors traveled by horseback or buggy to serve multiple rural churches in a time of limited ordained ministers.  Journeys continue today, as interim, substitute and… Read More

  • Three injuries in Dent area traffic accident

    | Published on July 21, 2021 at 9:37am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that three people were injured in a traffic accident on Highway 35, southwest of Dent, at 3:25 p.m. on Monday, July 12. Two vehicles were in a collision near Star Lake. The three injured individuals were taken to the hospital in Perham. The vehicles were towed from the scene of the accident by Pelican… Read More

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