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  • Dock removal important time to check for invasive species

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 2:18pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds lake property owners to check boats and trailers, docks and boat lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. While it’s always important to look for invasive species on boats, docks and other equipment, it is especially important at this time of… Read More

  • County Highway 41 Bridge at Star Lake to Reopen After Recent Arson

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 2:08pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County, MN– The County Highway 41 Bridge at Star Lake near Dent was set on fire September 6, 2020. The Sheriff’s Office reports Ryan Curtis Johnson, of Mapleton, North Dakota was arrested for arson after apparently trying to burn down the bridge. The bridge is closed, and a detour has been set up along County… Read More

  • Fatal accidents with off-highway rigs reaches highest level in ten years

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 1:59pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    As the state’s number of fatal accidents involving off-highway vehicles (OHVs) reaches the highest level in more than a decade, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds riders to play it safe and take proper safety precautions. “We’re seeing riders of all ages and abilities out on the trails this year, which is great,” said Jon… Read More

  • Otter Tail solid waste asks residents to stop backyard burning of garbage

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 1:57pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Although burning garbage in a burn barrel or stove has been illegal for more than 4 decades, up to 25% of rural residents still burn their own garbage. The Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department asks residents to finally put the burn barrel away, as the practice is a misdemeanor offense, garbage service is widely… Read More

  • Over $200,000 to boost livestock processing capacity 

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 1:55pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    MDA issues grants to 46 Minnesota plants, producers The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) has awarded $208,213 to 46 Minnesota livestock processing plants and producers to help them increase capacity for slaughter, processing, and storage in the wake of supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The MDA Agricultural Growth, Research, and Innovation (AGRI) Program’s Rapid… Read More

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