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  • Rasmusson sworn in as member of Minn. State House

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:17am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Jordan Rasmusson officially is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives after taking the oath of office Tuesday at the Capitol. Rasmusson, a Republican from Fergus Falls, was elected in November to fill the District 8A seat vacated by now-retired Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls. The district includes much of Otter Tail County.  “My family has… Read More

  • DNR seeks input on 2020 deer populations, observations from hunters

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:16am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on 2020 deer populations and observations using an online survey.  The survey includes questions about experiences hunters had during the deer hunting season; issues related to damage deer might do to crops, landscaping or gardens; and other deer-related issues.  This year the DNR will also ask for… Read More

  • ‘Choose To Reuse’ campaign launched

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:16am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    This month the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department kicks off a year-long campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of reducing and reusing.  Research shows that people often think of recycling as the primary way to reduce waste, but reducing waste before it happens and focusing on reuse have more positive environmental impact.  Reuse doesn’t require… Read More

  • County has good voting equipment, but that comes with a high cost

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:00am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The integrity of the U.S. voting system has been a hot topic in recent months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at recent voting equipment updated in Otter Tail County where fair elections and voter tabulations have gone very well. In 2018 Otter Tail County obtained a Voting Equipment Grant totaling $169,070 from the… Read More

  • Republican State Sen. responds to Gov. Walz restrictions

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:55am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) released the following statement in response to Governor Tim Walz loosening of his restrictions on businesses implemented on November 21:  “I am happy to see Governor Walz’s decided today to ease restrictions…Unfortunately, Governor Walz continues to act as if one size fits all, and his policies have hurt Greater Minnesota more than… Read More

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