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  • ‘Restraining order’ against Old Man Winter issued by Minnesota judge–with a sense of humor

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 11:46am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A Minnesota judge “granted” a temporary restraining order against winter ahead of another possible snowstorm. The parody temporary restraining order was filed last week by “Citizens of Minnesota” against “Minnesota Meteorologists, Old Man Winter and Mr. Snow.” Hennepin County Judge Kevin S. Burke, who appears to be just as fed up with the snow as the… Read More

  • All in a Day’s Work: Otter Tail 911 dispatch officers saving lives

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 11:43am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Shannon Terry Otter Tail County Public Information Officer Most of us like to think we are pretty good at juggling many tasks at one time. In the Otter Tail County Dispatch Center multitasking is a fine art.  The public can be confident that when an emergency call is placed to 911 a qualified and well-trained communication officer… Read More

  • DOES VOTING MATTER?

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 11:42am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Your opinion due April 1 for ‘Think-Off’ The 27th annual Great American Think-Off is looking for your essay submission for its annual philosophy debate. This year’s controversial question reads: “To vote or not to vote: does it matter?” Essays are due April 1, 2019. Express your opinion via 750 word (or less) essay, and your voice could… Read More

  • Corn growers launch first-ever statewide scholarship for future ag leaders

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 11:10am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) is proud to announce its first-ever statewide scholarship for college students aspiring to become future agricultural leaders. MCGA will be offering two $5,000 scholarships to college students who are currently enrolled or will be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student during the fall 2019 semester.  The statewide scholarship will supplement… Read More

  • Spring load restrictions now in force

    | Published on March 20, 2019 at 11:09am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Winter load increases will end Thursday, March 14 and spring load restrictions will start Friday, March 15 on highways in the south, southeast, metro and central frost zones, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation. The frost zones can be found on the MnDOT load limits map.  Road restriction maps showing locations of weight-restricted routes are… Read More

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