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  • Fire destroys shop, inside equipment

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 12:08pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a fire northeast of Bluffton, near Highway 68, destroyed a shop and equipment on June 11. The total loss was estimated at close to $200,000.  Faulty wiring on a diesel generator was believed to be the cause of the fire. Firefighters were called to the scene close to 6:30 p.m. Responding to the scene… Read More

  • Traffic injuries near Ottertail, Elizabeth

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 12:01pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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      Two weekend traffic accidents led to injuries in Otter Tail County, both on Sunday, June 13. The first accident took place at 10:07 a.m. on Highway 78 at the northeast side of Otter Tail Lake, near the town of Ottertail. Deputies said one person was injured in a single-vehicle accident. There were three people inside the vehicle…. Read More

  • Regional Economic Development strategy ready for review  

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

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    Public invited to participate in process West Central Initiative creates a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Region IV Economic Development District of Minnesota as part of its contract with the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Municipalities and organizations use the five-year strategy to attract public and private investment to grow and strengthen our communities…. Read More

  • Area graduates earn $1,000 healthcare scholarships from Perham Health

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 10:12am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Perham Health has announce the recipients of its 2021 Healthcare Career Educational Scholarship. Each recipient will receive a $1,000 scholarship to assist them in pursuing their degree in a healthcare related field.  The scholarship program is intended to encourage people to enter or advance themselves in a healthcare career, and is awarded to high school seniors… Read More

  • Otter Tail County board returns to normal meetings  

    | Published on June 16, 2021 at 10:11am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The county board of commissioners, after zoom meetings for more than a year due to COVID-19, were back to normal operations on June 8. County residents, media personnel and others joined them at the County Government Services Center in Fergus Falls. This was done with health, safety and social distancing in mind. The county board meeting… Read More

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