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  • Fires destroy garages in area

    | Published on November 13, 2019 at 12:26pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that two detached garages in Otter Tail County were destroyed by fire, one on Nov. 2 and the other on Nov. 3. The fire on Nov. 2 took place southwest of Wadena, in eastern Otter Tail County, near the intersection of Highways 50 and 75. Authorities said the fire started in a wood stove… Read More

  • Corn burned in grain dryer fire

    | Published on November 13, 2019 at 11:59am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies, on Oct. 30, reported that 700 bushels of corn were destroyed in a grain dryer fire just past midnight, southwest of Fergus Falls. The location was close to County Road 1 and Interstate 94. Authorities said the fire was caused by overheating, resulting in extensive damage to the grain dryer. No injuries were reported. The Fergus… Read More

  • Flu season is here:

    | Published on November 13, 2019 at 11:50am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail public health nurse answers your questions From Otter Tail County  It’s that time of year again. . . Flu Season.  The Minnesota Department of Health recommends, for best protection, to get your flu vaccine in early fall before flu season starts. However, you can still get the vaccine anytime during flu season which is typically… Read More

  • Live Well at Home grants help older Minnesotans remain healthy, independent

    | Published on November 13, 2019 at 11:46am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    $6.4 million going to organizations providing varied services–including Pelican, Otter Tail County areas  The Minnesota Department of Human Services announced the newest recipients of grants that will help older adults maintain their health, independence and community involvement. By 2020, Minnesotans over age 65 will outnumber schoolchildren for the first time ever. The Live Well at Home… Read More

  • Seeds of HOPE

    | Published on November 13, 2019 at 11:37am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Michael A. Guido, D.D. Goethe is recognized as one of the greatest German politicians and authors. Having keen insight into the life and future of his nation he wrote, “The destiny of our nation can be determined by the opinions of our youth!” Few would disagree with his observation. The statesmen of our nation say the same:… Read More

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