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  • Fall color season is here in Minnesota

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 11:07am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Some trees have begun to turn colors early due to this year’s drought. A severe drought usually dulls colors and causes premature leaf shedding. Minnesota’s landscape likely will be filled with more subtle colors of tan, bronze and auburn. The above map, dated Sept. 9, shows progress of colors in geographic areas of Minnesota. Forest Health Program… Read More

  • Drought brings water quality problems, but also rare opportunity for scientific study  

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 11:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It’s been 33 years since Mississippi River flows coming into the Twin Cities were this low. The same goes for the Red River at Fargo. From Minnesota Pollution Control Agency  Minnesota rivers are seeing the other side of extreme weather — drought and low flows — after a decade dominated by wet weather and high flows. While Minnesota… Read More

  • A heavens-eye vantage point of hellishly low water  

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 10:59am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    There’s nothing like getting a bird’s eve view of a situation, by airplane.  That was the comment by Steve Foster, a 20 year pilot who conducted an aerial tour of the low water of the Pelican River.  The two-seat, 1967 Piper aircraft followed the Pelican River from the city all the way to rural Fergus Falls on… Read More

  • Area Audubon group marks 7th anniversary

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:50am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Prairie Lakes Audubon Chapter will host a 7th Anniversary Event Tuesday, September 21,   at 7:00 p.m. The online event is “Uncommon Facts about Common Birds” with Laura Erickson To celebrate our Chapter’s 7th anniversary and our passion for birds, nature, and conservation we be hosting Laura Erickson.  Laura is the author of a dozen books about birds… Read More

  • Woman injured in handgun accident

    | Published on September 15, 2021 at 9:49am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A woman who resides at Wren Lake, northeast of Battle Lake, was injured in a handgun accident shortly after 9 p.m. on Sept. 11. Sheriff deputies said the woman was attempting to unload a handgun when the gun fired. The bullet struck the woman in the left hand, entering through the palm and exiting. First responders from… Read More

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