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  • Vehicles vandalized, firearms stolen

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 12:22pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies, on Oct. 19, reported vandalism to several vehicles at Big Rock Road near Dead Lake, southwest of Dent. “The owner says that seven firearms, both rifles and shotguns, were stolen from an enclosed structure,” said a sheriff deputy. State and federal authorities have also been contacted reg arding the theft of the firearms. Home for sale broken into… Read More

  • Ask a Trooper: Turkey feathers on the roadway?

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 11:03am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    by Sgt. Jesse GrabowMinnesota State Patrol Question: Why is it legal for trucks hauling turkeys to spread feathers everywhere? Answer: According to state law, drivers carrying turkeys do not need to provide a fencing around the vehicle to keep the feathers from escaping.Minnesota law also allows exemptions to motor vehicles operated by a farmer or the farmer’s… Read More

  • Free online mental health support groups available

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 10:18am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) offers a variety of free online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens. African-American, GLBTQ and BIPOC community focused groups are also offered.  Led by trained peer facilitators, the support groups… Read More

  • Construction underway on pickleball courts in Vergas

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 10:17am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Dirt is on-the-move to make way for the new pickleball courts near the baseball diamonds in Vergas. The groundwork and cement work is the first phase of the project and is scheduled to be completed in October.  Phase two and three consist of surfacing and fencing and is scheduled for spring 2022. “We are thrilled to be underway,”… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on October 27, 2021 at 10:16am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Back in the day when country schooling was a Dunn deal More school days photos, these from the Dunn Township area—and from the country school house era of a century ago.  These are submitted by Duane and Dawn Seifert.  Both images were taken at the School District 25, which was Dunn Township.  This photo is from 1918, taken at… Read More

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