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  • Candlelight Ski at Glendalough Feb. 9

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 8:12am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnesota state parks and trails will host more than 30 candlelight events this winter, including one at Glendalough State Park.  Due to cold weather and difficult trail conditions, the Candlelight Ski scheduled for February 9 was rescheduled for Saturday, February 23 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Glendalough Trail Center. The 1.5-mile trail starts at… Read More

  • Snowmobile riders offer safe sledding tips

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 8:05am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Snowmobile riders throughout the state have plenty of snowfall, but despite less-than-ideal conditions in some areas, they’re hitting lakes and trails with a fervor.  Minnesota has more than 22,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, about 21,000 of which are maintained by local snowmobile club volunteers. Add in the thousands of lakes on which people ride… Read More

  • Fire damages area house

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:57am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a fire, east of Underwood near North Turtle Lake, significantly damaged a house on Feb. 4. The fire call came in at 3:57 p.m. Responding to the fire, north of Highway 122, were fire departments from Underwood and Battle Lake. No injuries were reported. Owner of the home is John Vogel. “The attached garage… Read More

  • Car-sled mishaps, church fire, barn fire near Pelican among emegency calls

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:46am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A snowmobile accident and car accident, northeast of Perham, on the north side of Big Pine Lake, took place within 10 minutes of each other on Sunday, Feb. 10. A 14-year-old girl was injured while driving a snowmobile at 3:49 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 8 and Wintergreen Road. Her injury was non-life threatening. At 4:09… Read More

  • Equine science showcased during Crop Show

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:44am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The West Otter Tail Crop and Forage Show, held annually in Fergus Falls, attracts a wide range of exhibits. Such was the case this year, on Feb. 6, at the Bigwood Event Center. One of the exhibits included equine science manned by students at M State, Fergus Falls. Courses are taught on campus and northeast of… Read More

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