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  • Fire destroys garage

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:49am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a garage was destroyed east of Henning on Jan. 13. Fire departments from Henning and Deer Creek were called to the scene, close to Highway 210, at 7:33 p.m. The detached garage was in flames when firefighters arrived. Multiple vehicles inside the garage were destroyed. Fortunately, no person was inside. There were no… Read More

  • Protected together:

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:48am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail public health vaccination response outlined From Otter Tail County Information Office  With the recent changes that broadened those eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine to include those age 65 and older, and the limited amount of vaccine available, Otter Tail County Public Health continues to prioritize all eligible groups in phase 1a to be offered vaccine… Read More

  • Friends fighting hunger host Jan. 30 virtual fundraiser

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:46am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Group has raised more than $800,000 for food programs, community pantries over past 12 years Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger is celebrating the 13th year of fighting hunger in Otter Tail County.  The event has typically been a gala winter gathering, with music, food and auctions. But the COVID pandemic has shifted the fundraiser to a January… Read More

  • 4-H youth pledge to keep fellow Minnesotans warm this winter

    | Published on January 20, 2021 at 8:45am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    One out of every nine Minnesota children live in poverty … on a typical night, more than 11,000 Minnesotans experience homelessness; 32% of them are children. Minnesota 4-H is challenging youth to help keep others warm this winter.  The Head, Hands & Toes Winter Gear Drive runs Jan. 1 – Feb. 15 in communities across Minnesota. Youth… Read More

  • Rasmusson sworn in as member of Minn. State House

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:17am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Jordan Rasmusson officially is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives after taking the oath of office Tuesday at the Capitol. Rasmusson, a Republican from Fergus Falls, was elected in November to fill the District 8A seat vacated by now-retired Rep. Bud Nornes, R-Fergus Falls. The district includes much of Otter Tail County.  “My family has… Read More

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