Area News

  • Roadway injury reported

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 11:05pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sheriff deputies reported one injury in a traffic accident north of Parkers Prairie at 2:28 p.m. on June 25. The driver became dizzy, lost control of his vehicle, and landed in a water-filled ditch. He was taken to the hospital in Alexandria. Deputies said the accident took place at the intersection of Highway 29 and Stoney Creek Road…. Read More

  • Motorcycle crashes

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 10:43pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Cyclist injuries said to be serious The driver of a motorcycle who likely put his bike down to avoid hitting a vehicle suffered serious injures near the west side of Otter Tail Lake close to noon on June 26. Sheriff deputies said the accident took place near the intersection of Highways 1 and 145. The male cycle driver,… Read More

  • Well owners in Otter Tail County: Free nitrate testing offered by soil-water in July

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 10:38pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Homeowners who rely on private wells for their drinking water supply should test for nitrates on a regular basis. Private well owners are encouraged to participate at a free nitrate testing clinic that will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the West Otter Tail SWCD office in Fergus Falls on July 21, 2020… Read More

  • County boat-water safety grant of $51,000 approved for safety

    | Published on July 2, 2020 at 10:30pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County commissioners, on June 29, announced approval of a state grant which will be used for water patrol wages in Otter Tail County. The goal is to reduce injuries, deaths and property damage on county waters. Dollar amounts provided to counties in Minnesota are based on the prior year’s boat and water safety activities. Considerations include… Read More

  • AgCountry gives $273,000 to COVID-19 relief

    | Published on June 25, 2020 at 10:14am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    AgCountry Farm Credit Services will soon be donating $273,000 to local organizations within the communities they serve as part of relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. “On behalf of our entire team, we extend a heartfelt thank you to the organizations that support our communities during this critical time,” shares Marc Knisely, president and CEO of… Read More

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