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  • Shirt sales aid Pelican Special Education; raise Down Syndrome awareness

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 1:54pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    An annual fundraiser for the Pelican Rapids Viking Elementary School Special Education Department is also an opportunity to raise awareness of Down Syndrome.  “Team Samtastic’ has become a tradition, organized by parent Amanda Backstrom. Her son Sam, a Pelican Rapids elementary student, is the inspiration behind the “Samtastic” campaign.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fundraiser is… Read More

  • Relief applications due Sept. 30

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:37am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Applications are now being accepted from eligible Otter Tail County small businesses for grants up to $10,000 (with additional consideration to restaurants and lodging operations) to assist with operating expenses and costs incurred to reopen safely and adapt business practices to ensure worker and customer safety during the pandemic. Key eligibility includes: • Must be an independently… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:29am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A look back at Depression era ‘work programs,’ which were segregated with seperate Indian and black units The Minnesota DNR and Historical Society circulated an interesting grouping of photos last week, looking back at  Depression-era public works programs. Many of our fathers and grandfathers worked in those programs, during the President Roosevelt years.  What was interesting… Read More

  • Huebsch looks back on 12 years as Otter Tail County commissioner

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:24am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Doug Huebsch of Perham is closing out his final four-year term as a county commissioner. He was elected to his first term in 2008, and now reflects on his service as one of five members of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. “It has been a real pleasure to serve. I really love Otter Tail… Read More

  • COVID-19 housing assistance available in lake area

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:22am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program is now accepting applications, including in the Otter Tail-Becker County area.  Renters and homeowners behind on housing payments can get help through the COVID-19 Housing Assistance Program. Funds are limited. For information, call 211 (Toll Free: 1.800.543.7709; Local: 651.291.0211), go to www.211unitedway.org or text “MNRENT” or “MNHOME” to 898-211. For telephone information, call Jamie… Read More

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