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  • 136 Century Farms honored in 2019

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 10:32am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    State Fair and Farm Bureau Program salute Minnesota family farms The Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau recognize 136 Minnesota farms as 2019 Century Farms. Qualifying farms have been in continuous family ownership for at least 100 years and are 50 acres or more.  Century Farm families receive a commemorative sign, as well as… Read More

  • Two arrested on multiple charges

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:57am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sheriff deputies reported that a man and woman were arrested in Pelican Rapids with multiple charges on April 9. The charges included DWI, drug possession, the illegal use of hypodermic needles, theft, driving after a license suspension and no proof of vehicle insurance. They were scheduled to appear in county court, Fergus Falls, the following day. Fifth… Read More

  • Survey explores rural Minnesota

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:56am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From West Central Initiative  The number of West Central residents who feel their community is performing well in roads and infrastructure, public transportation service, and cultural and arts opportunities improved significantly since 2016, according to the Rural Pulse survey of more than 1,560 Minnesotans just released by the Blandin Foundation.  On the economic front, fewer respondents… Read More

  • Live Well at Home grants to help older Minnesotans remain healthy, independent

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:55am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Organizations throughout Minnesota will receive $8.6 million Minnesota consistently ranks as one of the top states for providing services and supports to older adults and people with disabilities, according to a national scorecard by AARP.  Helping people live well at home is one of the key reasons. The Minnesota Department of Human Services is building on… Read More

  • Legal maneuvering continues as city prepares for major court case

    | Published on April 17, 2019 at 9:54am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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     The stage continues to be set for a lawsuit between the city of Pelican Rapids, its engineering firm and the contractor on the city’s wastewater treatment upgrade project.  The dispute has been simmering for about three years, and there could be upwards of $1 million at stake.  City attorney Greg Larson and the League of… Read More

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