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  • Minnesota fishing opener set May 15

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Fishing seasons open for walleye, bass, trout in lakes, and northern pike on Saturday, May 15, with this year’s date taking the prize for the latest possible opener under Minnesota statute. “We know there is some confusion about this year’s opener date,” said Jon Hansen, fisheries program consultant for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Minnesota statute… Read More

  • Easter weekend accidents reported in Otter Tail area

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies, on Monday, April 5, reported four accidents with injuries during the 2021 Easter weekend in Otter Tail County. The first accident took place at 1:03 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at the intersection of 365th Avenue and 500th Street, northeast of Vergas. A male juvenile rolled his vehicle. He and two passengers received minor… Read More

  • Permanent tribute to veterans planned by Vergas committee

    | Published on April 7, 2021 at 9:05am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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     The Vergas Veterans Memorial Park Committee launched a planning process a few months ago. The goal: A permanent Vergas tribute to veterans The first community involvement will be a groundbreaking and fundraiser, tentatively May 30th in Vergas. Details are pending and more information will be provided in the near future. The park will be located in Vergas in… Read More

  • Annual bowling tourney hosted for area 4-H’ers

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:43am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The annual West Otter Tail 4-H Bowling Tournament was held at Northern Aire Lanes in Fergus Falls, March 21.  Seven West Otter Tail 4-H clubs competed. The top 4 Junior teams were Dalton 4-H, Oscar Trondhjem, Home School 4-H and Eagle Lake. The high score junior bowler was Kendall Sundby, Dalton 4-H. The top 4 Senior teams Buse… Read More

  • Prevent conflicts with bears with these spring tips  

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:42am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    With bears emerging from hibernation in the coming weeks, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds homeowners to check their property for food sources that could attract bears.   “To avoid season-long problems, take the time now to remove or secure anything that could attract a bear,” said Eric Nelson, wildlife damage program supervisor for the… Read More

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