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  • Eligible voters can register when they electronically file their taxes

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 2:22pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    With income tax season opening Monday, January 23, Minnesota taxpayers who need to register to vote or update their voter registration can now do so when they file their income taxes electronically, the Minnesota Department of Revenue and Secretary of State Steve Simon announced today. This year, all taxpayers using Minnesota-certified electronic filing software will see… Read More

  • Walk-in access program sign-ups to begin, with DNR offering incentives to landowners to allow hunting

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 12:09pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Landowners can generate revenue by allowing public hunting on their private land in 46 Minnesota counties through the DNR’s Walk-In Access program. Sign-ups are open Monday, Jan. 23, to Friday, April 28. Landowners should contact their local soil and water conservation district office for enrollment information. Eligible parcels must be at least 40 acres and covered by… Read More

  • Single recycling containers to take hold in Otter Tail

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 11:28am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent A grant of $225,000 has been awarded to Otter Tail County, allowing for the purchase of recycling carts for residents of Perham and Fergus Falls. All recycled items such as tin, aluminum, paper and plastic will be put in those containers, but not until the summer of 2017. For the… Read More

  • Comment period on Dent city sewer plant underway

    | Published on January 31, 2017 at 11:24am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Public comment period for a permit to the city of Dent for wastewater treatment is underway. The facility, which is located within the Otter Tail River watershed,  was issued its current permit in December of 2011. The comment period runs through Feb. 27. The existing facility consists of a lift station, force main, a two-cell stabilization pond system,… Read More

  • Fishing group near Pelican finds their tires slashed

    | Published on January 24, 2017 at 5:05pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent Tires were slashed on three vehicles owned by fishermen who found the vandalism after returning from a ice fishing outing at Rankle Lake, northwest of Pelican Rapids. The incident took place at the intersection of Highway 34 and 165th Avenue. The vehicle owners called authorities at 3:13 p.m. on Jan. 15. Sheriff… Read More

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