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  • Holiday wreaths from Minn. state forests sold nationwide

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 4:45pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    ‘Tis the season for holiday wreaths, swags and garland. These beautiful and fragrant decorations most likely came from a Minnesota state forest. Balsam fir boughs and branches harvested from state forests are used to make wreaths that adorn homes across the nation, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Balsam fir grows in northeastern and north-central… Read More

  • Hard to buy for? No problem!

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 4:44pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Shopping for holiday gifts is not always easy. Supplies are limited, crowds are big and checkout lines are long. And, that is just half the battle. Making out a gift list is the other. Some people are easy to buy for. They tell you exactly what they want. Others are not so easy. Ask them… Read More

  • Year-end holidays to set new record

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 4:41pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    More than 103 million Americans will travel this holiday season More than 103 million Americans will travel for the year-end holidays, according to AAA’s Year-End Holiday Travel Forecast. This represents a 1.5 percent increase, or 1.5 million more travelers than last year, and the highest total volume since AAA began tracking holiday travel data. “This will be… Read More

  • Wrapped up and ready to go

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 4:37pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    There is nothing more exciting to kids than a Christmas tree loaded with presents. Glittery paper and bows in every shade and print imaginable make for extra-special presents and add to the excitement. Of course, you don’t have to go the usual route when wrapping Christmas gifts. You can choose something other than the rows… Read More

  • More than 980,000 motorists expected to be rescued by AAA this holiday season

    | Published on December 20, 2016 at 4:36pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    AAA expects to rescue more than 980,000 motorists over the 11-day holiday travel period, with the primary reasons being dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. Drivers should have their vehicles inspected by a trusted repair shop, such as one of the nearly 7,000 AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities across North America. Members can download the AAA Mobile… Read More

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