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  • Car-sled mishaps, church fire, barn fire near Pelican among emegency calls

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:46am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A snowmobile accident and car accident, northeast of Perham, on the north side of Big Pine Lake, took place within 10 minutes of each other on Sunday, Feb. 10. A 14-year-old girl was injured while driving a snowmobile at 3:49 p.m. near the intersection of Highway 8 and Wintergreen Road. Her injury was non-life threatening. At 4:09… Read More

  • Equine science showcased during Crop Show

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:44am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The West Otter Tail Crop and Forage Show, held annually in Fergus Falls, attracts a wide range of exhibits. Such was the case this year, on Feb. 6, at the Bigwood Event Center. One of the exhibits included equine science manned by students at M State, Fergus Falls. Courses are taught on campus and northeast of… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:34am CST Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    As Otter Tail County plans for future, 1884 twsp. maps offer glimpse at past A look at Otter Tail County, 1884, was recently uncovered in the dusty files at the Pelican Rapids Press.   Not all of our readers are “map buffs,” but a closer look at old plat books can offer “between-the-lines” history.  Paging through… Read More

  • Otter Tail County earns Highway Safety honor

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:29am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County is a recipient of the 2018 Minnesota Highway Safety Achievement Award presented by the State Highway Safety Committee. At left is Chuck Grotte, highway engineer for Otter Tail County, and at right is Otter Tail County Public Works Director Rick West.

  • Annual kids fishing derby in Cormorant area Feb. 16

    | Published on February 13, 2019 at 7:27am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The annual kids fishing derby on Lake Ida is Feb. 16, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., hosted by the Cormorant Lakes Sportsmans Club and the Cormorant Pub.  The Luke Gandrud Memorial Youth Fishing Derby features free fishing for kids age 15 and under.  Prizes will be awarded for biggest fish, and free hot dogs and… Read More

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