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  • Escaping from scam attempt not always easy

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 2:55pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A resident at Dahl Road near Pelican Lake, northeast of Pelican Rapids, averted a scam but this took a great deal of time and effort. The county sheriff office said a call came in concerning the incident at 4:33 p.m. on March 8. Sheriff Administrative Lt. Keith Van Dyke said the Pelican Lake resident had computer issues… Read More

  • State park visits top 10 million

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 1:48pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Maplewood-Vergas maple syrup fest April 8 will help launch 2017 season; following record 2016 visitation of over 144,000 New offerings come after record number of visitors utilize state’s parks and trails system in 2016; DNR seeks moderate fee increases to support increased demand for parks and trails maintenance and services. A variety of new experiences await… Read More

  • Sweet competition… Vergas maple syrup fest includes judging contest April 8

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 1:39pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Vergas Maple Syrup Festival will have a new feature this year: A Maple Syrup Tasting Contest. Anyone is invited to bring in a minimum of a half pint of Maple Syrup to be tasted and judged by the panel of judges. The maple syrup taste test will be among the full day of festivities at the… Read More

  • 4-H’ers hit the lanes for annual Otter Tail bowling tournament

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 1:32pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    West Otter Tail 4-H held its annual bowling tournament on February 19 at Northern Aire Lanes in Fergus Falls. Ten out of 14 clubs were there to compete and cheer on others. There were 8 junior teams (grades K-6): 1st place – Eagle Lake 4-H with 911 points; 2nd place – Buse Orwell 4-H with 889… Read More

  • Grant to assist in high speed internet awarded by Blandin to Otter Tail County

    | Published on March 14, 2017 at 1:08pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Blandin Foundation announced today that it has awarded five grants totaling $149,000 that assist rural Minnesota communities in advancing high-speed Internet access and use in their communities. Otter Tail County will benefit from grant funding that will map existing fiber, towers and broadband-related electronics, provide a market study, determine the best technology path for the… Read More

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