Area News

  • 25 by 25 – State initiative aims to improve Minnesota water quality by 25% in less than decade

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 8:33am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    At the recent Environmental Congress Gov. Mark Dayton announced a new “25 by ‘25” water quality goal, to improve Minnesota’s water quality 25 percent by 2025. Without additional action, the quality of Minnesota’s waters is expected to improve only 6 to 8 percent by 2034. If approved by the Legislature, Gov. Dayton’s proposed new goal… Read More

  • Injuries occur in Pelican area crash

    | Published on June 1, 2017 at 9:49am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


      A three-car collision south of Pelican Rapids at 4:34 p.m. on May 25 resulted in non-life threatening injuries. The State Patrol, working in conjunction with the county sheriff office, said a person driving a Chevrolet Impala was traveling southbound on Highway 59 and stopped to wait for oncoming traffic before making a left turn onto… Read More

  • Bear sitings appear on upswing in area; in 1910 a bear was bagged in Scambler Township area

    | Published on June 1, 2017 at 9:39am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Do You Remember When? The greater Pelican Rapids lakes area is not necessarily bear country–at least in the sense of the typical bear habitat of Northern Minnesota. But there appears to be an increase in bear sightings today–in part thanks to trail cameras. This photo was famous in its day–1910. Pelican Rapids hunters Floyd Putnam, Peter… Read More

  • OT county officials on alert for Starry Stonewort in lakes

    | Published on June 1, 2017 at 9:24am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Invasive water weed is bigger threat than zebra mussels When people hear the term Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS), what comes to mind for most people is zebra zussels. A more serious problem, note members of the Otter Tail County AIS Task Force, is the spread of Starry Stonewort into area lakes and rivers. Starry Stonewort can be… Read More

  • Star Lake group calling for further enrironmental review of casino

    | Published on June 1, 2017 at 9:19am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


      The Star Lake Concerned Citizens Group, generally opposed to the proposed casino on the southwest side of Star Lake, continues to push for an Environmental Impact Statement in addition to a recently completed Environmental Assessment Worksheet. A public comment period runs until June 21. Written comments can be submitted to Bill Kalar, Otter Tail County Land… Read More

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