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  • Injuries reported in traffic mishaps

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 3:23pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Injuries were reported in two separate traffic accidents near Perham, on Thursday morning, Dec. 29. The first accident took place at 9:52 a.m. on Highway 10, just west of Perham. The State Highway Patrol said a Honda Civic was traveling eastbound on Highway 10, in the right lane and passing a MNDOT… Read More

  • Lakes area astronaut Jack Schmitt was friend to late space pioneer John Glenn

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 2:57pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen Otter Tail County Correspondent Harrison (Jack) Schmitt, the last man to set foot on the moon in December, 1972, is a resident of New Mexico who has fond memories of spending time at the family cabin along Girard Beach on the north side of West Battle Lake. On Dec. 17 Schmitt attended the funeral for… Read More

  • Small business disaster assistance loans deadline is January 30 for physical damage applications

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 2:52pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) encourages businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters to apply for a disaster loan before the Jan. 30, 2017 deadline. Anyone in the declared counties in Minnesota affected by the severe storms and flooding from Sept. 21 – 24, 2016 should apply for the disaster recovery loan program…. Read More

  • A strong region is resilient, inclusive, diverse–concludes economic study

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 2:51pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The region’s communities need to incorporate an inclusive approach to attracting and welcoming new residents. If not, new residents won’t stay very long, or may not come at all… Greg Wagner, director Business and Economic Development From West Central Initiative What does it take to keep a region and its communities strong? A report of the… Read More

  • Red Cross encourages adding ‘give blood’ to holiday checklist

    | Published on January 3, 2017 at 2:49pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Lake Region date is Jan. 10 As freezing temperatures and harsh weather grip much of the nation, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood or platelets to help meet the constant need for blood this winter. Upcoming blood donation opportunities include a Pelican Rapids collection on Jan. 10,  1… Read More

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