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  • MnDOT to install safety counter measures at stop signs, stop lights

    | Published on June 19, 2018 at 10:13am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants motorists to notice stop signs and stop lights more to reduce crashes at intersections. The agency will apply reflective red metal strips on nearly 1,000 stop sign posts and fluorescent yellow tape at 101 traffic signal lights across the state this summer. “We think these two low-cost ways to make stop signs and stop… Read More

  • State Fair’s 2018 official art unveiled

    | Published on June 19, 2018 at 10:10am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    The Minnesota State Fair’s 2018 Commemorative Art was unveiled at the State Fairgrounds on Thursday, June 7, by St. Paul paper collage artist Kristi Abbott. Surrounded by State Fair enthusiasts, she presented her artwork publicly for the first time. The original 3-foot by 4-foot piece will be on display in the Fine Arts Center during the 2018 Great Minnesota Get-Together, Aug. 23 through Labor Day, Sept. 3,… Read More

  • Otter Tail courthouse accented with red-white-blue for Flag Day

    | Published on June 19, 2018 at 10:01am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Flag Day featured a spectacular splash of red, white and blue at the Otter Tail County Courthouse in Fergus Falls June 14.

  • Revisions made to Otter Tail dock, riparian use ordinance

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 7:18pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Moving docks requires 21 day ‘waiting period’ The County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing in the County Board Room at the Government Services Center in Fergus Falls for proposed Aquatic Invasive Species revisions to the Dock and Riparian Use Ordinance. The current policies in the dock and riparian use ordinance will remain in place but language will be added… Read More

  • Tangled high in a treetop, tree service called to recover drone

    | Published on June 12, 2018 at 6:20pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    A few decades ago, cops, firefighters and bucket trucks were called to overhead “emergencies” like cats and kites in trees. Today, it is more likely to be flying drones, stuck high in the branches of a towering oak. Such was the case last week, when two boys, Hudson and Haidyn Herda lost their drone–on its maiden voyage. The boys and… Read More

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