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  • Watch Dog of Loyalty

    | Published on April 11, 2017 at 2:14pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnesota during World War I; and state government scrutiny of German-Americans, is topic for Pelican library program April 13 By Joan Ellison “I was looking at letters we got from the Minnesota Historical Society,” said Erik Vergiels, a volunteer at the Otter Tail County Historical Society, “and they led me down the rabbit hole of… Read More

  • MnDOT seeks Adopt a Highway volunteers

    | Published on April 11, 2017 at 2:05pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for individuals and organizations to join the more than 4,500 groups and 45,000 people in the state who are Adopt a Highway volunteers. The program is a public service project that helps reduce litter along the roadsides. It’s been part of MnDOT’s maintenance operations for many years. “Some groups have… Read More

  • Otter Tail road crews talk transportation with Pelican kids

    | Published on April 11, 2017 at 1:58pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican Rapids Head Start youngsters had visitors last week from Otter Tail County Highway Department. The students learned about roads. The staff from the highway department came to teach the children about how they fix and take care of our roads all year long. The children had a great time and learned much about the county’s… Read More

  • Serious juvenile crimes rise in Otter Tail

    | Published on April 11, 2017 at 1:52pm CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter Tail County Correspondent County Probation Director Desta Lutzwick briefed county board members about the trend of an increase in juvenile cases involving more serious offenses than in the past. In 2016 county juvenile offenses included, in addition to alcohol and drug offenses, criminal damage to property, assault and burglary. “In the past few years… Read More

  • Stay away from downed power lines

    | Published on April 11, 2017 at 1:47pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Great River Energy urges Minnesotans to keep safety in mind when around power lines. When snowmobiling, watch out for guy wires, which anchor electric poles to the ground and can be hard to see in the snow or when driving fast. Also, Minnesota winter storms can damage power lines and equipment, creating dangerous situations. Remember: •… Read More

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