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  • DNR question: Harvesting firewood

    | Published on April 11, 2017 at 1:45pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Q: Can I harvest firewood from state forests to heat my home? A: Yes. You can purchase a fuelwood permit to harvest firewood from a state forest from your local DNR Forestry office.  Firewood harvesting is generally limited to cutting only dead wood that is already lying on the ground in designated areas of the forest. … Read More

  • Nearly 150 immigrant physicians work toward health licensure in state

    | Published on April 11, 2017 at 1:43pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Minnesota’s first-in-the-nation International Medical Graduate Assistance program made significant strides toward a more diverse medical workforce in 2016, according to a Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) report issued to the Minnesota Legislature this week. According to the report, this progress offers important benefits for the program participants and the communities they aspire to serve. The full… Read More

  • ‘Crop-killing weed’

    | Published on April 4, 2017 at 4:30pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Terrorizing corn fields near you soon? Area township officers issued warning about noxious invader By Louis Hoglund Tough enough to stop a moving implement… Prolific enough to produce 250,000 seeds in one plant… Invasive enough to rob 90 percent of the yield in a corn stand… Monstrous, rapid growth of several inches a day in the summer… It is… Read More

  • Six finalists selected for Pelican School District superintendent position

    | Published on April 4, 2017 at 4:15pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Pelican Rapids School Board has selected six finalists to interview for the school district’s superintendent vacancy. The finalists were selected from a pool of 24 applicants based on criteria established by the school board. The finalists are: • Randi Anderson, Director of Personalized Learning and Instruction, Eden Prairie Schools, Eden Prairie, Minnesota • Judith Brockway, Principal, New… Read More

  • Maple Syrup Demo Day at Maplewood is April 8

    | Published on April 4, 2017 at 3:24pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Friends of Maplewood State Park will be showcasing their new Sugar Shack by demonstrating how to make maple syrup on their new evaporator. The  old evaporator will be fired up so that visitors can see how they might make maple syrup at home.  Maplewood’s crew will help pariticpants learn to identify the maple tree, what… Read More

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