Area News

  • Casino meeting in Pelican June 15

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 3:27pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Pelican Rapids will be the geographic focal point for a regional informational meeting on the Star Lake Resort and Casino. June 15 is the date for an Otter Tail County Board public hearing at 7:00 p.m. at the new Pelican High School Auditorium. The project is proposed on Star Lake, east of Pelican Rapids on Highway 108…. Read More

  • Theft takes place northeast of Vergas

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 2:48pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Sheriff deputies reported that on May 30 a resident of East Wymer Lake Road, northeast of Vergas, informed them of a theft that took place between May 27 and May 30. Stolen was a flat-screen TV valued at $114. “The back door had been kicked in,” said County Sheriff Brian Schlueter. “We have possible suspects and we… Read More

  • Study to detail largest, most active conservation group in Minnesota–500+ lake associations

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 1:40pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    Minnesota Lakes & Rivers Advocates, Concordia College, partner to document contributions of state’s lake advocacy groups On behalf of Minnesota Lakes and Rivers Advocates (MLR), researchers at Concordia College, Moorhead, will be contacting 500+ lake associations across Minnesota this summer to document, as close as possible, the critically important work these associations do to protect Minnesota’s… Read More

  • Non-native plant discovery

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 11:22am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    The recent discovery of a non-native aquatic plant in Minnesota is a reminder that people should always dispose of aquarium or water garden plants or animals appropriately – not by releasing them into the environment. Invasive species staff with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources identified java water dropwort in an isolated small pond in Le… Read More

  • For beginning farmers, opportunity may lie in being creative

    | Published on June 6, 2017 at 11:16am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press


    By Wyatt Fraas, Center for Rural Affairs This is a time of tremendous opportunity in farming and ranching for beginners graduating from college or looking to start a venture of their own. Alternative crops and high value markets offer profit potential and lower risk for new farmers. If land ownership is the preferred route, funding will have… Read More

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