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  • Looking Back: Possible record racoon at 48-pounds trapped in Franklin Lake area in 1969

    | Published on December 4, 2019 at 10:02am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pelican soldier Bredahl earns medal for Vietnam service By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, December 4, 1919 • Train Derailed Saturday night the local train did not arrive until after ten o’clock owing to the fact that two box cars ran off the track between Elizabeth and Erhard.  It was a bitter cold night and the train crew certainly did… Read More

  • Hansen, Leonard named to Otter Tail County positions

    | Published on December 4, 2019 at 9:57am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Nick Leonard named Deputy County administrator; Nicole Hansen promoted to top Otter Tail post The Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution appointing Nicole Hansen as the next Otter Tail County Administrator. The resolution also appointed Nick Leonard as Deputy County Administrator.  The appointments become effective January 1, 2020. John Dinsmore, current County Administrator… Read More

  • Immigrants built Minnesota’s economy and culture. They still do

    | Published on December 4, 2019 at 9:56am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Minn. Dept. of Employment and Economic Development  I have a personal perspective on the many contributions of foreign-born Minnesotans. Like many of the more than 70,000 of my fellow Minnesotans, I was born in Somalia.   My parents were entrepreneurs and we lived a good life in Mogadishu until the civil war broke out when I was… Read More

  • County road work a costly endeavor  

    | Published on December 4, 2019 at 9:54am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    2020 Otter Tail roadwork budgeted at $46.4 million On Nov. 26 a bill came due, to the tune of $1.8 million, for county road work that included aggregate base work, bituminous resurfacing, paving of road shoulders, curb and gutter work and pedestrian ramps. Otter Tail County is larger in size than the state of Rhode Island and… Read More

  • County drone locates suspect who fled  

    | Published on December 4, 2019 at 9:38am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies, shortly after midnight in the early morning hours of Nov. 25, used a drone to locate a suspect who had fled from authorities. Apprehended near the intersection of Highways 35 and 124, southwest of Underwood, was 28-year-old Tanner Hultin of Fergus Falls. Hultin had previously fled on foot after a traffic stop. The suspect then… Read More

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