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  • Road preservation projects on Hwys 10, 59 begin next week

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:17am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Motorists will encounter alternating lane closures in both directions on Highway 10 and Highway 59 in Otter Tail County starting Monday, August 12, as crews begin road preservation projects on both highways.  The work will start on Highway 10, east of Perham to Frazee, which includes the Highway 78 and County Road 80 exit/entrance ramps. Crews… Read More

  • Looking Back: 1969 football squad full of letterman in 1969 under Coach Siegle, ready to defend title

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:16am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    by Brenda Brand,  Columnist 100 years ago August 14, 1919 • Observe the rules Auto drivers do not always observe the rules, and often times trouble might be avoided if they did.  A place to get into trouble easily is at the intersection of the streets. Unless a driver makes a square turn at the corners instead of… Read More

  • Letter to the Editor: Area state senator opposes push for Minn. as immigration ‘sanctuary state’

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:10am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Recently my office has been contacted by dozens of constituents of the Fergus Falls/Otter Tail County area that are deeply concerned over the topic of Fergus Falls becoming a “Sanctuary City.”  I share their concern that this policy would be going in the wrong direction.   At the request of my constituents to get to the… Read More

  • Pelican area waters: Key to a long and healthy life?

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:08am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    With legendary Lake Lida sturgeon, and newfound ‘oldest’ freshwater fish from Crystal Lake, Pelican lakes area has pair of Minnesota’s most famous aquatic ‘characters’ By Louis Hoglund The greater Pelican lakes area gained more notoriety, thanks to famous fish.  The lake country, specifically Crystal Lake, is now known for what is the oldest freshwater fish ever scientifically recorded.  The… Read More

  • First-name basis propane service firm marks 50th year serving region

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 10:05am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A small company that has grown  with customers across three states is marking its 50th year–but it is still in the family, and operates on a first name basis.  Dean’s.   In 1969, Dean Tonsfeldt began servicing farmers and rural accounts in the Comstock area with bulk fuel, propane and lubricants.  It was a two year… Read More

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