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  • Otter Tail County Non-profit Relief Recovery Fund applications open until September 30

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:21am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County has dedicated CARES Act funds to provide emergency financial assistance to non-profits located in Otter Tail County who have been adversely affected by this economic crisis. The funds will be used to assist and stabilize non-profits located in Otter Tail County affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Program guidelines and the online application are… Read More

  • Three minor injuries in lakes area traffic accidents

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 10:04am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Three people received minor injuries in a traffic accident north of Perham shortly after midnight and in the early-morning hours of Sept. 16. Sheriff deputies said the driver lost control of the vehicle, on 505th Street, while making a sharp right turn. The vehicle overturned and landed on its roof in the middle of the roadway. The… Read More

  • Deputy, corrections positions OK’d

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 9:57am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The county board of commissioners has approved the addition of one full time deputy position and one full time corrections officer position in the Sheriff’s Department. The request is a result of restructuring within the department due to an upcoming retirement. This was outlined by County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons to the county board on Sept. 1…. Read More

  • Lakes area CROP Walk to fight hunger at Maplewood State Park October 4

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 9:03am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The CROP Walk is an annual tradition in the Pelican Rapids area, raising funds to fight hunger.  This year’s event is Oct. 4, 1 p.m., Maplewood State Park. Folks should gather at the picnic shelter near the swimming beach. Donation packets available at Trinity Lutheran Church office, Monday-Friday, 9-noon, or by contacting Julie Tunheim, 218-849-1426. The walk is… Read More

  • Leaf Days events cancelled at Maplewood, but park open for fall color viewing

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 9:03am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Leaf Day festival at Maplewood State Park has been cancelled for 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  But the Friends of Maplewood organization encourages visitors to visit Maplewood State Park, which is open for fall leaf viewing, The Friends group is not able to have their annual Leaf Day Celebration activities. The public is invited… Read More

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