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  • DNR seeks input on 2020 deer populations, observations from hunters

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:16am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on 2020 deer populations and observations using an online survey.  The survey includes questions about experiences hunters had during the deer hunting season; issues related to damage deer might do to crops, landscaping or gardens; and other deer-related issues.  This year the DNR will also ask for… Read More

  • ‘Choose To Reuse’ campaign launched

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:16am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    This month the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Department kicks off a year-long campaign to increase awareness of the benefits of reducing and reusing.  Research shows that people often think of recycling as the primary way to reduce waste, but reducing waste before it happens and focusing on reuse have more positive environmental impact.  Reuse doesn’t require… Read More

  • County has good voting equipment, but that comes with a high cost

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 9:00am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The integrity of the U.S. voting system has been a hot topic in recent months. With that in mind, let’s take a look at recent voting equipment updated in Otter Tail County where fair elections and voter tabulations have gone very well. In 2018 Otter Tail County obtained a Voting Equipment Grant totaling $169,070 from the… Read More

  • Republican State Sen. responds to Gov. Walz restrictions

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:55am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen (R-Alexandria) released the following statement in response to Governor Tim Walz loosening of his restrictions on businesses implemented on November 21:  “I am happy to see Governor Walz’s decided today to ease restrictions…Unfortunately, Governor Walz continues to act as if one size fits all, and his policies have hurt Greater Minnesota more than… Read More

  • Minnesota politicans speak out  

    | Published on January 13, 2021 at 8:55am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    New congresswoman Fischbach explains position on election New Congresswoman Michelle Fischbach issued a statement as the joint session of Congress meets to formally consider the electoral votes for the President and Vice-President of the United State. First term U.S. House Rep. Fischbach defeated 7th District Democrat Congressman Collin Peterson in November.  Fischbach’s statement was dated Jan. 6, prior… Read More

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