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  • Friends of Kirkbride gain international support for historic State Hospital in Fergus Falls

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 3:26pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Preservation group launches rally March 1 From Friends of the Kirkbride In the last week, an international community, led by Friends of the Kirkbride in Fergus Falls, has voiced their concern and disapproval at the City of Fergus Falls’ plan to demolish the majority of the historic Kirkbride Building, also known as the former Regional Treatment Center (RTC). Since publicly launching a petition to… Read More

  • SNAP food program working well in Otter Tail  

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 12:53pm CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    By Tom Hintgen, Otter  Tail County Correspondent Minnesota’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a program to help low-income families stretch their household food budgets. For a family in Otter Tail County, SNAP is not intended to meet all of the household’s foods needs. Rather, it is a supplement. Reviewing this program at the county board meeting on… Read More

  • Minnesota ranks in the middle in highway study

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 12:52pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Minnesota ranks 25th in the nation in highway performance and cost-effectiveness in the Annual Highway Report by Reason Foundation. Minnesota ranks 3rd in fatality rate, 2nd in deficient bridges, 39th in rural Interstate pavement condition, 39th in urban Interstate pavement condition, and 41st in urbanized area congestion. On spending, Minnesota ranks 26th in total disbursements per mile… Read More

  • Drug bust nets Oregon suspects at area truck stop

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 12:51pm CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    A drug bust took place Saturday afternoon, Feb. 10, about 1:30 p.m. near the Big Chief truck stop south of Fergus Falls, close to Interstate 94. County sheriff deputies referred media outlets to the State Highway Patrol. Later, area news outlets reported that State Patrol officers, with k-9 dog assistance, checked a vehicle and removed 13 to… Read More

  • State Fair, Farm Bureau take Century Farm applications to April 2

    | Published on February 21, 2018 at 10:31am CST Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Minnesota families who have owned their farms for 100 years or more may apply for the 2018 Century Farm Program. Produced by the Minnesota State Fair in conjunction with the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, the Century Farm Program was created to promote agriculture and honor historic family farms in the state. More than 10,000 Minnesota… Read More

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