Area News

  • Everybody has a story to tell… here’s your chance in Pelican area

    | Published on January 22, 2020 at 9:20am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Community story project launched with workshop Jan. 31 at library The Pelican area has lost some of its memorable storytellers in recent years–Star Lake-born and Pelican-bred World War II veteran Cecil Femling comes to mind.  But there’s an opportunity to keep the stories coming from new generations.   A workshop in Pelican Rapids will be at the Library… Read More

  • Arvig’s Ben Wiechman published on on topic of bandwidth

    | Published on January 15, 2020 at 10:42am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Ben Wiechman, Director of IP Strategy and Engineering at Arvig, has been published on His article, “How Much Bandwidth Do I Really Need Anyway?” was selected by its editorial team and was published on December 30, 2019.  As a member of the Forbes Technology Council, an invitation-only community for world-class CIOs, CTOs, and technology executives,… Read More

  • Ask a Trooper: Sharing road with big trucks requres more ‘elbow room,’ stopping distance

    | Published on January 15, 2020 at 10:40am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    By Sgt. Jesse Grabow of the Minnesota State Patrol Question: It seems like I am seeing so much more truck traffic. Can you talk about what people should be doing when sharing the roads with these larger vehicles? Answer: This is a great topic and I will share what we recently posted on the Department of Public Safety’s blog…. Read More

  • Otter Tail County bd. organizes for year 2020  

    | Published on January 15, 2020 at 10:39am CST Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen


    County Commissioner Lee Rogness of Fergus Falls was named board chairman for the year 2020. This announcement came during the county board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 7, at the county Government Services Center in Fergus Falls. Named vice chair for 2020 was County Commissioner Betty Murphy of Maine Township. The other three county commissioners are Wayne Johnson… Read More

  • Nearly 7,000 pounds of prescription drugs collected since 2012 OT County program

    | Published on January 15, 2020 at 10:25am CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    The “Take it to the Box” prescription drug collection program collected over 1,352 pounds of unwanted prescription drugs from across Otter Tail County in 2019.  Since the start of the collection program in 2012, over 6,950 pounds of prescription drugs have been collected and properly disposed of just throughout Otter Tail County.  One of the drop locations… Read More

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