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  • Maplewood Park also in spotlight for Pelican Friendship Festival

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 10:53am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Joan Ellison, Special Correspondent  Don DelGreco is the manager of Maplewood State Park and it is easy to see how much he loves this land as he talks about it. He’ll be sharing that love on a geological tour of the park, Saturday, June 19 at 10:00 a.m. “As we look at the Park through-out the… Read More

  • Talking tick season with U of M  

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 10:10am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Drought: No good for crops—but could be bad for woodtick population From University of Minnesota Along with summer comes the tick season in Minnesota. Many ticks can carry bacteria, viruses and parasites that can harm humans, including Lyme disease and Anaplasmosis. According to the Minnesota Department of Health, in 2018, there were 950 confirmed Lyme disease cases… Read More

  • Farm Credit associations exploring merger opportunity  

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 10:09am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Board of Directors from two Farm Credit associations in the upper Midwest have signed a memorandum of understanding that creates terms and conditions for a proposed merger. AgCountry Farm Credit Services (AgCountry), based in Fargo, ND, and Farm Credit Services of North Dakota (FCSND), based in Minot, ND, are currently undertaking due diligence to… Read More

  • Public works director Rick West retires  

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 10:08am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    After 30 years of public service to Otter Tail County and an award-winning career, West leaves a legacy Richard West, Otter Tail County’s long serving County Engineer, will retire from Otter Tail County. West, a graduate of North Dakota State University with a BS degree in Civil Engineering, began his career with Otter Tail County 30… Read More

  • Area sand-gravel firm to pay $1.75 million for allegedly using substandard, unauthorized road construction materials

    | Published on June 9, 2021 at 9:32am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From U.S. Attorney’s Office Mark Sand & Gravel Co. has agreed to pay $1.75 million in damages for allegedly violating the federal False Claims Act and the Minnesota False Claims Act, by using unauthorized gravel materials in connection with several federally-funded road construction projects administered by the Minnesota Department of Transportation. According to the allegations, between 2013… Read More

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