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  • Views from the past–of iconic Otter Tail landmark Phelps Mill

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 9:39am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    With the news that Otter Tail County is expanding the Phelp’s Mill historic site and park, we’re publishing several photos from the past.   A couple of these images we hadn’t encountered before, but thanks to Pelican Rapids area collector Thomas Albright, we publish them here–perhaps for the first time.  Albright is an avid collector of… Read More

  • Fire destroys house

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 9:35am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A rural Vining house, southeast of town near Highway 40, was destroyed by fire late Tuesday morning, Aug. 6. The home owner, Jeffery Bjugan, was outside his residence when he noticed the fire. Firefighters from Henning, Vining and Parkers Prairie responded to the scene but were not able to save the house. County deputies and fire officials… Read More

  • Gov. fishing opener among topics for lake coalition meeting Aug. 15

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 9:34am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Featured at the August 15 General Meeting of the Otter Tail County Coalition of Lake Associations (OTC COLA), will be presentations on the Internet Landing Installed Device System (I-LIDS) by Eric Lindberg and the Otter Tail County 2020 Governor’s Fishing Opener by Erik Osberg.  The event is also the Annual Meeting for OTC COLA.  The OTC… Read More

  • Late Vergas-Frazee area game warden honored by fellow officers, community at Vergas Loon Park

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 9:33am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    It was a special day for the family of the late Kyle Quittschreiber, a young Department of Natural Resources conservation officer. He was just a few years into his career, after serving in the Bemidji area initially, when he lost his life in a tragic, off duty Bobcat accident while working on his property in… Read More

  • Cormorant’s carnival of fantasies

    | Published on August 14, 2019 at 9:31am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    If there’s oil or gold betwixt them there lakes, Richard Sherbrooke is determined to extract and exploit it … In the meantime, enjoy a ride aboard the Kiddie Land ferris wheel, the train or the kiddie cars Cormorant Villager Richard Sherbrooke is a guy who was born in the wrong century; maybe even the wrong place…. Read More

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