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  • Essentia Foundation scholarship winners include Vergas student

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:23am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Essentia Health St. Mary’s Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 winners of the Sister Anne Scholarship. Four scholarships of $500 each were awarded to the following individuals pursuing health care careers:  Brenna Behrens, Park Rapids, attending the College of St. Benedict pursing nursing and pre-physician assistant education Carter Mosher, Detroit Lakes, attending the University of Mary… Read More

  • Elbow Lake man found dead at crash scene near Erhard

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:14am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A motor vehicle crash killed an Elbow Lake man over Labor Day weekend in Otter Tail County—east of Erhard.  The report came in about 2:24 p.m. on Sept. 5.  The crash was phoned in by a passerby, who noticed a Chevy Silverado in the north ditch of County Hwy 24. The vehicle was off the road,  down a… Read More

  • State provides grants for new investments in economic development programs

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:10am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The jobs bill passed this legislative session is the largest jobs bill in Minnesota’s history.  Over $275M will be available through a host of economic development programs that will help Minnesota recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re working hard to make sure businesses and communities across the state have access to this funding and are aware of… Read More

  • Maplewood park visitation tops 100,000

    | Published on September 8, 2021 at 9:00am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    New assistant park manager introduced at annual meeting The COVID pandemic hasn’t scared people away from the great outdoors, and Maplewood State Park.  Visitation at Maplewood topped 100,000 from January to August 2021—despite a number of public events and activities being scaled back or cancelled due to the pandemic.  Visitations totalled 106,714 over the eight month period in 2021.  This… Read More

  • State provides grants for new investments in economic development programs

    | Published on September 1, 2021 at 10:12am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The jobs bill passed this legislative session is the largest jobs bill in Minnesota’s history.  Over $275M will be available through a host of economic development programs that will help Minnesota recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’re working hard to make sure businesses and communities across the state have access to this funding and are aware of… Read More

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