Area News

  • Vehicle, ATV accidents

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Injuries were reported in a traffic accident at 5:20 p.m. on March 29 near Vining. Deputies and first responders were called to the scene at the interaction of Highway 210 and Creekside Road. Another accident with injuries, this time involving an ATV, took place two days previously, on March 27. The location was near Shallow Shores… Read More

  • Injuries reported in crash; lakes area greenhouse burns

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Sheriff deputies reported injuries in a two-vehicle traffic accident northeast of Bluffton, at 4:42 p.m. on March 22. The accident took place in eastern Otter Tail County at the intersection of Highways 144 and 75. One vehicle ended up in the ditch, according to sheriff deputies. There were no further details. Fire destroys  greenhouse A heated greenhouse caught… Read More

  • Becker, Otter Tail, Clay Counties added to spring burn restrictions

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:05am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    As warm and dry weather continues to spread throughout the state, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has added the following counties to the burn restriction list: Becker, Clay, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Norman, Otter Tail, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin. Beginning Wednesday, March 31, the DNR will restrict open burning in the following counties: Anoka,… Read More

  • Rise in COVID cases forces shut down of Barnesville schools

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 9:04am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    COVID cases are on the rise, prompting the Barnesville schools to shut the doors.   Six  positive new cases in grades K-8 were reported and several other students are home with COVID-19 symptoms.  By Tuesday, March 30, Barnesville reportedly had more than  100 students quarantined at their home.  Beginning Wednesday, March 31 through Friday, April 9 will be… Read More

  • Controlling pond weed is motive for taxing district  

    | Published on March 31, 2021 at 8:59am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The invasive lake weed, Curly Leaf Pondweed, has been the primary environmental factor in driving the formation of a Lake Lida Improvement District.  The chemical treatmens of the infestation, in South Lake Lida, have been successful—but costly.  There was significantly less found in spring 2020, compared to 2019. Unfortunately it was too expensive to cover all of… Read More

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