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  • Lake Region’s Steve Haiby named to Minnesota Board of Electricity

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 10:20am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Gov. Tim Walz and his administration recently announced the appointment of Steve Haiby of Pelican Rapids to the Minnesota State Board of Electricity. Haiby is a resident of rural Pelican Rapids and has been involved in the power and electrical industry for over three decades. He is currently employed at Lake Region Electric Cooperative based in… Read More

  • State hospital, poor farm cemetery tour hosted Oct. 23

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 10:11am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Otter Tail County Historical Society is sponsoring a tour of the Fergus Falls State Hospital and Poor Farm Cemeteries on Saturday, October 23 at 11 a.m.  Cost of the tour is $10. Park in the back lot of the Fergus Falls Veterans Home and look for Chris with his blue OTCHS banner. We will proceed… Read More

  • Power outages Oct. 10 impacted Lake Region Electric, Otter Tail Power service areas

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 10:10am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    On Sunday evening, Oct. 10, Lake Region Electric Cooperative’s (LREC) Erhard substation experienced an outage for approximately 15 minutes.  In addition, both Fergus Falls substations were without power for a little over an hour.  LREC worked with Otter Tail Power (OTP) and Great River Energy to assist with line patrol until OTP could restore power completely.  Otter Tail… Read More

  • Trinity church volunteer effort was a logistics marvel for annual dinner

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 10:07am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Folks gobbled up turkey in record numbers, despite COVID precautions,serving all take-out The Covid pandemic has caused great uncertainty for organizations and churches, when it comes to activities and events. The popular Trinity Lutheran Church Fall Turkey Dinner could have easily been cancelled, as COVID concerns continue to confront the area and nation.  But the volunteers took a… Read More

  • One injured in rollover

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 10:04am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    One person was injured Oct. 6 in a one-vehicle rollover on Highway 53, near Perham. The accident took place at 1:40 p.m. Sheriff deputies said the vehicle was northbound when the driver, a male, fell asleep. The vehicle then hit an approach, landing on the driver’s side. The man sustained minor injuries and was taken to the… Read More

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