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  • Friends of Maplewood mark 2 decades  

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 1:38pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Pandemic a distraction from the fact that local state park boosters have been supporting Maplewood for 20 years By Judith EngebretsonGuest Contributor, ‘Friend’ of Maplewood State Park As a lifelong resident of Pelican Rapids, I of course knew that Maplewood Park existed.  In my teen years I skied down Hallaway Hill during the winter.  In the summer I screamed in… Read More

  • MnDOT Adopt a Highway program marks 30 years 

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 1:06pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    More than 3,800 volunteer groups annually help beautify Minnesota’s roadways The Minnesota Department of Transportation is thanking thousands of Adopt a Highway volunteers across the state – and encouraging others to sign up to clean a section of roadway – in celebration of the program’s 30th anniversary. More than 3,800 volunteer groups, ranging from four to 25… Read More

  • Move Over Law: Trooper killed tragically spawned law 

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 1:00pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Sgt. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol Question: I saw a bunch of stuff on the Minnesota State Patrol’s Facebook and twitter pages about the “Move Over” law and how it came to be after a Trooper was killed. Are motorists getting better at giving you room out there?  Answer: You are correct, we did share information… Read More

  • No snooping with use of county drones

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 12:57pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    County residents can be assured that Otter Tail County governmental use of drones will never include random video or audio surveillance of county residents. This point came across loud and clear during the Nov. 17 meeting of the Otter Tail County Board of Commissioners. Sheriff deputies and other county personnel emphasized that use of drones follows strict… Read More

  • Pelican street-bike-walk input sought Nov. 18-19

    | Published on November 18, 2020 at 12:12pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The final round of Pelican Rapids Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan public input meetings is this week The public is invited to log in at these times, Nov. 18-19.  Wednesday, November 18, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Thursday, November 19, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. All three meetings use the same Zoom link: https://bluecrossmn.zoom.us/j/95901046369?pwd=V2pkVndEK0g5T3JTeDByellWTWUrdz09 For more information, contact Patrick Hollister, PartnerSHIP… Read More

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