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  • Spring burning restrictions begin in Minnesota 

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 10:56am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Warm temperatures and dry conditions in northwest Minnesota mean increased wildfire risk, so the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is restricting open burning in the following counties effective immediately: Beltrami (north), Kittson, Koochiching, Lake of the Woods, Marshall, Pennington and Roseau. Beginning Wednesday, March 24, the DNR will restrict open burning in the following counties. Beltrami… Read More

  • Rothsay school blood drive brings in 26 Volunteers

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:37am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Rothsay community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on March 18 at Rothsay School which helped collect a total of 24 units of blood products for patients in need.  A total of 26 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 23 individuals were able to donate at the Vitalant blood drive on March 18. One donor also… Read More

  • Phelps Mill Festival is back, July 10-11

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:37am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Artist sign-up due April 15  Phelps Mill Festival is coming back this year to Otter Tail County.  Artist applications are due April 15 this year.   High-quality artists and crafters are encouraged to apply for this great event that draws up to 20,000 people each year.  All artists are hand-picked to ensure quality and originality.   Kids’ activities all day, both… Read More

  • Hunger campaign tops $70,000, with March FoodShare adding further boost

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:35am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Friends of Friends Fighting Hunger Charity event raised more than $70,000 on January 30, and funding is continuingly coming in.  Attendees from all over Otter Tail & Wadena Counties along with nationwide helped the event hit a major milestone of raising over $1 Million since the first event, in 2008. Pelican Rapids Ciommunity Food Shelf has… Read More

  • Do You Remember When?

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:21am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    More memories of the lake area’s‘Alpine Era’ at Hallaway Hill Recent Pelican Rapids Press features on the old Hallaway Hill ski area, now a part of Maplewood State Park, sparked memories for many—especially Baby Boomers who skied the slopes in the 1950s-60s hayday.  Sending a Hallaway history booklet to the Press was Jim Christianson.  Excerpts include a photo… Read More

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