Area News

  • Old sailor pitched in at Vergas Veteran Memorial ceremony

    | Published on October 13, 2021 at 9:52am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund


    Navy man Martinson was there as World War II ended … and he was there as Vergas plans permanent tribute to veterans of all wars He strapped on a necktie with his Veterans of Foreign Wars dress shirt; poked a shovel in the earth; hoisted and tossed some soil; and tugged Old Glory into the air… Not… Read More

  • Flu shots, COVID booster vaccines available at Lake Region health clinics

    | Published on October 6, 2021 at 12:46pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) and Prairie Ridge Healthcare (PRH) announced flu shot and COVID vaccine boosters are available for the public this week. With both COVID-19 and flu expected to be going around again this year, they are encouraging everyone to fight both of these viruses everything we’ve got to protect yourself and your community. “The… Read More

  • Revisiting Civil War history 

    | Published on October 6, 2021 at 12:45pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Last living Otter Tail County veteran of war, died in Battle Lake in 1938, to be honored James Allison “Cap” Colehour, the last Civil War veteran buried in Otter Tail County, will be honored in a ceremony Saturday, October 9, at Lakewood Cemetery in Battle Lake. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) is… Read More

  • Making Organic Certification more affordable

    | Published on October 6, 2021 at 12:43pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Rebates now available to Minnesota farms and handlers Minnesota organic farmers and processors can apply for a rebate of up to 50 percent of the cost of their organic certification. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is accepting applications for the Minnesota Organic Cost Share Program through November 1, 2021. Organic certification is a third-party verification system…. Read More

  • Broadband access in Otter Tail County is focus of Connection Corps appointment

    | Published on October 6, 2021 at 12:42pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press


    Lead For America, Land O’Lakes, Inc., the Mayo Clinic, Midwest Dairy and Scoular recently announced the placement of six American Connection Corps (ACC) Fellows in Minnesota.  These Fellows will work to increase broadband access and digital literacy as well as contribute to critical community development initiatives in communities across Minnesota. Lead for Minnesota Fellow Carter Grupp… Read More

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