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  • Former Pelican teacher, coach offered Breckenridge superintendent post

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:16am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Former Pelican Rapids coach and educator Brad Strand has been offered the position of superintendent of the Breckenridge school district.  In a unanimous decision, the Breckenridge school board voted to extend an offer for the district’s superintendent position to candidate Strand. As basketball coach at Pelican Rapids, he led the boys team to a state title in… Read More

  • ATV issues prompt calls for more patrolling in Vergas area

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:08am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    Sheriff deputies, on March 19, received complaints of damaged ditches and approaches from Vergas, northward to the Becker County line. Tracks from ATVs have been investigated by sheriff deputies. Most ATV traffic takes place in the afternoon.  Extra patrols from sheriff deputies have been requested by Vergas area property owners. Permit to carry, purchase applications Several handgun carry permits… Read More

  • Commissioners reiterate help to business sector

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:07am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    The  county board of commissioners, on March 9, again emphasized support for the business community in Otter Tail County, especially with the response to COVID-19. To that end, they heard from County Community Development Director Amy Baldwin who provided an update on applications for COVID-19 relief.  She and fellow county employees plan to assist businesses in connecting… Read More

  • ‘Garbage master plan’ in works for Otter Tail County; public input sought

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:06am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The public is invited to attend a virtual public meeting to discuss the Otter Tail County Solid Waste Master Plan. The county, with input from county residents and stakeholders, is working to develop a solid waste master plan. The public is also invited to visit the project’s virtual engagement page to explore project details, complete the… Read More

  • Haugens plan new journey after retirement with FamilyLife ministries

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:04am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Dave and Martha Haugen are planning a new phase of life after retirement.  Haugen, a longtime Pelican Rapids coach and educator and wife Martha will be working as full time missionaries with FamilyLife, a Cru ministry that provides biblically-based help for couples at every stage of marriage and family life.  Cru (known as Campus Crusade for Christ—informally… Read More

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