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  • Maplewood State Park  

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 8:46am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A bit of heaven, just down the road from Pelican  Kim Pederson, Erhard, Guest contributor  I was five years old when Maplewood Park became an official state park in 1963. My home was just a few miles from the park, so this seemed like a big deal to my family. Sort of like having royalty move in… Read More

  • White Earth’s claim for pay from Lake Region Co-op for casino-related electrical upgrades denied by arbitrators

    | Published on September 30, 2020 at 8:38am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Electric substation improvements in Star Lake area were part of terminated casino project Lake Region Electric Cooperative and its members received about $1.6 million in transmission improvements at no charge–courtesy the White Earth Nation.  An arbitration panel ruled unanimously that the White Earth Nation was not entitled to any reimbursement for the upgrades.  Nearly $6 million was invested… Read More

  • Dock removal important time to check for invasive species

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 2:18pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds lake property owners to check boats and trailers, docks and boat lifts, and all other water-related equipment for invasive species when removing equipment for seasonal storage. While it’s always important to look for invasive species on boats, docks and other equipment, it is especially important at this time of… Read More

  • County Highway 41 Bridge at Star Lake to Reopen After Recent Arson

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 2:08pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Otter Tail County, MN– The County Highway 41 Bridge at Star Lake near Dent was set on fire September 6, 2020. The Sheriff’s Office reports Ryan Curtis Johnson, of Mapleton, North Dakota was arrested for arson after apparently trying to burn down the bridge. The bridge is closed, and a detour has been set up along County… Read More

  • Fatal accidents with off-highway rigs reaches highest level in ten years

    | Published on September 23, 2020 at 1:59pm CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    As the state’s number of fatal accidents involving off-highway vehicles (OHVs) reaches the highest level in more than a decade, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds riders to play it safe and take proper safety precautions. “We’re seeing riders of all ages and abilities out on the trails this year, which is great,” said Jon… Read More

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