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  • Open letter to Otter Tail communities: Public health concerned of virus increase

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

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    From Otter Tail County Public Health  As residents and visitors throughout our Otter Tail communities, Otter Tail County Public Health is reaching out to you for your help.   We are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases in west central Minnesota, and that includes Otter Tail County, that began over the past several weeks.  The community spread… Read More

  • Otter Tail public health director: Don’t let your guard down

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 9:00am CDT Tom Hintgen| Author: Tom Hintgen

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    County Public Health Director Jody Lien had some warnings for Otter Tail County residents after hearing that several people in the ages from 18 to 22 tested positive for COVID-19 after a party in Fergus Falls, with no masks or social distancing, on Saturday, March 13. “As the weather improves, and the dial-back measures begin, the… Read More

  • Lake property scam averted in lakes area

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 8:57am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    A county resident who lives at Paul Lake Drive, west of Perham, avoided a scam and reported the incident to sheriff deputies on March 16. A scam letter said his lake property ownership was being transferred and he (the county resident) needed to call a phone number regarding the property deed.  The Paul Lake resident did not… Read More

  • Sailors aboard USS Roosevelt to receive Girl Scout cookies thanks to area campaign

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 8:53am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    There will be some happy, lip-smacking sailers when mail call comes, aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt—steaming somewhere out on the the Pacific.  A total of 206 boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sent to  Aviation Boatswains Mate Noah Ballard, who will then distribute the cookies to his shipmates.  Ballard is a 2020 Pelican Rapids High School… Read More

  • Preparing for 2024

    | Published on March 24, 2021 at 8:51am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Public input sought during April 8 virtual meeting on massive Highway 59, 108 project in Pelican Here’s the public’s opportunity to sound off on what will be one of the biggest public works projects in the history of Pelican Rapids.  The Minnesota Department of Transportation invites the public to a virtual public meeting on Thursday, April 8,… Read More

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