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  • Pelican Valley update: No current COVID cases

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 9:37am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    From Pelican Valley Senior Living Update on Response to the Coronavirus  Each day we continue to take every precaution in the fight against this invisible virus. The safety of our residents and staff continues to be the highest priority. Screening, PPE, infection control, and testing are routine ways of living and working. As of today, we have completed… Read More

  • Third COVID cases on rise in Otter Tail

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 9:36am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    ‘Keep COVID out’ initiative continues at Pelican West Central Turkeys plant  There have been no COVID-19 positive tests of a team member at West Central Turkeys for the past three weeks, according to Jennie-O officials.  Team members at the Pelican Rapids plant do get tested as needed based on their personal situation, including exposure to COVID-19 through… Read More

  • Third COVID death in Otter Tail County  

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 9:35am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    With coronavirus creeping closer to home, local businesses, employers continue precautions  COVID-19 precautions continue throughout the state, county, and in Pelican Rapids.  The statewide mandate to wear face coverings has gained increased awareness, as Otter Tail County reported its third death due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Caution has also been heightened by the recent, temporary closing of… Read More

  • Trailhead along Pelican River  

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 9:31am CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Veterans Park, Senior Center, riverside parcels eyed as future city trailhead  A “trailhead” vision is forming for a parking and staging area for bicyclists on the planned Pelican Rapids to Perham recreational trail.  Both sides of the river, near the Veterans Memorial Park on the west side of the town, have been identified for parking, gathering… Read More

  • Truck crashes through wall, into bait department at Lakeland-Dunvilla

    | Published on August 6, 2020 at 9:30am CDT Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Nobody injured…and no minnow fatalities For the second time in a month, Lakeland General Store in Dunvilla was damaged by a vehicle.  But owner Bob Schempp takes it in stride.  “In the grand scheme of life, this is not that big a deal,” said Schempp, after a pick-up truck rammed into the fishing bait and tackle section, on… Read More

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