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  • Knowing what Medicare covers helps you plan ahead

    | Published on January 24, 2017 at 3:08pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Karin Haugrud, Land of the Dancing Sky Agency on Aging, Fergus Falls Senior LinkAge Line® Specialist Sooner or later, Medicare, the nation’s major federal health insurance program, will affect everyone. In fact, if you pay taxes, Medicare already affects you because a portion of your taxes goes to finance part of the Medicare program. Even though you’re paying into… Read More

  • Looking Back – Erickson-Hoadley ran livery barn business 100 years ago

    | Published on January 17, 2017 at 3:10pm CST prpress| Author: prpress

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    Lake Lida ice fish tourney drew estimated 2,000 people in 1967 By Brenda Brand 100 years ago, January 18, 1917 • Livery barn changes hands Last week it was announced that Dr. Erickson had bought C.N. Lee’s half interest in the livery barn. Later on in the week Wilbur Hoadley bought Bert Erickson’s half interest so now the firm name is Erickson & Hoadley. The… Read More

  • Tourism: The importance of visitors to our local economy

    | Published on January 17, 2017 at 3:00pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    By Nick Leonard, Otter Tail County Economic Development Director After a beautiful summer, most residents are falling back into their usual routine. Throughout the countryside, however, resort and campground owners begin the laborious task of shutting down their business for winter. Unbeknownst to most residents, these 100 or so businesses spent their summer hosting nearly 300,000 visitors that descend… Read More

  • Walleye: An invasive species?

    | Published on January 17, 2017 at 2:39pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    Montana’s experience with walleye illegally introduced into trout waters an interesting perspective on ‘alien’ invaders By David Majkrzak, Pelican Lake, President of Otter Tail County chapter Minnesota Coalition of Lakes Walleye, an invasive species??? Seems like an odd statement, but that is exactly what a recent article stated about Swan Lake in Montana. Someone had illegally “introduced” walleye into… Read More

  • Newspaper reading program offers local news to hearing impaired

    | Published on January 17, 2017 at 2:36pm CST Pelican Rapids Press| Author: Pelican Rapids Press

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    The Lion’s Newspaper Reading Program provides visually and physically impaired listeners the opportunity to appreciate hearing some of their local news. While we do have a list of loyal readers, there is always some turnover and we could use some new readers. We are also looking for a volunteer who would be able to help us… Read More

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