Pelican Rapids

Parks busy again

Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids and Glendalough State Park near Battle Lake are both up and running in the wake of the state shutdown. However, there’s lots of cleanup still to do following storms that toppled trees and branches in both parks. Mowing of grass also is the order of the day. “We’re appreciative […]

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18-year-old dies in head-on crash

An 18-year-old man died Thursday morning after his Ford Mustang was involved in a head-on crash with a semitruck on State Highway 108, the Minnesota State Patrol reported. The man, whose name has yet not been released, was traveling east on the highway shortly after 6:30 a.m., near Lake Lida and the intersection of Cross […]

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Three notable DWI cases sentenced

Three notable DWI sentences were handed down in Otter Tail County earlier this week, including two men who were driving drunk with kids in their vehicles. Mathew James Hilde, 30, of Dalton, was convicted of DWI, fined $900 and sentenced to 10 days in jail and 6 years unsupervised probation. Hilde was pulled over at […]

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Pelican Rapids’ Art in the Park Saturday

For 23 years, the Pelican Rapids Art in the Park festival has brought vendors and visitors to the area from all over. “We will have around 180 vendors from locations as far away as Kansas City Miss.,” said events planner Kristine Walker. This number might be even larger, as vendor applications will be accepted until […]

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Woman injured in head-on crash

A Pelican Rapids woman was injured Monday in a head-on collision on US Highway 59. Gabriel Murillo, 40, of Pelican Rapids, was turning his Mazda MX-6 coupe south onto 59 from County Highway 10 just before 10 a.m., the Minnesota State Patrol reported. His wife, Rosalba Murillo, 37, was in the passenger seat. As he […]

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Maplewood, Glendalough reopen

Visitors from near and far are again entering Maplewood and Glendalough state parks following the end of the state shutdown. And while some facilities are up and running, it will take park employees a few days to have everything in operation. “Our campground will be partially open for people this evening (Thursday),” said Maplewood State […]

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Pelican Rapids home burglarized

Pelican Rapids police are looking into a home burglary that happened sometime during the day on Tuesday. The burglar or burglars broke into the home via a screen window in the back. Financial records were stolen from the home. There are no suspects at this time. The home also suffered damage to an outside door, […]

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Man tries to stab deputy after chase

A Sabin man was arrested Friday night after a high speed chase that ended when he tried to stab a Otter Tail County sheriff’s deputy. Shortly before 11 p.m., a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on Jacob Pierce, 24, for speeding on County Highway 9, near State Highway 34, the sheriff’s office reported. […]

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PR council looking for community center ideas

In May the Pelican Rapids City Council voted to purchase the city hall building, formerly used by Lake Region Electric, from State Bank and Trust. The price was $150,000, even though purchase will require renovation and some upgrades. The upper level is available for a community room that could hold up to 500. Now it’s […]

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Rollover causes serious injury

The Minnesota State Patrol reported this morning that a serious injury accident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Thursday on U.S. Highway 59, north of Pelican Rapids and near the Otter Tail County line. It appears that the driver swerved to avoid an animal, went into the west ditch, skidded back out onto the road and rolled, […]

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