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Community Gathers in Pelican Rapids for Meeting on Star Lake Casino Project

Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — We first brought the story about the Shooting Star Casino proposing a new casino project back in February. Otter Tail County officials are seeking public input in their decision to approve the project. Nearly 300 people gathered at Pelican Rapids High School to voice their opinions and concerns about the proposed project. The meeting was meant…

No Property Damage Reported from Four Tornado Touchdowns in the Region

REGIONAL — More information on the wicked weather that spawned four E-F zero tornadoes throughout the region Wednesday. Officials with the National Weather Service say they have not received any property damage reports from the tornadoes that touched down near Hatton and Grand Forks. The twisters are considered “land-spout” funnels because they don’t form like a classic tornado, however, they…

Local Farmer Calls Authorities on FM Diversion Worker

He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land

  CASS COUNTY, ND — The Cass County Sheriff’s Office¬†was called this morning about F-M Diversion workers. Richard Cossette says the contractor came onto his property south of Horace. He says he has a court order preventing any diversion-related work on his land. Cossette says the contractor left voluntarily. He has maintained that his appraisal is far below what was…

Proposed Bill in Minnesota Could Help Farmers’ Property Taxes

In a panel discussion held Friday Minnesota representatives met with local farmers to hear concerns and go over a proposed property tax credit

Minnesota farmers have been dealing with rising property taxes over the past ten years. Now, a proposed bill could help alleviate some of those costs. Property taxes for Minnesota farmers have increased by 114% in the last 10 years. Minnesota Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith said a combination of rising property values, demand for school improvements and lowered commodity prices have…