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  • Dams – A new view

    | Published on August 22, 2017 at 3:57pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    Pelican River dams at Fish-Lizzie Lakes, Pelican Rapids city may bring alternative, free-flowing vision of aquatic habitat restoration to nearly 15,000 acres of waterway An 85-year-old dam on the Pelican River, between Fish Lake and Lake Lizzie, will essentially be removed and transformed into a natural “rapids-like” environment. The waters will flow through rock and boulder–and… Read More

  • Church choir contest was fun, friendly inter-faith competition

    | Published on August 22, 2017 at 3:26pm CDT Louis Hoglund| Author: Louis Hoglund

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    St. Mary Catholics showed up–vastly outnumbered by the Scandinavian Lutherans–with predictable results Pity the Catholics of the Greater Pelican and Cormorant Lake Country. Hopelessly outnumbered by Scandinavian Lutherans, the Catholic choir of St. Mary of the Lakes bravely joined the first-ever church choir competition during Cormorant Daze August 19. Lake country Catholics have been playing catch-up ever since… Read More

  • Photo captures early era of farming–and tourism–in Dunvilla as threshing machine rumbles across bridgenear Lake Lizzie

    | Published on August 22, 2017 at 2:45pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Do you remember when? This unusual photo captures two crucial elements of the Otter Tail County lake country’s economic evolution–in one image. A Peck steam threshing tractor is shown, crossing the tiny bridge at Dunvilla. Farming–and tourism–are reflected in the picture. Foreground, wooden rowboats that are presumably for guests at Dunn’s Lodge–one of the earliest, and… Read More

  • Rothsay blood drive draws 20 donors

    | Published on August 22, 2017 at 2:44pm CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    Blood drive coordinator Avis Wiese has coordinated a very successful blood drive in Rothsay recently. The drive held in Rothsay on August 10 saw 22 people volunteer to donate blood and 20 able to give. Six people gave blood on the automated 2RBC machine that collects two units of red blood cells which resulted in 26… Read More

  • Familiar names were captains of 1992 Viking grid team

    | Published on August 22, 2017 at 11:59am CDT Pelican Press| Author: Pelican Press

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    25 years ago  August 26, 1992 Coaching the freshman football team this year are Steve Schwantz and Doug Bruggeman, a new teacher at the high school. There are about 20 ninth graders participating in pre-season drills. Selected as two of the team captains for the high school football team are Kevin Backstrom and Brian Korf. Both are lettermen… Read More

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